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William John Phelan

William John Phelan IV

also known as Bill

Practice areas:

Family, Litigation

William Phelan

About Me

Mr. Phelan said he’s drawn to practicing family law because of the personal connection it allows him to build with his clients. Unlike other areas of the law, family law allows an attorney to truly connect with, and thus advocate for, a client.

“I enjoy working with my clients, who are usually in a difficult position in their lives, to help them reach a resolution that is not only in their favor, but also allows them to put their minds at ease and continue on with their daily lives,” Mr. Phelan said.

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Languages Spoken: English, Italian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Family: 80%
  2. Litigation: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael Campise

    Having known Bill Phelan for the last eleven years and seeing his passion for disability advocacy, I wholeheartedly endorse him. He is a tireless advocate and a good lawyer.

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    Michael Campise Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Charles Weiner

    I endorse this lawyer. Bill is very knowledgeable about disability law and has been very active in the disability law community. He has been a champion for disability rights.

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    Charles Weiner Education Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Cordell & Cordell

1601 Market Street
Suite 2230
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive201405/08/2015
DCActive 200807/19/2014
PAActive200704/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Who's Who Among Law ProfessionalsMontclair2010
G.P. Smith Award for Exceptional Dedication to the JournalJournal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyCordell & Cordell2014 - Present
PartnerThe Gowen Group2012 - 2014
PrincipalThe Phelan Firm2010 - 2012
Volunteer AttorneyWashington Legal Clinic For The Homeless2008 - 2014
Staff WriterMental and Physical Disability Law Reporter2008 - 2011
Staff AttorneyAmerican Bar Association - Commission on Disability Rights2007 - 2012

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Young Professionals Network of PhiladelphiaN/A2015 - Present
District of Columbia Superior Court, Family CourtMental Health and Mental Habilitation Panel Attorney2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2013 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesN/A2011 - Present
Disability Rights Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
District of Columbia Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Catholic University of AmericaPoliticsMA - Masters2007
Catholic University of AmericaClassical CivilizationBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2012 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium: Disability Identity in the Disability Rights MovementIssues on Qualifying for the Bar2012
Assisting Law Students with Disabilities in the 21st CenturyKicking Down the Door to Employment I: Of Mentors and Schedule A2011
National Disability Rights Network, Training and Advocacy Support Center Annual ConferenceBest Practices for Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining a Diverse Legal Staff2009
Pennsylvania Political Science Association Annual Meeting,Ignored No Longer: Contributions of the Common Law of Agency to Principal-Agency Theory and Congressional Leadership2007