Welcome to Spivak Law Firm


We represent people in all areas of family law and criminal defense. As one of the few Pittsburgh law firms that handle both family and criminal law, we are uniquely qualified to represent plaintiffs and defendants in Protection From Abuse (PFA) and other matters involving domestic abuse.

At Spivak Law Firm, we treat our clients with compassion, dignity, and respect. We understand that you may be under serious stress. The last thing you need is an attorney who talks down to you or does not return your calls. Unlike many law firms, we pride ourselves on being accessible and responsive to our clients.

We provide cost-effective representation that aims to preserve your finances. In many cases, we offer flat fees so you know upfront exactly how much our services will cost.

About Our Website

Please feel free to search our website, which features more than 100 pages of important information about Pennsylvania family law, PFA orders, and criminal defense, as well as a legal blog that gets updated with at least five original posts every month.

Our entire website and blog are written by Pittsburgh Attorney Todd Spivak, a Pulitzer Prize nominated investigative reporter whose work on legal topics has been featured by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today

To schedule an appointment, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.

Spivak Law Firm routinely accepts cases in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County.

Latest News

Don’t Let A PFA Stop You From Being A Parent

January 17th, 2015

Under Pennsylvania law, you can file for custody even if there is a Protection From Abuse (PFA) restraining order against you. If the PFA does not allege abuse against a child, you may even be entitled to primary or shared … Click Here For Full Article

In Her Own Words: PFA Contained Plea For Help

January 7th, 2015

On December 30, 2014, Pittsburgh resident James Karr tied up his estranged wife Maureen, doused her with vodka, and set her ablaze. “He was threatening to set the house on fire,” Maureen Karr wrote just two weeks earlier in a … Click Here For Full Article