Zachary N. Gordon

Zachary N. Gordon

Associate
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Phone:
412-471-5924
Fax:
412-471-7351
Email:

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

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.

Attorney 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 he graduated magna cum laude from Juniata College earning his Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Politics.

His practice focuses on equitable distribution, support, custody, and media law.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Child / Spousal Support
  • Custody
  • Media Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2014
  • 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
  • Top 40 under 40 in Pennsylvania by the National Advocates

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, Civil Rights Litigation Committee, Member, 2018 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Intern

Languages

  • English