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Dorota Gasienica-Kozak

Family Attorney at Bethlehem, PA

5.0   11 reviews

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About Dorota

Learn Dorota’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    45%
    Divorce, Equitable Distribution and Alimony Custody

    22 years

  2. Adoption
    35%
    Adoptions Post adoption contact agreements Terminations of parental rights Interstate adoptions Step-parent and co-parent adoptions Birth parent representation LGBT family formation Gestational carrier/surrogacy actions Traditional surrogacy actions Ovum donor agreements, known or anonymous Embryo donor agreements, known or anonymous Sperm donor agreements, known or anonymous Parentage decrees Pre- and post-birth orders Insurance coverage issues/appeals

    20 years

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    KingSpry’s Trust and Estate Practice Group customizes estate planning and trust administration solutions for Lehigh Valley families. Our highly experienced team of attorneys takes pride in ensuring that clients and their beneficiaries avoid costly pitfalls in the estate planning process.

    22 years

In 2018, she was a Girl Scouts Take the Lead honoree, a “YWCA Woman of the Year” for 2014, and in 2013, she was named to the 40 Under 40 list by Lehigh Valley Business. She was a Celebrity Chef participant with Dining With Diakon for 2012, winning second place for funds raised in support of the cause. A graduate of the Leadership Lehigh Valley program, Mrs. Kozak is a former member of the board and was named the 2012 Leadership Lehigh Valley Alumni of the Year. She has been named a Rising Star honoree by Super Lawyer Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine.

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Licensed for 22 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/04/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Dorota

King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, L.L.C.
1 West Broad Street Ste 700
King Spry Herman Et Al
Bethlehem, PA, 18018-5783
Dorota Gasienica-Kozak
Bethlehem, PA
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Posted by Alissa | August 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and pleasant to work with
I was very happy to get to work with Dorota. She helped in drafting a new will for me because the previous one that I had was quite out of date. She was very meticulous and asked all the necessary questions to make sure that all the necessary details were covered. She also worked with my mother and step-father on their wills, and she was very sensitive to their needs as well.
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Posted by Maria | August 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Dorota has always been professional, honest, and reliable in all of the interactions we have had with her. She was hired to help us when a billing company for our family business did not live up to its contract agreements. Dorota was able to contact them after thoroughly researching the situation. She provided a quick resolution that alleviated a very stressful situation. I would not hesitate to hire Dorota again or refer her to anyone.
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Posted by Eileen | August 2, 2016
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Knowledgeable, Profesional and Efficient
Dorota is organized, knowledgeable and sincere. We used her services for our estate planning. She is excellent at conferring with her clients to pinpoint their needs. She offered us great direction and service in a comfortable, professional setting that was effficient. The combination of these traits is irreplacable when selecting an attorney. She kept our interests and goals a priority. I would highly recommend Dorota withouth hestitation to anyone in need of estate planning, as well as her other legal specialties.
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Posted by Thomas | July 30, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Most helpful
After 17 years of paying our mortgage on time, the company we were using, GMAC, sold our mortgage to Ocwen LLC. They were deceitful in their business and began harassing us. They threatened us with foreclosure so we consulted with Dorota Kozak. She advised us how to proceed. Within 2 weeks we received notification with clear and certain terms and have not had any issues since she intervened. Happily, we are still in our home and everything is well. Throughout this whole process, Dorata was empathetic to our situation and most importantly, used professional discretion all times.
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Posted by Melissa | July 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great experiance - estate planning
My husband and I recently worked with Dorota Gasienica-Kozak to draft our wills and estate planning documents. We appreciated how she listened to what we were looking for, educated us on what we needed to know and brought some ideas to the table. Her staff did an excellent job of following up with us to make sure that the documents got signed in a timely manner. Because of this great experience I have recommended her to many friends and family.
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Posted by Michael | July 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional & Knowledgeable
Our family has been using Dorota for a number of years now to help navigate the many facets of family law and estate planning. Her knowledge and professionalism is superb. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for solid legal advice and service.
Posted by Laura | July 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Adoption
Let me first start by stating that we couldn't have been happier with Dorota! She walked us through a very complex adoption without hesitation, all the while making sure we were comfortable every step of the way. She handled every planned detail and every unplanned detail to perfection ! She made our experience monumental. I would highly recommend Dorota to family, friends and strangers without a second thought.
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Posted by Dominic | July 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce for Dominic Caruso Jr.
Attorney Kozak was always very helpful and both my son and I trust her expert counsel based on years of experience. She made every attempt to be both fair but tough in our negotiations and she kept us up to date at all times.
Posted by Dominic | July 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of my lawyer
Through my divorce process. Dorota walked me through every step of the process and we had open communications until the very end. She was fun and easy to work with and i would recommend her to anyone. Great job Dorota!!
Posted by Marina | July 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Detail oriented
Our family knows Dorota for many years and she is always a person to go to with all legal questions. I had to work abroad for a month and my two sons remain in the country. Not only Dorota helped to prepare all necessary documents, she also suggest and comply with 'just in case' scenario. We are very happy with her knowledge and customer service.
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Posted by Niki | July 21, 2016
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In a heartbeat
I would absolutely recommend Dorota as a family attorney. She went to bat for me when we were having communication difficulties that could not be solved without lawyer intervention, and she genuinely wanted the best for myself and my family. She doesn't back down and she's fair and truthful. Having to go through the court and discussing child support and visitations was an emotional nightmare for me, but this practice really helped me keep it together.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Young Upright Catina and Parker
  • 2000 - 2003

