Communications and Publications Department

Denise Velez
PLJ Supervisor

Ms. Velez supervises the publication of the Pittsburgh Legal Journal. Ms. Velez is also responsible for the daily maintenance of Allegheny Lawyers Online and the Pittsburgh Legal Journal website.

Jessica Wysocki Valesky
Graphic Artist Supervisor

Ms. Valesky is responsible for the design and distribution of the Lawyers Journal and creates numerous print and web designs for the bar, its foundation and multiple affiliated clients.


Sharon Antill
Typesetter III

Ms. Antill is the typesetter responsible for the coordination and design of the Pittsburgh Legal Journal opinions. She also proofreads most bar association publications, including the Lawyers Journal and the Pittsburgh Legal Journal.


Jim Spezialetti
Typesetter III

Mr. Spezialetti is responsible for the typesetting and proofreading of the Pittsburgh Legal Journal.

Mark Higgs
Editor/Graphic Artist

Mr. Higgs is responsible for designing the Pittsburgh Legal Journal. He also assists with editing the ACBA Sidebar and other bar association publications.

Melanie Goodwin

Melanie Goodwin
Advertising and Sales Coordinator

Ms. Goodwin is responsible for coordinating advertising sales for designing the Pittsburgh Legal Journal, the Lawyers Journal and in other ACBA publications. Advertising inquiries should be directed to Ms. Goodwin.


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