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“One phone call in 1993 changed the entire trajectory of Ellen Fischer’s career in law. And she’s so glad she answered.
The Southampton resident was a “newbie” second-year lawyer when a college friend in Ithaca, New York contacted her. Would she represent an individual named Francis, who was transitioning from a man into a woman, in a custody case?
“I had no idea what a transgender person was. I didn’t know the difference between transgender and the word transvestite,” admitted Fischer.
But she happily took the case. Now, nearly 30 years later, Fischer is a well-known legal ally of the LGBTQ+ community, and one of only six Pennsylvania lawyers serving on the LGBT Family Law Institute of the National LGBT Bar Association. As a partner at Fenningham, Dempster & Coval LLP in Trevose, she regularly handles same-sex marriage issues.”
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