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Benjamin Leigh Jerner

Benjamin Leigh Jerner

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Litigation, Probate, Adoption

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    19 years, 407 cases
  2. Probate: 20%
    11 years, 15 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    20 years, 90 cases
  4. Adoption: 10%
    13 years, 120 cases



Hourly ($330/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

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


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Jerner & Palmer P.C.

5401 Wissahickon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19144-5201

Jerner & Palmer, P.C. (satellite office)

5 Greentree Centre, Suite 104
525 Lincoln Drive West
Marlton, NJ, 08053





Professional Misconduct

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

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2015 Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Leadership AwardBradbury Sullivan Community Center2015
2013 Five Star Wealth ManagersFive Star Professional2013
2012 Five Star Wealth ManagersFive Star Professional2012
2010 Five Star Wealth ManagersCrescendo Business Services2010
2009 Five Star Wealth ManagersCrescendo Business Services2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateLaw Offices of Nancy D. Wasser1996 - 2003
AssociateFineman & Bach, P.C.1995 - 1996


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National LGBT Bar Association’s Family Law InstituteMember2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
World Professional Association for Transgender HealthMember2010 - Present
National Lesbian and Gay Law AssociationMember, Board of Directors1998 - 2000
Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of PhiladelphiaChair, Board of Directors1998 - 2000
Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of PhiladelphiaMember, Board of Directors1996 - 2000
Philadelphia Bar Association's Committee on the Legal Rights of Lesbians and Gay MenCo-ChairN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Palladino v. Corbett, et al.Voluntarily dismissed after marriage ban found unconstitutional
Cozen O'Connor, P.C. v. Tobits, et al.Judgment on the pleadings in favor of Ms. Tobits
In re: Burgi-RiosSuccessfully settled

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Publication NameTitleDate
Philadelphia Esate Planning CouncilThe Changing Planning Landscape Post-Windsor2013
Philadelphia Estate Planning Council Fall 2013 NewsletterEstate Planning for Same-Sex Couples in Pennsylvania Following Windsor2013
Representing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Clients in PennsylvaniaTransgender Clients2013
Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective AdvocacyCulturally Competent Representation2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Meeting of the Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh ValleyEstate Planning for Same-sex Couples in a Post-Windsor World2014
Philadelphia Trans-Health ConferenceEstate and Financial Planning for Trans Folks and Their Families in the 21 Century2012
Equality ForumBabymaking in the 21st Century: Assisted Reproduction Options for LGBT Parents2012
Family Matters ConferenceTransgender Legal Issues2011
Trans-Health ConferenceLegal Clinic2010
Thomas Jefferson University: Jefferson Medical College SymposiumAssisted Reproduction Laws Affecting Same-Sex Couples2010
Thomas Jefferson University: Jefferson Medical College SymposiumLiving Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney for Same-sex Couples2009