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Kristen Doleva-Lecher

Child custody Attorney at Reading, PA

4.8   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2003
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2020

About Kristen

Learn Kristen’s areas of practice.

Mr. Doleva-Lecher is a long time resident of Pennsylvania, and has practiced law in central PA the majority of her professional career.  She has established a reputation for being a fair, honest and strong attorney.


Mrs. Doleva-Lecher has resided in Berks County the majority of her life and is a 1993 graduate of Wyomissing Area High School. Mrs. Doleva-Lecher attended the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree (major in Political Science and dual minors in Psychology and English Literature) in 1997. During her time at the University of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Doleva-Lecher was a proud member of Kappa Alpha Theta national sorority. Mrs. Doleva-Lecher earned her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. She was a certified legal intern in the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Prosecutor’s Office where she prosecuted hundreds of defendants often leading to trial. Upon graduation, she returned to Pennsylvania and has been practicing law since 2003. She is licensed in the Pennsylvania state courts.


Mrs. Doleva-Lecher has spent several years employed by larger firms is now maintaining her own solo practice. Mrs. Doleva-Lecher focuses her practice on every aspect of family law. Additionally, Mrs. Doleva-Lecher is certified in Mediation. In addition to accepting court appointed mediations, Mrs. Doleva-Lecher is welcoming independent mediation clients for family law, and disputes between children and parents.


Mrs. Doleva-Lecher is a member of the Penn State Berks Advisory Board and volunteers her time with a number of nonprofits.  She spends her free time playing golf and tennis, reading, and rooting for the Phillies and Eagles. She lives in Wyomissing with her husband and three children.

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Doleva Law
606 Court Street
Suite 200
Reading, PA, 19601

