Linda MacElree (Lynn) is knowledgeable, tenacious, a formidable opponent and passionate about practicing family law. Lynn has been the head of her own boutique law firm concentrating in family law matters since 1987. After clerking for the Honorable Leonard Sugerman, Lynn has practiced for over 30 years, concentrating exclusively in the area of family law in Chester County.
Lynn has a straight-forward approach to cases. In a divorce matter, after determining the marital assets, her goal is to help find solutions to the division of assets and, if appropriate, Lynn will help work out an alimony solution. A negotiated divorce settlement that both clients can live with, although it may not have everything on each party’s wish list, is far better than an equitable distribution or alimony award imposed by a disinterested master or judge.
However, if a negotiated settlement cannot be achieved, Lynn is up to the task of complex litigation. Litigation requires preparation, planning, and an in-depth understanding of the issues and the law as well as knowledge of the parties, the opposing counsel and the fact finder. Lynn has 30 years of experience in family law.
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I met Lynn as an opposing attorney several years ago on an case involving complex financial issues and a hotly disputed custody matter. She was extremely knowledgeable and well-prepared for all court proceedings and negotiations. Since that time, I have contacted her with questions or sought her advice regarding possible strategies in other matters. Lynn has always been helpful and has provided excellent advice and insight.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top Lawyer||Main Line Today Magazine||2010|
|Top Lawyer||Main Line Today Magazine||2009|
|Owner||Linda L. MacElree, Esquire, LLC||1987 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chester County Bar Association||Co-chair||2004 - 2006|
|Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court||Master||2003 - 2013|
|Chester County Bar Associations,Family Law Section||Member||1987 - 2016|
|Chester County Bar Associations,Family Law Section||Chairman||1987 - 1987|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Francis v. Francis, 358 Pa. Superior Ct. 391 (1986), 517 A.2d 997||Order Affirmed|
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|Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine||"The Need to Regulate Surrogate Mothering"||1983|
|Villanova University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|West Chester University of Pennsylvania||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1968|
|Chester County Bar Association Fall Bench Bar||Custody-Where Do you Stand?||2011|
|Chester County Bar Association Fall Bench Bar||Dating Game/Support Guidelines||2010|
|Chester County Bar Association Fall Bench Bar||Tales From Custody||2010|
|Chester County Bar Association Fall Bench Bar||Dying for Divorce||2007|