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Denise M. Bierly

Adoption Attorney at State College, PA

3.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

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About Denise

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Practice areas
  1. Adoption

    33 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Guardianship

    33 years, 150 cases

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Bierly & Rabuck
486 Nimitz Ave
State College, PA, 16801


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Posted by Sue & Greg Molochnick | January 24, 2015
Above Excellent Attorney!
Having Denise Bierly support us legally was the best decision we made! She wasn't our first attorney we sought and we struck gold when we found her. She was our educator on the gestational process, our saving grace in answering all of our many questions throughout, our match maker for finding the a perfect carrier for our needs, and most of all a newly gained caring friend. We could not be more pleased to have her there the day our twins arrived. It was so reassuring knowing that she was truly there in support, love and kindness to help us celebrate; for thanks to Denise we now have our family!
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Not trust worthy!
We trusted Denise to prepare an accurate contact for us and our surrogate. Unfortunately the contract was miswritten costing us thousands of dollars in the end. We would not recommend using her.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney and Owner
  • The Law Offices of Denise M. Bierly
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Delafield, McGee, Jones and Kauffman
  • 1991 - 2011


  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987


  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Director of Adoption
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Fellow
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys
  • Former President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Former President
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • State Pro Bono Award
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • The Impact of Federal Legislation on Adoption Law
  • 2014
  • Adoption Law Night
  • Pennsylvania Adoption Law
  • 2013
  • The Future of Adoption Symposium
  • Adoption Trends-Domestic and International
  • 2012
  • Racing Towards Innovation-23rd Annual Conference
  • Ethics in Adoption and Assisted Reproduction
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Adoption Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Denise is a highly competent and caring attorney. I highly recommend her and have enjoyed working with her."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Denise.A past President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, her knowledge, compassion, expertise in adoption, surrogacy, and reproductive law are top notch. Robin Fleischner Attorney at Law"
Adoption Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. As a former judicial law clerk, I've had the opportunity to see attorney Bierly in action many times. Her knowledge of adoption law and courtroom procedures is unmatched by many of her peers. The amount of preparation she invests in her cases make judges smile when she enters a courtroom. Lastly, and probably most importantly, Ms. Bierly's clients are not nameless faces to her; she truly cares for children and their soon-to-be adoptive parents."
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