Attorney Practicing in Allegheny, Westmoreland, & Armstrong Counties

In family law, individuals are frequently seeking advice at a time in their lives when they are facing a major relationship change.

If a marriage is irretrievably broken and at least 90 days has passed after both parties express their consent to a divorce, the court may grant the divorce.

If you or a loved one is in need of elder law services in Westmoreland County, PA, attorney Shirley Makuta can provide you with the legal assistance you can rely on.

Most adults like to plan for their future by being certain that their affairs are in order if and when they would be unable to handle their personal business by themselves.

Legal Services for Family Law, Wills, Estates, SSD, & More

Legal services from Shirley A. Makuta, Esq. located in New Kensington, PA, encompass the following areas: Family Law including but not limited to divorce, custody and support; planning for the future through a Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney and an Advanced Medical Directive/Living Will as well as general estate planning and elder law issues.

Attorney Makuta is a native of Arnold, Pennsylvania, and continues to work and live in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Her practice extends beyond Westmoreland County into Allegheny and Armstrong counties.


• Associate’s Degree, Specialized Business, Duff’s Business Institute, PA 1972.
• Bachelor’s Degree, Public Administration, University of Pittsburgh, 1982.
• Master’s of Public Administration with Specialization in Applied Policy Analysis, Graduate • School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 1985.
• Juris Doctor, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh, 1994.
• Certificate in Pastoral Ministry, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA 2009.

Bar Admissions

• U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania – December 1994
• Pennsylvania Supreme Court – January 1995
• United State Supreme Court – May 2001

Dedication to the Community

In addition to the practice of law, Shirley A. Makuta is actively involved in her local community and her local parish.


M-Thurs: 8:00am to 5:00pm

F: 8:00am to 2:30pm

Sat. & Sun: CLOSED