|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Executive Committee||2002 - 2002|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Diversity Committee||Co-chair||2002 - 2002|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Executive Committee||2001 - 2001|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Custody Committee||Chair||1999 - 2002|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1998 - 1998|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Legislative Liaison Committee||Member||1995 - 2002|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Fee Dispute Committee||Member||1995 - 2002|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Co-chair||1995 - 1999|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1994 - 1994|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Executive Committee||1994 - 1994|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Chair||1991 - 1991|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Executive Committee||1991 - 1991|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Chair||1989 - 1989|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Chair||1988 - 1994|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Vice-Chair||1988 - 1988|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Treasurer||1987 - 1987|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Chair||1986 - 1988|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Custody Committee||Chair||1985 - 1985|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Secretary||1985 - 1985|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Custody Committee||Chair||1984 - 1984|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Executive Committee||1982 - 1986|
|Journal of Family Psychotherapy||Managing Family Loyalty Conflicts in Child Custody Disputes||1992|
|University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law||Course Planner of Symposium on Family Law||N/A|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|University of Pennsylvania||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1965|
|Bryn Mawr College||N/A||MA - Masters||N/A|
|Temple University Alumni Association||Current Issues in Custody||1997|
|American Bar Association||Lawyers and Psychologists Working Together, Panel and Best Interest of the Child||1997|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section||Bench Bar Conference Program on Custody and Support Issues||1996|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Ethical Issues in Family Law||1995|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Ethical Issues in New Technology||1994|
|American Orthopsychiatric Association||Conflicts in Custody and Visitation - Who's the Client Here? How an Attorney and Therapist Resolve Ethical Issues in a Custody and Visitation Dispute (with Gail Davidoff, M.S.W.)||1994|
|Philadelphia Bar Association Bench Bar Conference||Memory Factors in False Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse - Evidentiary Issues (with Hon. John Braxton and Dr. Robert Tanenbaum)||1993|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute||Representing Your Client and Yourself in Hard Times||1991|
|Philadelphia Bar Association Bench Bar Conference||Panelist, Relocation in Custody Matters||1990|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||VIP Training||1989|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Representing the Father in Custody or Visitation Litigation When There is an Allegation of Sexual Abuse||1989|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Drafting Enforceable Pre-Nuptial Agreements||1989|
Posted by anonymous
I was a stay at home mom and taking evening classes when my marriage of almost 7 years dissolved. I had no leverage and my ex had no mercy. He wanted me out of the marital house, to offer almost no financial support, and to take my young children to his new girlfriend's because I was the one who asked for an end to a painful relationship. I was in dire situation. Unfortunately, I had to endure a lot of heartache so I could finish my courses, clear my head of the emotional whirlwind, and gather some funds from family before I began an earnest search for a lawyer. It took me over a month of interviewing and meeting different lawyers before I found Elaine. After only a phone conversation about the details of the case, I was convinced she was the one would could represent me with compassion, turn my case around, and do it efficiently. Over the course of a month and a half she prepared me as my ex filed a trumped up PFA and continued to refuse to negotiate. She suggested filing for interim counsel fees and alimony pendite lite. The strategy worked! He settled on the day of the hearing for interim counsel fees and Elaine came prepared to draft a settlement for marital assets, alimony, counsel fees and custody. What a relief! The ordeal is almost over. Thank you Elaine. Your staff was first rate as well. I only wished I had found you earlier! You really can't skimp for a lawyer especially when your future with your children are on the line.
Posted by Aaron
Elain is amazing. I had three lawyer before her and all of them were the same. Yup, they take your money and then delay to get pay. Elaine is completely different. She accomplished for me in three weeks what my other lawyers couldn't do in three years. She informs, she works, she calls, she's the best! Call her!
Posted by Boris
Elaine handled my case since 2007 through 2009.
She did excellent job.
I just came back to consult her on a different issue.
My case was very complicated, and
she did the best possible in my case.
You can trust her.
She has outstanding knowledge and experience in all the areas: divorce, custody, support, alimony.
Stacy Schwarz, Child custody Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I have known and admired Elaine Smith for the entirety of my career. Elaine is not only an excellent lawyer but has given so much of herself to the Bar and her fellow colleagues. She is a true lady and a pioneer to this profession.