Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania
County of Allegheny
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Honorable Lawrence J. O'Toole, Administrative Judge
Honorable Lawrence J. O'Toole
Administrative Judge

The jurisdiction of the Orphans' Court Division is set forth in Section 711 of the Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code, 20 Pa.C.S.A. The cases that are heard in the Orphans' Court Division include all matters involving decedent's estates, trusts, wills, guardians of the persons and estates of minors, guardians of the persons and estates of incapacitated persons, powers of attorney, termination of parental rights and adoptions, civil commitments, marriage licenses, nonprofit associations and corporations, and inheritance and estate tax matters.

Most matters in the Orphans' Court Division are heard nonjury by the judges assigned to the division. Judges currently assigned to the Orphans' Division are:

  • Michael E. McCarthy
  • Lester G. Nauhaus
  • Lawrence J. O’Toole
  • Joseph K. Williams, III
Please direct all questions to 412.350.5550.