John A. Halley

John Halley is a talented attorney who enjoys assisting clients with a variety of legal matters. He is known for his thorough understanding of the Pittsburgh legal landscape, as well as his respectful candor, which he maintains regardless of the details surrounding his clients’ cases. For outstanding legal service from an attorney you can trust, look to John Halley of Cook & Associates.

John Halley’s Education and Career Background

In his many years as an attorney, John Halley has built up a very impressive resume. He studied at Wittenberg University as an undergraduate before moving on to the University of Toledo School of Law. He then served as a senior attorney at Chambers Development Company, Inc. for several years. During this time, he also served as primary counsel for the Chamber Development Company’s subsidiary Security Bureau, Inc. He was later an attorney with Halley & Magnuson, Goldston and Caputo, P.C., and Cook & Tate. During his time with these law firms, John Halley successfully resolved a variety of complex cases involving employee relations disputes, civil litigation and collection matters. Today, he is a senior attorney at Cook & Associates, where he enjoys helping Pittsburgh residents resolve a variety of legal concerns.

John Halley is a versatile lawyer who has worked in an array of practice areas. He currently provides criminal defense for those who have been accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, delivering reduced or even dropped charges for accused individuals who would otherwise face very severe repercussions. As a family attorney, he serves as a patient guide through the complexities of the divorce process, especially as essential decisions regarding child custody, support, visitation and property division are made. John Halley also provides counsel for those struggling to settle their estates. He helps these individuals draft a variety of important documents, including power of attorney, advance health care directives, wills and living wills, among others. He is also willing to assist client who have been wrongfully terminated, allowing them to secure compensation and hold responsible parties accountable.

Whether you require criminal defense for your current DUI case or would like a knowledgeable attorney to guide you through the estate planning process, you can count on John Halley for excellent legal counsel. A respected attorney with a wonderful reputation, he will provide the high-quality advice and representation you require.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Liquor Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Wills

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania


  • University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio

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