Pittsburgh Divorce Attorney Amanda Kerestes | Cordell & Cordell

Amanda Kerestes

Litigation Attorney

Pittsburgh divorce attorney Amanda KerestesEarly on in her law career, Pittsburgh divorce attorney Amanda Kerestes started clerking for an attorney who exclusively practiced family law and she instantly became very engaged with trying to help clients to minimize the emotional and financial damage that can be so prevalent during one of the most difficult times in their lives.

“Family law appealed to me personally because my parents went through a divorce when I was a child and I am aware of the effect such a momentous decision can have on a family,” Ms. Kerestes said.

During her first meeting with any client, Ms. Kerestes always tries to come up with a detailed game plan for how to move forward.

She is clear about how she feels is the best way for the case to proceed while also providing a reasonable list of options and an honest assessment of their case and the likelihood that their goals in the family court process can be met.

“I make sure that the client has a reasonable outlook on the likelihood of reaching those goals and how I can best assist them throughout my representation,” Ms. Kerestes said.

Ms. Kerestes is responsive and professional. She always ensures that she is regularly available for her clients whenever they need to reach her.

“I’m there whether it be to discuss specifics about their case or to just talk through the emotional toll of what they are going through in their family court proceeding,” she said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Kerestes is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.


Ms. Kerestes earned her Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law. She received her Bachelor of Science from Penn State University with a major in marketing and a minor in legal environment of business.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Kerestes practiced family law, juvenile law, adoptions, estate planning and administration, civil litigation, and criminal law.


  • Matrimonial Inns of Court
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • Co-editor of Judge David James’ Zoning Digest



"​Amanda kept me in the loop for everything and was very prompt and attentive. She was amazing."

​"Amanda is attentive to the details and needs of my case. She is prompt and thorough in her responses to questions that I have presented and in her contacts with opposing counsel. She is aware of the outcome that I am seeking in my ongoing legal action and I am certain will do everything in her power to achieve my desired goal. I am extraordinarily pleased with my representation by Amanda Kerestes."