Chris Stachtiaris

1725 Washington Road
Pittsbugh, Pennsylvania 15241
United States
Office Phone: 412-449-9136
Member since 2008
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

A Practitioner dedicated to the practice of Matrimonial Law and the Collaborative Process as a better way to move forward through an exceptionally challenging life event.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation, Teaching, Trainer
License(s): Pennsylvania Bar - Admitted 1999

Professional Activities

First Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Collaborative Law Committee (2011 - Present) ~Founding member of the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania ('CLASP') - 2007 ~At-Large officer CLASP (2010-2011) ~Secretary CLASP (2008 - 2009) ~Member of the Allegheny County Bar Association ('ACBA') (2002 - Present) ~Member of the ACBA Family Law Section (2002 - Present) ~ACBA Family Law Section Council and Co-Chair Professionalism Committee (2005 - 2008) ~ACBA Family Law Section Council and Co-Chair Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (2010 - Present) ~Matrimonial Inns of Court (2004 - Present) - an organization of Judges and lawyers dedicated to promoting ethics ~and professionalism in the legal system.

Undergraduate Education

University of Akron - Bachelors of Science in Electronic Technology - 1986

Postgraduate Education

Partially completed Masters in Business Administration prior to attending law school - 1990

Professional Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Juris Doctorate - 1998


While Mr. Stachtiaris maintains a litigation practice, he believes that the Collaborative process empowers those experiencing divorce, or related issues such as custody, by keeping control of the process and ultimately their own future. Mr. Stachtiaris is committed to making this process successful in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Mr. Stachtiaris has participated in delivering Basic Collaborative Law training . He also teaches continuing education classes at the Community College of Allegheny County on Pennsylvania Divorce Law and the Collaborative Divorce process. He has also been an instructor for the National Business Institute, presenting continuing legal education seminars on various topics of Pennsylvania divorce law and practices to attorneys in the Pittsburgh area. Speaking engagements include the Second Saturday financial seminars for women going through the divorce.
Training Offered

2-Day Basic Collaborative Law Trianing which incudes the interdisiplinary model.

Training Conducted

I have taught classes on Pennsylvania divorce law and collaborative law in continuing legal education and community education settings. I have also been a speaker on the topic of collaboration to county bar association groups, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Matrimonial Inn of Court and other organizations