Gilliland Vanasdale Law Office, LLC

Gilliland Vanasdale Law Office, LLC

Our law office is dedicated to providing customized legal services in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with a unique geographic location convenient for clients.

Firm Overview

We are one of Butler County's larger law offices and honored to announce that our law office was named in the Pittsburgh 100 list of companies for three years in a row. We are also honored to announce that our law office was voted "Best Attorney" in the first-ever community choice awards by the readers of the Butler Cranberry Eagle. Additionally, Attorney Gilliland Vanasdale was listed as a Top Lawyer in Pennsylvania in The Legal Network's July 2013 edition.

As a client in need of legal services, you deserve quality representation to include contact with your attorney at your convenience. We strive to make ourselves available at any time utilizing sophisticated technology to facilitate the utmost accessibility for our valued clients. Our technology includes a 24-hour answering service, and each attorney maintains remote email, text and cellular connections. While other firms close for lunch or leave at 5 p.m., we recognize that your legal needs demand attention on your time and as a result, we are available to coordinate services based on your schedule.

We are a full-service law firm. Our practice areas include Divorce, Custody and Support, Personal Injury and Insurance, Litigation to include Civil disputes, Wills and Estates, Real Estate and Closings, as well as Business Law to include business entity formations, Criminal/Juvenile Law and General Practice. As a client in need of legal services, you deserve quality representation and dedicated attorneys on your side.

Attorney Jennifer Gilliland Vanasdale and Attorney Gary T. Vanasdale gained invaluable legal, business and insurance related experience working for more than 20 years combined at major Fortune 500 companies prior to starting this law office over a decade ago. In addition to their Juris Doctor degrees, Attorney Gary Vanasdale earned his Masters in Business degree and the distinguished CPCU designation as well as other business, insurance and financial related designations. Attorney Jennifer Gilliland Vanasdale and Gary T. Vanasdale also develop real estate and own businesses. Their experience and education benefits our valued clients as our law office provides practical application when advising on legal matters.

If you have a family law matter, we are here to help you at your time of need. We are proud to announce that Attorney Aimee L. Burton is listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer due to her high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in family law. Our team of dedicated attorneys and staff will work to protect your interests at a difficult time. With our diverse area of practice, we are equipped to handle all aspects of your divorce - to include real estate, businesses and support. When minor children are involved, we will do all we can to protect your biggest asset - your family.

If you have a matter involving personal injury and/or insurance, our office will zealously represent your interest capitalizing on the more than 20 years combined insurance experience Attorneys Gary and Jennifer Vanasdale gained while working at Nationwide and State Farm Insurance Companies. Attorneys Vanasdale now represent both injured parties and Fortune 500 insurance companies. From their insurance experience, they know the entire claims process along with the law. Their knowledge of insurance policies and internal insurance claims handling, to include medical and lost wage payments, provides our law office with an advantage in ensuring that your case is fairly and efficiently valued for settlement.

If your matter does not settle, we will attempt to explore alternative dispute resolutions, such as mediation. In the event that your matter needs to be litigated, our law office also handles numerous matters involving litigation. We are frequently in the courtroom and have litigated cases before numerous Magisterial District Courts and Courts of Common Pleas, along with the Pennsylvania Superior Court and Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. We also represent our clients dealing with legal matters involving various administrative agencies, to include administrative proceedings before the Department of Revenue, Department of Agriculture and other various local, state and federal departments.

We also handle all Estate matters. Your Will, Power of Attorney, Living Will and other estate planning documentation needed from your attorney can be accomplished by our office. Additionally, we also handle Estate matters, to include administration and litigation in the event of a contest. We have successfully represented numerous Estates in both Orphans Court matters and various administrative forums, to include dealing with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue along with the IRS to ensure acceptance of various inheritance and estate tax filings.
Main Office
Main Office
1667 Route 228, Suite 300
Cranberry Township  PA  16066
Phone
  • 724-741-0536
Fax
Websites
Divorce
Full-Service Family Law Firm in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Gilliland Vanasdale Law Office, LLC can help. Our family law attorneys provide legal services in a wide spectrum of areas:

-Adoption
-Alimony
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification
-Divorce
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Mediation
-Prenuptial agreements

Adoption
Gilliland Vanasdale Law Office, LLC assists families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. Our attorneys handle the legalities of your adoption, so you can concentrate on your new family.

Alimony
Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. The attorneys at Gilliland Vanasdale Law Office, LLC will help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.

Child custody and visitation
Our divorce attorneys will protect your parental rights to raise your children in a fit and supportive home.

Child support
A Gilliland Vanasdale Law Office, LLC attorney can ensure you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy home.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the non-custodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify child support payments accordingly.

Divorce
Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm can help you gain equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
Gilliland Vanasdale Law Office, LLC is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Pennsylvania to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.

