We have handled just about every type of case – from small to complex, from settlement to trial. We will work hard for your legal matter. We take challenges on and advocate for our valued clients to achieve justice.
Seeking Justice for All.
We Stand Up for You.
Gilliland Vanasdale Sinatra Istik Law Office, LLC, a Professional Limited Liability Company, is dedicated to providing customized legal services in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with three office locations convenient for clients residing in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Clarion, Crawford, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland counties as well as those traveling on Interstate 79 and/or the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The attorneys and staff at our law office have been entrusted to handle some of the most high profile and compelling cases of public importance in Pennsylvania.
We win and never give up fighting for fairness and justice. You can read about some of our recent high profile cases in our media and press release page.
Whether your case is in the news or not, we love standing up for our valued clients and seeking justice.
Our law office was previously named in the Pittsburgh 100 list of companies for three years in a row. Our law office was also voted “Best Attorney” in the first-ever community choice awards by the readers of the Butler Cranberry Eagle. Additionally, Attorney Gilliland Vanasdale was listed as a Top Lawyer in Pennsylvania in The Legal Network’s July 2013 edition and has been named one of the “10 Best” Family Law Attorneys in Pennsylvania since 2015. Attorney Jen GV Gilliland Vanasdale and Attorney Gary T. Vanasdale both earned the distinguished AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubble, a high achievement earned by a select group of lawyers who are recognized for their legal ability and professional ethical standards.
In addition, Senior Attorney and Member Jill D. Sinatra has been named Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Rising Star and earned the highest 10.0 AVVO rating based on client and peer reviews. Member Deanna L. Istik has also been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and the highest client champion award from Martindale Hubbell.
Together our firm was named 2020 – Top 10 Family Law and Personal Injury law firm by Attorney and Practice Magazine.
As a client in need of legal services, you deserve quality representation to include contact with your attorney at your convenience. We strive to make ourselves available at any time utilizing sophisticated technology to facilitate the utmost accessibility for our valued clients. Our technology includes full video with sound system in our conference rooms to make any remote meeting or court appearance convenient, safe, and effective. We also maintain a 24-hour phone system, which converts messages to email, and each attorney maintains remote email, text and cellular connections. While other firms may close for lunch or leave at 5 p.m., we recognize that your legal needs demand attention on your time and as a result, we are available to coordinate services based on your schedule, to include weekends.
We are a full-service law firm. Our practice areas include Divorce, Custody and Support, Personal Injury and Insurance, Litigation – to include Civil disputes, Wills and Estates, Real Estate and Closings, as well as Business Law – to include business entity formations, Criminal/Juvenile Law and General Practice. As a client in need of legal services, you deserve quality representation and dedicated attorneys on your side equipped to handle all of your legal needs.
Attorney Jen GV Gilliland Vanasdale and Attorney Gary T. Vanasdale gained invaluable legal, business and insurance related experience working for over a combined 20 years at two major separate Fortune 500 companies prior to starting this law office well over a decade ago. In addition to their Juris Doctor degrees, Attorney Gary Vanasdale earned his Masters in Business Administration degree and the distinguished CPCU designation as well as other business, insurance and financial related designations. Attorney Jen GV Gilliland Vanasdale and Gary T. Vanasdale also develop real estate and own businesses. Both Attorney Jen GV Gilliland Vanasdale and Gary T. Vanasdale have been awarded the prestigious AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Their experience and education benefits our valued clients as our law office provides practical application when advising on legal matters.
If you have a matter involving personal injury and/or insurance, our office will zealously represent your interest capitalizing on the more than 20 years combined insurance experience Attorneys Gary and Jennifer Vanasdale gained while working at Nationwide and State Farm Insurance Companies. Attorneys Vanasdale now represent both injured parties and Fortune 500 insurance companies. From their insurance experience, they know the entire claims process along with the law. Their knowledge of insurance policies and internal insurance claims handling, to include medical and lost wage payments, provides our law office with an advantage in ensuring that your case is fairly and efficiently valued for settlement involving all applicable coverages that can be utilized.
If you have a family law matter, we are here to help you at your time of need. Our team of dedicated attorneys and staff will work to protect your interests at a difficult time. With our diverse area of practice, we are equipped to handle all aspects of your divorce – to include real estate, businesses and support. When minor children are involved, we will do all we can to protect your biggest asset – your family.
If your matter does not settle, we will attempt to explore alternative dispute resolutions, such as mediation. In the event that your matter needs to be litigated, our law office also handles numerous matters involving litigation. We are frequently in the courtroom and have litigated cases before numerous Magisterial District Courts and Courts of Common Pleas, along with the Pennsylvania Superior Court and Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. We also represent our clients dealing with legal matters involving various administrative agencies, to include administrative proceedings before the Department of Revenue, Department of Human Services, Department of Agriculture and other various local, state and federal departments.
We also handle all Estate matters. Your Will, Power of Attorney, Living Will and other estate planning documentation needed from your attorney can be accomplished by our office. Additionally, we also handle Estate matters, to include administration and litigation in the event of a contest. We have successfully represented numerous Estates in both Orphans Court matters and various administrative forums, to include dealing with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue along with the IRS to ensure acceptance of various inheritance and estate tax filings.
Additionally, we handle real estate matters, to include representing buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. Through our preferred title company provider, we will work to achieve your closing, capitalizing on our experience in participating in over a thousand real estate transactions to date. Attorney Jennifer Gilliland Vanasdale is also a licensed title agent and notary public in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is available to close on any residential or commercial loan refinance, purchase and any type of transaction. We also handle numerous disputes involving real estate, to include Landlord Tenant disputes. Attorney Vanasdale lectures on this practice area capitalizing on their knowledge gained in representing both tenants and landlords in all types of proceedings to achieve successful resolution.
Further, as a full service law firm, we assist clients with their business needs – to include entity formations. We have helped to form hundreds of business entities – to include Limited Liability Companies, Corporations, Partnerships and Non-Profit Entities along with IRS acceptance of tax exempt status. We also provide legal services to assist with business, contracts and business disputes.
Being further, we also represent defendants in criminal cases, and do all things possible to obtain the best outcome, not just a quick plea that may impact our clients’ lives in the future. We strive to obtain expungements when possible so that our valued clients can move on in life in a better position, learning from mistakes without negative consequences impacting the future.
We also handle juvenile dependency and delinquency matters. Please read about our success in our Press Release page that outlines the victory our office had in defending a high profile juvenile court dependency action that spanned over 8 months in court. Attorney Gary T. Vanasdale is a coach in youth football and enjoys helping kids learn and develop, no matter what the challenge they face.
In closing, we look forward to working with you to develop a customized approach to address your legal needs as we work to achieve your best possible outcome. Serving all, seeking justice.
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