Emily White - A Cordell & Cordell Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyer

Emily White

Associate Attorney

Pittsburgh divorce attorney Emily White

Family law has some of the most complex issues out of any field of practice, due to the emotions that tie into each and every case. Every time Pittsburgh divorce attorney Emily White meets with a new client, she knows this is more than likely one of the most difficult times in his or her life.

“Being there to really listen to my clients and counsel them not only through the family court process, but also the personal tribulations affecting their daily life is what makes this profession truly rewarding,” Ms. White said.

Proceeding through a divorce or custody matter can be a difficult and complicated process, so it is always Ms. White’s objective to ease the client through the process as much as possible.

“It is essential to listen to everything a client has to say so that I am able to highlight their main goals and assist them in minimizing their emotions in order to stay focused on the desired outcomes,” she said.

While the client takes the driver’s seat in each case, Ms. White is right there beside them to navigate and counsel them through the entire process. The first time she meets with a client, she lets them know the divorce, custody, and support processes consist of many steps and she prepares them for hitting some bumps in the road throughout.

“However, in order to overcome said bumps in the road and achieve their desired outcome, I ensure that the client understands the importance of being 100 percent upfront and honest with me to effectively achieve those results,” she said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. White is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.


Ms. White received her bachelor of arts in philosophy from West Virginia University. She earned her juris doctor from the West Virginia University College of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. White practiced family law, juvenile dependency, and intellectual property.


  • Allegheny County Bar Association, 2016



“​[My attorney] is awesome. She has been nothing but professional with me.”


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