Mediation
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than trial. The skilled negotiators at Gilliland Vanasdale Law Office, LLC can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Prenuptial agreements
Gilliland Vanasdale Law Office, LLC expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests. A prenuptial agreement can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Jennifer Gilliland Vanasdale

Practice areas
-General practice
-Family law
-Estate administration
-Wills
-Litigation
-Real estate
-Landlord and tenant law
-Personal injury
-Insurance
-Juvenile law

Admitted
-Pennsylvania, 2001
-U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2002

Education
-Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. (Top 20)
-Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A., cum laude

Member
-American Bar Association
-Pennsylvania Bar Association
-Butler County Bar Association
--Former Mock Court Coordinator (10 years to include State Regional Director)

Hard work and Dedication.
Attorney Jennifer Gilliland Vanasdale serves as the firm's managing attorney. She enjoys working with our talented team of attorneys and staff to promote your case to ensure constant availability and attention to developing strategy, details and deadlines associated with your legal matter. Attorney Gilliland Vanasdale believes our availability and attention provides our clients with an edge as unlike sole practitioners or smaller law offices with part time attorneys or attorneys that work "9-5" and leave for lunch, we always have an attorney or staff member available to assist clients when they need us. This includes before and after "normal" working hours and during the weekends and holidays. Your life does not stop nor do we and we will be a constant, reliable advocate for your legal needs.

Biography
Named Top Lawyer in Pennsylvania in The Legal Network's July 2013 edition. Phi Delta Phi, Duquesne Chapter Graduate of the Year, 2001. Member, National Appellate Moot Court Team; Vice-President, Appellant Moot Court Board; Board Member, Trial Moot Court Board. Recipient: National "Order of Barrister" in recognition of Superior Courtroom Advocacy; National Structured Settlement Trade Association Scholarship. Licensed Title Insurance Agent. Licensed Notary. Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Butler Community College. Landlord/Tenant Law CLE Presenter. Serves as Expert in Insurance Law related cases. Currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law. Awarded the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award in 2013.

Attorney Gilliland Vanasdale graduated from Butler High School and remains active in her community, serving on boards and participating in charitable events. She enjoys spending time with her husband and family. Mrs. Vanasdale believes in hard work and is deeply committed to the practice of law and her clients. This is her passion, which began well over a decade ago when she founded this law office.
Education
  • Duquesne University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Gary T. Vanasdale

Practice areas
-Personal injury
-Insurance
-Civil litigation
-Criminal/Juvenile law
-Tax law
-Business law
-General practice

Admitted
-Pennsylvania, 2001
-U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2002

Education
-Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 2001
-Duquesne University, M.B.A., 2001
-Allegheny College, B.S., 1990

Member
-Pennsylvania Bar Association
-Butler County Bar Association

Biography
Chartered Property Casualty Insurance Underwriter (CPCU), Associate of Claims (AIC), Insurance Institute, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Nominee, John J. Sciullo Peer Excellency Award, Pro Bono recognition for focus in community while working for State Farm Insurance in their claims, fraud and corporate compliance departments for 13 years. Serves as Expert in Insurance Law-related cases.
Education
  • Duquesne University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2001

Jill D. Sinatra

Practice Area
-Family Law
-Juvenile Law
-Criminal Law
-Litigation
-Civil Law
-Wills, Estate Planning documents and Estates
-General Practice

Admitted
-West Virginia, 2001
-Pennsylvania, 2005

Education
-The Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D.
-Westminister College, magna cum laude

Member
-Allegheny Country Bar Association
-Pennsylvania Bar Association

Biography
Attorney Jill D. Sinatra graduated magna cum laude from Westminster College with a degree in English and Political Science. She attended law school at The Washington and Lee University School of Law. During law school, Jill worked as a law clerk for Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Maureen Lally-Green and as an intern at the United States Attorney's Office in Roanoke, VA. While in law school Jill won the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy Award and the Washington and Lee University Mock Trial competition. Her interest in trial work led her to the firm of Kay, Casto & Chaney in Charleston, WV, where she began her practice in civil litigation. Jill was also appointed to the CJA panel in the Southern District of West Virginia, where she represented criminal defendants in federal court. Jill's interest in criminal law led her to the Kanawha County Prosecutor's Office, where she worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Jill prosecuted hundreds of serious crimes, including drug offenses, sexual assaults, malicious wounding, kidnapping, and domestic violence offenses.

Jill returned to civil litigation with a successful insurance defense firm when she moved back to her hometown of Pittsburgh. In 2012, Jill opened her own practice, with an emphasis on criminal defense and family law. In 2014, Jill moved her practice to an established family law firm in Pittsburgh where she continued to represent clients in custody, support, divorce and equitable distribution matters, and defend clients in criminal courts across western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. Due to Jill's exemplary representation of her clients and respect of her peers, she was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Rising Star in 2015/2016. Attorney Sinatra is also a Hearing Committee Member of The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In mid 2017, Jill joined Gilliland Vanasdale Law Office, LLC as a Senior Associate Attorney, bringing her dedication and diversified legal experience to help valued clients of hers and our established law office.
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