Allison D. Gaffen

Family Law Attorney
Contact: 412.540.2400
Law School: University of Pittsburgh School of Law - University of Pittsburgh
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania


About Allison D. Gaffen
Allison D. Gaffen obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Grove City College, where she majored in Psychology and Political Science and minored in Family Studies. Ms. Gaffen received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She was a topics editor on the University of Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law. While at Pitt Law, Ms. Gaffen participated in the Murray S. Love Mock Trial Competition. She was also awarded the John P. Gismondi Civil Litigation Certificate from Pitt Law. At Pitt Law, Allison was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, Law Fraternity International.

During law school, Ms. Gaffen was a certified legal intern at Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services in Washington County. Ms. Gaffen also was a family law intern at Neighborhood Legal Services Association in Allegheny County.

Ms. Gaffen has been admitted to practice before the state courts in Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA). Ms. Gaffen volunteers with ACBA's Attorneys Against Hunger to do food distribution events. She also volunteers with Neighborhood Legal Services' Protection From Abuse Program and represents victims of domestic violence at their PFA hearings.
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Owner, Law Office of Allison Gaffen
Partner, Gaffen & Stephenson, LLC
Family Law Intern, Neighborhood Legal Services Association
Certified Legal Intern, Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services
University of Pittsburgh School of Law - University of PittsburghJ.D. (2011)
Honors: Cum Laude; Civil Litigation Certificate
Activities: Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law; Phi Alpha Delta; Murray S. Love Mock Trial Competition
Details: Seminar Paper: Domestic Violence at the Workplace: An Employer's Liability to Victim Employees; Indep. Study: Collaborative Law and Domestic Violence
Grove City CollegeB.A. (2008)Political Science; Psychology; Minor in Family Studies
Honors: Honors in Political Science; Dean's List
Activities: Gamma Chi Sorority; Pan Hellenic Council
Professional Activities
Volunteer Allegheny County Pro Se Assistance Program 2012-Current
Volunteer Neighborhood Legal Services PFA Program 2011-Current
Volunteer Attorneys Against Hunger 2010-Current
Civil Litigation Certificate, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Professional Associations
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association


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Law Office of Allison Gaffen
401 Wood Street, Suite 414
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: 412.540.2400 Ext. 2
Fax: 412.540.3355