Mary Adamczyk, Esquire, is the founding partner of Adamczyk Law Offices, L.L.P. in 1992. Since that time, her sole focus has been the various aspects of family law. She received her B.S. from Buffalo State University in New York in 1987 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1991.
Ms. Adamczyk came to Pittsburgh from Buffalo, New York in 1991, after having married her current law partner and immediately set off to establish her own law firm. She has been met with success since the beginning and her reputation as a family law practitioner is well known. Over the years, she has represented thousands of individuals in divorce, equitable distribution, support, and custody issues. The courts have selected her on a regular basis to act as guardian ad litem in difficult child custody cases so the child’s voice and needs may be heard. In addition, she has worked as an Allegheny County Law Department Assistant County Solicitor in the Title IV-D Department handling all issues regarding support for the County.
Ms. Mary Adamczyk has also been a law clerk to the Judges in both the family law and civil law divisions, where she has gained further insight on how the legal process can best serve litigants in these difficult situations. This included working with the administrative judge of the family division. Ms. Adamczyk is routinely requested as a speaker for legal seminars as well as private organizations whose members are interested or have particular needs concerning family law issues. She also provides consulting services to school administrators regarding the interpretation of custody orders.
Ms. Adamczyk’s approach provides understanding and emotional support, yet she stresses that she can best help the client obtain settlement or succeed in litigation involving property division when they can focus on the “business deal” as she calls it. In child custody cases the considerations are, of course, different. As a mother of two, plus years of experience representing both parents and children, she is able to see all sides and provide the guidance and advice necessary to succeed in helping the children through this divorce process. Ms. Adamczyk has also successfully mediated many equitable distribution matters and custody issues. Litigation is always a last resort. She is now a trained Mediator and in handling divorce Mediations. She is also Collaboratory trained to handle Collaborative divorces.
Community Involvement & Achievements
Adamczyk Law Offices L.L.P. was a main sponsor of one of Pittsburgh’s Fifty Finest Fundraisers, Attorney Sease, who was a paralegal for Adamczyk Law Offices, L.L.P. prior to her passing the bar. The law firm helped Attorney Sease organize a silent auction to support her fundraising efforts for Cystic Fibrosis. Ms. Sease was one of the top 5 fundraisers in the Pittsburgh Fifty Finest Class of 2017. Attorney Sease is now a member of the law firm.
In 2021, Adamczyk Law Office was sponsor of Madeline Adamczyk who was one of Pittsburgh’s Fifty Finest.
Mary Adamczyk was selected to be a panelist at a CLE (Continuing Legal Education) seminar on Guardians Ad Litem called, “Guardians Ad Litem: Custody from All Perspectives.” The panel included Mary Adamczyk and two (2) Family Division Judges. The seminar took place on February 7, 2018, and was organized by the Family Law Section. Mary Adamczyk was elected to the Family Law Section Council and she was selected to co-chair the mentoring committee.
Adamczyk Law Offices is also a main sponsor of the “Dyngus Day Dash”, a 5k race to benefit the Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as a sponsor in both 2019 and 2021 of the Ride for Roswell, a bike ride that raises money for cancer research.
She was also involved at Heinz Hall, 16 young women local to the Greater Pittsburgh area that are from high-risk environments, are foster children, or have court-appointed guardians saw a performance of Cinderella. There was also an after-show meet and greet with a few of the main performers such as the Fairy Godmother and Cinderella. Mary Adamczyk, Esquire, was one of the chaperones of the event along with other local professionals.
Distinguished Achievements / Memberships / Peer Recognition
Super Lawyers Rating - Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement based upon peer recognition and independent research. Only 5% of attorneys across Pennsylvania are awarded this distinction. Super Lawyers Magazine recognized Mary as a Rising Star since 2005 and now as a Super Lawyer in 2021, 2022 and 2023 for her work in family law. She is an active member of the Allegheny City Bar Association Family Law Section and the firms sponsor several fundraising activities.