Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ms. Calderwood is a partner in the firm of Raphael, Ramsden & Behers. Her practice is concentrated in family law, including divorce cases involving complex asset, debt and valuation issues; support and alimony cases; child custody and interstate custody matters. She uses her experience, her knowledge of asset valuation and her skills in handling basic to complex support matters to seek the best result possible, whether through the courtroom or settlement outside of the courtroom. As many clients benefit from seeking a resolution of their family law matters outside of the courtroom, she is trained to resolve cases using the collaborative law approach. This allows a client more control of the details of settlement and generally a cost savings, as compared to litigation. Whether operating in or out of the courtroom, she strives at all times to provide guidance and practical advice to her clients. She finds great satisfaction in family law, as it allows her to help others in restructuring their family and seeking the best available solution to their problems, which are unique to each family.
From 2012 to the present, Ms. Calderwood has been selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. From 2005 to 2011, she was selected for inclusion in the Rising Star List by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association where she currently serves as the Chair Elect of the Family Law Section, previously served as a general Council Member, is a former Chair of the Domestic Rules Committee, and was previously Co-Chair of the Program Committee of the Family law Section. Ms. Calderwood is also a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and its Family Law Section, serving on committees and previously a member of council. Additionally, she was the President of the Pittsburgh Matrimonial Inn of Court for the 2007-2009 term. She has served as a speaker for continuing legal education presentations on behalf of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Allegheny County Bar Association. Attorney Calderwood was awarded the 2007 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Young Lawyers Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association. In 2002, she was recognized as one of Pittsburgh’s “50 Finest,” raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Association. Ms. Calderwood has also volunteered her time to pro bono and community efforts. Ms. Calderwood was admitted to practice in 1998, after attending the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, and she is a 1993 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.