Dawn K. Gull

Dawn K. Gull

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Wexford, Pennsylvania
Phone:
412-944-2215
Fax:
724-719-6013
Email:

Dawn K. Gull graduated cum laude from Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri, in 1992, and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law in 1996, where she served as Vice Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. She was admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania in November of 1996, and has practiced family law since that time.

Ms. Gull was admitted to practice before the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 1996, and before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in 1997. She is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Ms. Gull began her legal career in 1996 and has focused on family law matters including divorce, custody, support, equitable distribution and adoption since that time. Ms. Gull has experience in all aspects of divorce litigation, support, custody and equitable distribution issues. She has also represented clients in juvenile court matters and adoptions. She handles matters in Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Washington, Westmoreland and Fayette Counties.

She is a member of the ACBA Family Law Section, serving on Executive Council as Chair of the Section. She formerly co-chaired of the Children’s Issues Sub-Committee for 11 years. She has served on council of the Pennsylvania Bar Associations Family Law Section, where she chaired the Membership Committee, and has served on the Nominating Committee. She is a regular attendee at the PBA Family Law Section workshops, serving on a panel for the Summer 2010 conference.

She is a contributor the PBI Press publication, Custody Law & Practice in Pennsylvania, published in 2013. She has served on the Allegheny County Bar Associations Public Service Committee and Audit Committee. She is a member and vice-chair of the Allegheny County Bar Associations Professional Ethics Committee, and serves on the Bench-Bar Committee. Ms. Gull is a Fellow with the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. Ms. Gull served as President (2009-2011) and Secretary (2007-2009) of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Matrimonial Inns of Court, a professional group which promotes legal excellence, civility, professionalism and ethics. She participates in the Neighborhood Legal Services Pro-Bono PFA program, providing representation to abused persons in Protection from Abuse actions. She has volunteered for the Allegheny County Pro-Se Motions Court program, assisting pro-se litigants in preparing pleadings to be presented to the court. She has also been a speaker and course planner for various continuing legal education programs in Pennsylvania and Allegheny County. She was named in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 as a Super Lawyer by the Philadelphia Magazine. In addition to her legal affiliations, Ms. Gull has served on the North Allegheny School District 2007-2013 Strategic Plan Steering Committee. She is a trained Operation Safe-Surf Advocate of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, educating children and parents on safe internet use and avoidance of predators on the web.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Support - Child & Spousal
  • Equitable Distribution/Property Division
  • Alimony
  • Alimony Pendente Lite

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1998

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctor - 1996
    • Honors: Vice Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity
  • Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri - 1992
    • Honors: cum laude

Published Works

  • Contributor, the PBI Press publication, Custody Law & Practice, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • PBA Pro Bono Award, 2014
  • Named to Super Lawyer's List by the Philadelphia Magazine, 2010 - 2016
  • Rising Star, Philadelphia Magazine, 2005 - 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, 1996 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Current Vice-Chair, Past Member, Treasurer and Secretary, 2001 - Present
  • Matrimonial Inns of Court, Past Member, President, Secretary, 2002 - 2014
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1996 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1996 - Present
  • Professional Ethics Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Vice-Chair, 2012 - Present
  • Bench Bar Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association, 2014 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Neighborhood Legal Services Pro-Bono PFA program
  • Pro-Se Motions Volunteer
  • Neighborhood Legal Services custody Clinic Volunteer
  • North Allegheny School District Strategic Planning Committee, 2006 - 2007
  • Operation Safe-Surf Advocate, Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office