Prior to starting the firm, Katie worked in a boutique family law firm and a larger, general practice law firm where she focused her practice on family law matters. She was inspired to start the firm of Vollen, Anderson, Long, LLC, in 2016 to provide clients in family law cases with small firm attention while maintaining the highest standards of practice and competence in family law matters.
Katie is dedicated to the legal community through her involvement in the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), where she has had the privilege to serve on many committees. She is actively involved in the Family Law Section and previously co-chaired the Section's Pro Bono Committee. She is a past member of the Young Lawyer's Division Council, the Family Law Section Council, and the Judiciary Committee. She is passionate about pro bono work and volunteerism, and was awarded the prestigious "Young Lawyer Pro Bono Award" from the Allegheny County Bar Foundation (ACBF) in 2016. She is a fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. She sits on the board of Neighborhood Legal Services Association and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Partner's Board, where she served as co-chair from 2013 - 2016. Katie's husband is a veteran, and she cares deeply about veterans' issues.
Katie obtained her Bachelors of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
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Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
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