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Elaine Smith

Elaine Smith

Practice areas:

Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family, Domestic Violence

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Domestic Violence: 20%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  4. Child Custody: 20%
  5. Child Support: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Herbert Ira Ellis

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Herbert Ellis Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Stacy Ellen Schwarz

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known and admired Elaine Smith for the entirety of my career. Elaine is not only an excellent lawyer but has given so much of herself to the Bar and her fellow colleagues. She is a true lady and a pioneer to this profession.

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    Stacy Schwarz Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Elaine Smith & Adam Horwitz

1420 Locust Street
Suite 110
Philadelphia, PA, 19102

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive197505/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Diversity CommitteeCo-chair2002 - 2002
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee2002 - 2002
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee2001 - 2001
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Custody CommitteeChair1999 - 2002
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1998 - 1998
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Legislative Liaison CommitteeMember1995 - 2002
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Fee Dispute CommitteeMember1995 - 2002
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionCo-chair1995 - 1999
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1994 - 1994
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee1994 - 1994
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair1991 - 1991
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee1991 - 1991
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair1989 - 1989
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionVice-Chair1988 - 1988
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair1988 - 1994
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionTreasurer1987 - 1987
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair1986 - 1988
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionSecretary1985 - 1985
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Custody CommitteeChair1985 - 1985
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Custody CommitteeChair1984 - 1984
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee1982 - 1986
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of Family PsychotherapyManaging Family Loyalty Conflicts in Child Custody Disputes1992
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional LawCourse Planner of Symposium on Family LawN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of PennsylvaniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1965
Bryn Mawr CollegeN/AMA - MastersN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Temple University Alumni AssociationCurrent Issues in Custody1997
American Bar AssociationLawyers and Psychologists Working Together, Panel and Best Interest of the Child1997
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionBench Bar Conference Program on Custody and Support Issues1996
Philadelphia Bar AssociationEthical Issues in Family Law1995
Philadelphia Bar AssociationEthical Issues in New Technology1994
American Orthopsychiatric AssociationConflicts in Custody and Visitation - Who's the Client Here? How an Attorney and Therapist Resolve Ethical Issues in a Custody and Visitation Dispute (with Gail Davidoff, M.S.W.)1994
Philadelphia Bar Association Bench Bar ConferenceMemory Factors in False Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse - Evidentiary Issues (with Hon. John Braxton and Dr. Robert Tanenbaum)1993
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteRepresenting Your Client and Yourself in Hard Times1991
Philadelphia Bar Association Bench Bar ConferencePanelist, Relocation in Custody Matters1990
Philadelphia Bar AssociationVIP Training1989
Philadelphia Bar AssociationRepresenting the Father in Custody or Visitation Litigation When There is an Allegation of Sexual Abuse1989
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationDrafting Enforceable Pre-Nuptial Agreements1989