Aleksandra J. Kocelko

Aleksandra J. Kocelko

Aleksandra J. Kocelko is an Associate in the Family Law practice group at Burns White.  Experienced in handling all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, child support and prenuptial agreements, Ms. Kocelko is fully trained in the Collaborative Law Process. The process is a customized, client-centric approach that focuses on resolving difficult, emotional situations with thoughtful solutions that benefit families.

Prior to joining Burns White, Ms. Kocelko worked at several firms in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area, practicing family law as well as estate planning and administration. She is a graduate, summa cum laude, of Duquesne University School of Law where she won multiple awards for her academic achievements, and received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from American University in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Kocelko is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s (ACBA) Young Lawyers’ Division and the Family Law Section. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and the Matrimonial Inns of Court.

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Areas of Law

  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Law Process


  • Duquesne University (J.D., 2014, summa cum laude)
  • American University (B.A., magna cum laude)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


  • Allegheny County Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
    • Young Lawyers’ Division
  • Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Matrimonial Inns of Court


  • Selected by her peers for the 2019-2020 Super Lawyers “Rising Star” lists
  • Champion, WVU National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition, Duquesne University
  • CALI Award, Family Law, Duquesne University, Spring 2014
  • CALI Award, Constitutional Law, Duquesne University, Spring 2013
  • Regional Champion, National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Duquesne University 2013


  • Board of Trustees, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
  • Pittsburgh Young Professionals
  • “The Impact of COVID-19 on Family Law,” Burns White Insights, June 2020
  • “Custody in the Time of COVID-19: 5 Recommendations,” Burns White Insights, March 2020
  • “Estate Planning During COVID-19: Understanding the Basics, ” Burns White Insights, March 2020
  • “Unpacking the High-Conflict Custody Toolbox: Tools to Minimize Stress on Children, Lawyers Journal, Allegheny County Bar Association, Vol. 21, No. 22, October 2019

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