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Practice Areas


  1. Adoption: 90%
    25 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Guardianship: 10%
    25 years, 150 cases



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Robin A. Fleischner

    I highly endorse Denise.A past President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, her knowledge, compassion, expertise in adoption, surrogacy, and reproductive law are top notch. Robin Fleischner Attorney at Law


    Robin Fleischner Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jeffrey Stockton Helffrich

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. As a former judicial law clerk, I've had the opportunity to see attorney Bierly in action many times. Her knowledge of adoption law and courtroom procedures is unmatched by many of her peers. The amount of preparation she invests in her cases make judges smile when she enters a courtroom. Lastly, and probably most importantly, Ms. Bierly's clients are not nameless faces to her; she truly cares for children and their soon-to-be adoptive parents.


    Jeffrey Helffrich Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bierly & Rabuck

486 Nimitz Ave
State College, PA, 16801



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
State Pro Bono AwardPennsylvania Bar Association2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney and OwnerThe Law Offices of Denise M. Bierly2012 - Present
AttorneyDelafield, McGee, Jones and Kauffman1991 - 2011
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysDirector of Adoption2015 - Present
American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology AttorneysFormer President2013 - 2014
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysFormer President2013 - 2014
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysFellow1997 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Pennsylvania State UniversitySpeech CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WebinarThe Impact of Federal Legislation on Adoption Law2014
Adoption Law NightPennsylvania Adoption Law2013
The Future of Adoption SymposiumAdoption Trends-Domestic and International2012
Racing Towards Innovation-23rd Annual ConferenceEthics in Adoption and Assisted Reproduction2012