Levine, Scott L.
Scott L. Levine earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law. Following graduation, Mr. Levine practiced in the area of civil litigation for several years before turning his focus to concentrate almost entirely on family law. To that end, Mr. Levine founded the divorce and family law practice at a mid-sized Pittsburgh firm before branching out with his own firm dedicated to domestic relations law. Mr. Levine has represented numerous individuals and families in and around Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in an assorted range of family law matters while carrying out his passion for helping people at all levels of litigation and protection.
Primary Areas of Practice
Mr. Levine handles a variety of family law issues including: divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution, settlement agreements, and protection from abuse. Mr. Levine also provides his clients with estate planning services, including the drafting of Wills, Living Wills and Power of Attorney Documents.
Mr. Levine is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Levine has experience in both the private and public sector. He was previously employed with two large regional law firms where he focused his practice in civil litigation. He was a certified legal intern with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Elder Law Clinic, where as he assisted local elderly residents and was a law clerk for the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Scott was also an intern for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination where he investigated housing and employment discrimination.
Pro Bono Activities
Mr. Levine continues his commitment to Pro Bono services through his involvement with the Uptown Legal Clinic, Neighborhood Legal Services and The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
Speaking Engagements and Publication
He has presented seminars to numerous Senior Citizens groups about issues involving Estate Planning and Elder Law, and most recently the changes to Pennsylvania law involving Power of Attorney documents and Living Wills. Mr. Levine had a case note regarding child support published in Volume 30, Issue 4 of the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer.
Mr. Levine was honored by Cambridge Who's Who in their 2007-2008 Registry of Executives and Professionals. In addition, Mr. Levine was recognized in 2008 as a premier company by TheCityofPittsburgh.com, and was included Proactive Resources: Pittsburgh's Finest 2008, Top 12, Divorce & Family Law and was also listed in Proactive Resources: Best of Pittsburgh, Summer 2010, Divorce & Family Law. Mr. Levine received the 2013 Avvo Clients' Choice Award. Most recently, Mr. Levine was selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in the State of Pennsylvania for 2014-2016 by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA).
Education and Academic Honors
Mr. Levine graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he attained semester honors. While at Pitt, he was also chosen to appear in the 24th Edition of Who's Who: American Law Students.
During law school Scott participated in the Trial and Appellate Moot Court competitions, and was an anchor and reporter for JURIST, an award-winning legal news and research website. He was also a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. While at UMass Scott was a member of the UMass Mediation Team and received a mediation certification after completing an intensive forty-hour training course.
Scott is a member of various professional and fraternal organizations including: Allegheny County Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association Elder Law Committee and Allegheny County Bar Association Family Law Section. Scott is also a member of F&AM Dallas Lodge #231 and AASR Valley of Pittsburgh.