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Family Law


University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. (1985)

University of Pittsburgh, B.A. (1982)

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Effie G. Alexander


Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144

Effie G. Alexander is a principal of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and serves as Chair of the firm’s Family Law Group. She concentrates her practice in the areas of collaborative family law, divorce and custody, and domestic relations, with a particular emphasis in family law. She possesses over three decades of experience working on all aspects of support and child custody matters, and divorce and equitable distribution issues. Ms. Alexander is a certified collaborative lawyer enabling her to provide specialized cooperative resolutions in divorce actions.

Ms. Alexander reads, writes, and speaks fluent Greek and assists in teaching at a local Greek school.

Professional Accomplishments:

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Guardians of Our Children and Related Custody Matters,” Pennsylvania CLE, 5/16/2013
  • Lectures on Family Law, statewide conferences (PBA and AICPA)


Admissions and Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • Ohio Bar Admission
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Allegheny County Bar Association Family Law Section (Council Member 2013–2016)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Family Law Section (current Co-Chair of Court Relations Committee)
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation (Fellows Program – Sustaining Member)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Community Involvement:

  • AG Bell Association for the Deaf
  • Center for Theater Arts (former Board of Directors Member, 10 years)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fundraising
  • DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
  • Miss America Scholarship Organization (volunteer and judge at state level)
  • Pittsburgh Social Exchange
  • Sierra Club
  • Starkey Hearing Foundation


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1985), moot court honors
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh (1982), cum laude, Economics and History