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Bethany L. Notaro, Esq.
Bethany L. Notaro, Esquire is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (BA, cum laude, Psychology), and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD). She obtained her undergraduate degree in the field of psychology, with a special concentration in the counseling arts. Ms. Notaro received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While at Pitt, Ms. Notaro received various Scholarships and Honors for concentrated studies and academic achievement. Ms. Notaro focused her law studies on income taxation, trusts and estates, divorce issues, ADR, and strategic wealth planning.
Bethany L. Notaro is also a certified professional mediator, who focuses her practice solely on family law issues. Ms. Notaro trained in Conflict Resolution and Professional Mediation at the Pittsburgh Mediation Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ms. Notaro has also received training in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) as well as Family Law and Professional Divorce Mediation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Ms. Notaro is a member of the Family Law Sections of both the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations. She serves on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Board of Arbitrators. Ms. Notaro was a volunteer for the Allegheny County Indigent Divorce Program, Pittsburgh, PA.
Ms. Notaro is honored to have been named in the Pennsylvania “Super Lawyers” publication for 2011, 2012 and 2013, and was listed in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette as one of the city's "Best Lawyers" (2013) and the Pittsburgh City Paper as a "Best Family Law Attorney" (2010). Philadelphia Magazine also named Ms. Notaro as one of "Pennsylvania's Outstanding Young Lawyers" in 2012. In addition, Ms. Notaro has been featured in Pittsburgh Magazine as one of the "Top Attorneys in Pittsburgh" (2011), and has authored articles on both mediation and tax matters in divorce for the magazine.
Ms. Notaro's work has also been nationally recognized. She was this year's recipient of the Martindale Hubbell Client Distinction Award and was named one of this year's "Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers. Ms. Notaro was also listed as a "Best Lawyer" by U.S. News and World Report (2012).
Ms. Notaro has authored several articles and legal compilations on various Pennsylvania Family Law and Mediation topics. She is the co-writer of the Allegheny County Bar Association Bench Bar Update 1999, and Allegheny County Bar Association Bench Bar Update 2000. Ms. Notaro was also the co-writer for the Pennsylvania Fundamentals of Family Law 2000, Chapter Four, Alimony and Equitable Distribution, as well as numerous type and online publications.
Susan A. Gordon, Esq.
Susan A. Gordon is an experienced divorce attorney who practices all over Western Pennsylvania. She is a 1996 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh where she earned her B.A. in Business and Political Science with honors. After working in business for a number of years, Ms. Gordon attended Duquesne University's School of Law. Ms. Gordon earned a spot on the Duquesne Law Review and published an article in 2003 on government regulation of the investment industry.
Ms. Gordon gained her first legal experience as a law clerk from 2003 to 2004. Ms. Gordon earned her Juris Doctorate Degree in June 2004. Ms. Gordon is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association Family Section. In addition, she has participated in the Matrimonial Inns of Court in Allegheny County. In late 2007, Ms. Gordon joined Notaro Gordon & Associates as an Associate Attorney.
Shannon D. Sacca, Esq.
Shannon D. Sacca is an associate attorney with Notaro Gordon & Associates, P.C. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, magna cum laude. Ms. Sacca attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, in Detroit, Michigan. While in law school, Ms. Sacca was an Editor of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review. She received CALI Awards of Excellence in the areas of Family Law, Contract Law, and International Arbitration. She gained her first experience as a Summer Associate in a boutique firm in Royal Oak, Michigan, specializing in religious land use.
After earning her J.D., Ms. Sacca moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and worked alongside a solo practitioner in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, specializing in family law. Ms. Sacca is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association. She is also admitted to practice in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Sacca joined Notaro Gordon & Associates in March 2011.