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I am a Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Family Law Group at Cozen O'Connor which ranks among the top 100 law firms in the country.  My practice includes all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, support, alimony, and same-sex dissolution matters in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  In addition to family law litigation, I also negotiate prenuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.


I have represented a wide variety of clients in hundreds of family law cases throughout my career.  In Pennsylvania, I represent clients in all local counties including Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Bucks and Berks as well as others.  In New Jersey, I assist parties throughout the State including Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Mercer, Atlantic and Cape May counties as well as others.


I am a regular legal commentator on national and local television networks including CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News Network, MSNBC, the Comcast Network, Fox 29,6 ABC, NBC 10 and CBS 3.  I  discuss legal issues on programs such as The Today Show and The O'Reilly Factor. 


I also contribute to various publications and websites including USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Main Line Magazine, Blogher,, and The Huffington Post.  I write my own blog, Family Law Focus (, where I comment and offer insight on topical issues in family law.


I am frequently asked to speak on family law issues.  I have presented for the ABA Family Law Section, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section as well as the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  I will also be one of the featured speakers at the Avvo Lawyernomics Conference in Las Vegas in April 2014.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 25%
  2. Child Support: 25%
  3. Child Custody: 25%
  4. Family: 25%

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Contact info


1650 Market Street.
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-3527

457 Haddonfield Road
Suite 300
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002

200 Four Falls Corporate Center
Suite 400
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2016
Top Family Law AttorneySuburban Life Magazine2016
Top Family Law AttorneySuburban Life Magazine2015
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2015
Power Woman 2014Main Line Today Magazine2014
Top AttorneySuburban Life Magazine2014
10 Leaders in Matrimonial Law Philadelphia Area - Under 45Ten Leaders2010
Lawyers on the Fast TrackAmerican Lawyer Media2004
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Rising StarPhiladelphia MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderCOZEN O'CONNOR1998 - Present
N/ADilworth Paxson Kalish & Kauffman1994 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair LPM Committee2016 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionCo-chair Sponsorship Committee2015 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationFamily Law Certification Committee2014 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember of Children's Rights Committee2012 - Present
Thomas J. Forkin American Inn of Court in Family LawPast MemberN/A
Philadelphia Bar AssociationFormer Executive Committee MemberN/A
Philadelphia Bar Association, Membership CommitteeChairN/A
Camden County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember - Legislative CommitteeN/A
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionScope and Correlation Committee - Chair2014 - 2015
Publication nameTitleDate
Avvo Lawyernomics BlogWhat Is A Brand?2016
Avvo Lawyernomics BlogHow To Manage Client Communications2016
Avvo Lawyernomics BlogDivorce And Taxes2016
Avvo's Naked Law BlogTraveling With Kids; 5 Tips For Divorced Co-parents2015
Avvo's Naked Law Blog4 Tips For Making Your Prenup Romantic2015
Avvo's Naked Law BlogOnline Cheaters-And The Rest Of Us-Are Not Safe2015
Avvo's Naked Law BlogHow To Divorce A Missing Spouse2015
ABA Family AdvocatePreparing A Client For Settlement2015
American Journal of Family LawSocial Media Influences On the Practice Of Family Law2015
CNN MoneyDon't Let Divorce Wreck Your Finances2014
Avvo Naked Law BlogDividing Fido and Fifi: Are Pets Treated Like People Or Property In A Divorce2014
The Legal IntelligencerSperm Donorship and its Impact On Parental Obligations2014
Zillow.comDivorce:What Happens To The Marital Home2014
yourtango.comGeorge Clooney Needs A Prenup2014
Forbes.comCan A Prenup or A Postnup With An Infidelity Clause Deter A Husband From Cheating2014
Lawyernomics by Avvo5 Tips For Building Your Brand And Growing Your Network2014
Blogher.com5 Tips For Surviving the Holidays During a Divorce2013
Sheknows.comWhat A Prenup Does And Does Not Do2013
Blogher.comA Divorce Lawyer's Guide To Preparing For Divorce2013
The Huffington PostYour First Meeting With A Divorce Lawyer2012
Avvo.comCelebrity Break-Ups-Drive Record Number Of Divorce Questions on Avvo.com2012
Philadelphia Magazine's Philly PostJune Is For Weddings, January Is For Divorce2012
Numerous Pubilcations NationwideCelebrity Break-Ups Drive Record Number of Divorces on Avvo.com2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Rutgers UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Section Spring MeetingLaw Practice Management Symposium2016
CLE For The Busy LawyerFamily Law2016
Sophisticated Issues For Family LawyersFamily Law2015
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteBaby Making in the 21st Century2015
General Practitioners UpdateFamily Law2015
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionSecrets Of A Successful Family Law Practice2015
2015 ABVE Annual ConferenceMaximizing Your Leverage As A Vocational Expert2015
Lawyernomics 2014How To Build Your Brand And Grow Your Network2014
Sophisticated Issues in Family LawFamily Law2013
PBA Mid Year MeetingFamily Law2013
General Practitioner's UpdateFamily Law2013
Fertility And The LawFamily Law2013
American Bar Association, Family Law Section Fall Meeting 2013Family Law2013
Fundamentals of Family LawFamily LawN/A
Family Law InstituteFamily LawN/A
Ethics for Family LawyersFamily LawN/A
Dealing With Dirty Tricks in DivorceFamily LawN/A