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Adam Heath Tanker

Divorce and separation Attorney at Doylestown, PA

4.9   26 reviews

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Adam H. Tanker, an attorney at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel focuses his practice on all aspects of family law matters including alimony/spousal support, divorce, equitable distribution, marital agreements, child support and child custody.

Adam is a highly regarded and seasoned family law litigation attorney serving in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Philadelphia counties. His practice includes prenuptial agreements, custody, domestic abuse and protection from abuse matters, child and spousal support, divorce, separation, and cohabitation.

Adam, who is an Avvo Rated attorney, was featured in Suburban Life Magazine as one of the region’s top Family Law Attorneys in 2017, and was named a Five-Star Attorney by Suburban Life Magazine in 2020.  Adam was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in 2015, 2016 2017, 2018 and 2019. Adam was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© in 2019 and 2020. He currently serves as an editor of the Bar Review Column for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section’s periodic publication, The Pennsylvania Family Lawyer.

Adam helps people during some of the toughest times of their lives. He understands that divorce and custody involve both financial and emotional issues that impact spouses and children. Adam uses his experience both in and out of the court room to not only identify problems and create solutions to resolve them, but also help clients manage their expectations so they can make educated and informed decisions. He is a skilled family law litigation attorney.

Since 2013, Adam has practiced exclusively in the area of family law.. He has obtained favorable outcomes in many complicated divorce, support and custody matters. Adam has litigated many complex cases involving business assets and trusts, and he has extensive experience taking custody cases to trial. Although Adam realizes that the settlement table is usually always better than the courtroom, he is an experienced family law litigation attorney well suited for cases that cannot be resolved by agreement. His effective trial skills serve his clients well, especially in contentious custody cases.

Adam is a former Deputy District Attorney for the Bucks County, Pennsylvania, District Attorney’s office, where he served as Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Unit and was assigned to the office’s gangs, guns, and drug unit. He also acted as the office’s community liaison for gang violence. In this role, Adam helped crime victims find their voice and ensured those who committed crimes were held accountable. He continues to use these skills to solve problems, assertively addressing the difficult issues his clients face.

Adam has conducted presentations across the Commonwealth concerning family law matters and has presented several legal education seminars in affiliation with the Bucks County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, The Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court and the Bucks County Inn of Court. Adam is a member of the Bucks County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Bucks County American Inn of Court, the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 

Licensed for 15 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP
108 North Main Street
Suite 201
Doylestown, PA, 18901

