Robert D. Raver is an associate attorney with Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, with a background in family law. His practice spans all aspects of divorce, including equitable distribution, custody and support. Bob also negotiates and drafts prenuptial, postnuptial, property settlement, and marriage settlement agreements.
Bob started his Pollock Begg career as a law clerk in May 2011 and became an associate attorney in October 2012. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association, and participates in the Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Division of the ACBA.
A natural writer and lecturer, Bob frequently co-authors articles with colleagues and speaks on family law topics. Bob serves as an articles/comments editor for the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, the official quarterly publication of the PBA, and he has contributed two case notes, one of which he co-authored with Candice L. Komar. Bob presented and wrote the Equitable Distribution Case Law Updates at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Winter Meeting. Along with David S. Pollock, Bob co-authored the 2013 version of Tax Aspects of Separation and Divorce and continues to teach Tax Aspects of Separation and Divorce classes. He also co-authored ethics material with Daniel H. Glasser for the National Business Institute.
Bob received his juris doctorate from the Duquesne University School of Law, where he served as a member of the Family Law Society. He remains an active member of the alumni association and he currently judges first-year oral arguments. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from The Behrend College at Pennsylvania State University.
During his law school tenure, Bob took trial advocacy with the Honorable Jeffery A. Manning. He received awards for his participation in the Civil and Family Justice Law Clinic at Duquesne and the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Bob was the recipient of Duquesne Law’s Outstanding Oral Argument award.
Prior to becoming an associate at Pollock Begg, Bob worked as a research assistant in the Legal Research and Writing Department at Duquesne University. He also served as a certified legal intern for the Allegheny County Law Department, concentrating in matters of child support and family law.
Bob lives on the East End of Pittsburgh where enjoys an active lifestyle. He counterbalances his hours spent in the office and courtroom by participating in a wide range of outdoor and fitness activities including running and biking, often competing in races for charity, as well as strength training. Bob grew up playing hockey, and is a deeply devoted fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Go Pens!