Robert Raphael

1200 Frick Building, 437 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Areas Of Arbitration




1950, Pennsylvania; 1967, U.S. Supreme Court; 1976, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Law School

University of Pittsburgh, LL.B., 1950

Law School Graduation Year



University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1948


Allegheny County (President, 1973; Chairman: Family Law Section, 1970-1972; Special Fee Determination Committee, 1974), Pennsylvania (Chairman: Family Law Section, 1974-1977; Committee on Drafting Divorce Reform Code, 1975-1978; Committee on Drafting Rules of Civil Procedure for Support, 1976-1979; Law Office Management Committee, 1981-1982; Vice Chairman, Specialization Committee, 1985—; Member, House of Delegates, 1976-1979; 1982—; Member, Merit Selection of Judges Committee, 1978-1980) and American (Member, House of Delegates, 1974-1981; Co-Chairman, Divorce Committee, Northeastern Section Family Law Section, 1976; Chairman, Divorce Laws and Procedures Committee, 1983-1985) Bar Associations; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (President, Pennsylvania Chapter, 1979-1980; Vice President, National Organization, 1979-1983); Pennsylvania Bar Foundation (Member, Board of Directors, 1998—)


Tau Epsilon Rho. Co-author: Pennsylvania Family Law Discovery Forms, Pennsylvania Family Law Citator, Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Prenuptial Agreements in Pennsylvania, Lawyers Deskbook Series. Author: Annual Survey of Family Law, Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, 1975-1995; Divorce Reform At Long Last Maybe, Pittsburgh Legal Journal Monthly, December, 1979; On the Road to Divorce Reform, Pennsylvania Law Journal, December 10, 1979; Negotiating the Marriage Settlement, New Jersey Family Lawyer, December, 1983. Co-Author: Divorce in America: The Erosion of Fault, 81 Dickinson Law Review 719, 1977. Contributing Editor, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 1980-1982. Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1977. Lecturer: Pennsylvania College for the Judiciary, Domestic Relations Training Program, 1978-1983, 1989-1991; Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1981. Chairman, Course Planning Committee for Family Law, 1979 Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar. Course Planner and Lecturer, Family Law Developments, Dickinson School of Law, 1987-1989. Member, 1973-1975 and Chairman, 1975-1978, Governor's Trial Court Nominating Commission, Fifth Judicial District. Recipient, Special Achievement Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1977-1978. Vice President, Joint Family Law Council of Pennsylvania, 1977-1980, 1987-1988; President, 1987-1989. Member: Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Domestic Relations Task Force, 1978-1980; Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1981-1987; Treasurer, 1988-1989; Secretary 1988-1989; Vice-President, 1989; President, 1990; Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Domestic Relations Executive Committee, 1981-1984; Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Rules Committee, Domestic Relations Division, 1984-1994. Member, Joint State Government Commission's Advisory Committee on Domestic Relations Law. Distinguished Alumni, University of Pittsburgh, 2000. Fellow, American Bar Foundation.