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2021
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Highly recommend!
Adam was amazing from the initial consultation to our most recent phone call. He made sure I had reasonable expectations from the beginning on my custody case and that I knew what to expect each step of the way. He was great at managing communication with the other attorney while going to bat for me in court like it was his own family he was defending. He provided great advice and guidance while always allowing me to have the final say. He was everything you need in a lawyer, especially in a custody situation where the case is never black and white. I truly feel that his aggressiveness in court and guidance outside of court helped to sway the situation in my favor with an outcome that me and my family have been thrilled with. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Kayla | April 1, 2021
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The BEST of the Best
Adam Tanker is truly my hero! He gave hope to my family at a time when our world seemed to falling down around us. He defended me from unjust accusations and helped me gain primary custody of my son. He was empathetic and patient with me. Never did I have a question that went unanswered and he was always honest with me, even when the answer wasn't what I wanted to hear. He became part of the family and took the time understand the situation and get to know us. It was a long up hill battle and even after a horrible CCES evaluation Adam was able to get me primary custody. Unfortunately for Adam he is stuck with me forever, because I would never want anyone else representing me or my family! If your looking for someone to make you feel like your not just another client and that will work hard for you, Adam is your guy! You will not be disappointed!! Thank you Adam from Kayla and the whole family!! We love you!!!
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Posted by Sophia | March 8, 2021
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Adam Tanker is the best!!!
I highly recommend Adam Tanker! He was excellent at his job and also cares about his clients. Adam was always quick to respond or get back to me in a timely manner. He was prepared at all times and worked hard for me and my son. After every case we had I always left happy and satisfied with Adam’s work. He is strong smart diligent and witty in court. His team was also very helpful and kind. Overall I am very happy that I chose Adam as my lawyer. Thank you for everything!!!
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Posted by Chris | July 10, 2020
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Multi-Jurisdiction Custody
Adam was able to successfully execute a multi-jurisdictional legal strategy leading to an emergency order and successful return & custody. Adam’s approach was fundamentally sound and well positioned, however it was his dedication and attentiveness to the situation that was most impressive. Adam personally visited the courthouse many times during the Christmas/New Year holiday to ensure timely, successful results. Highly recommend
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2019
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Child Custody
Adam has been great to work with. In fact, I am still using Adam's services. Adam took the time to clearly understand my case and situation so we could prepare an effective rebuttal to the baseless accusations that were being made and to meet the objectives I was seeking. I am happy to say it is on-track and Adam's representation has helped me to navigate the courts and feel renewed faith in the justice system. Prior to Adam's involvement, it seemed I always got the short end of the stick. I am confident Adam's guidance will get me to my objective as we are just about there. I highly recommend Adam to anyone who is looking for an attorney who really cares about their client and who will do an excellent job! Adam, thank-you for everything you have done so far!
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Posted by Henry | January 3, 2019
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Child Custody and Divorce
I have been using Adams services since 2012. He has been a great resource and a genuinely nice person to deal with during such a terrible life experience. I appreciate all of his help and his availability to answer questions, jump on a call, and make sure I'm prepared for all steps of the process. It is also comforting to see how well versed and familiar he is with the usual players of the Bucks County Court's. I highly recommend Adam. I hope I never have to use him again, but if I did I would not seek counsel from anyone else.
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Posted by Chris | June 19, 2018
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Extremely well experienced and well versed in his craft. Down to earth and rock solid guy. Get on the Tanker truck!
The climate is stormy. You are trapped and you can not see a way out of the chaotic mess you have found yourself in. In every direction there is completely unreasonable and seemingly insurmountable opposition. There may be criminal charges to enforce or defend. Adam was a DA. He knows the best options from his real deal past. He will be stern, but he will also bend and work with you. Get your kids on the big Tanker truck with you and roll out to bluer skies with confidence! I was facing criminal abuse charges and total loss of custody of my daughter last Nov and Dec. It was the most gut wrenching and awful time of my life. I got on the Tanker truck and we found a way together. He lives in the storm and he has the experience. You love your children. If there is a way, you will find it together. Make sure you keep calm and behave! That is the hardest thing to do when lighting is striking and trees are falling everywhere, but chilling out and getting your Zen Jedi calm on is more important now than it has ever been in your whole life. I just took my daughter to the beach with me for a long Father's Day Weekend. There is no way I could have seen the possibility of getting the weekend back when those frightening criminal charges were filed against me, but as I worked with Adam, the best course became more and more clear. There is another key to success you have to remember other than being chill. Tell Adam the truth no matter how terrible or embarrassing. Adam has to drive the Tanker back to your home as well. If you don't tell him about the traps that are set for you in your hood from your past, you will crash and burn. The best course is found with trust and honesty. This will be the most difficult time of your life, but if you are honest with Adam, he will get you to where you deserve to be. He got my daughter and I there!
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Posted by Mark | January 5, 2018
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Resolute and Proficient Defense Counsel
Adam aggressively pursued justice for me in a complicated defense matter. He effectively negotiated with the assistant district attorney to mitigate unsubstantiated charges and dramatically reduce penalties.
Posted by Howard | December 23, 2017
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Adam came through for us as Grandparents.
In a difficult and complex case involving custody of a minor grandchild and a minor half-sibling, Adam, after having discerned the issues amongst the parties developed a perfect strategy and negotiated a custody order that resulted in our being able to retain primary physical custody of these two grandchildren, removing them from an awful situation in very short order. The kids are with us and they are now safe. We thank him for this. There should be six stars so we could adequately rate him and his legal prowess.
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Posted by Greg | December 15, 2017
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Highly Recomend
Adam assisted me with long standing issues and was finally able to get me closure. Thank you Adam.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2017
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Outstanding, Communicative and Successful!
I hired Attorney Tanker to deal with and update an existing custody agreement which had way too many issues due to my former attorney Tanker focuses on the issue and doesn't waste my time and money arguing things that are useless to argue. Having been a former District Attorney for Bucks County he appreciates the court system and knows the personalities, philosophies and intricacies of the judges so he can navigate the process more effectively and efficiently. Staying away from the negative and immovable forces. I get that Mr. Tanker is well liked and respected by the judges and opposing attorneys so they bend and negotiate more and it helps you to get a good outcome. I absolutely hate being in family court but having a good attorney does help a great deal. I was happy that I hired Mr. Tanker and would do so again in the future if necessary.
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Posted by Amy | December 7, 2017
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Recommend
I hired Adam to modify an existing custody which had a lot of issues. What I most appreciated is that he focuses on the issue and doesn’t get down in the gutter with the opposing attorney. I think he understands the court system and particular judge so he can navigate your issue. I believe he is well respected by the court and other attorneys so they cooperate a little more and it helps you to get a good outcome. Family court is not a nice place but having a good attorney does help a great deal. I do feel like he is a good attorney and will offer you good advice. I was happy that I hired him and I continue to seek advice from him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2017
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Professional & Passionate
Adam was incredibly diligent in representing me & helping me navigate through a very long and difficult divorce process. He reviewed piles & piles of financial documents, stayed on top of communications with opposing counsel, and fought for the fair settlement that I deserved. Despite the challenging circumstances, Adam handled everything with integrity & confidence. He never backed down & was always solution-oriented. I would absolutely recommend hiring Adam if you're in need of an attorney who will go to bat for you.
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Posted by Karen | April 21, 2017
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Adam Tanker Best Attorney Ever!
Adam is a true walking talking angel from the lord above which is the highest compliment I can give him. I had a very difficult custody case and he won me Primary Physical Custody when by all accounts i would have been lucky to just get to see my Daughter. He is Reassuring, calming, a true professional and someone who does the low cost solutions because clients like me have very little money, I I give him 10 stars over the 5. He is the best damn attorney you could ever have the privilige of working for you! Thank you Adam Tanker Esq. You have my enternal thanks and my respect. May god bless you all your days and your family! Karen
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Posted by Jon | September 26, 2016
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Stop Looking. Adam Tanker is your ANSWER!
Most of you think your divorce situation is the worst. I promise you, after 8 years of litigation and many attorneys later, mine ranks high up on the list. After involving Adam Tanker, the litigation ended, we resolved our financial differences, my children were properly taken care of, and life can begin again. Cannot thank Adam enough for his legal insight, emotional support and most importantly, his quiet strength within the system to do it right!
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Posted by Tami | September 22, 2016
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Smart, strategic, professional and a great result
I hired Adam as my divorce attorney. He was exactly what I needed -- he was knowledgeable, strategic, grounded, and very professional. He worked on this in just the way I wanted him to. I wanted to get through the process with as positive a result as possible, both from a fair settlement perspective but I also wanted to conclude with as positive a relationship as possible with my former spouse in the interest of co-parenting. We accomplished both. I feel fortunate to have found someone who was a great fit for me. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Karin | April 9, 2016
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Compassionate Focus and Command
We came to Adam with a very difficult and tangled child custody case. He has compassionate focus and command of his work. He is SHARP. He is concise. His staff is nothing less. He listened and took the time so we fully understood everything. He settled our case without it having to go to a full blown trial which ultimately was the best thing that could have happened for the children. When Counselor Tanker walked down the hallway in the courthouse, everyone greeted him with complete respect and authority. There are no second thoughts about him, he is the definition of integrity and highly recommended.
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Posted by Gina | January 14, 2016
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This man is on FIRE
I watched him work his magic, hes got an innocent face but behind those eyes whole different story...he's on 24/7. Rational, Determined, and Fierce when needed. . Highly recommend
Posted by Carla | October 20, 2015
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Thorough, Understanding, Professional
I had a very pleasant experience with Mr. Tanker and all of the employees that work at Williams Family Law. There were no hidden costs. They were very up-front and professional.
Posted by Sherry | September 9, 2015
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Divorce
5 stars is not enough, I would give Adam Tanker 1000 stars! He is the definition of integrity. I have been going through a very difficult divorce and he stood with me. He advised me on what was best for me not for him. He treated me with dignity and respect, even when I was difficult and stubborn. He answered my questions based on the Law and when he wasn't sure, he researched. From the beginning of our journey he told me what to expect, and now that it's finally over, he delivered what he said he would and more. I feel so fortunate to have had him to represent me. The stars were aligned in my favor that day! If you need a lawyer, choose him!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Williams Family Law, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Miller Turetsky Rune & McLennan
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Bucks County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2012
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • The George Washington University
  • B.A.
  • 2004

