Welcome to the law office of Karen L. Ferri Esq.

Do you need an attorney?

If you are looking for the cookie cutter attorney who charges an arm and a leg to fill out forms, hopefully return your phone calls, and who rarely keeps you informed of whats going on in your case, please look elsewhere. If you want an attorney who cares about you, your family, and your financial future, and who will really listen to you and your concerns, and who will keep you informed about your case, then keep reading….

A Practice in Family Law

The law office of Karen L. Ferri was established in Murrysville, PA in November 1984, where it has been located since that time. Staffed by Attorney Karen L. Ferri, secretarial and support staff, the law office and Karen L. Ferri have been serving the needs of the community in the area of family law, including divorce, support, custody, property distribution, alimony, as well as pre and post nuptial agreements for over 30 years. Attorney Ferri also has the expertise to write wills, powers of attorney, administer estates, and prepare deeds.

Attorney Ferri takes a thorough approach in the representation of her clients. She believes in working for and with her clients, whether it be for settlement negotiations, for a hearing, or for trial. That way, there are no surprises. A client informed with all available options is then well equipped to make the best decisions for their financial future, or in the best interest of their children. With Attorney Ferri you will never appear for a hearing, trial, or any legal proceeding, without being fully prepared. Attorney Ferri will explain the purpose of the proceeding, the exhibits you will utilize, and questions you will be asked. She will make sure you understand the whole process.

As part of that process, communication between the lawyer and client is essential. When a client telephones Attorney Ferri, if she is with another client or in court, and is therefore unavailable, the call will be returned within 24 hours, but almost always the same day. In that regard, Attorney Ferri prefers the personal touch of phone communication rather than e-mail, to ensure a clear and complete understanding with regard to any questions or concerns a client may have. After all, when the issue is the clients children or their financial future, there’s no room for misunderstanding, when there’s so much at stake.

Areas Served

Attorney Ferri practices in Westmoreland, Allegheny, Indiana, Armstrong, Butler, and Washington counties.

Attorney Karen L. Ferri is here to take care of your family law matters, backed by over 30 years of family law experience.

Her counsel is available 8 to 5 Monday through Friday at 724-733-4666.


Attorney Ferri received her undergraduate degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA in 1977, and her Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law in 1981. After working with Weiler and Dolfi in the Bloomfield section of Pittsburgh, PA as a law clerk while attending Duquesne, and then as an associate, she went on the work with Stokes, Laurie, and Cole, “Of Counsel” taking on their family law cases until establishing her own practice in Murrysville, PA.

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania October 27, 1981

U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA October 29, 1981

Supreme Court of the United States of America May 5, 1986

Professional Affiliations

Attorney Ferri is a member of the Westmoreland County Bar Association, the Family Law Committee, and the Fee Dispute Committee; The Westmoreland County Bar Foundation; The Allegheny County Bar Association, the Family Law Section; A Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation; The Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Family Law Section; The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation; The Woman’s Bar Association; and The Duquesne University Law Alumni Association.

Attorney Ferri has been a Continuing Legal Education lecturer for the Westmoreland County Bar Association.


Senior Leaders Award for Outstanding Service to School and Community, Duquesne University Alumni Associations

American Jurisprudence Award for Excellent Achievement in the Study of Criminal Law

Volunteer recognition awards from Crisis Center North, Variety Club, and A.B.A.T.E.

Giving back to the community

Attorney Ferri is a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women, and Pet Friends. She previously served on the board of Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania and Crisis Center North for victims of domestic violence.

She retains a strong in presence in the local community with her memberships in the Export Moose and Italian American Clubs, and is proud to participate in Flags over Murrysville.

In the news!

In 2003, attorney Ferri represented a mother in a case where paternal grandparents attempted to take her son from her in a manner inconsistent with Pennsylvania law. This case garnered national attention. Pennsylvania statutory law was ultimately upheld and the mother and attorney Ferri prevailed.


Schedule an Appointment

Karen L. Ferri

3950 William Penn Hwy

Suite 2

Murrysville, PA 15668


Monday to Friday

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


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