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Linda MacElree (Lynn) is knowledgeable, tenacious, a formidable opponent and passionate about practicing family law. Lynn has been the head of her own boutique law firm concentrating in family law matters since 1987. After clerking for the Honorable Leonard Sugerman, Lynn has practiced for over 30 years, concentrating exclusively in the area of family law in Chester County.


Lynn has a straight-forward approach to cases.  In a divorce matter, after determining the marital  assets, her goal is to help find solutions to the division of assets and, if appropriate, Lynn will help work out an alimony solution. A negotiated divorce settlement that both clients can live with, although it may not have everything on each party’s wish list, is far better than an equitable distribution or alimony award imposed by a disinterested master or judge.


However, if a negotiated settlement cannot be achieved, Lynn is up to the task of complex litigation. Litigation requires preparation, planning, and an in-depth understanding of the issues and the law as well as knowledge of the parties, the opposing counsel and the fact finder. Lynn has 30 years of experience in family law.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
  2. Prenuptials: 25%
  3. Child Support: 20%
  4. Child Custody: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph G. Riper

    I have worked with Lynn on a number of divorce matters and have found her to be dedicated to her clients and to achieving the best outcomes. Most of the cases we worked on together were complex for one reason or another and required a willingness to consider alternative structures to resolve the matter.


    Joseph Riper Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert A. Cohen

    I have worked with Lynn on several divorce matters involving valuation of business interests and transfers of business interests and find her to be an excellent divorce lawyer.


    Robert Cohen Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Linda MacElree Esquire, LLC

16 North New Street
West Chester, PA, 19380


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2010
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLinda L. MacElree, Esquire, LLC1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chester County Bar AssociationCo-chair2004 - 2006
Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of CourtMaster2003 - 2013
Chester County Bar Associations,Family Law SectionMember1987 - 2016
Chester County Bar Associations,Family Law SectionChairman1987 - 1987
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Francis v. Francis, 358 Pa. Superior Ct. 391 (1986), 517 A.2d 997Order Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine"The Need to Regulate Surrogate Mothering"1983
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chester County Bar Association Fall Bench BarCustody-Where Do you Stand?2011
Chester County Bar Association Fall Bench BarDating Game/Support Guidelines2010
Chester County Bar Association Fall Bench BarTales From Custody2010
Chester County Bar Association Fall Bench BarDying for Divorce2007