Charles P. Voelker obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Notre Dame University in 1973 and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Duquesne University School of Law 1976. He was admitted in 1976 to the Pennsylvania Bar.
Attorney Voelker began his career as a tax attorney at Touche Ross & Co. and Arthur Young & Co., both international accounting firms. He then practiced Business law and Family law at Voelker, Finnerty & Wojdowski and Voelker, Schiffman, Parise & Wojdowski.
Ms. Kairys is an extremely skilled and experienced litigator, having practiced family law in Western Pennsylvania for over twenty years. Prior to her practice in the local area, Ms. Kairys practiced in Eastern Pennsylvania. Ms. Kairys is highly-skilled at representing clients in all aspects of support, divorce and custody matters. Ms. Kairys is extensive experience dealing with complex litigation matters, including high net worth estates and complex income structures. Ms.
John F. Morris obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986 and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Duquesne University School of Law in 1990. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1990. In addtion, he was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 1990, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit in 1995.
Jonathan "Jay" C. Voelker obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007 from the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctorate Degree in 2011 from Duquesne University School of law. He was admitted in 2012 to the Pennsylvania Bar and the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Ana Lisa Petrella is an associate attorney at Voelker & Kairys with a comprehensive family law practice. She is a graduate of both Duquesne University and the Duquesne University School of Law. She was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District in 2016. During her time at Duquesne Law, Attorney Petrella earned a concentration in family law studies and participated in the Duquesne Family Law Clinic. She clerked for the Honorable Jill E.
Katherine L.W. Norton joined the firm as of Counsel in 2015. Attorney Norton practices in all areas of family law at both the Common Pleas and Appellate level. Super Lawyers magazine has named her a “Rising Star” in the area of Family Law for the years 2010 through 2018, and 2020.
Paige K. Thomas joined Voelker & Kairys, LLC in October 2020 as a law clerk and became an associate attorney upon her admittance to practice in Pennsylvania. She focuses her practice in all areas of family law.