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Amy Lynn Owen

Child custody Attorney at Carlisle, PA

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Amy

Learn Amy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%
    Litigated custody matters, custody agreements, paternity disputes.

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Contested and uncontested divorces, fault and no-fault divorce, property settlement agreements, alimony, spousal support.

  3. Child support
    20%
    Initial complaints and modification, de novo hearings.

  4. Guardianship
    10%
    Representing petitioners, families, and alleged incapacitated persons.

  5. Litigation
    10%
    General civil litigation, breach of contract, litigation defense, land use.

Amy Owen focuses on family and civil law where she is experienced in counseling clients in family law matters and civil disputes. Attorney Owen has years of experience counseling clients in a variety of civil and family law matters, including divorce, support, custody, and general litigation. She also represents individuals and business entities in contract negotiations, civil litigation, and employment matters. Attorney Owen has handled cases from inception through appeal, and has achieved positive outcomes for her clients in Pennsylvania trial courts, intermediate appellate courts, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Attorney Owen was recognized in 2019, 2020, and 2021 as a Rising Star in family law in the Pennsylvania edition of Super Lawyers. Pennsylvania Super Lawyers selects outstanding attorneys who have been identified as having attained a high level of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Before entering private practice, she clerked for the Honorable James P. Cullen of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas where she gained experience in a wide array of civil and criminal cases and drafted judicial opinions for the litigants and the appellate courts.

Attorney Owen is active in local bar associations. Currently, she serves as a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association’s Board of Directors, as the Secretary of the Bar Association's Family Law Section, and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Young Lawyers' Division. Attorney Owen is also a member of Cumberland County Inn of Court and the Real Estate, Probate, and Elder Law Section. She is also a member of the Franklin County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

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Location

Snyder Law
17 W. South Street
Carlisle, PA, 17013
Snyder Law
183 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg, PA, 17201
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Posted by Paige | January 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amy is great!
Amy was super helpful during a very difficult time going through a rough custody battle. She was always checking on me and making sure all of our ducks were in a row. Amy was always prompt when I needed to reach out to her. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a reliable and caring attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and respectful!!
I was recommended to Ms. Owen by a friend and I was not disappointed. I went into this not knowing how the divorce process worked and from day one she took the time to explain in detail how everything would go. She took the time to answer any questions i had and made sure nothing was left unknown. I was never left in the dark or wondering what was going to happen next. The communication between Ms. Owen and her team was always on point. They kept me up to date no matter what. I would highly recommend Ms. Owen. I can’t thank her and her team enough for all they have done for me.
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Posted by Amanda | October 25, 2018
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Highly Recommended!
Highly recommend Amy Owen. As a lesbian couple, my wife and I searched for a LGBT friendly attorney who would help us with all legal matters pertaining to having a child, Amy was recommended, was highly regarded, and did not disappoint. She was extremely friendly throughout the process and understanding of not only our incessive need to ask questions but met that need with quick and efficient responses which put our hearts at ease. Amy, thank you for the role you played in bringing our family together, we will be back for our second child and will be recommending you to anybody we possibly can!
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Posted by Bill | September 27, 2017
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Top Notch
Amy well versed, and is no nonsense and direct. She handles your case and keeps in touch when necessary. In our family's case, she took the time to discuss our options thoroughly, then took direction from us as to how we wanted to proceed. Amy stood her ground given the circumstances of the case and it was concluded favorably for us rather quickly. We highly recommend Amy.
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Posted by Debra | August 8, 2017
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Wonderful Attorney
I was assigned to Amy after my other lawyer left the practice. I was so pleased with Amy for getting my divorce done after the other one dragged her feet. I felt Amy gave me her time when needed and was very caring and explained everything to me when I didn't understand some things. I would recommend Amy to anyone who needs a divorce. Thank you Amy!!!!!
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Posted by Jennifer | May 12, 2017
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Excellent attorney
We hired Amy to help our son with a penndot issue. She was excellent at explaining everything that needed to be done with our case. I was very happy with the results and will continue to hire her if ever needed.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Review your lawyer
My particular case did not require an attorney in court. However, Amy was fantastic to work with. She was able to meet with me at short notice and adequately prepare me to meet with a student conduct hearing. Amy is very professional and thorough with her work. She knew the legal system very well and was able to give me guidance on my case. Amy is a very respectful attorney, and I recommend to all.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2016
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Great Civil/Family Lawyer
Amy did a wonderful job preparing and drafting the family/estate planning documents that I requested. She was very invested and attentive to my needs. She obviously put forth a great deal of effort and it showed! She cares a great deal about her clients, and I would highly recommend her!
Posted by Wendy | October 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Amy has provided excellent and consistent representation and advice for my non-profit organization. She is thorough, detailed oriented and very responsive when reviewing our contracts, NDA and other business documents. Her advice is always spot-on and has been instrumental in helping me grow my organization.
Posted by Paul | October 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Civil Trial Review
Amy Owen provided excellent service for me recently at a Civil Trial. She came well prepared and made sure I was well prepared before my testimony. Her extra effort and research prior to trial are what gave us a favorable outcome. She is very easy to work with and a genuine caring person. Thanks so much for all your hard work!
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2016
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Highly Recommend
Amy was very responsive to my calls, emails and concerns. Her level of representation far exceeded my expectations. Very smart and aggressive, exactly what I needed.
Posted by James | December 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce civil
Amy took my divorce case on and did a fantastic Job!! She was both very cautious and reserved in her dealing with me in our defense prep work. She strategically put together our case . Amy was Brilliant in handling my ex wife's attorney and their case. Amy is tenacious in court a real tiger, She made my ex wife's very arrogant lawyer look like it was his first case out of law school. Attorney Miller never knew what hit him when our hearing was over. Needless to say Amy won my case. Amy was very aggressive in court , just how you want your attorney to be. She never backed down and was very well prepared with her cross examination. I was very impressed with Amy's professionalism through this whole process. I was not eager to go to court but Amy lead me through the paces and was large and in charge in the courtroom. Amy was brilliant in her strategy. I would not hesitate to recommend Amy and her firm Abom & Kutulakis to anyone. I am very glad I hired Amy. Would use her again.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Snyder Law
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate
  • Johnson, Duffie, Stewart & Weidner, P.C.
  • 2018 - 2022
  • Associate
  • Abom & Kutulakis, LLP Attorneys At Law
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Quinnipiac University Legal Clinic
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2012
  • Lafayette College
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kadar-Kallen v. Old Iron Estates Homeowners Association
  • Affirmed in part, vacated and remanded in part (Commonwealth Court)
  • J.L. v. A.L. & K.L., 205 A.3d 347 (Pa. Super. 2019).
  • Affirmed (Superior Court)
  • R.S.M. v. L.K.M., No. 319 MDA 2018, 2018 WL 4519832 (Pa. Super., Sept. 21, 2018).
  • Affirmed (Superior Court)