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • DeSales University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • United Way of the Lehigh Valley
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United Way Women's Leadership Council
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • St Luke's Hospital Auxiliary
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Chair of Board of Governors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cedar Crest College President's Council
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • DeSales University President's Council
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber's Women's Business Council
  • Past President
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Pinebrook Family Answers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Leadership Lehigh Valley
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Polish

Honors and Awards

  • Take the Lead
  • Girl Scouts
  • 2018
  • Select Lawyer
  • Lehigh Valley Style Magazine
  • 2017
  • Women of Influence
  • Lehigh Valley Business
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family lawyers
  • 2016
  • Woman of the Year
  • YWCA
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • 40 Under 40
  • Lehigh Valley Business
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Alumni Recognition Award
  • Leadership Lehigh Valley
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Connections
  • Meet Representative Zach Mako
  • 2017
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Connections
  • Representative Schweyer and Representative Schlossberg: Budget, Healthcare, Schools
  • 2017
  • RMAPA Newsletter
  • Piecing Together Infertility
  • 2017
  • heARTbeat
  • Blogs
  • 2017
  • Lehigh Valley Woman
  • Promoting Openness: The Evolution of Today's Adoptive Family
  • 2016
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Connections
  • Representative Samuelson and Representative Freeman: Discrimination Laws, Minimum Wage, Tutoring Program, Education Funding
  • 2016
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Connections
  • Representative Ryan Mackenzie - Unemployment Compensation
  • 2016
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Connections
  • Minimum Wage
  • 2016
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Connections
  • Department of Labor Overtime Regulations
  • 2016
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Connections
  • Overtime, Taxes, Education
  • 2016
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Connections
  • Department of Labor Overtime Ruling
  • 2016
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Connections
  • Mayors and Municipal Officials
  • 2016
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Connections
  • Budget Issues
  • 2016
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Connections
  • Employee Regulatory Committee
  • 2016
  • RMAPA Newsletter
  • LGBT Marriage On Parentage
  • 2016
  • RMAPA Newsletter
  • Why is Estate Planning Important to you when using Assisted Technology
  • 2016
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Connections
  • What Constitutes an Employer?
  • 2015
  • RMAPA Newsletter
  • What Happens to Stored Genetic Material
  • 2015
  • RMAPA Newsletter
  • Why do both partners of same-sex couples have to sign consents
  • 2015
  • RMAPA Newsletter
  • Why is Correcting Birth Certificate Important
  • 2015
  • RMAPA Newsletter
  • Do you know the legal issues with regards to infertility treatments as it relates to Health Insurance and Employment Law
  • 2015
  • RMAPA Newsletter
  • Do you know PA's LGBT Marriage Impact on Parentage
  • 2015
  • Lehigh Valley Women
  • Your Marriage May Now Be Equal, But Here's Why You Still Need To Protect Your Parental Rights
  • 2015
  • Lehigh Valley Women
  • Now the LGBT's Can Be Wed In PA
  • 2015
  • RMAPA Newsletter
  • Can I legally be Married to Someone and get Pregnant with a New Partner?
  • 2014
  • RMAPA Newsletter
  • I am Unable to Use My Own Eggs for IVF
  • 2014
  • Lehigh Valley Women
  • No Need to Keep Your Eggs in One Basket
  • 2014
  • Lehigh Valley Women
  • Children Are Good For The Heart
  • 2013
  • Temple Environmental Law & Technology Journal
  • Aids treatment and medical Technology: The Supreme Court Abandons the CDC
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Building your Family
  • 2014
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Snapshots from the Petri Dish
  • 2014
  • Northampton and Monroe Bar Association CLE
  • Adoption/Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (11)
Endorse Dorota
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dorota is competent, ethical and thorough. She has earned an excellent reputation among her peers for the quality of her work and her ability to resolve cases efficiently and effectively."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as a great mentor and family law practitioner. She is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kozak is an experienced and knowledgeable family law and adoption law attorney who is highly respected among her peers. She works very hard for our clients and I enjoy working with her to help them achieve their goals."
Adoption Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dorota is very knowledgeable about the adoption field. She has finalized adoptions for a wide range of clients, including step parents and parents adopting with the assistance of public and private agencies. In addition, Dorota is the only attorney in the Lehigh Valley who has expertise in assisted reproduction matters."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dorota is on the cutting edge of new legal issues concerning adoption and ART (Assistive Reproductive Technology), and I wholly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dorota is a fantastic attorney and a wonderful asset to her clients. I would highly recommend her."
Adoption Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Kozak is a tremendous attorney and individual--a leading attorney in the practices of Adoption Law, Assisted Reproductive Technology Law, Estate Planning, and Family Law. Attorney Kozak is dedicated, intelligent, caring, and modern in her approaches to the law. Working with Attorney Kozak has been and remains a pleasure. Moreover, I cannot understate her devotion to each client, our community, and our legal profession. I strongly endorse Attorney Kozak."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dorota is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney and a strong advocate for her clients."
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Dorota Gasienica-Kozak
Family Attorney
Bethlehem, PA
Licensed for 22 years