150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

James E. Mahood

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Wilder Mahood McKinley & Oglesby

Contact Information

Office:
Koppers Bldg., 10th Floor
436 Seventh Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15219-1827
Work (412) 261-4040
Fax (412) 261-2447


Practice State

Pennsylvania

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation. AAML Certified Arbitrator and Mediator.

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Counties

  • Allegheny, Pennsylvania
  • Beaver, Pennsylvania
  • Blair, Pennsylvania
  • Butler, Pennsylvania
  • Clearfield, Pennsylvania
  • Crawford, Pennsylvania
  • Elk, Pennsylvania
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Franklin, Pennsylvania
  • Greene, Pennsylvania
  • Jefferson, Pennsylvania
  • Lawrence, Pennsylvania
  • McKean, Pennsylvania
  • Mercer, Pennsylvania
  • Venango, Pennsylvania
  • Warren, Pennsylvania
  • Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Westmoreland, Pennsylvania

Education

B.A. 1971 Bard College J.D. 1974 University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Legal Organizations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1985 - American Bar Association, Family Law Section Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section: Chair, 1998 - 1999; Member of Council, 1989-1992; Co-chair, Adoption Committee, 1987; Co-Chair, Counsel Fees Committee, 1989; Program Co-Chair, 1989-1990, 1990-1991; Chair, Adoption Task Force, 1996 -; Member Court Reform Committee, 1999 -; Member Rules Committee 2002. PBA Code of Evidence Committee, 1995 - . Allegheny County Bar Association: Judiciary Committee, 2010-2013; Board of Governors, 2005 - 2008; Public Service Committee, 1994 – 2010; Family Law Section, Member of Council 1986-1989; 1990-1993; 1995-1997; Legislative Committee, Chairperson 1989; Family Law Section Rules Committee, Co-chair, 1987-1988, 1994-1997; Technology Committee, Chair, 1998- 1999, Co-Chair, 1999 --; Family Law Section Pro Bono Liaison ACBA Center for Volunteer Legal Resources (former); Civil Procedural Rules Committee, 1987 to present; Special Fee Determination Committee, 1983 to present; Pro Bono Center Volunteer Attorney. Member of the Sub-Committee on Gender Bias and Family Law Workgroup to Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Committee on Racial and Gender Bias in the Judicial System

Awards

Listed Best Lawyers in America, 2003 and subsequent years. Listed Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2005 and subsequent years. 2004 Allegheny County Bar Allegheny County Bar Association first Career Achievement Pro Bono Award 2001 Marjorie H. Matson Civil Libertarian Award 2001 Allegheny County Bar Association Quality of Life Award (with Firm) Recognition Award, Neighborhood Legal Services Association, June, 1998 and June 2000.

CLE Presentations

"Recent Pennsylvania Cases--Termination of Parental Rights," Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Vol. I, No. 8, 1980. Allegheny County Bar Association, "Bridge the Gap -- Tax Considerations", 1983 and 1985; "Bankruptcy Problems in Marital Disputes", 1984; "Bridge the Gap--Ethics", 1989; "The Enforceability of Separation Agreements", 1989; "Discovery: Fact or Fiction", 1990; "Complex Support and Equitable Distribution Practice and Procedure in 1995"; "Appellate Practice", 1997; Effective Use of Technology in Family Law, 2007. Family Law Developments, Dickinson School of Law, Advanced Legal Education, "Tax Aspects of Equitable Distribution, Support and Alimony", 1989 and 1990. Pennsylvania Bar Institute: "Fundamentals of Family Law", 1984 and 1994; "Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements", 1991, 1993,1996, 1999, 2003 & 2014; "Equitable Distribution Update", 1991 and 1993; Hot Tips in Family Law, 1994; Evidence for Family Lawyers, 1998; Finding Hidden Assets: Tax Forms & Financial Statements, 2000, 2006 & 2012. Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, "Domestic Tort Actions", 1990; Arbitration: Alternative Dispute Resolution Part I, 1995; Discovery in Custody Cases, 1996; Computer Programs You Can't Live Without, 1997; "When the Money Runs Out", 1999; “Children as Witnesses”, 2002; “Drafting Documents: New Theories of Transactional Liability”, 2004; Finding Hidden Assets, 2004, 2006; Technology for the Family Lawyer, 2004; Technology & Identity Theft, 2006; Trying a Meltzer Case, 2007; Pitfalls in Family Law: Malpractice and Ethical Issues, 2007; Custody Law & Practice in Pennsylvania, 2011 & 2014; AAML and PBI Joint Presentation, Internet Risks and Resources (July, 2007); Hot Tips: Language --Engagement to Closing (2010); Pension Problems, Pitfalls and Solutions (2010). "Issues in Evidence for Family Law", 32nd Annual Domestic Relations Association of Pennsylvania Training Conference (1999). Co-Author, Pennsylvania Family Law Practice and Procedure Handbook, (Harrison 1986); Supplements, 1986, 1987; Second Edition, 1989. "Lowering the Cost of Divorce: Negotiation, Special Masters and Arbitration, Family Advocate, Fall 1994. "Reading Between the Lines: The Supreme Court's Decision in Gordon v Gordon", Pittsburgh Legal Journal, Vol. 11, No. 11 (1996); Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Vol. XVIII, No. 4 (December 1996). "Some Reflections on Social Security Offsets: Cornbleth to McClain to Cohenour"; Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Vol. 19, No. 3 (October 1997). "Early Retirement Incentives Are Not Deferred Compensation", Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Vol XX, No. 1 (March 1998); "Do Common Pleas Courts Have Constitutional Authority to Prescribe by General Order or Local Rule Seminars or Counseling for Parents?"

Author

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AAML National

Fellow, AAML 1985 to present; Chair, AAML Amicus Committee, 2007-2011; AAML Certified Arbitrator, 1991; AAML Certified Mediator, 1996 AAML Foundation, Lifetime Member

AAML Chapter

Pennsylvania Chapter, President, 2005-2006; Board of Managers, 1992-1998; 1999-2003; Member, Board of Examiners, 1998 – 2004 & 2009 -2011; Co-Chair Pennsylvania Exam Committee, 2003-2004. Chapter Amicus Chair, 2014. Chapter Program, 2001.

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