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Kristine Laurel Calalang

Kristine Laurel Calalang

Practice areas:

Family

About Me

Kristine L. Calalang is the principal of The Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang and has been practicing family law in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties since 2004. Ms. Calalang obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of New Jersey (completing a double major in Biology and Psychology with a minor in Chemistry) and her Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law (VLS). Ms. Calalang is active in the Philadelphia Bar Association, serving as the Chair of the Family Law Section (FLS) Diversity Committee and a Co-Chair of the FLS Custody Committee. She also serves on the FLS Executive Board, the Villanova Minority Alumni Society Leadership Board and was on the Young Lawyer Editorial Board for seven years. She is a member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA), the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  Ms. Calalang has given numerous presentations through her involvement with the Philadelphia Bar Association, APABA-PA and VLS and has had her legal writing published in online and print media.  In addition, Ms. Calalang was named as Rising Star in Super Lawyer: Rising Stars Editions 2010, 2011 and 2013. She was also named as a Lawyer on the Fast Track for 2008 by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly and has been placed on the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's Pro Bono Rolls of Honor for exemplary pro bono work each year from 2006 – 2010.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Family: 100%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn

    This lawyer knows her stuff.

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    Deborah Iwanyshyn Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stefanie Zarych

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Stefanie Zarych Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

The Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang

1221 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA, 19107-5572

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive200408/03/2015
NJActive200405/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Pro Bono Rolls of Honor (2006-2010)First Judicial District of Pennsylvania2010
Lawyer on the Fast TrackThe Legal Intelligencer; Pennsylvania Law Weekly2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang2012 - Present
ArbitratorPhiladelphia Compulsory Arbitration Center - Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas2007 - Present
AssociatePrivate Practice Family Law Firm2004 - 2011

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2013 - Present
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Diversity CommitteeChair2012 - Present
Nicholas A. Cipriani Family American Inn of CourMember2010 - 2011
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Custody CommitteeCo-chair2007 - Present
Villanova Law Minority Alumni Society Leadership BoardBoard Member2005 - Present
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of PennsylvaniaMember2005 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Solo & Small Firm Practice Section of the Pennsylvania Bar AssociationDeclaration of Independence2013
Nolo's affiliate DivorceNet.comDivision of Property in Pennsylvania2013
Nolo's affiliate DivorceNet.comDividing Retirement Benefits in Divorce - Pennsylvania2013
The Legal IntelligencerEditorials in the Young Lawyer supplement to The Legal Intelligencer (2005-2012)2012
Theater Law: Cases and Materials, edited by Robert M. Jarvis et al., Carolina Academic Press (2004)Student Research Contributions2004

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
College of New JerseyCompleted Psychology/Biology double major with Chemistry minorBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section MeetingChild Custody Update: Noteworthy Pennsylvania Cases from 2011 & 20122013
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteFamily Law Institute2013
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Custody Committee Program; Pennsylvania Bar InstituteLooking at Our Clients, Looking at Ourselves: Best Practice Tips to Improve Cultural Awareness for Philadelphia Attorneys2012
Villanova University School of LawFamily Law Careers Panel2010
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section MeetingA Year in Review: Custody Cases of 20092010
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section MeetingA Year in Review: Custody Cases of 20082009
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of PennsylvaniaThe Law and You2008
Villanova University School of LawWhy Diversity Matters: A Conversation With Young Associates of Color2007
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section MeetingThe Hottest Custody Issues of 2006: Surrogacy, Relocation, Same-Sex Parents, PFA’s and more...2007