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Andrea B. Pettine

Child custody Attorney at West Chester, PA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
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Andrea B. Pettine is a compassionate Family Law attorney with over 27 years of experience in West Chester and Chester County. She is committed to providing her clients with personalized and effective legal representation. Respected by her peers for her straightforward approach, Andrea's practice concentrates in the areas of divorce, child and spousal support, alimony, custody, pre-marital agreements, property settlement agreements, mediation, arbitration, and parenting coordination. Andrea also serves as a Family Law and Divorce Arbitrator, as well as a Mediator for those couples who wish to pursue mediation or arbitration as an alternative method of resolving the emotional issues surrounding their case.

Professional Associations:
Andrea is involved in several professional organizations including the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where she is a member of the Family Law Section, Solo/Small Firm Section, a member of the House of Delegates, and a member of the Conference of County Bar Leaders Executive Committee. She served as the 2009 President of the Chester County Bar Foundation and the 2008 President of the Chester County Bar Association. Her past service to the Chester County Bar Association includes that of President-elect (2007), Vice-President (2006), Treasurer (2005), Secretary (2004), Director, and Chair of the Family Law Section. She currently serves as the Bar Association's Chairperson of the Fall Bench Bar Conference Committee. Her other activities with the Chester County Bar Association include work with the Judicial Valuation Committee, Fee Dispute Committee, Bench Bar and Membership Committees, Ethics and Civility Task Force, as well as the Law Related Education Committee. Andrea is also a member of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and the Doris Jonas Freed Family Law Inn of Court.

Community Activities:
Andrea has served on the March of Dimes' Salute to Chester County Women of Achievement Committee and is a former member of the Chester County Women's Referral Network. Through the Chester County Adult Night School, she continues to teach the "Divorce Course for Women." Andrea also volunteers her time representing clients through the Access to Justice programs, and has appeared as a guest speaker on law related topics in various schools throughout Chester County. She has served as the Chairperson for Chester County's Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter Spring fundraiser committee and is a member of Safe Harbor's Board of Directors, currently serving as the Secretary of the board.


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Pettine Law Offices, LLC
113 East Evans Street.
Suite B-1
West Chester, PA, 19380


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Posted by Ken | November 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
She gets things done
I had gone through 3 Attorneys that promised everything and did very little in a nasty divorce. Andrea took my case and made things happen! She gave me my life back. Definitely the “GO TO ATTORNEY “ in a Chester County divorce.
Posted by Cindy | November 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Andrea Pettine
Andrea helped me through a difficult divorce that, through no fault of hers, dragged on far longer than it should have. She stood by me, explained things as we went along and pushed for a resolution the entire time. Andrea is an excellent attorney and I was lucky to have her on my side. I would recommend her to anyone going through the awful process of divorce. When I lost the trust of my best friend and partner, Andrea stepped in to guide me through my divorce.
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Posted by Adrienne | July 8, 2019
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She was well prepared, and helped me to understand the process and to be prepared for my custody hearing. Very happy with her representation and counsel. Friendly and knowledgeable!
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2019
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Outstanding Divorce Attorney
Andrea represented me through a difficult divorce. She is extremely thorough and knowledgeable. There were no surprises. She was always efficient and well prepared. Her follow up was immediate and she didn't overlook any detail. She made me feel well protected through this challenging process.
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2014
Highly Recommend
Andrea was helpful in supporting me in thinking through my situation and accommodated converting an agreement that my former husband and I negotiated between us into a fair document. She was responsive and efficient. I also found her very easy to relate to.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2014
Simply the best
Andrea has been my attorney for 12 years. She is excellent. No matter what the situation, Andrea will tell you her truthful opinion. She is extremely competent. Andrea handles every situation with dignity and professionalism. When the proceedings of divorce and child custody get out of focus, she will zero in on the business at hand. She will fight for you tooth and nail. I have never been disappointed in her work. She is simply the best around.
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Posted by Sandra | June 24, 2012
Highly recommend
Andrea mediated my divorce 6 years ago, having been referred to me by several attorneys in the area. She expertly combined professionalism with a warm, open demeanor, and maintained absolutely neutrality between the parties. I largely credit the positive relationship with my former spouse today to her.
Posted by Phil | June 12, 2012
Excellent support through a challenging process
Andrea represented me through the entire process associated with my separation and divorce. Andrea and her staff were very responsive throughout and kept me well informed of all developments in my case. Andrea provided guidance through the Child/Spousal Support process, Property Settlement negotiations and through the Divorce/Alimony hearing with the Master. Throughout this process I really valued Andreas experience & expertise and the high quality of service she provides. Her guidance really helped to protect my interests especially given the complexity of some of the issues that I needed help to address. It was very reassuring to have Andrea’s representation through a very challenging period.
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Work Experience

  • President
  • Pettine Law Offices, LLC
  • 2007 - Present


  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • member House of Delegates
  • 2017 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Conference of County Bar Leaders - Exec. Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Foundation
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Chester County Bar Foundation
  • Treasurer
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2004 - 2004
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Honors and Awards

  • Top divorce lawyers 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Main Line Today top Divorce Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Course for Women
  • Chester County Adult Night School
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Andrea
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrea is great advocate and practical attorney who I enjoy working with as a mediator, parent coordinator or opposing counsel. Andrea is one of the best in her field."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrea is well known in the legal community as an excellent Family Law Attorney. I have referred many clients to Andrea as she is a very caring, nice and exceptionally competent lawyer. I highly recommend her!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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West Chester Child custody Lawyer Andrea B. Pettine
Andrea B. Pettine
Child custody Attorney
West Chester, PA
Licensed for 31 years