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Phyllis Bookspan

Phyllis Bookspan

Practice areas:

Family, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Litigation

About Me

As a former law professor and a business owner, my job is to employ  my unique experience to get the best result for you.   I understand  the complexities of the law and  the realities of life.  I devote myself to  helping clients work through stressful situations with the least amount of turmoil,  making the legal system understandable, and making your interactions with the system as pain free and rewarding as possible.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Family: 30%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  3. Child Support: 20%
  4. Child Custody: 20%
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jonathan H. Stanwood

    Very smart, thoughtful and tenacious. God help her opponent.

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    Jonathan Stanwood Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Sara Leigh McGeever

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Sara McGeever Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Bookspan Family Law,LLC

150 N. Radnor Chester Rd
Suite F-200
Radnor, PA, 19087

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199105/31/2015
DCSuspended198305/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2012
Awesome AttoneyPhiladelphia Suburban Life Magazine2012
E Barrett Pretyman FellowGeorgetown University1985

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselBennett & Associates2009 - Present
AttorneyBookspan Family Law2009 - Present
Founder and OwnerRYAH Yoga and Health2006 - 2012
Professor of LawWidener University School of Law1985 - 2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Delaware Valley Friends SchoolFormer Board of Directors2006 - 2011
Family Support LIneFormer Board of Directors2005 - 2010
Jewish Family and Children's ServiceBoard of Advisors1998 - Present
Equal Justice FoundationFounding Member1991 - Present
National Association of Professional WomenN/AN/A
Center for ResolutionsMediatorN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
U.S. v. Thomas and PicciottoMotion to Dismiss granted after 5 days of trial.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Pennsylvania LawyerBan Life without Parole2011
Delaware Lawyer magazineToo Young to Die, A Look At evolving Standards of Decency and the U.S. Juvenile Death Penalty2004
Indiana Law ReviewO MIrrors and Gavels: A Chronicle of the Use of Menopause as a Legal Defense against Women1999
Vanderbilt Law ReviewReworking the Warrant Requirement; Resuscitating the Fourth Amendment1991
Delaware Lawyer magazineToo Young to Die? A Look at Evolving Standards of Decency and the U. S. Juvenile Death PenaltyN/A
Texas Journal of Women and the LawA Delicate Imbalance: Family and WorkN/A
Brigham Young University (BYU) Journal of Public LawFrom a Tender Years Presumption to a Primary Parent Presumption: Has Anything Really Changed, Should It?N/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawM.L.A. Master of Law Trial Advocacy1985
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Toby Lynn Dickman SeminarRecent Developments in the Defense of Marriage Act2013
American Inns of CourtEstate Planning and Divorce2011
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationCocktail party Chatter2010
Hague, NetherlandsJuveniles and the American Death PenaltyN/A