Patrick T. Daley, Partner in the firm of Sweeney & Neary LLP, offers exceptional services and representation to residents of Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties, respectively, in all aspects of family law – divorce; child custody; child support; complex equitable distribution matters; spousal support; alimony; protection from abuse matters; pre-nuptial agreements; paternity issues; separation agreements; and adoptions.
Mr. Daley is the immediate past Chair (2017) of the Delaware County Bar Association’s Family Law Section – a position selected by the family law practitioners of Delaware County. He is currently (2018) the Corresponding Secretary for the Delaware County Bar Association (DCBA) Board of Directors, is the past president (2014) of the Young Lawyers’ Section of the DCBA and a former (2015-16) Director on the DCBA's Board of Directors. While it is always Mr. Daley’s goal to reach amicable resolutions that are beneficial to his clients, sometimes that is not possible. And when that happens, Mr. Daley has earned a reputation for being a zealous, aggressive and seasoned litigator advocating on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Daley graduated from Millersville University where he was a four-year letter winner on the varsity soccer team. He is also a cum laude graduate from Widener University Commonwealth School of Law where he earned the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Eric D. Turner Award and received dean’s honors.
With his experience and knowledge, Mr. Daley is a co-author of the Delaware County portion of the Domestic Relations’ Four County Practice Manual published biennially by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. With a talented and engaging style, he has also worked for Governor Edward G. Rendell's administration as a writer before joining the firm. Mr. Daley has also lectured at the annual Bench Bar Conference for the DCBA as well as for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
Mr. Daley was honored by the DCBA with the Nicholas D. Vadino Jr. Memorial Award for his extensive work with the association. Additionally, Mr. Daley was named a Rising Star by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2017 and 2018; a Top Lawyer by Main Line Today in 2016 and 2017; and a "Top 10 Under 40" attorney by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.
Mr. Daley is currently admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States Supreme Court; and is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2021|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2021|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2020|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2020|
|Rising Star||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2018|
|Rising Star||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2017|
|Top Lawyer||Mainline Today||2017|
|Top 10 Under 40||National Academy of Family Law Attorneys||2017|
|Top Lawyer||Mainline Today||2016|
|Nicholas Vadino Memorial Award||Delaware County Bar Association||2013|
|Eric D. Turner Award||American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Pennsylvania Chapter||2009|
|Partner||Sweeney & Neary LLP||2009 - Present|
|Writer||Governor Edward G. Rendell||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Delaware County Bar Association||Board of Directors - Corresponding Secretary (2018)||2009 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Delaware County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Past Chair||2009 - Present|
|Delaware County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Past President||2009 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)||Family Law Practice in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties (DE County portion)||2014|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)||Family Law Practice in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties (DE County portion)||2012|
|Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Millersville University of Pennsylvania||BA - Bachelor of Arts - Political Science; Minor - Economics||2003|
|The Family Lawyer's Discovery Tool Kit||The Family Lawyer's Discovery Tool Kit||2015|
|Delaware County Bar Association's Bench Bar Conference||Family Law||2015|
|Delaware County Bar Association's Bench Bar Conference||Family Law||2014|
|Delaware County Bar Association's Bench Bar Conference||Family Law||2013|
|Delaware County Bar Association's Bench Bar Conference||Family Law||2012|
|Delaware County Bar Association's Bench Bar Conference||Family Law||2010|
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