David S. Pollock

David S. Pollock

Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC
  • Family Law
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For nearly four decades, David S. Pollock has practiced family law to help individuals and families as they transition through tough times. He is a founding member of Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC and was previously a partner and head of the Matrimonial Law Group at Reed Smith LLP. David focuses on the economics of pre-marital agreements, separation, divorce, or unmarried partners, equitable distribution, support, and alimony, as well as estate planning, business and family succession planning as an adjunct to his family law practice. He works with both traditional divorces and large cases that require complex business valuation, framing of assets, net disposable income, taxation, and all aspects of complicated financial matters involved in such cases. David works closely with his clients’ attorneys and accountants to achieve their goals.

Practice Area
  • Family Law
Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC
- Current
Education
Duquesne University School of Law
J.D. (1974) | Law
Awards
Eric Turner Memorial Award
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Diamond Award
Pittsburgh Business Times
Years of Service Award
Washington County Bar Association
Family Law Section Special Achievement Award
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Named to List
Pennsylvania Super lawyers
Named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list every year since 2004.
Named to List
Best Lawyers in America
Named to Best Lawyers in America list since 1997.
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review ratings
Ranked AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings since 1981.
Named to Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh List
Pennsylvania Super lawyers
Named to Super Lawyers Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh for more than a decade
Professional Associations
Allegheny County Bar Association
Fellow
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Life Fellow
Current
Washington State Bar Association
Member
Current
Westmoreland County Bar Association
Member
Current
State Bar of Pennsylvania # 19902
Member
Current
International Academy of Family Lawyers
Fellow
Current
Allegheny County Bar Foundation
Fellow
Current
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Editor-in-Chief, Various Columns and Editorial Comments
Pennsylvania Family Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
AAML Hot Tips: Your Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses May Be Dischargeable in Bankruptcy (January 15th, 2014), PBA: Family Law Section, Winter Meeting
Pennsylvania Bar Association
AAML Hot Tips: Your Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses May Be Dischargeable in Bankruptcy (January 15th, 2014), PBA: Family Law Section, Winter Meeting
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Overview of Family Law (May 17, 2000), Pittsburgh Paralegal Association
Pttsburgh Paralegal Association
Pragmatic Custody (April, 1999), PBI: Tips from the Frontline
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Domestic & Matrimonial Torts (June, 1998), PBI: Domestic & Matrimonial Torts
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
"Child Support, Spousal Support and Alimony Pendente Lite" (March, 1998), PBI: Fundamentals of Family Law
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
"How to Obtain a Support Order" (October 16th, 1997), PBI: Essentials of Pennsylvania Practice
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
"Child Support, Spousal Support and Alimony Pendente Lite" (April, 1997), PBI: Fundamentals of Family Law
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements (December 11, 1996), PBI
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Labeling Assets (October 22nd, 1996), PBI: Equitable Distribution Update
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
"Phantom Income" and "Isolation of IRS Assets and Liabilities (November, 1996), PBI: First Annual law Institute
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Economic Aspects of Divorce, "Earning Capacity" and "Support Guidelines" (December 14th, 1995), PBI: Advanced Family Law Symposium
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Divorce and Bankruptcy (July, 1995), PBI: Divorce and Bankruptcy
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Tax Aspects of Child Support (June-July, 1995), PBI: Tax Traps in Divorce Law
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Expert Witnesses and Discovery: "Effective Use of Business/Professional Practice Appraisers" (October, 1994), PBI: Expert Witnesses and Discovery
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
"Sometimes You Just Gotta Make the Rules" (April, 1994), PBI: Advanced Equitable Distribution
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Fundamentals of Family Law: Child Support, Spousal Support, and Alimony Pendente Lite (February-March, 1994), PBI: Fundamentals of Family Law
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
