Ms. Karen Ulmer Pendergast is an experienced attorney who has been handling divorces, custody, support and other family law matters since 1997. She is licensed in both PA and NJ and has represented clients in both states and various counties throughout both states. She handles cases involving closely held businesses, professional practices, divison of stock options, real estate, retirement accounts and other assets as well as relocation both locally and internationally. Ms. Pendergast is a a child advocate and volunteers her time to represent children who have been abused and in need of legal representation in Montgomery County. Ms. Pendergast is a graduate of Duke University with a B.S. in Psychology, a graduate of Widener Law as well as a graduate of Georgetown Law Center where she earned a Master's in Law in the area of Securties Regulation. In addition she has received certificates for over forty hours of training in mediation the area of family law. She has taught other lawyers how to handle custody and divorce cases by teaching seminars for the National Business Institute.
Ms. Pendergast has been actively involved throughout her career in various organizations, assuming leadership roles. In her younger years she was an officer in the Young Lawyer's Divison of the Bucks County Bar Assocation. She has been the regional coordinator for the High School Mock Trial competition for Chester, Bucks and Montgomery Counties for over 15 years. She was a former Second Vice President of the Peace Center, a non-profit organization that educates the community on non-conflict resolution. She has taught speech competition to elementary students. She was appointed to the Bucks County Women's Advisory Council. She currently serves on the board of the Widener University Alumni Board.
She currently sits on the Women In Profession for the PBA.
Ms. Pendergast grew up in Bucks County and continues to reside in Bucks County with her husband, two young children and her adult daughter.