Pittsburgh – Carla Schiff Donnelly, a Principal in the Pittsburgh-based family law firm of Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C. (GHA) has been named to the 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Pennsylvania by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

The American Institute’s Family Law Division recognizes excellence of practitioners in the field.

The “10 Best” is a prestigious honor for the Attorney as each Attorney must: (1) Be formally nominated by the Institute, client, and/or a fellow Attorney; (2) Have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and (3) Having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating.

Ms. Donnelly joined GHA in 2013 and focuses her practice on divorce litigation, with a concentration on complex financial and custody issues, including international divorce matters. She also specializes in preparing and negotiating prenuptial agreements.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Donnelly practiced family law for 11 years at Stern and Edlin, P.C., a leading domestic relations firm in Atlanta, Georgia, where she handled all aspects of divorce and post-divorce cases.

Ms. Donnelly has served as a Guardian ad Litem in custody case and is a participant in the Children’s Issues Sub-Committee of the Family Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association and is on the Council of the Commission on Women in the Profession of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Ms. Donnelly was named Family Law Attorney of the Year 2018 – Western Pennsylvania in the Third Annual Influential Businesswoman Awards, hosted by Acquisition International.

The Influential Businesswoman Awards returns in 2018 to add its voice to the masses who believe gender equality is the only solution for a sustainable global economy.

Additionally, Ms. Donnelly recently served as co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Women in the Profession 25th Annual Conference.

Ms. Donnelly holds a bachelor of arts from Lehigh University and her law degree from Emory University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in both Georgia and Pennsylvania.

She has authored several family law articles, which have been published in the Huffington Post and other periodicals and has been a frequent presenter at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars on a variety of family law topics.

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