Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney David S. Pollock Named Chair of PA Supreme Court Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee

May 31, 2022 | Press Releases

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PITTSBURGH – Continuing his tradition of service to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Pollock Begg founding Partner David S. Pollock was appointed chair of its Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee, commencing June 1, 2022.

Comprised of nine judges and attorneys experienced in family law practice in Pennsylvania, the committee advises the Supreme Court on matters related to the procedural rules governing divorce, support, custody, paternity and protection from abuse.

The committee promotes uniformity of practice across Pennsylvania and reviews legislation and court decisions to ensure rules align with developments in the law and the practicalities of family law practice. Committee members also speak at conferences and seminars to educate lawyers, court personnel and others about recent and proposed changes in procedural rules related to matrimonial law.

“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to lead this group of professionals dedicated to continuous process improvement and enhancement of the practice of family law in our state,” said Pollock.

Pollock served as vice chair of the committee since September 2021 and has been a member of the committee since 2018.  He previously served six years on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board, hearing committees, including five as its chair.

His many leadership roles in various legal and community organizations are a trademark of his career. He has served on the Board of Governors and the Finance Committee of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, North America, and as treasurer of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Pennsylvania chapter. Pollock chaired the family law sections of both the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County bar associations. For a quarter of a century, he served as editor-in-chief of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section’s official publication “Pennsylvania Family Lawyer” and on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Duquesne University School of Law. He additionally served as treasurer of the JCC Pittsburgh.

“David’s dedication to advancing the practice of family law is a source of pride for the Pollock Begg team. He leads by example, continually demonstrating the importance of giving back to our profession and our community,” said Partner Joseph R. Williams, who currently serves as president of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Recognized locally, nationally and internationally as one of Pittsburgh’s most distinguished lawyers, Pollock envisioned a law firm solely dedicated to guiding families through difficult periods of transition. He co-founded Pollock Begg in 2001 and brings nearly five decades of experience focused on the economics of premarital agreements, separation, divorce, unmarried partners, equitable distribution, support and alimony to his practice.

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 local, state and national matrimonial law organizations and are encouraged to participate in pro bono work, volunteer initiatives and community endeavors. Founded in 2001, Pollock Begg has been recognized more than 10 times as a top-tier law firm by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit pollockbegg.com.



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