For over 45 years, Paul J. Leventon has dedicated his professional career to helping families in Western Pennsylvania.
Established in 1998, Paul J. Leventon & Associates, P.C. prides itself on personal service and attention to the individual needs of each client. When your financial security or the custody of your children is at stake, you need an experienced professional dedicated to getting the best possible result for you.
As a law firm devoted almost exclusively to family law, we have handled a significant number of divorce and custody cases. One characteristic that has made our firm successful is our approach to case preparation. We prepare for each case as if it may go to trial, a practice which puts the other side on notice - we are serious. This approach often leads to favorable settlements for our clients. When mutual agreement is not possible, our thorough case preparation is advantageous at trial.
We understand that every divorce presents a unique set of circumstances and that every client has individualized needs. We also recognize that, in most instances, you will remain in touch with your former spouse after divorce to raise the children. Let our experience guide you through the complexities of divorce so that you and your family can move forward, together or separately - but with dignity.
- Equitable Distribution
- Spousal Support, Alimony Pendente Lite (APL), and Alimony
- Child Support
- Child Custody
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
- Protection From Abuse (PFA)
- Appellate Court Practice
Paul J. Leventon
Paul J. Leventon received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Kenyon College in 1968, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1971. For the first 10 years of his career, Mr. Leventon served as the chief law clerk for the late Honorable John P. Hester in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Civil Division and thereafter the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
During that same period of time, Mr. Leventon represented hundreds of infirm and elderly individuals through the Allegheny County Bar Association, and protected their constitutional and civil rights against involuntary civil commitment. A skilled trial lawyer, Mr. Leventon is not reluctant to take a case to trial if he believes it is in the client's best interest. He aggressively advocates for a resolution that protects his client's financial interests and parental rights, and is a determined advocate for every case he takes.
Mr. Leventon focuses his practice on all aspects of family law and transactional business law, representing and guiding his clients through the process of divorce, child custody, child support, property division, spousal support, alimony, contempt proceedings and numerous other challenging family law matters. His business law acumen provides him with a built-in advantage in litigating complex and high net worth equitable distribution divorce cases.
Mr. Leventon is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third District.
Meri M. Iannetti
Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Meri M. Iannetti received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Classics and Comparative Literature, cum laude, from Cornell University in 1999, and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2002.
Ms. Iannetti joined Paul J. Leventon & Associates, P.C. in 2003, and has focused her practice on various aspects of family law in both the state and appellate levels including divorce, equitable distribution, custody, support and abuse. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Iannetti has been appointed by the Court to serve as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL), and has received her Mediation Certification through the Association of Conflict Resolution.
Ms. Iannetti is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is an active member of the Family Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, where she serves as a Council member, and co-chair of the ADR Committee. Since 2005, she has participated in the Matrimonial American Inn of Court, for which she is its current President. Ms. Iannetti is also a Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation.
Fredrick M. Cohen
Fredrick M. Cohen attended Taylor Allderdice High School and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1971 with a degree in Finance. Upon returning to Pittsburgh and obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1974, he began his legal career as a Public Defender in Allegheny County.
With over 40 years of experience in various facets of criminal law, Mr. Cohen specializes in helping clients restore suspended driving privileges, in the filing of Summary Appeals, and in defending against traffic and non-traffic related violations, DUI and DWI charges, and other related offenses throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Pamela Williams is the Law Clerk/Paralegal of Paul J. Leventon & Associates, P.C. In addition to her paralegal work, Pam handles and manages all of the firm's administrative matters. Prior to joining our firm, Pam worked for 15 years at one of Pittsburgh's largest corporate law firms in their municipal finance department. Ms. Williams brings a wealth of experience to Paul J. Leventon & Associates, P.C., and is an integral member of our team.