Spivak Law Firm | Pittsburgh, PA

Based in Pittsburgh, PA


Spivak Law Firm is BBB Accredited

About Us

Mission Statement

At Spivak Law Firm, we aim to earn and maintain our clients’ trust by providing:

  • Strong, effective advocacy;
  • Reliable advice and counsel;
  • Highly focused and individualized attention;
  • An understanding of the law and the legal options available to them; and
  • Legal strategies to overcome their challenges, plan for the future, and achieve their goals.

Based in Pittsburgh, Spivak Law Firm handles all areas of family law and criminal defense throughout western Pennsylvania, including: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Fayette County, Indiana County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County.

To schedule an appointment, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

Our Values

The following core values form the heart of our practice:

  • Success: We work hard to achieve the best possible results in your case.
  • Knowledge: We know the law and take the time to explain it clearly to you.
  • Strength: We fight for you as we would if you were our own family member or friend.
  • Compassion: Friendly and welcoming, we respond promptly to your questions and concerns.
  • Trust: We earn your confidence through hard work, transparency, and accessibility.

To schedule an appointment with an attorney, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

Attorney Profile

Todd Spivak
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
412-344-4900 (office)
412-344-4910 (fax)
800-545-9390 (toll free)

Photo of Todd SpivakBorn and raised in Pittsburgh, Todd Spivak attended classes at Columbia University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from closely affiliated Albert A. List College. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from University of Colorado Law School. During law school, he clerked at the United States Attorney’s Office and represented clients in the Civil Litigation Clinic and Colorado State Public Defender’s Office. He has worked at private law firms nationally and in downtown Pittsburgh.

Todd writes on family law and criminal defense issues for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pennsylvania Bar Association. A former investigative reporter, his work won national awards and was twice nominated for The Pulitzer Prize.

Admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Todd is a member of the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania bar associations.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado
    • Law Clerk, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado
  • B.A., Albert A. List College, New York, NY

Published Works

Honors and Awards

  • The Pulitzer Prize, Nominee, 2006 and 2008
  • First Amendment Award, Recipient, 2008
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors Certificate, Recipient, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Volunteer Attorney, Wills for Heroes Program

Community Service

Spivak Law Firm volunteers for Neighborhood Legal Services Association and other local nonprofit organizations to provide free legal services for low-income residents throughout the Pittsburgh area. Our volunteer activities have included helping:

  • Police officers, firemen, and paramedics prepare their wills
  • Domestic-violence victims obtain PFA restraining orders
  • Parents resolve child-custody disputes
  • Disabled people receive social security disability benefits
  • Young children learn soccer skills

To learn more about ways we support our community, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

Our Offices

2893 W. Liberty Ave.
Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Spivak Law Firm is located less than three miles from downtown Pittsburgh at the well-traveled intersection of West Liberty and Potomac avenues in Dormont.

Here is why we choose Dormont:

Real Savings: Law firms located in downtown Pittsburgh pay expensive rents that are passed on to clients through high legal fees. Spivak Law Firm’s low overhead costs are reflected in less legal fees for you.

Your Convenience: For many people, a visit with their lawyer means fighting downtown traffic and expensive parking garages. By contrast, Spivak Law Firm is convenient for clients. There is cheap, easy, on-street parking with access to several public lots.

Easily accessible by public transit, we are located along several bus lines and within a short walk from a “T” station. Click here for maps and directions.

Family Tradition: The Spivak family has strong roots in Dormont. Dr. Paul Spivak has operated Dormont Vision Center for more than 40 years. Spivak Law Firm carries on this family tradition with a promise to represent you as we would if you were our own family member or friend.

To schedule an appointment, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.