Ms. Kairys is an attorney who has practiced family law in Western Pennsylvania for over eighteen years. Prior to that time, she practiced family law in Eastern Pennsylvania. Ms. Kairys is highly-skilled at representing clients in all aspects of support, divorce and custody matters. Ms. Kairys is experienced in the practice of collaborative law and is a trained mediator.
Ms. Kairys is an active member of the Family Law Sections of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations, the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (CLASP), and the Allegheny County Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee. Ms. Kairys currently serves as Co-Chair of the Programming Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section. In that capacity, Ms. Kairys is responsible for organizing, implementing, and presenting continuing legal education programs for law practitioners in all areas of practice in Allegheny County. Ms. Kairys also serves as vice-chair of the Policy & Procedures committee for the Collaborative Law Association and has served on the nominating committee for the Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section and the. Ms. Kairys has also participated in the Mock Trial Program for Advanced Family Law Advocacy students at the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Kairys is a member of the Matrimonial Inns of Court and has volunteered her professional services in the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Clinic. While attending law school, Ms. Kairys was a law clerk in the Family Law Division of the Chester County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania and practiced in the pro bono Family Law Clinic in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Ms. Kairys resides in the North Hills of Pittsburgh with her husband and two teenage sons.
B.A. in Communication and Political Science, University of Delaware
J.D., The Delaware Law School, Widener University
Mediation, Behrend Mediation Services and the Alternative Group (2012)
Collaborative Law, Sherri Goren Slovin, JD (2008)
Allegheny County Bar Association (Co-Chair Programming Committee; Member, Nomination Committee, Family Law Section)
Matrimonial Inns of Court (Allegheny County Chapter)
Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (CLASP) (Member, Event & Retreat Committee)
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
Allegheny County Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee (Member)
University of Pittsburgh Advanced Family Law Mock Trial Advocacy
Board Secretary, North Allegheny High School Boys’ Lacrosse
Member, BNI, Circle of Excellence