Robert M. Sakovich Esq.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Attorney Robert M. Sakovich joined Cognetti & Associates in 2018. He focuses his practice on family law and mental health treatment law.

Mr. Sakovich's family law practice includes divorce, custody, child and spousal support, property division, prenuptial agreements, protection from abuse, and a variety of other matters. He has represented clients in divorce and support matters involving closely-held business enterprises, an array of retirement accounts, and other financial instruments. Mr. Sakovich has also developed a practice in complex custody actions, including grandparents' rights, relocation, and interstate child custody actions.

Mr. Sakovich also has considerable experience in expunging prior involuntary commitments under Pennsylvania's Mental Health Procedures Act. He has assisted clients in challenging involuntary commitments and in seeking expungement in Pennsylvania courts for individuals who may have been improperly committed. His experience in such matters ranges from challenging the commitments before Mental Health Review Officers to seeking expungement from the Court of Common Pleas to raising issues on appeal before the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

Prior to joining Cognetti & Associates, Mr. Sakovich practiced family law, firearms and mental health law, and business law for three years in Harrisburg. Before that, Mr. Sakovich clerked for the York County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Joseph C. Adams who, at the time, presided over the court's Family Law Division.

Mr. Sakovich has demonstrated a commitment to acting in the best interest of children both inside and outside of the courtroom. In his senior year at the Pennsylvania State University, he served as communications chairman for Springfield, a nonprofit group that raises money to help pediatric cancer patients and their families in conjunction with the university's annual dance marathon known as THON. Under Mr. Sakovich's leadership, Springfield's 140 members raised nearly $178,000 for pediatric cancer patients. He was awarded a Four Diamonds Fund plaque for his exceptional service.

Mr. Sakovich commits most of his spare time to his wife and daughter, but he also makes time for periodic weight training and running, cooking and watching Penn State football.

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law
  • Mental Health Expungements

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania State Courts
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania


  • Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania  J.D.
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania   B.A.