Chris F. Gillotti Esquire
Mr. Gillotti was formerly the Chairperson of the Family Law Section of both the Allegheny County Bar Association (1975-1976) and the Pennsylvania Bar Association (1980-1982). After terms as Governor and Vice President, he served as President of the Allegheny County Bar Association in 1987. Currently, he is chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Commission, which evaluates candidates for statewide judicial office. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, was President of its Pennsylvania Chapter (1984-1986), and was a member of the Board of Governors of the national organization (1985-1989). He served as a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Family Law. Mr. Gillotti has been voted Best Lawyer in Family Law in Pittsburgh for 2011 by Best Lawyers. Mr. Gillotti has been listed by Best Lawyers for the last twenty-five years.
He has been a frequent course planner and lecturer on various aspects of family law for programs sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. He has lectured in Family Law matters to, among others, the Pennsylvania State Trial Judges Conference, to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board, and the Oklahoma Bar Institute. Naifeh & Smith’s The Best Lawyers in America has listed him in its Family Law category since its first edition in 1982, and he is recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and one of the “Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh”. His peers have awarded him the coveted AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
A life-long resident of Pittsburgh, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh (1960) and the Boston University School of Law (1963), where he served as Senior Editor of its Law Review.
You may contact Mr. Gillotti at Gillotti@bgms-law.com.