Associations

  • Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Five-Star Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2020
  • 2020 Best Lawyer Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • 2019 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 2019 Best Lawyer Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • 2018 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 2017 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40-Pennsylvania
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 2016 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2015
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Bucks County Bar Association CLE
  • Clients with Mental Illness- How to Deal
  • 2018
  • Bucks County Bar Association Lunch CLE
  • Using technology in practice
  • 2016
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Winter Meeting
  • Case Law Updates-Equitable Distribution
  • 2015
  • Pennsylvania Family Law Institute
  • Equitable Distribution Refresher
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Adam is a cooperative opposing counsel and a very experienced attorney to work with. He is a strong advocate for his clients and I highly endorse him."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam and I have worked together on quite a few matters over the years, and I can say without hesitation that he is one of the finest attorneys that I have had the opportunity to work with. Adam is professional, extremely knowledgeable on the law, and relentless in the courtroom. Anyone looking for a family law attorney should look no further than Adam Tanker."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam and I were on opposing sides in a case and he did a very good job for his client. He is very knowledgeable and a strong advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend Adam to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I went to Law School with Adam and have worked with him on a few matters ranging from criminal defense to business disputes. Adam is a knowledgeable attorney who is passionate about his work and is quick on his feet. He strives to achieve the best results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Mr. Tanker twice in the past. He is highly ethical and goes the extra mile for his clients."

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Doylestown Divorce and separation Lawyer Adam Heath Tanker
Adam Heath Tanker
Divorce and separation Attorney
Doylestown, PA
Licensed for 15 years