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Jen GV Gilliland Vanasdale

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Practice areas

  • General practice – includes Criminal Law
  • Civil Law
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile law
  • Estate administration
  • Wills and Estate Planning documents
  • Litigation
  • Real estate
  • Landlord and tenant law
  • Personal injury
  • Insurance
  • Business entity formation and business matters
  • Legal Counsel and Solicitor for non-profit boards
  • Election Law and cases of public importance
  • High profile cases in the media and High-Stakes litigation


  • Pennsylvania, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2002


  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. (Top 20)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A., cum laude
    • Scholarship at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with State System of Higher Education


  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Past Treasurer of Young Lawyers Division
    • Former Zone 10 Delegate
  • Former Butler County Bar Association Member (15 years)
    • Former Mock Court Coordinator (10 years to include State Regional Director)

Hard work and Dedication.

Jen GV Gilliland Vanasdale of Gilliland Vanasdale Law Office, LLC  represents clients in civil litigation, including family law, personal injury, torts, business, real estate, as well as wills and estate planning.  Attorney Jen GV Gilliland Vanasdale is experienced in all areas of the law and enjoys a diverse practice.

Attorney Jen GV Gilliland Vanasdale is the founding member of our law office.  She enjoys working with our talented team of attorneys and staff to promote our clients’ cases to ensure constant availability with attention to details, developing strategy, and deadlines associated with their legal matters.  Attorney Gilliland Vanasdale believes our availability and attention provides our clients with an edge to assist clients when they need us. Your life does not stop nor do we and we will be a constant, reliable advocate for your legal needs.

As our results indicate, clients appreciate our focus on the issues that matter most to them, our willingness to craft an approach to their unique circumstances and our commitment to fighting for their best possible outcome.  They can tell from our attentive consultation, thorough strategy review and vigorous litigation that our attorneys are personally invested in our clients’ success.  We work hard and are dedicated to represent our valued clients’  legal needs.


Named one of the “10 Best” Family Law Attorneys in Pennsylvania for the fifth consecutive year.  Named one of the Top 100 Lawyers by the National Advocates.  Named Top Lawyer in Pennsylvania in The Legal Network’s July 2013 edition. Phi Delta Phi, Duquesne Chapter Graduate of the Year, 2001. Member, National Appellate Moot Court Team; Vice-President, Appellant Moot Court Board; Board Member, Trial Moot Court Board. Recipient: National “Order of Barrister” in recognition of Superior Courtroom Advocacy; National Structured Settlement Trade Association Scholarship. Licensed Title Insurance Agent. Licensed Notary. Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Butler County Community College. Landlord/Tenant Law CLE Presenter.  Serves as Expert in Insurance Law related cases.  Adjunct Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law.  Awarded the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award  since origination of award in 2013 to current date.  Earned the prestigious AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell rating.  This is the highest peer rating standard.  This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence for her legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

Attorney Jen GV Gilliland Vanasdale graduated from Butler High School and is a lifelong resident of Butler County.  She has received the highest rating possible from her peers and her clients, having earned the prestigious AV Preeminent® Rating and Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell.  She has been active in her community, by serving on boards and participating in charitable events.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and family.  Mrs. Vanasdale believes in hard work and is deeply committed to the practice of law and the community.  This is her passion, which led her to founding this law office on February 8, 2002 where she proudly practices with our dedicated team, to include her husband law partner, attorneys and talented staff.


      • Phi Delta Phi Duquesne Law School Chapter Graduate of the Year
      • “Order of Barristers” awarded based on superior courtroom advocacy
      • National Structured Settlement Trade Association Essay Scholarship titled, “Tort Claims: Alternative Solutions in Lieu of Litigation,” Published in Juris
      • Appellate and Trial Moot Court Boards
      • Recipient of State System of Higher Education Scholarship – highest placement in the state government program as placed in the Governor’s Office
      • Graduated in Top 20 of Law Class
      • Adjunct Professor of Business Law, and other law related classes
      • Formerly appointed to the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates
      • Selected for America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals
      • Former treasurer of Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyer Division
      • Former Regional Mock Court Coordinator, Pennsylvania Bar Association
      • Active Life Member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
      • Licensed Notary Public and Title Agent
      • Selected to appear twice on Butler radio station WISR for the program “Ask the Lawyer”
      • Law Office named in the Pittsburgh 100 list of companies in 2007, 2008 and 2009
      • Law Office named “Best Attorney” by the readers of the Butler Cranberry Eagle
      • Named one of the “10 Best” Family Law Attorneys in Pennsylvania in 2015 and 2016
      • Named one of the Top 100 Lawyers by the National Advocates
      • Lead Counsel Rating in Family Law by Lead Counsel
      • Consistent awarding of Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
      • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

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