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Phyllis Bookspan

Divorce and separation Attorney at Media, PA

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 32 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 39 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1983
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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

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Consistently rated Top Attorney in Pennsylvania and Philadelpia  area with  over 30 years experience.  I devote myself to helping my clients work through stressful situations with the least amount of turmoil, and with the best result;  to making the legal system understandable, and making your interactions with the system as pain free and rewarding as possible.  We  have expertise working with high net worth families.   Whenever possible,  our firm encourages parties to consider Mediation and/or Collaborative Divorce, because we find the long-term outcome for the parties and children usually is more favorable then litigation.     I  have completed  advanced  trainings in Mediation.    Before  founding Bookspan Family Law, LLC.,  I was a  law professor and  entrepreneur.    This background  enhances my ability to  understand the complexities of each matter and  the realities of life.  My firm is dedicated  to finding solutions and striving for results that are best for you and your family.

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Bookspan Family Law, LLC
20 W Third Street
Suite 300
Media, PA, 19063


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Posted by Catherine | June 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Barracuda with a heart
I chose Phyllis Bookspan to help me through my divorce because I wanted a barracuda with a heart. When I looked at her background, I was impressed with her credentials (Georgetown Law-I knew she would be intelligent and hard-working) but also knew she would be the right lawyer for me because of her background in Yoga and Mindfulness. I walked into her office looking for a collaborative divorce, but when she heard my history she put down her notes and clearly told me exactly why that would be the wrong decision. She will tell you the truth, be empathetic but professional, and listen to your feedback as you go through the process. Divorce is hard, but I knew I had the right lawyer on my team from the very beginning.
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Posted by Bobb | April 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I was well represented
Phyllis and her team are pros. My situation was a bit messy, but they knew the case, the numbers and negotiated hard on my behalf to ensure a fair settlement.
Posted by MJN | February 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional & experienced
Phyllis is an excellent attorney. She understands the process, both family court and divorce court thoroughly. She was patient, empathetic and always available. She explained everything along the way and fought for me. I am grateful to have found her. Divorce is a terrible situation to endure, but with the right attorney it makes it much less painful. Phyllis is all that & more.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2014
Compassionate Attorney
Phyllis Bookspan was compassionate and supportive throughout my divorce proceedings. While she consistently gave great advice and made recommendations on process and decisions, she gave me the room to make the final call and was consistently supportive. My recent divorce would not have been as simple had Phyllis not been on my side. I highly recommend Phyllis Bookspan as a professional and caring attorney.
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Posted by Dale | July 30, 2014
Phyllis Bookspan is an excellent attorney
I recently needed an attorney to help me. My experience in the past with other attorney’s was very negative, until I met Miss Bookspan. She is professional, organized, and does her homework. She takes the time to know the facts and presents them to the judge impressively. Another thing that I would like to mention about Miss Bookspan, she made sure our case was one of the first cases to hear. She knew that we were concerned about cost and she made sure that the court time was cut in half. I can say, without a doubt, if you need an attorney, call her. You will not be sorry. Her work, and the way she handled everything about our case was with a high degree of excellence. Dale
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Posted by John | November 12, 2013
Responsive & Professional
Phyllis is extremely communicative and has helped me greatly with my divorce proceedings, walking me through the process and educating me every step along the way. She's also helped with overall strategy and tactical advice, all with a very kind and human touch. It's been a pleasure working with her!
Posted by Thomas | January 30, 2013
Phyllis Bookspan is a dedicated and resourceful attorney. Ms. Bookspan works tirelessly to gather all pertinent facts, research all relevant data, and familiarize herself with all aspects of her cases in order to ensure that her clients receive the best representation possible. She is insightful, intuitive, and intelligent and has a broad understanding of human nature as well as of the law. While she is polite, friendly and warm and always seeks a fair resolution, when one cannot be reached, she is a worthy and tenacious opponent in court. Phyllis Bookspan has gracefully handled my divorce proceedings and has made me feel at ease throughout a difficult situation. I would recommend Phyllis Bookspan highly and without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2012
smart and caring attorney
she helped me with support in a case where i did not think I would be entitled to an award. she is responsive, always returns my calls, is smart, and caring.
Posted by Susan | November 10, 2010
Experience with Phyllis Bookspan
Phyllis was extremely professional. Her ability to sense and respond to my needs within the case while at the same time utilize her knowledge and strength were exceptional.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Bennett & Associates
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Bookspan Family Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Founder and Owner
  • RYAH Yoga and Health
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Professor of Law
  • Widener University School of Law
  • 1985 - 2006
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • M.L.A. Master of Law Trial Advocacy
  • 1985
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. Thomas and Picciotto
  • Motion to Dismiss granted after 5 days of trial.


  • Jewish Family and Children's Service
  • Board of Advisors
  • 1998 - Present
  • Equal Justice Foundation
  • Founding Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • N/A
  • Center for Resolutions
  • Mediator
  • N/A
  • Delaware Valley Friends School
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Family Support LIne
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Philadelphia Life
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania Attorneys
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • Philadelphia Life
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Awesome Attoney
  • Philadelphia Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2012
  • E Barrett Pretyman Fellow
  • Georgetown University
  • 1985
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  • The Pennsylvania Lawyer
  • Ban Life without Parole
  • 2011
  • Delaware Lawyer magazine
  • Too Young to Die, A Look At evolving Standards of Decency and the U.S. Juvenile Death Penalty
  • 2004
  • Indiana Law Review
  • O MIrrors and Gavels: A Chronicle of the Use of Menopause as a Legal Defense against Women
  • 1999
  • Vanderbilt Law Review
  • Reworking the Warrant Requirement; Resuscitating the Fourth Amendment
  • 1991
  • Delaware Lawyer magazine
  • Too Young to Die? A Look at Evolving Standards of Decency and the U. S. Juvenile Death Penalty
  • N/A
  • Texas Journal of Women and the Law
  • A Delicate Imbalance: Family and Work
  • N/A
  • Brigham Young University (BYU) Journal of Public Law
  • From a Tender Years Presumption to a Primary Parent Presumption: Has Anything Really Changed, Should It?
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Taking and Defending Depositions
  • 2017
  • American Inns of Court
  • Selected Topics in Evidence for Family Lawyers
  • 2017
  • The Toby Lynn Dickman Seminar
  • Recent Developments in the Defense of Marriage Act
  • 2013
  • American Inns of Court
  • Estate Planning and Divorce
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Cocktail party Chatter
  • 2010
  • Hague, Netherlands
  • Juveniles and the American Death Penalty
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Phyllis
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Very smart, thoughtful and tenacious. God help her opponent."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Media Divorce and separation Lawyer Phyllis Bookspan
Phyllis Bookspan
Divorce and separation Attorney
Media, PA
Licensed for 39 years