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Benjamin Leigh Jerner

Benjamin Leigh Jerner

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Adoption, Contracts & Agreements, General Practice

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    14 years, 148 cases
  2. Probate: 30%
    11 years, 14 cases
  3. Adoption: 10%
    13 years, 62 cases
  4. General Practice: 5%
  5. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
    14 years, 24 cases



Hourly ($300/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.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
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

Association NamePosition NameDuration
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.Ongoing (filed 9/26/13)
Cozen O'Connor, P.C. v. Tobits, et al.Judgment on the pleadings in favor of Ms. Tobits

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Publication NameTitleDate
Philadelphia Estate Planning Council Fall 2013 NewsletterEstate Planning for Same-Sex Couples in Pennsylvania Following Windsor2013
Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective AdvocacyCulturally Competent Representation2012
Representing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Clients in PennsylvaniaTransgendered Clients2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
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