From Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, PC
During the past three decades, Mr. Horoho has been involved in some of the most complex equitable distribution, divorce and custody cases in Western Pennsylvania. Although he has handled complicated family law issues in counties stretching from Erie to Greene, he primarily focuses his practice in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Butler and Washington counties. He was recognized by his peers for his divorce and family law practice by being selected by Woodward-White to their 25th Anniversary Edition of The Best Lawyers In America and being named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2004. He elevated his reputation as a problem-solver during his tenure as the 112th President of the 29,000-member Pennsylvania Bar Association in 2006 and his willingness to address tough issues by agreeing to serve as a member of the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice; a special panel created by Governor Edward Rendell and the Pennsylvania state legislature to investigate the causes of one of the most extraordinary cases of judicial corruption in state history. Appointed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille, Mr. Horoho, along with his fellow commissioners, held 11 days of public hearings, heard testimony from more than 60 individuals and in May 2010, prepared a 66-page report, which was presented to Pennsylvania's three branches of government.
Mr. Horoho, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Saint Francis University and his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law, has a long history as a leader in state, local and national bar association organizations. In addition to serving as President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, he has been elected and appointed to numerous PBA committees, task forces and special projects.
In addition, in January of 2005, Mr. Horoho was named an adjunct professor on the facility of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he teaches a course on Advanced Family Law Trial Advocacy. He is a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the PBA and the ACBA on topics of divorce, support, equitable distribution and custody.