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. Kairys is certified and experienced in the practice of collaborative law and is a trained mediator.
Ms. Kairys is very involved in the local legal community. She is an active member of the Family Law Sections of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations and is a member of the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (CLASP). Ms. Kairys is a current member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Rules committee and support subcommittee. In this capacity, Ms. Kairys takes part in the legal review and commentary of proposed legislation related to family law matters in Pennsylvania. Ms. Kairys is past Chair of the Programming Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section, in which she was responsible for organizing, implementing, and presenting continuing family law legal education programs for attorneys in Allegheny County. Ms. Kairys is also past Vice-Chair of the Policy & Procedures Committee for the Collaborative Law Association, has served on the nominating committee for the Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section, and has assisted with the Mock Trial Advocacy Programs in area law schools. Ms. Kairys is a member of the Matrimonial Inns of Court and has volunteered her professional services in the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Clinic.
In addition to her involvements in the legal community, Ms. Kairys is a Board Member of Crisis Center North, an organization that provides victims of domestic violence with services and support. She has also donated her time to Second Saturday, a program through Wife.org that provides legal and professional guidance and information to individuals contemplating or going through a divorce.
Ms. Kairys received her Juris Doctorate from The Delaware Law School and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware. Ms. Kairys resides in the Wexford area with her husband and two sons.
J.D. The Delaware Law School, Widener University
B.A. in Communication and Political Science, University of Delaware
Pennsylvania Bar Association (Family Law Section Rules Committee Member, Support Guidelines Subcommittee Member)
Allegheny County Bar Association (Past Co-Chair Programming Committee; Member, Nomination Committee, Family Law Section)
Board Member, Crisis Center North (Past Secretary, Governance Committee)
Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (CLASP) (Member, Past Vice Chair, Policies & Procedures, Event & Retreat Committee)
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
Allegheny County Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee (Member)