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   Attorney Ryan M. Tutera

   Robb Leonard Mulvihill LLP (RLM)

   McCann, Garland, Ridall & Burke

   The Praetorian Law Group

   Attorney Sally Thomas

   Attorney Harry M. Paras

   Gladney Center for Adoption

   Mathurlaw

*    Chartiers Manor

*    Daffner & Associates PC

*    PKA Karate Academy

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ATTORNEY RYAN M. TUTERA concentrates primarily in criminal defense, with a strong emphasis on the trial phase of legal advocacy. As a former Assistant District Attorney (Allegheny County – 5 years), he is a true believer in due process of the law, the presumption of innocence, and the burden of proof resting squarely upon the government. He cares immensely about his clients and knows that he is their beacon of light in the storm.

As a trial lawyer, Ryan’s philosophy is grounded in the strong belief that his clients should be fully informed about every aspect of their case as the case progresses. Areas of interest include homicide & all violent crimes, sexual assault, DUI & traffic violations, drug crimes, child abuse & neglect, white-collar crimes, armed robbery & burglary, domestic violence & assault and probation & parole violations. He defends both adults & juveniles in state & federal courts at the trial & appellate levels. For your initial consultation there is no charge.

 

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ATTORNEY RYAN M. TUTERA

429 Fourth Ave, #500, Law & Finance Bldg, Pittsburgh PA

(412)566-2660

www.tuteralaw.com

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When choosing a comprehensive and capable law firm that you can depend upon and look to for advice, you should definitely consider the personal service that you will get from DAFFNER & ASSOCIATES, PC. Attorney Marc D. Daffner is well-known for offering conscientious legal representation and takes that “extra step” in working closely with his clients and successfully resolving those matters entrusted to him.

Daffner & Associates concentrates in criminal defense, as well as credit lawsuit defense, family law, and commercial litigation. For over 20 years, Marc has rep¬resented individuals and businesses in thousands of legal matters, in both State and Federal Courts, and at the trial and appellate levels. A former candidate for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, he has been recognized as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” (top 5% in the state), one of the “Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania,” and one of the “Top-100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers. Free, confidential consultations.

 

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DAFFNER & ASSOCIATES, PC

429 Forbes Ave, #610 Pittsburgh PA

(412)281-5002

www.daffnerlaw.com

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PRD has helped many businesses sharpen their brand, refine their materials & present a strong consistent image. They offer affordable design services for websites, business cards, logos, stationery, brochures, print ads and eblasts. Visit their website for a complete list of services, starting rates and portfolio of client work.

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•  Education

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•  Religious

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•  F. Lee Bailey

•  Harvard Law School

•  ADP

•  Boston University

•  Christian Science Church

•  Cisco Systems

•  Cushman & Wakefield

•  Deloitte & Touche

•  Dun & Bradstreet

•  Embry-Little Aeronautical University

 

 

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•  Jackson Lewis, LLP

•  Make A Wish Foundation

•  McGladrey, LLP

•  Rhode Island Hospital

•  Stetson University of Law

•  University of North Carolina

•  University of Pittsburgh

•  Yale University

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ROBB LEONARD MULVIHILL LLP (RLM) is a premier Pittsburgh law firm that concentrates in civil litigation throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia & Ohio. It has been said that great trial lawyers are born, not made. RLM’s goal is to hire lawyers who have an innate competitiveness coupled with intelligence, instinct and the skills to communicate with people from every walk of life. Members of their team have received prestigious recognitions by Martindale- Hubbell, Best Lawyers in America® & Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, along with regional distinctions.

For more than 72 years, RLM firm has concentrated in civil litigation. During that time, their attorneys have used their individual experience to represent their clients in numerous state & federal courts in a variety of commercial & personal law suits. The firm’s attorneys have developed particular concentrations in business torts, contract disputes, general liability insurance matters, product liability injuries, fidelity & surety claims, employment discrimination complaints, toxic torts & personal injuries. Their objective is to provide aggressive, efficient & quality representation of their clients

 

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ROBB LEONARD MULVIHILL LLP (RLM)

500 Grant St, 23rd Fl, BNY Mellon Cntr. Pittburgh, PA

(412)281-5431

www.rlmlawfirm.com

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Attorneys Edward C. Wachter, Jr., Levi K. Logan and Thea G. Evankovich at MCCANN, GARLAND, RIDALL & BURKE strive to serve you & your family’s estate planning & probate needs. With more than 50 years of combined experience, they personalize each plan to best accomplish each client’s personal & professional objectives: wills, trusts & other estate planning documents.

