Pollock Begg Attorneys Recognized Among Top Family Law Practitioners on 2024 Best Lawyers and Ones To Watch Lists

Two Partners Earn Coveted ‘Lawyer of the Year’ Title in Specialty Practice Areas

August 17, 2023 | Press Releases

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg has made a record-breaking showing in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America with 10 of the firm’s divorce attorneys named to the prestigious guide, including three first-time honorees. In addition, five of the firm’s attorneys earned 2024 Ones To Watch honors for the first time. Pollock Begg partners also captured special recognition for their mediation and arbitration work.

Partners Todd M. Begg, Daniel H. Glasser, Candice L. Komar, David S. Pollock, Heather Trostle Smith, Brian C. Vertz and Joseph R. Williams once again earned spots in the 2024 guide. They are joined by first-time honorees Partner Stephanie L. Jablon, Senior Associate Alexandra L. Kovalchick and Associate Meghan L. Zupancic in the 30th edition of the guide, published today.

Associates Morgan M. Bonekovic, Megan A. DelVecchio, Benjamin M. Lehman, Ashley M. Majorsky and Lindsay A. Nemit each earned 2024 Best Lawyers in America: Ones To Watch recognition, given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

“It’s a real point of pride to see Stephanie, Alex and Meghan honored for the first time, along with the recognition of five of our newer associates as ‘Ones To Watch,’” Komar said. “This achievement is not just a reflection of our past successes, but a clear indicator of the bright path our firm is forging for the future.”

“These accolades reaffirm our position as a dynamic force in the legal landscape, now and for years to come,” she added.

Individually, Komar also was selected as Pittsburgh “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law Mediation. Williams received the same designation for Family Law Arbitration. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade especially significant. Both received the same honors in 2022.

Komar has established herself as a leader in collaborative law as well as a formidable opponent in the courtroom by leveraging her affinity for business and her understanding of the sensitivity surrounding family law. A certified mediator, who is also a fierce courtroom litigator, Komar excels at divorces involving valuation of closely held businesses and child support litigation.

Williams is a skilled litigator who also is well-versed in alternative dispute resolution and certified in collaborative divorce. He thrives on the challenges of each unique client situation in a diverse, comprehensive family law practice, including divorce and equitable distribution cases, custody and visitation, protection from abuse and support.

Over the years, several other Pollock Begg partners have achieved “Lawyer of the Year” honors. In 2023, Begg was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Family Law Mediation and Glasser received the same designation for Family Law and Family Law Arbitration. Vertz was awarded the Pittsburgh “Lawyer of the Year” title in Family Law in 2019.

About the Best Lawyers in America

Attorneys on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas, reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to ensure they are in current practice and in good standing. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has developed a reputation as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Pollock Begg has maintained space in the prestigious guides since Pollock first made the list 27 years ago.

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 a dozen times as a top-tier law firm by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit pollockbegg.com.


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