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Alaina Marie Chamberlain

Family Attorney at Georgetown, DE

3.0   4 reviews

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About Alaina

Learn Alaina’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    90%
    Divorce, Separation, Prenuptial Agreements, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianship, SJIS Guardianship cases, Domestic Violence cases, Child Abuse or Dependency cases, Adoption, Alimony and Separation Agreements

    9 years

  2. Power of attorney
    5%

  3. Wills and living wills
    5%
    Simple Wills and Advanced Healthcare Directives

Alaina M. Chamberlain graduated from the American University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and the University of Miami School of Law. She was admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey, the State of Pennsylvania and the State of Delaware. Ms. Chamberlain served as a judicial law clerk and mediator for the Family Court of Sussex County for two years prior to joining the law office of Edward Gill.

 

Ms. Chamberlain currently practices in the areas of family law, simple wills, power of attorney documents and advanced healthcare directives. Ms. Chamberlain also handles dependency/neglect cases in the Family Court of Sussex County. She has been admitted to practice before all Courts of the State of Delaware, the State of New Jersey and the State of Pennsylvania. 

Ms. Chamberlain belongs to the Delaware State Bar Association and the Sussex County Bar Association.

Licensed for 11 years
State DE
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 06/28/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/04/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Alaina

Law Office of Edward C. Gill, P.A.
P.O. Box 824
Georgetown, DE, 19947-0824
Law Office of Edward C. Gill, P.A.
Po Box 824
Law Office Of Edward C Gill Pa
Georgetown, DE, 19947-0824
Law Office of Edward C. Gill, P.A.
Po Box 824
Law Office Of Edward C Gill Pa
Georgetown, DE, 19947-0824
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3.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Janice | April 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Very knowledgeable and professional. Hired her to do my will, power of attorney, and advance directive.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Patrick Bonner
Alaina did an excellent job and I was very pleased. Any body who can work with me is a credit. My Xwife did me so so wrong. Mrs. Chamberlain helped me through all this with her kindness and was so brillant about the laws. Thank You
Posted by Caleb | February 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great person, mediocre lawyer.
Alaina Chamberlain represented me for a mutual consent PFA against my ex-girlfriend and a child custody case regarding our son. I liked Alaina as a person, but Alaina is a mediocre lawyer that is worried about billing you for as many useless services as she can (like subpoenaing police officers for no reason), instead of being worried about studying the details of your case to assist in gaining a good outcome. Alaina misguided me regarding a PFA extension, and unfortunately, I found out when it was too late. For my child custody case, we had three days of trial, and each day I could not believe the lack of cross-examination, lack of detail, and lack of organization Alaina exhibited (shuffling around papers in the courtroom trying to look for certain documents for minutes at a time during the trial, walking in with a BOX of disorganized case documents, etc.). When I tried to express my concerns to Alaina during the first day of trial, her response to me was "I'm known for my ability to cross-examine." Alaina was so disorganized and unprepared that even after being handed a document listing the videos that I wanted to play in court and submit for evidence, she played the wrong video - which I believe served as an extreme detriment to my case. Alaina has no type of "fight" in her and she is just simply not a good trial lawyer. My ex-girlfriend went pro se, and despite all of the discovery documents and details regarding my case that Alaina had access to, I can honestly say that my ex-girlfriend spun circles around Alaina. My ex-girlfriend went into the courtroom and painted the picture of a "scorned woman" and Alaina did absolutely nothing to change the narrative, or paint a different picture for the judge to consider. The judge ended up going with the schedule my ex-girlfriend wanted, which was keeping the current schedule the same. Fortunately, the schedule allows me to have a lot more time with my son than my ex-girlfriend does, and also avoids child support. I do believe that if I had hired a better trial lawyer I would have been able to get the visitation schedule I wanted along with final decision-making authority. I essentially paid Alaina $20,000 to receive the exact same schedule I had before I hired her for my child custody case.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Did little for my case
I hired her for the second time for a child custody case and she did very little to help. She let the other parties attorney set the pace and never " faught " back. She barely stayed in contact with me and basically told me to take the easy way out instead of doing her job. She is an overpaid bookkeeper.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Law Office of Edward C. Gill, P.A.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Mediator
  • The Family Court Of The State Of Delaware, Sussex County
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • The Family Court Of The State Of Delaware, Sussex County
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Summer Intern
  • New Jersey State Attorney General's Office, Dept. of Law and Public Safety
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Department Of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • American University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Associations

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sussex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Publications

  • Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Paper Series 7.4
  • EU Enlargement and Membership through the Turkey Experience
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Women & the Law Seminar
  • The Intersection between Domestic Violence and Child Welfare
  • 2018

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Georgetown Family Lawyer Alaina Marie Chamberlain
Alaina Marie Chamberlain
Family Attorney
Georgetown, DE
Licensed for 11 years