James E. Mahood - Wilder Mahood McKinley & Oglesby

James E. Mahood

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001
Phone: 412-261-4040

Mr. Mahood is a principal in the Pittsburgh firm of Wilder Mahood McKinley & Oglesby. He has written and lectured for numerous continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Dickinson School of Law.  He is a Past Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section and former Chair of its Task Force on Adoption. He is a Member of the Advisory Committee to the Joint State Government Commission on Adoption and has also served as a Member of the Sub-Committee on Gender Bias and Family Law Workgroup to Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Committee on Racial and Gender Bias in the Judicial System.

Mr. Mahood has served as a member of Council to both the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Allegheny County Family Law Sections. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association Civil Procedural Rules Committee and Special Fee Determination Committee, and is a past member of the Judiciary Committee. He is a former member of the ACBA Board of Governors and its Public Service Committee.  Mr. Mahood has served as Co-Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association Family Law Section Technology Committee and is former chair and co-chair of its Legislative Committee and Local Rules Committee.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Code of Evidence Committee and is a past member of the Joint Family Law Council of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Mahood is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been certified in both Matrimonial Arbitration and Mediation by the AAML.  Mr. Mahood is a former President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the AAML and has served as Chair of the national Amicus Committee of the AAML.  He is a former Master of the Matrimonial Inn of Court CCLXXII.  Mr. Mahood is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and has been recognized as AV-Preeminent in the Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Rating.

Mr. Mahood has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Neighborhood Legal Services Association and is a Past President of NLSA.  He also served for many years as Co-Chair of the Campaign Committee of the Equal Justice Campaign, benefiting NLSA and its operations in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties.

A recipient of the Marjorie H. Matson Civil Libertarian Award,  Mr. Mahood received the first Career Pro Bono Achievement Award from the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Additional Information

Client Services

Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation

Mr. Mahood has received Certifications in Mediation and Arbitration from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Bard CollegeBA 1971University of PittsburghJ.D. 1974
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersPennsylvania Bar Association

Office Location

436 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1050
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Practice Areas

Family Law