Stephanie Muick-Cervone, Esquire
Stephanie is the owner and sole member of Cervone Law, LLC and has been a practicing attorney for 19 years. Her practice focuses on domestic relations issues such as Protection From Abuse, Divorce, Custody, Support and Dependency matters in both the Adult and Juvenile Sections of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County and surrounding counties. Stephanie has been appointed by various Judges as a Guardian Ad Litem to represent the best interests of children involved in what are often highly contentious custody cases. While serving in this capacity, she does not act as legal counsel for the children but rather as a representative of the children to assist the Court in deciding what is in their best interest with respect to custody, medical and/or educational decisions. In addition to serving as a Guardian Ad Litem for children in custody matters, she has also been appointed as Guardian Ad Litem in other domestic relations matters to assist individuals who often suffer from mental or physical impediments. In addition to this assistance to the Court, Stephanie also accepts various private appointments from Judges to advocate for the interests and protect the legal rights of indigent parents whose children are subjects of Juvenile Court dependency and termination of parental rights proceedings in Allegheny County. She also serves as lead representation, as appointed by the Allegheny County Court Administrator, for defendants in child support matters facing contempt charges and possible incarceration due to non-payment of support.
Stephanie recognizes how important it is to give back to those that are in need or cannot adequately defend themselves, and she dedicates a significant amount of time volunteering to various organizations.
Stephanie is a volunteer member of CASA of Allegheny County, which focuses on advocating for abused and neglected children, serving as “the eyes and ears” for the Judge in child welfare cases. Stephanie has also volunteered for the Light of Life Women’s Shelter by providing legal consultations and pro bono representation to women in recovery from addiction who were dealing with issues surrounding child dependency, child custody and divorce in their transition to sober living. She has been a guest speaker at Divorce Clinics proving information at no cost for those engaged in the divorce and/or custody process. She has also been certified by Mental Health First Aid USA where she was trained on how to help individuals with developing mental health problems or who are experiencing a mental health crisis, and how to properly respond to signs of addiction and/or mental illness. Stephanie also participates in the 8:Fifteen Organization and GAP Program, a non-profit organization, which assists children and young adults, who are currently in or have aged out of the foster care system, in acquiring and honing everyday life skills. In participation with 8:Fifteen, she has had the opportunity to tutor foster children and assist them in ascertaining goals with a step by step plan to achieve those goals.
Stephanie is on the Board of Directors of The Asservo Project, a non-profit organization, which focuses on promoting awareness surrounding human trafficking and protecting at risk individuals from trafficking and child exploitation. The Asservo Project investigators work proactively and reactively in locating, identifying and tracking criminals while working with federal, state, local and international law enforcements to rescue victims and bring perpetrators to justice. An additional component of services includes raising awareness of this epidemic through educational discussions, seminars and fundraising events.