Ed, Levi & Thea emphasize that the decisions and plans that your family implements are absolutely critical to preserving your estate & assets. Good plans should reflect your specific values, allowing you, the client, to control the disposition of your estate, while minimizing estate taxes & elder care expenses. Their practice also includes general business law, equipment leasing, transactional practice, real estate, commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, corporate law, pro¬bate and estates and family business. Send name & email address to contactus@mgrblaw.com to receive their FREE bi-monthly informative newsletter “Insight on Estate Planning” or call them for any of your legal needs.

 

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Attorneys Edward C. Wachter, Jr., Levi K. Logan

and Thea G. Evankovich

MCCANN, GARLAND, RIDALL & BURKE

11 Stanwix St, #1030 Pittsburgh, PA

(412)566-1818

www.mgrblaw.com

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Brothers David M. Kobylinski & Peter T. Kobylinski at THE PRAETORIAN LAW GROUP represent persons and families who have suffered injuries due to the carelessness & negligence of others. Their areas of concentration include auto¬mobile accidents, maritime injuries, Social Security, truck accidents & workers’ compensation. David & Peter also have extensive experience in complex divorce cases, defamation, DUI, fair debt collection & complicated civil litigation.

David & Peter ‘s firm handles all of the paperwork, follow-up and prosecution of all aspects of a client’s case. It is designed to provide high-quality, efficient and expeditious service. Here, cases move quickly and clients receive their compensation in a timely fashion. Your initial consultation is provided free of charge. If your case is accepted, it is generally done so on a contingent fee basis.

 

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David M. Kobylinski & Peter T. Kobylinski

THE PRAETORIAN LAW GROUP

515 Court Place, Pittsburgh PA

(412)281-6600

www.prlawgroup.com

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ATTORNEY SALLY THOMAS’ 10-plus years of experience in family law and related areas are indispensable to her divorce clients. She believes the first step is to protect & stabilize a family’s welfare. Whether by agreement or court order, everyone’s financial situation must be evaluated & protected within the resources available to them. Her clients often find that most issues can have an amicable and workable resolution that meets the needs of the parties with the utmost concern for the best interest of the children. When an agreement cannot be reached, her clients are confident in her representation during litigation.

Sally concentrates in contested & uncontested matters, divorce, child custody, support and maintenance. Her practice also includes estate planning, wills & trusts, probate and adoptions. Sally’s goal is to assist clients as they face the obstacles and questions that arise in their family matter. Free initial 30-minute telephone consultation. Complicated cases receive a reduced rate.

 

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ATTORNEY SALLY THOMAS

310 Grant St, #1125 Pittsburgh PA

(412)294-9994

www.sallythomaslaw.com

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ATTORNEY HARRY M. PARAS is dedicated to providing arbitration and mediation services to clients seeking to resolve disputes. He works to build the parties’ capacity to communicate clearly and convert conflict into opportunities for mutual satisfactory resolution. He has 34 years of legal experience and is highly experienced in mediation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and civil personal injury. Harry is a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County and was recently selected as a Super Lawyer (2014). Additionally, he is “AV Rated” by the prestigious lawyer rating firm Martindale- Hubbell, their highest rating.

Harry explains that the benefits of mediation include a high success rate, convenience, self-determined outcome because you are a decision-maker, cost-effectiveness, time saving and preservation of relationships. Arbitration is also effective when you want a third party to provide a swift, fair outcome based on the information presented and law. Harry will contact the other parties to schedule a session at a time convenient to both parties.

