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Hillary has been an active member of the Pennsylvania family law community for the past 20 years.  For the past 10 years, Hillary's practice has been limited to Bucks and Montgomery Counties.  As a local practictioner,  she is familiar with all of the "ins and outs" of local family law practice which varies greatly from county to county.


 


While Hillary is a skilled litigator and has extensive experience handling complex divorce matters, she is also trained in areas of alternative dispute resolution.  She is a certified mediator, a trained arbitrator and has been specially trained as a collaborative lawyer.  The collaborative divorce process is an out-of-court, multidisciplinary method of resolving divorce related issues. Through the collaborative process, the parties work with their attorneys to achieve results in a less adversarial setting.


 


Hillary was named by Philadelphia Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star for the years 2006 – 2010 and to Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2015.  Hillary contributed to the book, “Slicing Up the Pie: Property Distribution in Pennsylvania” published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Press. She has also been featured as a case note contributor for the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, a publication of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and has authored articles for The Legal Intelligencer, including “The Impact of Social Media on Family Law Matters” in 2013 and “Post-Retirement Benefits in Matrimonial Litigation” in 2014. On top of her contributions to legal publications, she often lectures on a variety of family law topics.


 


Hillary is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Bucks County Bar Associaton Family Law Sections. She is also a member of the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court.    


 

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  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Family: 50%

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MacElree Harvey, Ltd.

108 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA, 18901

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive199607/28/2016
PAActive199604/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
SuperLawyers - Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
SuperLawyers - Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
SuperLawyers - Rising StarSuperLawyers2008
SuperLawyers - Rising StarSuperLawyers2007
SuperLawyers - Rising StarSuperLawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMacElree Harvey, Ltd.2015 - Present
AttorneyWilliams Family Law, P.C.2005 - 2015
AttorneyObermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP1996 - 2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bucks County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Bucks County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of CourtMember2000 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1997 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law SectionCouncil Member2010 - 2013
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee2003 - 2005
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Programs & Events CommitteeChairperson2000 - 2008
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1997 - 2014
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember1995 - 2014
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Legal IntelligencerPost-Retirement Benefits in Matrimonial Litigation2014
The Legal IntelligencerThe Impact of Social Media on Family Law Matters2013
The Pennsylvania Family Lawyer (PBA)Case Note: M.O. v. F.W.2012
Slicing Up the Pie: Property Distribution in PennsylvaniaWhat's In and What's Out2010
Your First Divorce CaseWhat is Marital Property?2010
PBA Pennsylvania Family LawyerCase Notes: Stackhouse v. Zaretsky2006
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Maryland, College ParkPsychology & Criminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Continuing Legal EducationHow to Handle a Client's Use of Social Media2014
Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Continuing Legal EducationDrafting Marital Settlement Agreements2014
Delaware State Bar Association, Family Law UpdateIdentifying and Valuing Unique Marital Assets in Divorce Litigation2014
Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Continuing Legal EducationThe Family Lawyer's Discovery Tool Kit2013
Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of CourtTrial Practice in the Five Counties2013
Bucks County Bar Association, Family Law Section - Continuing Legal EducationDivorce and the Professional Practice: A Case Study2013
Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Continuing Legal EducationHow to Appraise Unique Items2012
Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Continuing Legal EducationSlicing Up the Pie2012
Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of CourtProtection from Abuse2011
Breakfast & LearnCollaborative Law2011
Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Continuing Legal EducationYour First Divorce Case2010
Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of CourtDivorce over 502010