General Practice Tidbits and Tie-Ins (January, 1994), PBI: Hot Tips in Family Law
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Complex Support Issues (1995), PBI: Family Law Section, Summer Workshop
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Child Support, Spousal Support, Paternity and Alimony Pendente Lite (1995, 1996), PBI: Family Law Section, Semi-Annual Update
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Spendable Income - Fact or Fiction: Finding Real Income and What The Court Does With It When You Get It Into Evidence (1993), PBI: Family Law Section, Summer Workshop
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Valuation of Assets: Date of Valuation and Spousal or Non-Spousal Participation in Increase or Decrease in Value (1992), PBI: Family Law Section, Summer Workshop
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Matrimonial Lawyers Consideration: Retainers (1996)
Child Support/Spousal Support/Alimony Pendente Lite Case Law Updates (1990, 1999), Bench-Bar Family Law Section
Interstate Family Law Litigation (1990), Family Law Section, Summer Workshop
Pennsylvania Chapter in conjunction with ACBA: Business Valuation in Equitable Distribution (1998), AICPA
AICPA
Statutory Update & Protection From Abuse (1987), Bridge the Gap Committee
Marriage Settlement Agreements (1991), Family Law Section, Summer Workshop
Custody Trends, Hot Issues, Emerging Arguments, Food for Thought (1991), Family Law Section, Winter Workshop
Custody, Partial Custody and Visitation, Paternity, Termination of Paternal Rights (1987, 1990), Semi-Annual Update
Matrimonial Law and Procedure (1994, 1995), Allegheny County Practicum Skills Training Course
PAICPA
An Outline and Overview Prepared for the George R. Harris & Associates Certified Public Accountants & Tax Preparers Continuing Professional Education Seminar (1995, 1996, 1998), PAICPA: Tax Aspects of Separation and Divorce
PAICPA
Real Estate Transactions (1996), Family Law Section, Winter Workshop
Rules, Case Law and Legislative Updates (1997), Family Law Section, Winter Meeting
Retirement Planning (1997), Family Law Section, Winter Meeting
Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans and Military and Government Pensions (1998), PBA: Family Law Section, Winter Meeting
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Advanced Custody Relocation Issues (1999), PBI
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Rental Credits and other Hot Topics (1999), PBI: Tax Reform Act Changes
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Support (1999), PBI: Third Family Law Institute
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Forms 1040, 1065, 1120, K-1: Simple and Not So Simple Explained (2000), PBA: Family Law Section, Winter Meeting
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Technology for the Family Lawyer (2000), PBI
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Recent Rule Changes, Appellate Decisions and Selected Trial Court Decisions on Child Support, Spousal Support, and Alimony Pendente Lite (2003), PBI: Family Law Update
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Survey of Pennsylvania Cases and Statutes Defining Income (2004), Family Law Section, Winter Meeting
Pennnsylvania Bar Association
An Outline and Overview Prepared for CPA, Enrolled Agent and Other Tax Pracitioner Program (1997, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 - 2016), CCAC: Tax Aspects of Separation and Divorce
CCAC
With Friends Like These: Issues in Real Property Ownership Among Unmarried Individuals (2007), PBI: A Day on Real Estate
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Amendments to Divorce Code, Equitable Distribution and Double-Dipping (2008)
PAICPA
Property Settlement Agreements (2008)
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
E-Mail and the Internet in a Domestic Relations Practice (2009)
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements (1999, 2003, 2009)
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Death During Divorce: Issues You Haven't Even Thought Of (2010), Family Law Section, Winter Meeting
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Hot Tips Regarding Ethical Dilemmas for the Family Law Attorney (2012), Family Law Section, Winter Meeting
Pennsylvania Bar Association
CCAC: Tax Aspects of Separation and Divorce (2005-present), Continuing Legal Education
CCAC
PSU: Tax Aspects of Separation and Divorce (2010, 2013), PSU, PSU
AAML Hot Tips: Engagement to Closing, Closing Letters (January, 2011), PBA
PBA
AAML Hot Tips: Conflict of Interest: Former Client – “Same or a Substantially Related Matter" (January, 2012), PBA Family Law Section, Winter Meeting
PBA
Hot Tips Regarding Ethical Dilemmas for the Family Law Attorney (January, 2011), PBA Family Law Section, Winter Meeting
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Hot Tips Regarding Ethical Dilemmas for the Family Law Attorney
Marketing for Family Lawyers (July, 2012), Family Law Section, Summer Meeting
Pennsylvania Bar Association
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437 Grant Street
Suite 501
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
USA
Telephone: (412) 471-9000