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Elisabeth W. Molnar


Location: Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Phone: 412-471-8822
Fax: 412-471-5733

Elisabeth W. Molnar

Elisabeth W. Molnar's practice focuses primarily on family law cases, including Divorce, Child Support and Custody. Her cases involve complex matters in these areas of the law, and handling the issues with key advice and care. Equally important to her practice is a client-oriented concept of returning telephone calls promptly, speaking realistically to clients about their cases and developing an overall comfort level with clients through the most difficult times in their lives. Attorney Molnar's practice is based upon satisfied clients referring their friends, family and other loved ones to her services, and said referrals are treated with the utmost respect and confidence. Although Ms. Molnar's practice is based almost entirely in family law, she also prepares Last Wills and Testaments, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills, as these documents frequently go hand in hand with family law matters. Attorney Molnar has worked with the law firm of Raphael, Ramsden & Behers for approximately six (6) years.

Attorney Molnar is currently a member of the Allegheny County and Women's Bar Associations. She is also a member of CLASP ("Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania"). She is currently the co-chair of the Children's Issues Sub-Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association Family Division. This sub-committee works with mental health professionals, judges and other attorneys in Pittsburgh to address important issues facing children today and how those issues affect our legal system. She has also worked on other subcommittees of the Allegheny County Family Law Section, including the subcommittee that designs programs to educate other attorneys through Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education. Ms. Molnar is currently a member of the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership Board, designing and implementing signature projects for pro bono work in the Pittsburgh area. Ms. Molnar was also named a Pennsylvania Rising Star in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine in the years 2006, 2007 and 2008 and 2010. She was also named one of Cambridge Who's Who, in the 2008 edition.

Before joining the law firm of Raphael, Ramsden & Behers, in 2004, Attorney Molnar joined a general civil litigation firm in Pittsburgh, upon her graduation from Duquesne Law School in 2003. During her time a the civil litigation firm, she handled several insurance defense matters, in a multiple county practice. During her tenure at the civil litigation firm, family law also became a significant portion of her practice - so much so that she eventually dedicated her career almost entire to the practice of Family Law.

Duquense University of Pittsburgh is Attorney Molnar's alma mater for undergraduate, as well. She is a 2001 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Duquesne University, where she majored in Business Administration. While an undergraduate student, she received the Pittsburgh Builders' Exchange Scholarship. Ms. Molnar participated in the 3-and-3 Program at Duquesne Law School, permitting her to attend law school at Duquesne at the end of her Junior year of undergraduate education. While in law school, she was selected to membership of Law Review, based upon academic merit during her first year. She received her Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law in June of 2003, graduating Cum Laude. Ms. Molnar was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in October of 2003, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in December of 2003.

Attorney Molnar is a Pittsburgh native, having attended Thomas Jefferson High School. She now resides in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania,2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania,2003
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania,2003


  • Duquesne University School of Law,Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania
    • J.D.cum laude-2003
  • Duquesne University,Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania-2001
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major:Business Administration

Honors And Awards

  • Named Pennsylvania Rising Star in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine,2006
  • Named Pennsylvania Rising Star in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine,2007
  • Named Pennsylvania Rising Star in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine,2008
  • Inaugural Class of Young Lawyers Fellows,2009

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association,Member
  • Women's Bar Association,Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership Board

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