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Carla Donnelly Pittsburgh family attorney

You do not have to go through it alone.

-Carla Donnelly • Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C.




Pittsburgh, PA

310 Grant Street
Suite 1000
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Wexford, PA

1605 Carmody Court
Sewickley, PA 15143


My Mission

You have difficult decisions to make about your future.  Family law issues can be daunting.  My mission is to provide clients with straightforward information and advice to empower them to make good decisions.  Sometimes, that decision is to go to court.  That is when skilled advocacy and tenacity are most important.  I approach family law matters with compassion, practicality and integrity to take your case in the best direction to protect you, your children and your property.

My Blog

Divorce Attorney and Mediator

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Unexpected Divorce, Would You Be Prepared?

By Carla Donnelly | June 29, 2021

In the middle of a discussion about what you are cooking for dinner your husband blurts out “I want a divorce.”  Wow.  Unexpected.  Turns out, while you were focusing on planning your daughter’s birthday party and a fundraising project for the P.T.O., your husband cleaned out the bank account and rented a townhouse.  He hands … Read more

Summer Vacation: Top 7 Tips For Divorcing Parents

By Carla Donnelly | June 22, 2021

Custody conflict does not have to ruin the fun of summer vacation.  It would be impossible to decide which vacations dates you will want for every year until your children go to college.  At the same time, you do not want to turn each summer into a fight over vacation dates.  The key is to set parameters that allow both … Read more

Carla Donnelly Receives Award for Litigation and Mentoring

By Carla Donnelly | May 20, 2021

I was so honored to receive the Lynette Norton Award , which is given each year to an attorney who excels in litigation and has demonstrated leadership in mentoring female attorneys. Here is the article from the From the Pennsylvania Bar Association: The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Commission on Women in the Profession will present … Read more