Carla Schiff Donnelly

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Carla Schiff Donnelly

Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA
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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Law
Ratings

Overall Client Rating

in Family Law
1.8 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
2.0
Responsiveness
2.0
Quality of Service
2.0
Value for Money
1.0
  • Data based on 1 reviews
  • Last reviewed on 06/28/12
Posted by a Consumer on 06/28/12
1.8 out of 5.0
Carla and her firm are clearly focused on billable hours
AV Rated
4.7/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
General Practice, Family Law, Litigation, Domestic Relations and Divorce
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.8/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.8/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.6/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.6/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.6/5
Peer Reviews (17)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 08/31/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/29/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
It really doesn't get much better than Carla in Family law matters.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 08/20/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/13/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 08/11/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have observed Carla Schiff in practice as a lawyer representing the Plaintiff when she represented the Defendant in a divorce; as a Guardian ad litem appointed to report to the Court on the best interests of the children of Ms. Schiff's client in two contested custody actions; and, most recently, as a Judicial Officer in the Fulton Superior Court Family Division. She has always demonstrated great ability in each of the matters in which I have been involved with her, and she is very ethical.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/08/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 08/06/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 08/03/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/03/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Carla is an excellent attorney with a true intellectual curiosity of the law. She is a pleasure to work with and is a diligent and tenacious adversary.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 08/29/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/11/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/03/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Ms. Schiff is an excellent attorney who is a credit to the profession.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/11/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 08/03/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/20/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Very good lawyer with a diverse legal background. She has chosen to specialize in family law and has earned respect in that field.
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/03/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I don't know her well enough to give fives but think her very capable.
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 09/30/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Associate
Admission Details
Admitted in 1995, Georgia
2012, Pennsylvania
Law School Attended
Emory Law School
Class of 1995
J.D.
University Attended
Lehigh University
Class of 1990
B.A.
Bar Fellowship
Emory Law School, Fall, 1994-Spring, 1995. Author: "Protecting Non-ERISA Pension Funds from the Reach of Creditors in Bankruptcy," 11 Bankruptcy Development Journal 155, 1994/1995. Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1997-2000. Law Clerk, Georgia Court of Appeals, 2000-2001. Member: Atlanta Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section); State Bar of Georgia (Member, Family Law Section); American Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section); Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia.
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