Beth Tibbott, Managing Partner
Attorney Tibbott’s experience in family law centers around complex custody situations. She is passionate about using her background in psychology to develop and teach clients communication strategies that educate the judge about your child’s best interests.
Attorney Tibbott’s experience in criminal defense has her largely regarded as one of the top DUI and criminal defense attorneys in the state. She is especially interested in helping good people get second chances so their lives aren’t ruined by a lapse in judgment.
1040 Fifth Avenue, Fourth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Mon-Thu 9AM – 5PM
Fri 9AM – 12NN
Beyond Job Description
Beth Tibbott goes above and beyond what most attorneys do. The communication between client and council is always ongoing. She is super knowledgeable on so many levels that it is almost scary. Beth will not sugar coat anything and will explain every scenario that can play out in court. Beth is a true “whats best for her clients” attorney.
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If you just want to know about the boring parts like where I went to school, how many awards I’ve won and where I’ve gotten my years of experience as a lawyer, skip to the last paragraphs now. If you want to know more about me, as a human being, and understand why it means so much to me to be able to help people in tough situations, keep reading.
What Is My Why? – Freedom
Why did I want to be a lawyer and why do I practice family law and criminal defense? My mission is to help people be courageous enough to make the tough decisions that will lead to better futures. We are all meant to be free.
When I was young, I wore rose-colored glasses. I grew up in a very close, intact family and had everything I ever needed. I didn’t know what it was like to struggle and didn’t really understand the depth of other people’s pain. I didn’t have to think about injustice. When I left home at 18, I quickly saw that life was a lot different for many people.
I was going to college for social work. I’ve always been a fixer and a problem solver, and I thought I would be able to help people solve their problems if I got a degree in social work. I got involved in the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA) during college and helped judges understand the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes by Children and Youth Services. I got some court experience. I knew then and there that if I truly wanted to help people using my personal skill set in the most impactful way possible, I needed to be an attorney. Plus, my mom always said I should be a lawyer because I loved to argue. I’d found my purpose. I got a degree in Social Work and a degree in Behavioral Science and moved to Pittsburgh for law school.
I relate to my clients on a very personal level. I’ve been through an unhealthy relationship in the past and I know what it’s like to feel alone and unable to find the courage to choose a different path. I also know what it’s like to make those hard decisions and come out the other side a stronger and better person.
It’s my personal mission to help others find their freedom and their strength.
Who Am I Out Of The Courtroom?
We have two amazing boys, James, and Henry, and we are teaching them to be strong, kind, motivated leaders. Our family credo is “Never Give Up”. We embrace failure as opportunity. Football takes over from July to November. I love our two big-headed American Bully dogs, Mr. Wayne, and Storm. Hiking and the beach are like church for me, and I could read all day long. I also like to cook, I love music and always love to spend time with my family and close friends. If I were not an entrepreneur and attorney, I would likely be a doctor or a K9 trainer.
My non-negotiable core values are Integrity, Perseverance, Kindness, Generosity and Loyalty. I value recognizing reality, even when reality is ruthless. I value setting standards for living life and I treat time as an asset.
And now for the obligatory background information…. Attorney Beth Tibbott has been a driven and resourceful advocate since her legal career began in 2003. After graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2002 from Mount Aloysius College, Beth accepted a position at the Pittsburgh law firm of Dornish & Scolieri, P.C. as a Law Clerk in 2003. Her natural talents for keen observation and critical analysis were utilized by the firm to prepare and draft pleadings, commercial agreements of sale and contracts. She assisted attorneys in the practice areas of civil litigation, landlord-tenant law, property law, business law, and estate planning and administration. And, as Beth worked on these matters for the firm and was a practicing real estate agent, she was also attending law school at Duquesne University School of Law.
Upon graduating from law school at Duquesne and receiving her Juris Doctorate in 2007, Attorney Beth Tibbott sat for the bar examination and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar that year. Beth accepted a position at Allegheny Attorneys at Law in Pittsburgh, PA where she became a valuable asset as an attorney working on pleadings, briefs, motions, and praecipes for the firm. It was here that she first discovered her passion for the challenging elements of defending those accused of a crime. Then, in 2008, Beth took an attorney position for the Cook Law Group. Beth prepared for and attended all aspects of criminal law cases, which included jail visits, preliminary hearings, arraignments, motions, trials, sentencings, and plea entries.
As her passion for defense law grew, the successful results Beth was able to obtain for her clients also grew. She wanted to do more and decided to turn back to her roots and focus on family law in addition to criminal defense. That determination led to establishing the Tibbott & Richardson law firm with Attorney Dana Richardson.
Beth and Dana have built Tibbott & Richardson to help people make the hard decisions to make their lives better. Beth’s skill set and experience has developed over the years to focus on complex child custody, custody communication coaching, and criminal defense. She excels at providing strategic communication coaching and complex case strategies to custody clients and works with experts nationwide to achieve clients’ goals.
Bar Admissions & Memberships
Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar. | Attorney in good standing admitted to practice in all PA state courts, including the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Admitted to the Common Pleas Court of Cambria County. |Attorney in good standing admitted to practice in the Court.
Admitted to The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. | Attorney in good standing admitted to practice in the federal Court.
Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Member of the American Bar Association
Member of the Allegheny County Bar Association
Founding Member of the Pennsylvania Association of DUI Defense Attorneys
Member of the National College for DUI Defense
Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Education & Training
Duquesne University School of Law Pittsburgh, PA
Juris Doctorate 2007
Mount Aloysius College Cresson, PA
Bachelors of Science 2002
Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
National College for DUI Defense
Mastering Scientific Evidence
Training Program -Certificate
High Profile Cases
John Bowman Thornberry – Charged With Sexual Assault
Plea to a lesser charge with a favorable sentencing recommendation and no prosecution on other charges – Read More.
Edward Merritt – Charged With Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault & Burglary
Case Dismissed – Read More.