Liberty J. Weyandt is the Chair of the Family Law Practice Group. She concentrates her practice in family matters including divorce, equitable distribution, support, child custody and pre and post nuptial agreements. She has more than 16 years of experience litigating various family matters in several Pennsylvania counties, including Allegheny and Butler counties.
In addition to extensive, traditional litigation experience, Liberty is also a trained Collaborative Law attorney and Mediator. She has more than 10 years of experience in helping clients resolve disputes respectfully, without ever going to Court. The Collaborative Process is a method of resolving a dispute whereby each party voluntarily agrees to work with a specially trained attorney, and sometimes other allied professionals, with the goal of reaching a mutually agreeable settlement that focuses on the specific interests of the parties. The Collaborative Process gives clients the ability to be an active participant in negotiation and to create personalized solutions, instead of leaving the decision of the outcome to a judge. The process can be more efficient and effective than traditional litigation in terms of both time and money, with the added benefits of protecting privacy and preserving family relationships.
Liberty’s collaborative practice is not limited to family matters, as probate and employment matters can also be handled collaboratively. She has significant experience assisting clients with estate planning and probate, as well as employment matters.
Liberty is a founding member of “CLASP,” The Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania, where she currently serves as the Civil Committee Vice Chair. She also is the Vice-Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association Collaborative Committee and has been named a “Rising Star,” by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for the past four years.
Prior to joining The Lynch Law Group, Liberty worked for a large firm in downtown Pittsburgh. She earned her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History/Political Science, and a minor in music, from Webster University, where she graduated cum laude.
Liberty is actively involved in the community. She serves as a lay-leader at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church where she is Secretary of Church Council and volunteers with various children and youth ministries. She also is the President of the Hampton Band Alumni Association, which she created as a non-profit in 2017. She resides in Hampton Township with her family.