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Mary Ann represents individuals and families in Pennsylvania and Delaware and is licensed to practice in both states. 


A trained mediator, Mary Ann mediates family law matters and estate matters in both jurisdictions of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Mary Ann has been appointed by the Delaware Family Courts as a guardian ad litem representing children placed in foster care. Mary Ann also chairs the Chester County Orphans’ Court mediation committee.


Prior to joining MacElree Harvey in 2005, Mary Ann had established her own private family practice that served clients in Chester County, Pennsylvania and New Castle County, Delaware.


Practice Areas:

  • Alimony

  • Divorce

  • Legal Custody

  • Mediation

  • Child Support

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Family Law


Recent Representations:

  • Successfully defended a custody relocation matter in which court required parent to stay in jurisdiction with child. Mother requested to relocate from Delaware to New York for employment reasons. The court held mother did not prove employment was necessary in New York.

  • Represented mother reentering workforce. Father requested a vocational expert to show Mother had higher earning capacity. Court found Mother’s current job was sufficient and did not agree with vocational expert.

  • Successfully mediated an estate dispute involving the timely sale of real estate and distribution of assets to heirs.




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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 25%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%
  4. Family: 25%

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Contact info

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. West Chester

17 West Miner Street
Post Office Box 660
West Chester, PA, 19381-0660

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. Kennett

211 East State Street
Kennett Square, PA, 19348

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. Centreville

5721 Kennett Pike
Centreville, DE, 19807



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2014
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2010
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2009
BV Distinguished for ethical standards and legal abilityMartindale-HubbellN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Delaware State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chester County Orphans’ CourtChair, Mediation CommitteeN/A
Jonas Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Chester County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
DESPCA Board of directorsChair of development committeeN/A
Pennsylvania Farm BureauMemberN/A
Centreville Civic AssociationSecretaryN/A
National Council of MediatorsN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Joseph's UniversityPolitical AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987