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  1. Child Custody: 25%
    13 years
  2. Family: 25%
    13 years
  3. Social Security: 20%
    36 years
  4. Education: 20%
    26 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%
    15 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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Penelope A. Boyd LLC

535 North Church Street
West Chester, PA, 19381-3497


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerPenelope A. Boyd, Attorney1990 - Present
AttorneyDomestic Violence Center of Chester County2004 - 2011
Senior Staff AttorneyDisabilities Law Project, Philadelphia1988 - 1990
Public DefenderDepartment of the Public Advocate, State of New Jersey1980 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chester County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1988 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Oberti v Clementon School DistrictFirst case in United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to recognize inclusion in special education cases
Mescanti v. MescantiWife's PFA upheld
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Publication nameTitleDate
Children's Legal Rights JournalDeveloping Legal Strategies for Obtaining Services for Children with Emotional Problem1988
Villanova Law ReviewStrategies in Zoning and Community Living Arrangements for Retarded Citizens: Parens Patriae Meets Police Power1980
Stanford Law ReviewThe Promise of the Pennhurst Case1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Pennsylvania State UniversityN/AN/A1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Domestic Violence Center Chester CountyMeet The Attorney2012
Crime Victims Center of Chester CountyCriminal Law Seminar2011