Jill Sinatra graduated magna cum laude from Westminster College with a degree in English and Political Science. She attended law school at The Washington and Lee University School of Law. During law school, Jill worked as a law clerk for Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Maureen Lally-Green and as an intern at the United States Attorney's Office in Roanoke, VA. While in law school Jill won the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy Award and the Washington and Lee University Mock Trial competition. Her interest in trial work led her to the firm of Kay, Casto & Chaney in Charleston, WV, where she began her practice in civil litigation. Jill was also appointed to the CJA panel in the Southern District of West Virginia, where she represented criminal defendants in federal court. Jill's interest in criminal law led her to the Kanawha County Prosecutor's Office, where she worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Jill prosecuted hundreds of serious crimes, including drug offenses, sexual assaults, malicious wounding, kidnapping, and domestic violence offenses.
Jill returned to civil litigation when she moved back to her hometown of Pittsburgh. In 2012 Jill opened her own practice, with an emphasis on criminal defense and family law. In 2014 Jill moved her practice to Lisa Marie Vari & Associates. In addition to representing clients in custody, support, divorce and equitable distribution matters, Jill defends clients in criminal courts across western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.
- Pennsylvania, 2005
- West Virginia, 2001
Honors and Awards
- Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2015
- Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2016