Sophia P. Paul is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. From 1991-1996, Ms. Paul clerked for the Honorable Lawrence W. Kaplan, former Family Division judge in Allegheny County. Pennsylvania. In 1996, she was hired by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as counsel for its Domestic Relations Rules Committee. During her tenure as counsel, Ms. Paul was actively involved in the re-organization and drafting of the extensive revisions that were made to the Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines in 1999. Since 1999, she has been in private practice and has focused exclusively on family and matrimonial law.
Ms Paul is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Since 2010, Ms. Paul has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and recognized as a Top Attorney in the area of family law.
Ms. Paul has written and lectured extensively across the state for the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Domestic Relations Association of Pennsylvania. She has published in the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer and served as a Council Member for the Family Law Sections of the PBA and the ACBA.
Ms. Paul is Co-chair of the AAML Board of Examiners. She currently serves as Co-Chair for the Support Guidelines Committee of the Family Law Section of the ACBA, and most recently moderated a panel of experts for a local seminar entitled "Business Valuation on a Budget."
Ms. Paul was admitted to the International Academy of Family Lawyers in June 2018.
Ms. Paul was recognized in 2018 as a “Top Attorney” by Pittsburgh Magazine.
In 2019, Ms. Paul was appointed to the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee on Domestic Relations Laws.