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Kristine Laurel Calalang

Family Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 19 years
    New Jersey - NJ 19 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kristine

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  1. Family
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    The Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang is devoted solely to the practice of family law. Specifically, Kristine handles cases involving prenuptial agreements, child custody, divorce, child support, spousal support, protection from abuse actions, adoptions, name change actions, termination of parental rights actions, dependency actions, and LGBTQ dissolution agreements.

Kristine L. Calalang is the principal of The Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang and practices family law in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.  Ms. Calalang is a strong advocate for her clients and strives to help them resolve their legal matters.  She is also an arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and a mediator. Ms. Calalang obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of New Jersey (completing a double major in Biology and Psychology with a minor in Chemistry) and her Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law (VLS).

Ms. Calalang is very active in the Philadelphia Bar Association, serving as the Vice-Chair of the Family Law Section (FLS), the Chair of the FLS Diversity Committee, and Co-Chair of the FLS Custody Committee. She also serves on the FLS Executive Committee and is a Board Member of the Villanova Law Alumni Association and Villanova Minority Alumni Society Leadership Board (also being immediate past president). Ms. Calalang was also a Board Member for the Young Lawyer Editorial Board of the Legal Intelligencer for seven years.  Additionally, Ms. Calalang is a member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA), the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Ms. Calalang has given numerous presentations through her involvement with the Philadelphia Bar Association, APABA-PA, and VLS.  She has also had her legal writing published in online and print media.  In addition, Ms. Calalang was named as Rising Star in Super Lawyer: Rising Stars Editions 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014. She was also named as a Lawyer on the Fast Track for 2008 by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly and has been placed on the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's Pro Bono Rolls of Honor for exemplary pro bono work each year from 2006 – 2010.

 

Location

The Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang
1221 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA, 19107-5572

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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and prompt
She was professional and knowledgeable. One of the things I most appreciated was her responsiveness to emails and queries. She was able to bring about the desired outcome and worked well with the opposing counsel. Thank you, Kristine.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2013
Superb!!
I absoultely love her!! She is working with Stacy Schwarz on my custody case and while I haven't had much interaction with Stacy I still enjoy working with both...Its weird, I met Kristine through fate...I will write an update once everything is finalized but she does not have any reviews on here yet and she certainly deserve one...she is adorable and she keeps me grounded.... I love when I panic and she responds with such calmness and grace, she is so non-judgemental and I love when she gives me that look, when she knows I have omitted something (its the psychologist in her), so yes Kristine I know that look :O)....she is so easy to talk to and even the most embarrasing story, I find it easy to share with both her and Stacy!! They are both very ethical and are the epitome of what a true family lawyer represents...This is Kristine's review and I don't want to short change her, she has execellent writing skills and finally a lawyer that doesn't give me a headache when I read her documents!! I truely love her and I can't wait to see her in the court room! Her knowledge, attitude and passion should not go unnoticed...I have to mention her darling assistant Victoria, she knows when I reallyyyyyyy need Kristine:). Thanks Victoria, you are a doll!! I am probably her most needy client but Victoria knows exactly how to handle me!! I truely adore you Stacy and Kristine and thanks for working with me on what could very well be your most complicated case...of 2013!! :o)
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang
  • 2012 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • Philadelphia Compulsory Arbitration Center - Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate
  • Private Practice Family Law Firm
  • 2004 - 2011

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • College of New Jersey
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Committee
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Diversity Committee
  • Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Custody Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2007 - Present
  • Villanova Law Minority Alumni Society Leadership Board
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Nicholas A. Cipriani Family American Inn of Cour
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Rolls of Honor (2006-2010)
  • First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • 2010
  • Lawyer on the Fast Track
  • The Legal Intelligencer; Pennsylvania Law Weekly
  • 2008
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Publications

  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • Editorials in the Young Lawyer supplement to The Legal Intelligencer (2005-2012)
  • 2012
  • Theater Law: Cases and Materials, edited by Robert M. Jarvis et al., Carolina Academic Press (2004)
  • Student Research Contributions
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section Meeting
  • Child Custody Update: Noteworthy Pennsylvania Cases from 2011 & 2012
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Family Law Institute
  • 2013
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Custody Committee Program; Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Looking at Our Clients, Looking at Ourselves: Best Practice Tips to Improve Cultural Awareness for Philadelphia Attorneys
  • 2012
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • Family Law Careers Panel
  • 2010
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section Meeting
  • A Year in Review: Custody Cases of 2009
  • 2010
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section Meeting
  • A Year in Review: Custody Cases of 2008
  • 2009
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania
  • The Law and You
  • 2008
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • Why Diversity Matters: A Conversation With Young Associates of Color
  • 2007
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section Meeting
  • The Hottest Custody Issues of 2006: Surrogacy, Relocation, Same-Sex Parents, PFA’s and more...
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
Endorse Kristine
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer knows her stuff."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristine is a very friendly and professional attorney."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kristine is a lawyer with integrity. I had the opportunity to work with her on a multi-faceted case involving both child support and child custody issues. As opposing counsel, she was fair and reasonable. She went above and beyond working towards a resolution for our clients and respected her client's needs. Her strong knowledge of the law was apparent and I would happily work with her again."
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Philadelphia Family Lawyer Kristine Laurel Calalang
Kristine Laurel Calalang
Family Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 19 years