Mary Bower Sheats
Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C. (6-10 Attorneys)
Respect, dignity, justice, and the best possible results, are my goals in every case.
Area of Law:
Family Law and Divorce
Location:
707 Grant Street, Suite 3300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Years of Practice:
16+ years
Phone:
412-281-7266

Types of Cases:
Family Law and Divorce, 50% of Practice
Spousal Support, Prenuptial/Postnuptial, Joint Custody, Grandparents Rights, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Appeals, Support

Qualifications:
Degree
Juris Doctor (JD), Duquesne University School of Law, 1978
Accomplishments
My children.
Bar Association Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Inns of Court
Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Board / Committee / Memberships
Past Member ACBA Judiciary Committee
Past Member ACBA Finance Committee
Family Law Section, Bankruptcy Law Section, ACBA

History:
Bar Admission Date
1978
Supreme Court Number
27911
Licensed In
PA
Summary of Employment
I have worked in family, bankruptcy, and debtor-creditor litigation both as a member of small law firms and as a solo practitioner since 1978.
Significant Cases
I helped to stop unfair motor vehicle repossessions in Pennsylvania with the injunction granted by the Court in the case of Malachin vs. Daimler Chrysler Financial Services Americas LLC, No. GD 07-001832.

Get to know me:
Why did you decide to become an attorney?
I wanted to change how people are treated in the court system.
What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?
Thirty four years of representing people in court have taught me to respect and listen to my clients, and to give them my full attention and diligence.
What made you choose your primary area of law?
Acting quickly to solve family, bankruptcy and business litigation problems gives me the opportunity to turn around some very difficult situations for my clients.
What makes your law firm unique?
I care about my clients.
Describe your ideal client.
My ideal client is someone who is not afraid to go to court with me, and who is not afraid to fight.
Describe your personal interests and hobbies.
I enjoy any activity which involves being with my husband and children.
What charitable organizations do you support?
I am a pro bono volunteer for Neighborhood Legal Services Association, for the Family Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association and for the "Ladle and the Law" project with the Inns of Court for the Wallace Avenue Soup Kitchen.

Fees:
Free Initial Consultation?
No charge for initial consultations.
Typical Retainer Fees
Retainers vary with the legal problem. Following the initial consultation, I will be able to provide a fee agreement which will include the retainer required.
Fixed-Price Services and Fees
Fees by Hourly Rate
My fees vary depending upon the task. I will provide fee disclosures at the time of the initial consultation.