Associations

  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2023 - Present
  • Franklin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2015 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Courts
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Chair, Young Lawyers' Division
  • 2021 - 2023
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division
  • Vice Chair
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Lancaster County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Clinical Legal Education Award
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • 2012
  • Distinguished Academic Achievement Award -- Legal Drafting
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • 2011
  • Distinguished Academic Achievement Award -- Legislation
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • Take Away Freedom, But Don’t Eliminate Hope
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Protecting Family: Guardianship, Estate Planning, and You (for Seniors)
  • Estate Planning for the Expected and Unexpected
  • 2020
  • Cedar Cliff High School
  • Adulting?!?
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (11)
Endorse Amy
Family Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Owen is a dedicated and zealous advocate for every one of her clients. Her skill set allows her to research, evaluate and articulate options for and to her clients in a timely and meaningful manner. She is ready, willing and able to litigate matters when necessary but also understands and can articulate the value in knowing when a settlement is in her client's best interest. It is a pleasure working with Attorney Owen."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Amy for many years. She is dedicated, hard working, and knowledgeable in the law. She always represents her clients to the best of her ability, and it has been a pleasure working with her."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy goes to great lengths to ensure her clients are educated in all of their options going forward. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law. Amy pay attention to detail and serves her clients well. I have the privilege of learning family law from Amy."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is a diligent legal advocate with a distinct ability to wade through the torrent of laws, rules, and documents which control modern litigation. Being a former judicial law clerk, Amy's legal writing is impeccable and her spoken advocacy in court only builds on this strength."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is a skilled advocate. She is knowledgeable and takes great pride in her work. She is committed to keeping her clients informed. She has the necessary experience to thoroughly assess a case and provide solid advice. I would recommend Amy if you are seeking legal representation."
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is an excellent attorney! She pays great attention to detail and is unstoppable with her vast knowledge of the law! Amy truly cares about all of her clients and you will see that from the first time you meet with her!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Over the past several years, I have had the pleasure of seeing Amy grow into a talented and zealous advocate for her clients. Her knowledge of the laws and rules of procedure is superb. She is responsive, provides solid advice and is a tenacious advocate. Choosing her to represent you will be one of the best decisions you make."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is an extremely knowledgeable advocate for her clients. Her attention to detail is impeccable and makes her a great attorney to work with!"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is bright, analytical, and clear. She is detail-oriented and result-focused. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Carlisle Child custody Lawyer Amy Lynn Owen
Amy Lynn Owen
Child custody Attorney
Carlisle, PA
Licensed for 11 years