Candice L. Komar is a founding member of Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg. Prior to this, she was a shareholder in the family law division of Buchanan Ingersoll (now Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC). A strong litigator and comprehensive attorney, Candice often deals with divorces involving closely held businesses, complex issues and high net worth individuals.
With a head for business and more than two decades of experience, Candice is able to quickly assess cases, synthesize the numbers and provide cost options and estimates to her clients. Candice is recognized as a leading practitioner, litigator and highly skilled negotiator in matrimonial law. As a certified mediator trained in collaborative law, Candice understands the motivations and needs of the both sides of the case and is able to create strategies in her collaborative divorce cases that take each side’s interests (as opposed to positions) into account. Pursuing an interest in the psychotherapeutic dynamics of family law, she also holds a certification in constellation therapy through the Hellinger Learning Institute of Western Pennsylvania.
Candice majored in English and business at the University of Pittsburgh and found family law was a perfect fit for her enjoyment of words and her desire to use her analytical skills. She also studied ballet in her youth and as an adult and found being in a courtroom fit well with her love of performing. The discipline of ballet study also transfers to her courtroom preparation, and those skills and experiences serve her well. She has considerable trial experience in Allegheny and surrounding counties, particularly in valuation of closely held business interests, complex support cases and custody matters, including custody relocation.
Candice is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law, where she served as associate legislative note editor of the school’s law review. She earned dual bachelor’s degrees in English and business from the University of Pittsburgh. Candice is admitted to practice law in all Pennsylvania State courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.