All Partners at Pittsburgh Family Law Firm Pollock Begg Named to Best Lawyers in America List
Partner Brian C. Vertz named 2019 'Lawyer of the Year,' Pittsburgh
September 05, 2018 | Press Releases
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC announces Best Lawyers in America 2019 rankings for all partners. Partners David S. Pollock, Todd M. Begg, Candice L. Komar, Daniel H. Glasser, Brian C. Vertz and Joseph R. Williams were recognized among the list of practitioners for legal excellence in the area of family law. Vertz was selected for Lawyer of the Year 2019 for family law in Pittsburgh. Williams was also recognized for the subcategories of family law arbitration and family law mediation.
A nationally respected authority on family law tax strategy, Vertz has been speaking across the country for months on the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which overhauls the tax benefits of alimony, radically impacting divorce law. Vertz brings an MBA degree and specialized training in business valuation to his family law, divorce and custody practice. He shares his knowledge in matrimonial tax issues through his nationally distributed legal text, Frumkes & Vertz on Divorce Taxation, now in its 17th edition this year, and his insightful blog, FamilyLawTaxAlert.com. Vertz is very active in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, advocating policies promoting the rights of divorcing families, and was recently named president of the PA chapter as well as elected to the board of directors of the AAML Foundation.
The dynamic legal team at Pollock Begg is consistently named to the Best Lawyers lists, with five named partners honored for the past decade. Williams was nominated for the first time in 2018 and awarded three listings (family law, family law arbitration, family law mediation) that same year. Best Lawyers usually does not recommend nomination of lawyers practicing fewer than 10 years as it is extremely rare for those lawyers to receive enough votes from peers for recognition. Pollock has now been recognized on the list for more than 20 years.
Best Lawyers, originally published in 1983, is derived from surveys in which leading attorneys submit votes regarding the legal acumen of other lawyers in their respective specialties. They are reviewed on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Lawyers are neither required, nor allowed, to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
About Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC
An intellectual influencer in the legal marketplace, Pittsburgh-based Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, focuses on innovative, team-oriented solutions to resolve domestic matters. Driving legal expectations in the industry, the family law attorneys at Pollock Begg serve in numerous leadership positions within matrimonial law organizations and are encouraged to participate in pro bono work, volunteer and community endeavors. Founded in 2001, Pollock Begg is a top-tier law firm as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit pollockbegg.com.
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