Kelsey Ward

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Kelsey M. Ward joined Raphael, Ramsden & Behers in 2016 where she advises clients on a variety of family law matters, including divorce, custody, support, and Protection from Abuse. Kelsey is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While in law school, Kelsey focused her studies in the area of family law and participated in the University of Pittsburgh Family Law Clinic, where she received certification from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to provide legal services, including appearing in court, on behalf of indigent clients.

Kelsey received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Family Law and the Wilder, Mahood, McKinley & Oglesby Family Law Award. Kelsey was a member of the Pitt Law Women’s Society and participated in the school’s Institute in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution in Zagreb, Croatia. Kelsey also served as Topics Editor for the Journal of Environmental and Public Health law.

Prior to joining Raphael, Ramsden & Behers, Kelsey worked as a law clerk at a family law firm in Pittsburgh where she worked on a wide variety of family law matters.

Kelsey interned with the Honorable Cathleen C. Bubash of the Family Division of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, where she observed court proceedings and conciliations and researched and analyzed questions of family law for the Judge’s use in ruling on motions and exceptions. Kelsey also interned with the Honorable John L. Musmanno of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, where she conducted legal research and drafted memoranda and judicial opinions on a variety of civil and criminal cases.

Kelsey was a volunteer with Christian Legal Aid, where she conducted client interviews and collaborated with local attorneys to provide legal advice to low-income Allegheny County residents.

Kelsey received a bachelor’s degree in political science and minors in philosophy and psychology from Duquesne University. Kelsey is a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, and served as Alumni Liaison and Community Service Coordinator for the organization during her time at Duquesne. Kelsey also participated in the organization of the annual Miss Duquesne pageant, which raises money for the Make-A-Wish foundation.