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4.8 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate Help
Ms Lecher was very helpful in preparing me for an ongoing case. She is very knowledgeable in what steps I need to take to in the timeline and incidents of my case,
Posted by Shannon stevens | May 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So thankful for Kristen!
I had another attorney previously and had Kristen take over. I have never felt more comfortable, supported, and confident that my case has hope. Kristen will fight for you above and beyond! She has done so much more than I feel any attorney would. She will fight for you and your child!
Posted by Katie | August 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Advocate Worth The Money
Attorney Doleva was a great advocate for me in my custody hearing. She is strong, matter of fact, knowledgeable in the law, and will be your greatest advocate. It gave me great comfort knowing I was in good hands. I felt that she more than adequately prepared me for my court date, which kept me calm and professional.
Posted by Frederick | June 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What I needed, when I needed it
Ms. Doleva was an outstanding and patient advocate for me, and was what I needed. I had a very nasty divorce and custody battle. Ms. Doleva was there for me, answering emails on weekends and even helping me during challenging custody exchanges during non working hours. She went above and beyond my expectations. She took the emotion out of the equation and looked at the situation for what was best for my family. She worked well with the opposing attorney for my ex, and in the end we came to a resolution that allowed me to mend fences with my ex and allowed us to co parent our children in a constructive and equitable manner, and she did her job so well, I will not have continuous court battles and should not need her services again, unlike some attorneys who will flame the fire to keep the battle going. I cannot say enough good things about Ms. Doleva. She was amazing.
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Posted by Stephanie | January 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Ms. Doleva-Lecher has supported me every step of the way and has been a tirelesss advocate for me and my family. She answers questions at all hours and on weekends when I expect to wait until Monday morning for a response. She explains all my options, and lets me know when I should press an issue or to let it go. She is realistic in my goals for my custody agreement. She talks me out of situations where my emotions take control and doesn't rush to court when other attorneys may act differently to rack up the bills. I cannot say enough about how professional she is. She is well known in the courthouse and is respected by her fellow attorneys, court staff and judges. She is truly the best of the best.
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Posted by Amy | October 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best of the Best!
If you are looking for a good, quality lawyer, look no further. Mrs. Doleva-Lecher is professional, tough, thorough and gets the job done! She will go to the extreme to see that your case is well presented and she is highly qualified to do so! Mrs. Doleva-Lecher went above and beyond when she took my case on, she never backed down, she stood strong. She is extremely prompt at returning calls, emails and messages. She always delivers what she promises. I trust her completely with my custody case and every time I speak with her I am fully reassured what the next step will be if there is ever an issue. Mrs. Doleva-Lecher drove over 200 miles to represent my son and myself for custody, what lawyer would do that for their client? THIS ONE! Like I said, Above and Beyond and the Best of the Best!! Hire Mrs. Doleva-Lecher with Confidence and Pride because she will get the job done and get it done right, professionally, adequately and with much capability.
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Posted by Mike | June 1, 2015
Best advocate you can follow find
Ms. Doleva-Lecher was a tremendous advocate for my case. She kept me updated at all times, answered emails during non office hours and clearly had my best interest in mind. She also made sure that my requests were reasonable, helping to speed the process. She took my emotion out of my arguments and helped me understand what was fair. I hope to never need to use her again, but if I do ever need a divorce, I will call her first. I tell all my friends about her. She is just that good.
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Posted by Matt | August 28, 2014
Incredible Family Law Attorney!!
I cannot find enough superlatives to describe Ms. Delova-Lecher, she was truly a miracle worker representing me in my Child Custody case. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone who needs legal representation in the Family Law arena. She is professional, thorough and extremely knowledgeable.
Posted by Josh | May 5, 2014
Great Service and Legal Help !
Kristen was highly knowledgeable and gave me great legal direction. She was very honest and told me the best solution for me and my legal situation and not just what I wanted to hear. She assisted me with a custody revision which began as a very stressful situation but turned out to be a solution that everyone could be happy with. She was very responsive and always got back to me in a reasonable time frame. I credit Kristen and her staff for their efforts. I would highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Ricci | November 7, 2013
Kristen, is the Best Lawyer!
Kristen has been representing me for over 1 year. She knows the law, is honest, up front, timely and most important she is detailed. No matter what time of day it is or how busy she is she always responds to emails and calls. I do and will continue to refer her to all of my friends and family. If you are going through a custody litigation you need someone who knows the law and someone who is willing to fight for the best interest of the children. Kristen, does all of that. She is fair and reasonable with her billing, the office staff is warm and personable. I am glad that I have Kristen representing me.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2012
Client centered
This attorney works well as a member of a team or as a solo practitioner. Kristen is fact driven and client centered. Kristen helped our family through a very difficult custody case and is not afraid to "put herself out there" for her clients. We owe her a debt of gratitude for her knowledge, professionalism and courage.
Posted by Faith | July 30, 2012
Best lawyer around!!!!
Kristen has been a key part of my custody case, not only has she kept me updated on every aspect of my case, but she is someone I trust entirely and value as my attorney. I have very complexe custody cases and she has helped me above and beyond my cases. Kristen has empathy and compassion towards her clients and always does her best. I am fortunate to have had Kristen's help during my cases. If not for her help, I would have given up with despair,but her encouragement and knowledge made me keep going!!!!
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Posted by David | July 23, 2012
Excellent Attorney!
Kristen is representing me in a personal matter. She has been very helpful, has open lines of communication, and is very knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2012
Best fighter to have in your corner.
Ms. Doleva-Lecher is the best lawyer I have ever had. She has been extremely responsive to all requests, even at 9 pm on Friday when I had custody issues. She battled for me in court and was involved and knowledgable about my case. She is the best ever!
Posted by Richard and Maryrose | July 19, 2012
Nicest and Most caring lawyer out there :)
Kristen has been our lawyer for many of months now;almost a year very soon. She has gone above and beyond helping us and giving us alot of much needed advice. She constantly keeps up with us making sure all is going good, if we have any questions and or concerns. Kristen is great in the fact that she lets us know that there are certain things we can cilents to help our case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2012
Review of Kristen Doleva-Lecher
I would highly recommend Ms. Doleva-Lecher to anyone in need of her legal services. She provided me with excellent legal advice and guidance and demonstrated that she is quite competent and knowledgable with regard to the law. She worked well interpersonally, and I always felt that she was clearly explaining all information. Perhaps most importantly, I was very happy with our result.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2011
Landlord Tenant - Rental Deposit Dispute
My wife and I had an issue with receiving our rental deposit from our landlord. Mrs. Doleva-Lecher immediately reviewed our documentation and provided us with a few options regarding how we could proceed. After discussing these thoroughly we proceeded with our chosen option which Mrs. Doleva-Lecher executed within 48 hours. There were multiple exchanges between her and our landlord's attorney and Mrs. Doleva-Lecher promptly communicated those discussions to us. Thanks to her tenacious and diligent efforts over the course of a month our deposit was returned to us.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2009
Outstanding lawyer
Mrs. Doleva-Lecher is an excellent lawyer who kept me up to date and informed, and gave me many options to both reduce cost and provide me a favorable outcome. I tell all my friends about her.
Posted by Michael | July 19, 2012
Tough, Honest and Knowledgeable
Kristen goes above and beyond for you. Shes very knowledgeable and gets back to you quickly. She can clearly lay out all the viable options that you have to choose and will give you her honest opinion on which option to pursue.. And ultimately, she will let you decide what route to take. She's in this for you and your child's best interest and looks to wrap things up quickly and peacefully for you if possible. Shes a good and honest lawyer. Which can be hard to find.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2015
Worst Experience!
I had worst experience with this lawyer. Wasted almost 4 months with no result. I hired her for support, custody and divorce matter. The support order she claims she drafted and charged heftily for it (It was clearly drafted by opposite lawyer) was very vague and missed important details. Very expensive and have charged for excessive hours for simple matters. She tries to pretend the results and get the clients to buy her advice and does not even take clients concerns in front of the judge. Wastes numerous calls with opposition counsel without any results and bills clients extensively. she even charges for the things the client has not asked for. There are also some duplicate charges from her and her clerk for the same work.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 5.7 (Average)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020.

Public Reprimand issued in PA, 2020
updated on 01/08/2021

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Doleva Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wolf, Baldwin and Associates
  • 2011 - 2015


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Penn State Berks Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Awesome Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2013
  • Awesome Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2012


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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Kristen
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Very resolution oriented and interested in getting things done. It's always a pleasure to have her on the other side of the case."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Having seen Kristen in action in numerous types of family law cases, I can confidently say that she truly cares about her clients and does her best to represent them zealously. She is personable, but not afraid to take on either opposing counsel or the court. I do not hesitate to recommend her."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Kristen Doleva-Lecher
Child custody Attorney
Reading, PA
Licensed for 20 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details