A well-known equitable distribution and custody litigator in complex, high-conflict divorce cases, Todd M. Begg has practiced family law for more than two decades. Articulate and experienced about statutes and case law, Todd exhausts all efforts to amicably resolve issues and is also a zealous advocate for his high net worth clients in the courtroom. With a background in psychology and sociology, Todd is extremely comfortable litigating cases that deal with issues of addiction, mental illness or abuse and is comfortable analyzing the critical testimony of psychologists, social workers and other experts in these convoluted cases.
Before founding Pollock Begg Komar Glasser LLC in 2001, Todd worked as a senior attorney with the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll (now Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney PC) in its family law group, and prior to that, he served as part of the matrimonial law group at Reed Smith.
Todd has tried numerous economic and custody cases in Allegheny County and western Pennsylvania. He is an active lecturer on family law-related matters and has previously lectured on custody, support and discovery in divorce actions for local and state bar associations as well as the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
A very active father to his two children, Todd coaches his son’s athletic activities team and serves on various parent committees for both of his children’s sports and extra curricular activities. Todd’s family enjoys traveling, the arts and athletics.
Todd is a 1989 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and received dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology in 1986 from the University of Richmond.
Todd is admitted to practice law in all Pennsylvania state courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
The legal community is keenly aware of Todd’s accomplishments as a skilled litigator. Pennsylvania Super Lawyers has listed Todd every year since 2005. Todd has also repeatedly made the list of the Super Lawyers Top 50 Lawyers in Pittsburgh. Best Lawyers has recognized Todd since 2007, and Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings lists Todd as AV Preeminent.
Todd is a member of the Family Law sections of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar associations. He also served as a board member and committee chair on children’s issues for the ACBA.
Todd is often tapped for presentations on a variety of family law issues for multiple organizations, including the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar associations and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He also recently spoke at the annual Pittsburgh Conference on Child Maltreatment at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Todd coaches for his children’s sports teams and volunteers through several community organizations centering on his home and family. He is often called upon to serve on various organizations within his children’s school and the greater community.
A firm advocate for pro bono services, Todd donates time as Neighborhood Legal Services Association pro bono Protection from Abuse attorney and volunteer pro se motions attorney through the Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County.
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My colleagues and friends will tell you I’m a fan of Europe and in particular European wines. I’m always happy to make a recommendation, particularly when the south of France is involved.
My wife and I have two children, who are both very involved in the arts and sports. My daughter previously had the privilege of performing in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker for several years. She has also lent her voice to the prestigious Children’s Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh. However, she now is actively involved in the volleyball circuit including playing for her school team and club team as well. My son is involved in travel hockey, which includes trips ranging from Detroit to Buffalo. He also enjoys participating on multiple baseball teams, and I tag along coaching and volunteering at every opportunity.
My wife and I feel it is extremely important to be involved in our children’s lives, but we do try to sneak off to the gym to have some time together. We find working out to be a tremendous stress reducer and a great time to reconnect. Plus, I’ve been ramping up the strength training so I can keep up with my daughter and son, who are growing quickly!