Kenneth J. Horoho to Deliver Keynote Address at St. Francis College “Law Day”


Pittsburgh, Pa. – St. Francis University, a Catholic Franciscan university in Loretto, Pennsylvania, has announced that Kenneth J. Horoho, Jr., has been elected to its board of trustees, effective immediately. Horoho is a 1977 graduate of the university, where he played Division I basketball for four years.

Mr. Horoho is a partner with the Pittsburgh law firm of Gentile, Horoho and Avalli, P.C., one of western Pennsylvania’s leading family law firms. He is a past president of the 29,000-member Pennsylvania Bar Association and in 2006 was named by Woodard-White to their 25th Anniversary Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Last year, Gov. Ed Rendell and the Pennsylvania legislature appointed Mr. Horoho to the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice, a special panel convened to investigate a scandal involving two Luzerne County judges, who pled guilty to corruption charges in 2009. Horoho is one of eleven members named to the Commission, which has been charged with conducting a full investigation into the causes of this scandal and issue a report of recommendations to improve the juvenile justice system and prevent a recurrence of similar forms of corruption in the future.

In addition, Mr. Horoho served for six years on the Executive Council of the PBA Family Law Section, and chaired the PBA Task force on Quality of Life/Balance. He also served for twelve years on the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Board of Governors and was chairperson of its Family Law Section and a vice-chair of the PBA Children’s Rights Committee.

He is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section and a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on the topics of divorce, support, equitable distribution and custody. Mr. Horoho developed and co-produced an education videotape “Children First: Custody, the Courts and Your Family” that explains the custody process for families experiencing separation and divorce. In addition, Mr. Horoho is an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he teaches advanced family law.

Mr. Horoho earned his juris doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law, where he was a staff member of Juris Magazine and served on the Appellate Moot Court Board. He currently serves on the Duquesne University School of Law’s Dean’s Advisory Board. Mr. Horoho also served on the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors in 1990 and 1991, and has been admitted to the U.S. Tax Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In 2008, Mr. Horoho was also selected as an Honoree of the “Irish America Legal 100.”

Mr. Horoho and his family live in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

About Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C.

Distinguished in the practice of family and matrimonial law, Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C., represents clients engaged in complex family and financial issues in the context of divorce or separation. The firm also provides counsel in estate and trust law. GH&A was instrumental in developing the law that governs the practice area. GH&A has more listed lawyers in Best Lawyers® in the field of family law than any other firm in the city of Pittsburgh and in the state of Pennsylvania.

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