Mary McKinney Flaherty

Mary McKinney Flaherty

Associate
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Phone:
412-471-3000
Fax:
412-471-7351
Email:

Ms. McKinney Flaherty handles a wide range of complex family law matters, with a focus on the Collaborative Process of dispute resolution and mediation.

She is sensitive to the needs of clients with business interests, having gained extensive legal experience with businesses small and large while working in the family office of a closely-held real estate company and as an attorney in the corporate litigation departments of two global law firms.

Ms. McKinney Flaherty is Vice Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Collaborative Law Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the Collaborative Law Association of Western Pennsylvania ("CLASP"). She is also a fellow of Allegheny County Bar Foundation, co-Chair of the Pathways to the Bench Committee of the ACBA Women in the Law Division, and co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Family Law Section. In 2017, she was selected as a Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Ms. McKinney Flaherty is a 2005 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as an editor of the University of Chicago Legal Forum, and a 2002 graduate of Georgetown University, magna cum laude. From 2005 to 2007, she served as a law clerk to the late Judge Joseph F. Weis, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She has also taught Legal Writing at the University of Pittsburgh as an adjunct professor.

A proud resident of the City of Pittsburgh and a lover of the arts, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, where she is co-chair of the 2016-19 Strategic Plan. She is also a member of the Women's Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art, the executive committee of the Keepers of the Pittsburgh Promise, and is a co-Chair of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy's Spring Hat Luncheon. She enjoys running and practicing yoga and is a teacher at Pittsburgh's Amazing Yoga studios.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2016

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2007

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: Teaching Assistant to Professor Gerald N. Rosenberg, Law and Politics: United States Courts as Political Institutions
    • Honors: Research Assistant to Professor Cass R. Sunstein, Chicago Judges Project
    • Honors: Appellate Advocacy Clinic with Judge Abner Mikva
    • Law Review: The University of Chicago Legal Forum, Articles Editor and Production Editor
  • Georgetown University
    • A.B. magna cum laude - 2002
    • Honors: Departmental Honors in History
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
    • Major: History
    • Major: English

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Writing in the Legal Professions, University of Pittsburgh, 2006 - 2007
  • Teaching Assistant, Law and Politics: United States Courts as Political Institutions, The University of Chicago, 2004 - 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Collaborative Law Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee, Collaborative Law Association of Western Pennsylvania (“CLASP”)
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Matrimonial Inns of Court, Pittsburgh Chapter, Member
  • LGBT Rights Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Family Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • GLBT Rights Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Family Law Section, Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Women in the Profession Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Co-chair, Pro Bono Committee, Family Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • McKinney Point Asset Management, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Vice President, 2012 - 2015
  • Reed Smith LLP, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Associate, 2010 - 2012
  • Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, District of Columbia - Associate, 2007 - 2010
  • Judge Joseph F. Weis, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit - Law Clerk, 2005 - 2007
  • Judge Maureen Lally-Green, Superior Court of Pennsylvania - Intern (Summer 2004)
  • University of Pittsburgh, Adjunct Faculty, 2006 - 2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • Co-Chair, Strategic Planning Committee of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Board of Trustees, Member of Executive Committee
  • Co-Chair, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon
  • Leadership Council, Keepers of the Pittsburgh Promise
  • Member, Carnegie Museum of Art, Women’s Committee
  • Member, Shady Side Academy Alumni Council
  • Fellow, Allegheny County Bar Foundation