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Thomas J. Petrelli
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Thomas J. Petrelli Jr.

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Marriage & Prenuptials, Insurance, Personal Injury

About Me

Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr. is the principal of  Petrelli Law, P.C., focusing on cases of divorce and related matters, support, custody, and parental rights. Mr. Petrelli invites you to call our office and set up an initial consultation.


 


His goal is to help families of all shapes and sizes overcome the difficult legal matters that arise with divorce, child custody, premarital agreements, and domestic violence. Mr. Petrelli is driven by the need to let justice and integrity prevail. Whether it's the fair distribution of assets in a divorce or the legal means of protection for a victim of abuse, you can be sure that he will work tirelessly to find the right solution for the situation.


 


Mr. Petrelli brings a world of diverse experience to his law practice. Prior to founding Petrelli Law, P.C., he worked for a large Philadelphia based firm, practicing Environmental Litigation and Insurance Law (specifically, bad faith litigation), a mid-sized New Jersey based firm focusing on Real Estate and Environmental Litigation, and worked for the Clean Air Council developing helping shape environmental policy and regulations.  He has tried cases to verdict, appealed cases in State and Federal Court, and has brought many cases to conclusion through alternative forms of dispute resolution. After several years of litigation, helping people reach practical and creative solutions is a primary concern for Mr. Petrelli.

 

Born in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Mr. Petrelli's life journey thus far has held many twists and turns up and down the Eastern United States.  Mr. Petrelli holds a Juris Doctor from the Vermont Law School an LLM in Trial Advocacy from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, a Master's of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, and a BBA from attending University of Kentucky and later Temple University.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, as an active member of the Family Law section, a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, as an active member of the Family Law and Real Estate sections,  a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, as an active member of the Family Law and Real Estate sections, in New Jersey he is an active member of the New Jersey Bar Association - Family Law section, and a member of the Camden County Bar Association, and in Illinois he is an active member of the Illinois Bar Association and Chicago Bar Associaiton Family Law Sections.

 

Away from the law office, you would find Mr. Petrelli is a man of adventure and enthusiasm. From the snowy peaks of Vermont to the sunny beaches of Palm Beach, he can be found snowboarding/swimming/lounging whichever his mood or season.

 

A good relationship begins only when trust is established through communication and interaction.  Mr. Petrelli invites you to call our office and set up an initial consultation.

 


 


EDUCATION



  • LLM, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

  • Juris Doctor, Vermont Law School, S. Royalton, Vermont

  • Master's of Studies in Environmental Law, Vermont Law School S. Royalton, Vermont

  • B.B.A., Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


 


JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE



  • Pennsylvania

  • New Jersey

  • Illinois

  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Divorce & Separation: 21%
    14 years
  2. Insurance: 20%
    14 years
  3. Marriage & Prenuptials: 20%
    14 years
  4. Child Support: 20%
    14 years
  5. Personal Injury: 19%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($285-425/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Marc S. Albert

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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  • David Alexander Latanision

    I endorse this lawyer. Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr. enjoys a reputation as a highly skilled advocate with a wealth of family law experience.

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    David Latanision Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Petrelli Law, P.C. - PHILADELPHIA

1845 Walnut Street, Suite 1616
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Petrelli Law, PC - CHICAGO

Two Prudential Plaza
180 North Stetson, Suite 3500
Chicago, IL, 60601

Petrelli Law, PC - SOUTH JERSEY

One Echelon Plaza
227 Laurel Road, Suite 100
Voorhees, NJ, 08043

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201403/26/2015
DCActive 200405/24/2015
NJActive200305/29/2015
PAActive200205/31/2015

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 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2015
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2014
Top AttorneySuburban Life Magazine2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2014
Top AttorneySuburban Life Magazine2013
Top AttorneySuburban Life Magazine2012
Pennsylvania Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2012
Top 50 Lawyers in NortheastArrival Magazine2011
Super Lawyers Pennsylvania Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super Lawyers Pennsylvania Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Top 50 Lawyers in NortheastArrival Magazine2010
Awesome Attorneys - Divorce and Family LawSuburban Life Magazine2010
Who's Who in American LawThe Marquis Who's Who Publications Board2010
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Who's Who in American LawyersThe Marquis Who's Who Publications Board2009
Who's Who in American LawThe Marquis Who's Who Publications Board2008
Who's Who in American LawThe Marquis Who's Who Publications Board2007
Who's Who in American LawThe Marquis Who's Who Publication Board2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr. d/b/a PETRELLI LAW, P.C.2004 - Present
N/ACooper Levenson et al., PC2003 - 2004
AttorneyClean Air Council2002 - 2003
N/AObermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP2001 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Board2011 - Present
Forkin Family Law Inns of CourtBarrister2008 - Present
Nicholas J. Cipriani Family Law Inn of CourtBarrister2007 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2005 - Present
Justinian Society of LawyersMember2005 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
United States District Court for the District of New JerseyMember2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of PennsylvaniaMember2003 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationFamily Law Section2002 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Camden County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
John Doe v. Jane Doe (sealed)65% of the assets

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Amazon.comDIY No-Fault Divorce2014
Pennsylvania Bar Section newsletterRecent Support Cases: Summer 20082008
Philadelphia Divorce and Family Law BlogPhiladelphia Divorce and Family Law BlogN/A
New Jersey Divorce and Family Law BlogNew Jersey Divorce and Family Law BlogN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawTrial AdvocacyLL.M - Master of Laws2005
Vermont Law SchoolGeneral Legal StudiesJuris Doctor2001
Vermont Law SchoolN/AMaster's of Studies in Environmental Law2001
Temple UniversityRisk Management & EconomicsBBA1998
University of KentuckyN/AAttended from 1994-1997N/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
People's Law SchoolDivorce and Family Law2011
Peoples Law SchoolDivorce and Family Law2010
Peoples Law SchoolDivorce and Family Law2009
Bucks County Community Hot TipsDivorce and Family Law2009
Real Estate Purchase and Sale TransactionsReal Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions2008
Real Estate IssuesReal Estate Contracts and Environmental Compliance Issues2008
Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Meeting 2008Case Updates: Support2008
Real Estate ConventionDivorce and Real Estate2007