Anita Astorino Kulik grew up in a family that valued education. Her parents were both teachers. Her father Sam Astorino, a son of Italian immigrant parents, earned a Ph.D. and headed the History Department at Duquesne University before attending law school and becoming a law professor at the Duquesne University School of Law. Her mother was an Elementary School teacher at St. Simon & Jude Parish in Scott Township.
Anita has the right combination of experience – legal, educational and community service – and has demonstrated that she is a fair, effective and compassionate lawyer and elected official. She has served Kennedy Township as a Commissioner for the past 12 years, where she also serves as the Chairperson of the Parks and Recreation Department.
She also has over 25 years of legal experience in private practice concentrating on Real Estate Law; Family/Personal matters, including divorce, custody, and support cases; general practice of law including estate work, real estate closings; criminal cases; juvenile cases; Protection From Abuse cases; civil contempt cases; participation in Supervised Visitation Program. Anita is the Managing Partner at Kulik Law Offices overseeing staff management, case management and billing.
Anita’s legal career also includes having served as a Law Clerk in the Pennsylvania Superior Court, as well as a Law Clerk in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. In this capacity, Anita oversaw courtroom management, attorney conferences, research and writing of opinions in civil and criminal cases, research and decisions and drafting court orders.
Like her parents, Anita enjoys sharing her knowledge of the law with students eager to learn. She previously served as an Adjunct Instructor at Duff’s Business Institute – Paralegal Department where she taught Paralegal instruction in Torts, Domestic Relations, Civil Litigation, Legal Office Management, Business Law, Oral Communications, Real Estate, Ethics, Legal Writing
Anita also has balanced her time with a commitment to her community. In addition to her work as a commissioner, Anita is a member of the Parkway West Rotary Club, having served as President from 2004 through 2005. She also has dedicated her time to the YMCA Referral Service, NLSA PFA Referrals, Allegheny County Children’s Court Child Custody Guardian (Guardian Ad Litem Project), and as a Speaker, Pennsylvania Attorney General “Operation Safe Surf” Program.
She is a lifelong resident of the 45th Legislative District, having grown up in Carnegie, attending church in Scott Township (St. Simon & Jude) and Carnegie (Holy Souls), and graduating from Bishop Canevin High School. She is also an active member of her home parish (St. Malachy), having been a member of Parish Council and a CCD teacher. She is currently a member of the Bereavement Committee. She and her husband, Joe, who is also her law partner, live and work in Kennedy Township, where Anita is step-mother to 2 children, Sarah and Joe.
A full life of Experiences and Commitments, Anita Astorino Kulik is dedicated to improving the lives of our families and building a stronger community for all of us. Anita is ready to serve as your next State Representative.