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.
Hilary A. Bendik, Esquire
Ms. Bendik is an associate at the Pittsburgh matrimonial law firm of Notaro & Associates, P.C., concentrating her practice in areas of family law such as equitable distribution, custody, spousal and child support, protection from abuse claims, and prenuptial agreements. Ms. Bendik is also a certified Collaborative Law Attorney and mediator. Ms. Bendik has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2013. She sits on the Executive Board of Angels’ Place, Inc., and is a former foster parent. Ms. Bendik received her Juris Doctor from New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
BAR MEMBERSHIPS, HONORS AND LEGAL ACTIVITIES
• Pennsylvania Bar Association- Family Law Section, Programming Committee-2015
• Allegheny County Bar Association
• Family Law Section- Council Member, Co-Chair of Membership Committee 2012-2015
• Young Lawyers Division-Member Services Committee, VIP Presenter
• Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania
• International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
• Completed 30 hours of mediation training
• Certified in Collaborative Law
• Pittsburgh Chapter Matrimonial Inns of Court
• Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star- 2013-2015
• Presenter for PBA Family Law Section- Winter 2011, Winter 2013
• Authored Case Notes Update for Pennsylvania Family Lawyer-October 2012, September 2013
• Authored Custody Law Update for ACBA Bench Bar Conference- Summer 2011
• Moderator for ACBA Children’s Issues Committee Meeting
• Volunteer for Neighborhood Legal Services of Western PA- Pro Bono PFA Program, Veterans’ Clinic, Family Law Clinic, Custody Conciliation Program
• Volunteer for Uptown Legal Clinic
• Volunteer for ACBA Pro Bono Motions Clinic
Jennifer S. Dickquist, Esq.
Jennifer Dickquist is originally from Syracuse, New York and graduated cum laude from LeMoyne College in 2010. She moved to Pittsburgh to attend Duquesne University School of Law and received her Juris Doctorate degree in June 2013. While attending law school, Ms. Dickquist interned with the Allegheny County Solicitor’s Officer and for the Honorable Judge David Wecht of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. She also completed a one-year internship program through the Duquesne University Bill of Rights, Civil Rights clinic. Ms. Dickquist was also a member of the Duquesne University Business Law Journal and JURIS Magazine.
Following admittance to the Pennsylvania Bar in October 2013, Ms. Dickquist was employed as the law clerk for the Honorable Judge William Nalitz and Judge Farley Toothman in Greene County, Pennsylvania. She began her employment with Notaro & Associates in June 2015.