Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney Brian C. Vertz Assumes Presidency of AAML Foundation

PITTSBURGH - Nov. 14, 2023 - PRLog -- Leading Pittsburgh divorce lawyer and Pollock Begg Partner Brian C. Vertz was named president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation for a two-year term.

Vertz will lead the AAML Foundation in supporting agencies assisting needy families and children facing domestic violence, parental conflict and barriers to legal services. The Foundation makes annual grants from the donations of fellows of the AAML, a national group of 1,600 top family lawyers. An AAML fellow since 2003, Vertz has been a partner in Pollock Begg since 2001.

Vertz was voted AAML Foundation president-elect two years ago. He previously served on the AAML Foundation's board of directors and as secretary, in addition to chairing its Fundraising and Social Media committees and participating in its Long Range Planning and Sponsorship committees. In May he became acting president following the untimely death of President Anne Lamkin Durward.

The AAML Foundation made 45 grants totaling $225,000 in 23 states plus the District of Columbia in 2022 and will make 47 grants totaling $241,000 in 2023. Since its founding by the AAML in 1990, the Foundation has given more than $2.4 million in grants to over 140 nonprofit organizations in 34 states.

"Helping to further the good work of the AAML Foundation has been one of the highlights of my legal career," Vertz said. "It's so gratifying to see family law attorneys across the nation embrace our mission, contribute generously and work together to make a meaningful impact for charities helping children and families."

In addition to his work with the Foundation, Vertz has worked to cultivate excellence in the practice of family law as chair of the AAML's Chapter Leaders, Practice & Technology and Amicus committees. He's also past president and treasurer of AAML's Pennsylvania chapter.

Vertz is a powerful ally for clients going through divorce, child support and custody litigation, family law settlements and appeals up to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. A skilled negotiator certified in mediation, arbitration and collaborative law, Vertz's courtroom successes garnered him designation as 2019 Pittsburgh "Lawyer of the Year" for Family Law by Best Lawyers.

He earned certification in cross-border international family law mediation in 2021, establishing himself as a resource in this unique family law niche. An MBA degree and business valuation certification uniquely equip Vertz for cases involving advanced financial issues, and he's recognized as an expert on divorce tax law.

Recognized more than a dozen times as a top-tier law firm by Best Law Firms, Pittsburgh-based Pollock Begg focuses on innovative, team-oriented solutions to resolve domestic relations matters. Pollock Begg attorneys serve in leadership positions within matrimonial law organizations and are encouraged to participate in pro bono work, volunteer initiatives and community endeavors.  Learn more at http://www.pollockbegg.com.

Jennifer Davis
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