also known as Connie J. Merwine, MHK Attorneys
Pennsylvania family law attorney Connie J. Merwine graduated with Highest Honors from Lehigh University in 1985 and received her law degree from Dickinson Law School in 1988, graduating summa cum laude and 2nd in her class. She published an article in the Dickinson Law Review and graduated as a member of the Honorary Society. During law school Attorney Merwine became a Pennsylvania Certified Public Accountant and maintains that status today. She was awarded a Masters Degree in Taxation from Georgetown University, and thereafter was awarded a Masters Degree in Liberal Arts by University of Pennsylvania. Her education and experience give her a unique qualification to handle family law estate matters where protecting and administering assets are important.
Areas of Practice and Experience
Attorney Merwine has extensive experience in all aspects of Family Law: Divorce, Custody, Spousal Support, Alimony, Child Support, Adoptions and Protection from Abuse Actions; Will preparation and Estate planning, power of attorney preparation and all aspects of estate administration including preparation of the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax Return.
Family Law and Estate Planning & Administration
Family Law including Divorce, Custody, Support, Alimony, Adoptions, and Protection from Abuse Actions. Attorney Merwine has handled, reviewed, tried, and settled over 2000 family law matters during her 20 years of practice. The American Society of Legal Advocates recently selected Attorney Merwine as one of the Top 100 Family lawyers in the State of Pennsylvania for 2014.
Estate Planning including Drafting of Estate documents in Wills, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Living Trusts, Estate Administration in Monroe County, Pike County, Carbon County, Lehigh County, and Northampton County. Again, Attorney Merwine's background in accounting and taxation gives her a unique qualification matched by few attorneys in Pennsylvania.
Hourly ($255/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer
As the c0-founder of the largest law firm in the country representing women only in divorce and custody, I consider Connie Merwine in my Top 5 family lawyers in America. She is, in my opinion, a true Legal Superstar and if you are looking for a family lawyer, you should run to her office before your spouse gets there. AND, I am totally serious !!
Charles Hofheimer Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Merwine is unique within her field, and I cannot think of a better specialist in Pennsylvania Family Law. I have been working with Attorney Merwine for several years, and I can only admire the effort and compassion she puts in to every case she is confronted with.
Joshua Goldberg Workers compensation Attorney
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 4.7 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AVVO "Superb" Rating||AVVO||2011|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|License To Practice Law||Pennsylvania Bar Association||1988|
|Merit Scholarship Recipient||Dickinson School of Law||1985|
|National Honor Society||Phi Beta Kappa||1985|
|Law Day Competition||Monroe County Court of Common Pleas||1982|
|Co-Captain||Pleasant Valley Girls Field Hockey||1982|
|American Jurisprudence Award||Lehigh University||1982|
|Partner||MHK Attorneys||1997 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office Connie J. Merwine||1990 - 1997|
|Attorney||Liverant Senft and Cohen||1988 - 1990|
|Law Clerk||Court of Common Pleas, Monroe County Pa||1987 - 1987|
|Accountant||Kirk Summa & Co||1986 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|Monroe County Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|Phi Beta Kappa||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Penn State Law School||Law Review||1987 - 1988|
|Family Law Clinic||Law Clerk||1987 - 1988|
|Jones v. Jones||Grandmother received primary custody|
|Anonymous v. Anonymous||$2,200 per month in Alimony Pendente Lite|
|Equitable asset distribution in a divorce||60% of marital assets|
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|What Every Pennsylvania Worker Needs To Know About Workers Compensation||Book||2011|
|10 Biggest Secrets to Winning Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case||Book||2011|
|What Every Woman in Pennsylvania Should Know About Divorce||Book||2011|
|The Men's Book: Divorce in Pennsylvania||Book||2011|
|University of Pennsylvania Law School||Women's Studies||Masters of Liberal Arts||1998|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Taxation||Other - Masters||1990|
|Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Lehigh University||Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science||1985|
|Pleasant Valley High School||N/A||high school diploma||1982|