Robert D. Weinberg
Robert D. Weinberg is an Associate at Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C. He has practiced all aspects of family law since 2005 when he completed a clerkship with a judge in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. after graduating with honor from the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore. Mr. Weinberg completed his undergraduate education with honor at the University of Virginia.
After clerking, Mr. Weinberg practiced with a boutique family law firm in Chevy Chase, Maryland from 2005 through April 2015, when he moved to Pittsburgh with his wife who took a position as a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Weinberg joined the firm in May 2016.
Mr. Weinberg enjoys assisting clients in all facets of family law (and other facets of the law). As a result of his efforts, Mr. Weinberg has been routinely recognized as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine and by Best Lawyers in America.
Throughout his career, Mr. Weinberg has had the opportunity to work on cases involving the highest level of complexity. Included in this experience are multi-day hearings and trials dealing with the valuation of business, complicated asset distribution, tax matters, and protracted discovery disputes. Likewise, Mr. Weinberg has spent hundreds of hours in courtrooms ranging from Washington, D.C. to Washington, Pennsylvania, pursuing beneficial outcomes for his clients.
Over and above this experience, Mr. Weinberg’s passion is to work to protect children. A parent himself, Mr. Weinberg prioritizes the needs of children as families navigate the difficulties of separating. He has litigated countless custody cases in and out of Pennsylvania; his focus is always to do right by children, even when that pursuit may require his clients to hear and accept difficult advice.
Ultimately, Mr. Weinberg is focused on being aggressively reasonable. Some clients may prefer a “bulldog”; Mr. Weinberg’s calm demeanor may initially come across as failing to meet this expectation. However, Mr. Weinberg works with clients to help them understand that the best result may not be achieved by simple litigiousness or scorched earth tactics, which typically only benefit the lawyers; however, Mr. Weinberg will aggressively defend an outcome that is ultimately the right thing to do, including litigating the matter to the conclusion.
Along with focusing on reasonable outcomes, Mr. Weinberg brings a problem-solving approach to every case. Often it is relatively easy to see the ultimate outcome of a case; the only impediment is the understandable emotion and hurt that a client may feel as a relationship ends. While being empathic to these feelings, Mr. Weinberg works diligently to help clients see past this fog toward a clear, efficient, and even sometimes amicable resolution to their cases.
Mr. Weinberg always reminds his clients that every dollar they don’t pay him they get to save, often for their children, or possibly for that expensive bottle of wine for when the divorce decree comes through.
Mr. Weinberg is trained in collaborative law, in multiple forms of dispute resolution, and in methods to promote children’s best interests in custody matters. He brings all of these experiences to every interaction with his clients; he approaches each case with a collaborative philosophy supported by hundreds of hours of experience in courtrooms in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C.