 

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ATTORNEY HARRY M. PARAS

428 Blvd of the Allies #300, Pittsburgh PA

(412)391-8100

www.harryparas.com

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Kamana Mathur, founder of MATHURLAW, has unique expertise in both Immigration and Family Law. The firm’s attorneys work closely with individuals seeking a permanent or temporary visa to the United States or U.S. Citizenship.

Attorney Mathur is a former Consular Officer and U.S. Diplomat, and is one of the few attorneys in Pittsburgh who have experience in both Immigration and Family Law. Custody of children when there is a non-U.S. citizen spouse can pose unique challenges. Attorney Mathur specializes in divorce and custody issues involving foreign nationals. Gay and Lesbian Couples: Due to recent changes in our laws, gays and lesbians are now eligible to sponsor their foreign national partners for permanent residency. The firm has helped such couples get a green card so that they can remain together in the United States. Adoptions: Attorney Mathur and her associates help adopting families get the appropriate visas for their internationally adopted children.

 

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Attorney Kamana Mathur

MATHURLAW

6-8 East Main St. Carnegie, Pittsburgh PA

(412)276-2337

www.mathurlaw.us

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For more than 125 years, the GLADNEY CENTER FOR ADOPTION has been a pioneer and leading voice for improving the lives of children, adoptive families and birth parents. With unwavering commitment, Gladney has focused on making a difference in the lives of birth parents, families and children here and around the world. Working with women facing an unplanned pregnancy, Gladney is able to help each create an individualized adoption plan. Some women choose to live in Gladney’s residential facility, while others receive Gladney’s expertise and services in the community program.

Gladney is also devoted to helping adoptive families fulfill their dream of parenthood through adoption. Their reputation for flexible, comprehensive services is just one of the things that makes them an industry leader. Gladney believes each adoption, like each family, is unique. Choosing adoption is a lifelong journey. They’re committed to providing exceptional care and guidance before, during and after placement. Hope is built through a new future, a new family and a new generation.

 

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GLADNEY CENTER FOR ADOPTION

960 Penn Ave, #1002 Pittsburgh PA

(412)281-1118

800-GLADNEY

www.gladney.org

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For the ultimate in self-defense & physical conditioning, contact PKA KARATE ACADEMY. The academy places emphasis on training for the total person– mentally, physically & spiritually. Pittsburgh’s only age-specific, results driven & goal oriented martial arts academy offers five different age groups, targeting each stage in the development of the student beginning at the age of three.

PKA Karate Academy’s co-ed instructors teach you in Pittsburgh’s newest, cleanest, state-of-the-art facility, at your own pace, and in a family-friendly atmosphere. Programs include Kenpo, Tai Chi, women’s self-defense, anti-bullying and corporate training. Various options are available from private to semi-private & groups. The Mission of PKA Karate is to mentor people by positively impacting lives, instilling such core qualities as perseverance, knowledge and action, while continually growing and changing ourselves for the better in mind, body, and spirit; always developing additional leaders for generations to come.

 

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PKA KARATE ACADEMY

5001 Curry Rd. Pittsburgh PA

(412)653-0505

www.pkakarate.com

CHARTIERS MANOR is a personal care residence that consists of people who care about people. Community-minded & possessing many years of experience, Administrator Jeff Krantz assures you will receive the quality services you deserve: warmth, friendliness, respect, & dedication. The caring and comprehensive philosophy of Chartiers Manor, with an emphasis on atffordability, sets it apart from other personal care facilities.

Chartiers Manor community is arranged into “neighborhoods,” all created to foster close friendships and a family-like atmosphere. In each “neighborhood,” there is a focus on communal dining - in a bright & cheerful dining room - while providing comfortable common areas where friends gather. Visit with family, chat with neighbors, watch a movie, or read a good book. If you like the outdoors, you’ll love lounging in the courtyard, gardens, porches, and patios. Chartiers Manor offers supportive hands-on personal care, assistance with medications, ambulation & transfers, light housekeeping, & meal preparation, shopping & errands, transportation and friendly companionship.

 

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CHARTIERS MANOR

814 Chartiers Ave. McKees Rocks, Pittsburgh PA

(412)250-2020

www.chartiersmanor.aslci.com

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