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Sophia P. Paul

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Lieber Hammer Huber & Paul, P.C.

Contact Information

Lieber Hammer Huber & Paul, P.C.
5528 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh PA 15232
Work (412) 687-2231 x 17
Fax (412) 687-3140


Practice State

Pennsylvania

Emphasis

Sophia P. Paul is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. From 1991-1996, Ms. Paul clerked for the Honorable Lawrence W. Kaplan, former Family Division Judge in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. In 1996, she was hired by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as counsel for its Domestic Relations Rules Committee. During her tenure as counsel, Ms. Paul spearheaded the re-organization and re-drafting of the Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines in 1999. Since 1999, she has been in private practice and has focused exclusively on family and matrimonial law. Ms. Paul became a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2010, and was recently appointed as Co-Chair of the state chapter's Board of Examiners. Ms. Paul has been continuously named a "Superlawyer" since 2010. In addition to being an experienced trial lawyer who has litigated in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Butler, Washington, Beaver, Crawford and Bedford counties, Ms. Paul is also certified in Mediation and Collaborative Law, two dispute resolution alternatives to litigation.

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Education

Georgetown University, BA 1982 University of Cincinnati, JD 1987

Legal Organizations

Pennsylvania Bar Association Allegheny County Bar Association Matrimonial Inns of Court Pittsburgh Legal Journal, Family Law Opinions committee member, 2003-present CLASP (collaborative law), 2012 -present.

Awards

Former Counsel, Domestic Relations Committee, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1997-1999.

CLE Presentations

""Business Valuation on a Budget, Panel Moderator, Allegheny County Bar Association, April 2015 Pennsylvania Bar Institute: Numerous Family Law programs, including "Support Practice Update," April 2004; "Tax Consequences of Divorce, Avoiding Pitfalls," July 2003; "Technology for the Family Lawyer", November 2002; "Fundamentals of Family Law," July 2002; "Support Guidelines Update," March 1999; Pennsylvania Bar Assn.: Numerous Family Law programs, including "Hot Tips in Complex Support and Equitable Distribution," January 2009; "Colonna and its aftermant," January 2005; Support Guidelines Updates, 1997-1999.

Author

Paul, Sophia P., "Rule 1910.19(f) Permits Suspension of Support Order and Remission of Arrears When There Is No Prospect of Recovery," Vol. 31(1) Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 13-14 (2009); Paul, Sophia P. and Shoemaker, Gerald L. "Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Treatment of Unvested Stock Options (Fischer v. Fischer, 564 A.2d 586, 769 A.2d 1165 (2001)," Vol. 23 Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 32-34 (2002); Paul, Sophia P., "In Re: G. C. Focuses Attention on Standing Issue," Vol. 18(3) Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 11-12 (1996).

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