Our Team

Attorney Tara L. Hutchinson

Attorney Tara Hutchinson founded Pittsburgh Family Law Services, P.C. in 2018 with a goal of providing high quality legal services in a relaxed manner using creative solutions to help families achieve their goals.  

Although calling Pittsburgh home since 2004, Tara grew up in a small, close-knit town outside of Philadelphia surrounded by many hard-working parents who will make numerous sacrifices so their children can have the best future possible. She chose to concentrate her law practice in family law and estate planning, to guide families toward reaching solutions that will protect those most important to them.  

Tara’s approach to all clients is to look at each issue with a problem-solving mindset. Above all, her goal is to protect your family especially your children and the most vulnerable members of your family. What often stands in the way of finding solutions is difficult emotions of hurt, anger, and pain. Tara counsels her clients to help them see past the emotion and move forward in an efficient way that is in their children’s best interests.  This often saves families substantial amounts of time and financial resources and helps them move to the next stage of their lives more quickly. Recognizing that not every case can settle amicably, Tara diligently advocates for the right outcome in court.  

Outside of practicing law, Tara is heavily involved in both the Allegheny County Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association, holding leadership positions in both. She is a member of the Family Sections, Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections, and Solo and Small Firm Sections of both associations. She is a classically trained vocalist and a passionate language learner. Tara is fluent in Polish.  

Deborah Geary

Deborah Geary is a graduate of Marywood University where she holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science. She is also a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the Honor Society for students and professors of History. Deborah has been a paralegal since 1993 and has worked in many different areas of law, but she has found her niche in family law. When she was working as a legal assistant in her hometown, she was fortunate to have been part of a domestic violence training program at the Women’s Resource Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She frequently draws on her past experiences both professionally and personally in her efforts to help clients, especially both women and men in domestic violence situations. Deborah lives in the Blackridge section of Pittsburgh with her doggie boy, Mr. B and her cat, Miss Phoebe. She has been a member of the Pittsburgh Savoyards, Inc. for the past decade and performs with them several times a year. She is also a dedicated poll worker and serves her community at the polls in every election. As a notary public, Deborah also volunteers for Wills for Heroes whenever she has the availability in her busy schedule.

Jessyca P. McCarl

Jessyca P. McCarl is a custody and divorce attorney who hails to us from New York City. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Sociology. Jessyca received a Master of Law, LL.M, in International Human Rights Law with Merit from Lancaster University, ranked a top 10 University in the United Kingdom. Jessyca obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Jessyca brings a wealth of experience to Pittsburgh Family Law Services, P.C., having begun her legal career as a certified legal intern with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Family Clinic assisting pro se litigants in family law related matters. During law school, Jessyca served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Kim Eaton in Family Division and the Honorable Edward J. Borkowski in Criminal Division. In 2017, Jessyca was selected to be a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr.  Internship & Fellowship Program and interned with Neighborhood Legal Services Association where she counseled victims of violence and aided them in obtaining Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders. Jessyca volunteered with Reed Smith’s TLDEF Name Change Project program providing pro bono legal name change services to low-income transgender, non-conforming, and non-binary people. Following law school, Jessyca served as a judicial law clerk prior to transitioning to private practice.
Jessyca has focused her practice on family law, primarily in Custody, Divorce, Child Support, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Adoption, and Protection From Abuse matters. She understands her job is to represent each client’s best interests while keeping in mind that every case is unique. She has successfully represented clients in uncontested matters as well as complex litigation matters. Jessyca is known for her empathetic, problem-solving, but zealous approach to litigation. Jessyca has represented people from all walks of life, from homemakers, doctors, business owners and other professionals. She strives to help families navigate the complex legal system during a low point in their lives, and, in custody matters, to be a stepping stone for parents to learn to effectively co-parent long after she has concluded her representation. 
Jessyca is dedicated to serving clients in Allegheny and surrounding counties in Western Pennsylvania with professionalism and respect. Jessyca is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association Family Law Section, Homer S. Brown Division, and Young Lawyers Division. Jessyca is fluent in three languages, namely, English, French and Haitian Creole.
In her spare time, Jessyca volunteers with the Allegheny County Bar Foundation Divorce Law Project providing legal representation in no-fault divorce actions to indigent litigants. Outside the courtroom, Jessyca enjoys traveling, event planning, spending time with her husband and rescue dog named Sophie.

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