Pittsburgh Juvenile Law Attorney
Our Butler County law firm is pleased to dedicate a significant amount of their select expertise and knowledge unique to Attorney Mildred B. Sweeney’s specialized education and expertise in clinical social work with children and families in the mental health, education and children and youth setting. Attorney Sweeney assists families, parents, and children for the purpose of assuring their rights as provided by the law in these individual settings. We handle a wide variety of juvenile law matters including disciplinary actions at school, foster care issues, and juvenile crime offenses. In all matters we represent the legal rights and best interests of youth offenders and their families. To learn more about our work on behalf of children in the Pittsburgh metro area, contact a Pennsylvania juvenile law lawyer via email or phone us today at 724-742-2590. You will always deal and speak directly with an attorney.
As a licensed social worker and director of children’s services programs, Mildred B. Sweeney worked for the benefit of children for over 25 years. Since 1992 Ms. Sweeney has maintained her license in social work and has served parents and children as a skilled family law attorney. In juvenile law matters Attorney Sweeney works with parents and school officials to arrange agreements that address the best interests of the child.
Sweeney Law Offices has historically been a vigorous representative and relentless advocate for both children and parents in the courtroom and in consistent interactions with the agencies that impact children’s and families’ lives on a daily basis.
Attorney Sweeney and the entire staff were privileged to represent a family in a high profile Butler County Children and Youth Dependency Litigation for almost one year. The Sweeney Law Office secured the expert testimony of two world renowned experts. In the field of Munchausen By Proxy Disturbance, Loren Pankrantz, Ph.D. flew in from Oregon and testified pro bono on behalf of this family. In the field of Mitochondrial Disease, Salvatore DeMaro, M.D., testified pro bono on behalf of Attorney Sweeny’s clients.
A prominent forensic psychiatrist in the area was very instrumental in assisting the litigation of this complex matter on behalf of our clients. Lawson Bernstein, M.D., is a noted psychiatrist in the Pittsburgh area who has been responsible for numerous psychiatric evaluations and treatment recommendations for the more complex psychiatric matters in Pennsylvania as well as across the country.
For more information about the highly complex litigation, please refer to the below Pittsburgh Post Gazette links:
- Is mother sick, or is it the system? Woman accused of concocting children’s illness.
- Trial in Butler County examines whether mother feigned children’s illness.
- Parents, CYS dispute cause of children’s recurring ills
- Expert declares accused parents “normal” Munchausen by proxy at core of Butler trial
- Butler mother allowed to visit with two children
- Ruling near in disputed illness case
- Butler County parents fighting to regain custody of children
- Parents cleared of abuse in disputed illness case, but children remain in county custody
- Judge won’t let kids return to parents yet
- After 8 months, mom can visit children for Mother’s Day
- Parents’ battle over children drags on
- Butler couple appeals ruling that continued county oversight
At Sweeney Law Offices we represent families in Pennsylvania juvenile law matters involving:
- Sex offenses
- Drug offenses
- Expulsion from school
- Children and Youth Services
We also advocate for children in county juvenile dependency matters. In these cases we seek effective decisions by county child welfare officials regarding the care and placement of dependant children. To discuss the needs of a western Pennsylvania juvenile, contact an experienced Pittsburgh juvenile law attorney via email or call us today at 724-742-2590.