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 appointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as counsel for its Domestic Relations Rules Committee. During her tenure there, 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. She is currently the Secretary of the Academy's Pennsylvania Chapter and Co-Chair of its Board of Examiners. Since 2010, she has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and recognized as a Top Attorney in the area of family law. An experienced trial lawyer, Ms. Paul is also trained and certified in Mediation and Collaborative Law as alternatives to dispute resolution.
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. She currently serves as Co-Chair for the Support Guidelines Committee of the Family Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association.
In 2018, Ms. Paul was admitted to the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In 2019, she was appointed to the Pennsylvania state legislature's Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee on domestic relations laws.
In 2021, Ms. Paul was designated by Superlawyers as a "Top 50 Attorney in Pittsburgh" and a "Top 50 Woman Attorney in Pennsylvania." Also in 2021, Ms. Paul was elected President of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Pennsylvania Chapter.
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