Pittsburgh-based Pollock Begg Commemorates 20 Years of Dedication to Family Law

January 21, 2021 | Press Releases

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PITTSBURGH — Celebrating the firm’s 20th anniversary this month, the family law attorneys of Pollock Begg embark on a third decade of serving clients with innovative solutions to resolve domestic relations matters.

The firm formed as Pollock Begg Komar Glasser in 2001 when two of the biggest law firms in Pittsburgh eliminated their matrimonial law departments. David S. Pollock, partner and head of Reed Smith’s matrimonial group, envisioned a powerhouse family law firm and sought out the best divorce and domestic relations lawyers in western Pennsylvania, recruiting partners Todd M. Begg, Daniel H. Glasser and Candice L. Komar from Buchanan Ingersoll.

Opening in the Frick Building with just two associates and three administrative staff, the firm has grown in both size and reputation, and is recognized by peers as an intellectual influencer in the legal marketplace. Consistently ranked as a top-tier law firm by U.S. News and World Report, Pollock Begg today boasts 15 lawyers and 30 employees, making it one of the largest law firms in western Pennsylvania focused solely on family law. Attorneys from the firm serve in leadership positions within numerous matrimonial law organizations and participate in pro bono work, volunteer and community endeavors.

“It’s incredibly gratifying to look back on where we started and see our progress,” Pollock said. “The founding partners take great pride in the reputation the firm has built over 20 years.”

Expanding its name to Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC in 2012, the firm welcomed named partner Brian C. Vertz. The firm added a sixth partner, Joseph R. Williams, in 2015 and two more, Stephanie L. Jablon and Heather Trostle Smith, in 2018 before simplifying its name to Pollock Begg in 2019. Always progressive in nature, the Pollock Begg leadership team consistently adopts the best emerging techniques in family law and deftly adapts as the industry evolves and clients’ needs change.

A move to 12,000 square feet of flexible office space on the 35th floor of 525 William Penn Place in 2019 helped Pollock Begg meet client needs in numerous ways. While the larger, more versatile footprint positions the firm for future development and a growing demand for alternative dispute resolution options and collaborative divorce services, its additional conference spaces and work rooms are also ideal for accommodating socially distanced meetings and increased safety measures related to COVID-19.

“Pollock Begg’s 20th year was like no other. But, we powered through a pandemic and our success this year is the culmination of two decades of persistence and problem-solving on behalf of our clients,” said Williams. “The vision held by David, Todd, Candice and Dan is integral to our firm’s values as we look toward helping western Pennsylvanians build secure futures for decades to come.”

About Pollock Begg

A progressive and powerful influencer in the legal marketplace, Pittsburgh-based Pollock Begg focuses on innovative, team-oriented solutions to resolve domestic relations 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 pleased to be recognized as a top-tier law firm as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit pollockbegg.com.

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