Attorney Profiles

Charles P. Voelker

Charles P. Voelker obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Notre Dame University in 1973 and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Duquesne University School of Law 1976. He was admitted in 1976 to the Pennsylvania Bar.

Attorney Voelker began his career as a tax attorney at Touche Ross & Co. and Arthur Young & Co., both international accounting firms.  He then practiced Business law and Family law at Voelker, Finnerty & Wojdowski and Voelker, Schiffman, Parise & Wojdowski.

Julie R. Colton

Julie R. Colton is a family law attorney, collaborator and mediator. She obtained her Bachelor of Psychology in 2002 from Gannon University and her Juris Doctorate in 2005 from University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the Western District in 2006. Prior to joining Voelker & Colton, LLC, Attorney Colton clerked in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Family Division for the Honorable Judge Eaton, and worked at various family and civil law firms.

Jonathan C. Voelker

Jonathan C. Voelker obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007 from the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctorate Degree in 2011 from Duquesne University School of law. He was admitted in 2012 to the Pennsylvania Bar and the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Nicole Boyle Kairys

Ms. Kairys is an attorney who has practiced family law in Western Pennsylvania for over eighteen years. Prior to that time, she practiced family law in Eastern Pennsylvania. Ms. Kairys is highly-skilled at representing clients in all aspects of support, divorce and custody matters. Ms. Kairys is experienced in the practice of collaborative law&nbsp and is a trained mediator.   

Ana Lisa Petrella

Ana Lisa Petrella focuses her practice in the area of family law. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Business Administration in 2013 from Duquesne University and her Juris Doctorate in 2016 from the Duquesne University School of Law. She was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the Western District in 2016. Prior to joining Voelker & Colton, LLC, Attorney Petrella worked at a Pittsburgh law firm where she focused her practice in the area of family law.

Katherine L. W. Norton

Katherine L.W. Norton joined the firm as of Counsel in 2015. Attorney Norton practices in all areas of family law at both the Common Pleas and Appellate level. Super Lawyers magazine has named her a “Rising Star” in the area of Family Law for the years 2010 through 2016.