Family Law Attorney Brian Vertz Elected Secretary, Pa Chapter AAML

Pollock Begg partner to assume presidency of the organization in 2018

August 19, 2014 | Press Releases

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PITTSBURGH — Divorce attorney Brian C. Vertz, partner of family law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, is the new secretary of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

Vertz was elected at the July meeting and will serve as secretary for a one-year term. Per the organization’s bylaws he will ascend to the position of chapter president over the next four years.

A fellow of the AAML since 2003 with more than 20 years of experience in family law litigation, Vertz adds this election to his list of accolades, including a recent AAML arbitration certification. Vertz is one of only two AAML-trained arbitrators in Western Pennsylvania.

“It is a great honor to serve the AAML as Pennsylvania chapter secretary,” Vertz said.  “Through teaching and publishing, the AAML dedicates itself to demonstrating leadership that elevates the standards of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.”

The AAML advocates policies that promote the rights of children and families facing divorce. AAML membership is limited to those recognized by judges and attorneys as prominent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. There are currently only 1,600 members amongst 50 states.

“Brian was chosen to a leadership position in the chapter based on his demonstrated commitment to excellence in the practice of family law,” said current AAML Pennsylvania Chapter President Steven S. Hurvitz. “He is recognized by his peers as a leading practitioner and has worked diligently to promote the endeavor to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the cause of matrimonial law.”

With an MBA and certification as a valuation analyst, Vertz focuses much of his practice on complex financial issues in family law, approaching cases with a business valuation skill set rare among divorce lawyers. He has argued family law appeals in the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. Vertz joined Pollock Begg shortly after its inception in 2001 and became a partner in 2012.

About Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC
Founded in 2001, Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC is a family law practice located in Downtown Pittsburgh.  Pollock Begg, one of the largest firms dedicated solely to family law in Pennsylvania, is a top-tier law firm as ranked by LexisNexis and Martindale-Hubbell, and is a champion for attorney pro bono work, volunteerism and community involvement. For more information, visit


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