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Zachary N. Gordon

Zachary N. Gordon

Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Phone:
412-261-2393
Fax:
412-261-2110
Email:

Mr. Gordon’s practice focuses on commercial, personal injury, domestic relations, and appellate litigation. He has served clients as lead counsel before trial and appellate courts across Pennsylvania. He also regularly counsels clients on the Right-to-Know-Law, domestic relations litigation, First Amendment rights, and restoration of firearm rights.  

Mr. Gordon received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and earned membership in both the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers. He also earned the John P. Gismondi certificate in civil litigation for completing specialized litigation coursework.

During his time at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, he interned for a United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, served on the Editorial Board of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, was a certified legal intern for Neighborhood Legal Services, and a legal writing teaching assistant. He earned CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Contracts and Advanced Torts for achieving the highest grade in the course.

Mr. Gordon represented the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition and participated in the Murray S. Love Mock Trial Competition. He won the University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Appellate Moot Court Competition.

Before law school, Mr. Gordon graduated magna cum laude from Juniata College earning his Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Politics.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Domestic Relations Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. magna cum laude - May, 2014
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: John P. Gismondi Certificate in Civil Litigation
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Contracts and Advanced Torts
    • Honors: National Health Law Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Murray S. Love Mock Trial Competition
    • Honors: Winner, University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Appellate Moot Court Competition
    • Law Review: University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Alumni Chair, 2013 - 2014
  • Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2011
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Politics

Published Works

  • Amending the Appellate Rule to Better Serve Pennsylvania’s Children, Point of Law-ACBA YLD, 2015
  • Equitable Distribution Case Notes for the ACBA’s 2016 Bench Bar Conference, June 2016
  • YLD Judicial Team Trivia Night Returns, ACBA Lawyers Journal, January 2017
  • Determining the Increase in Value of Non-Marital Real Estate and Allocating Student Loan Debt in Divorce, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Volume 39 Issue No. 2, June 2017
  • Case law updates for support, PBA Family Law Section Summer Conference, July 2017
  • New Public Access Rules for Judicial Documents, Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine, Sept. / Oct. 2017 (co-authored with Frederick N. Frank)
  • Death, Divorce, and Beneficiary Designations: A Case Summary of In Re Estate of Easterday, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Volume 39 Issue No. 4, December 2017
  • YLD Judicial Team Trivia Night slated for Feb. 8, ACBA Lawyers Journal, January 2018 (co-authored with Amanda J. Thomas)
  • Trump Wages War Against Media While Pennsylvania State Agencies Wage a Behind the Scenes Cold War, 28 Widener Commonwealth Law Review 7 Winter 2018 (co-authored with Frederick N. Frank)

Classes/Seminars

  • Very Important Papers Presentation, Allegheny County Bar Association, April 2017
  • Panelist, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Conference, July 2017
  • Panelist, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Annual Meeting, July 2017

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Rising Stars by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Graduate of Bar Leadership Initiative, Class of 2016-17
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Division Communication Committee, Co-Chair, 2017 - 2018
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Co-Chair for Judicial Trivia Event, February 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Co-Chair for Practicing Green Initiative, 2017 - 2018
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Council Member , 2018 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Civil Rights Litigation Committee, Member, 2018 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Division, Council Member , 2018 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Mark R. Hornak, United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Judicial Intern , 2012
  • Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko, & Pocrass, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2014 - 2018

Languages

  • English