Ellen has been proudly helping family law clients through a philosophy of amicable settlement, collaboration and mediation, but she is also a zealous and capable trial advocate when court intervention is needed. Ellen represents clients in Montgomery, Bucks, Philadelphia and Chester Counties.
Ellen handles all areas of family law including divorce, custody, relocation, spousal support, child support, alimony, property settlement agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, adoption, cohabitation agreements, name change, domestic abuse, paternity, post-divorce issues, grandparent and third party custody and issues related to high net worth divorce matters.
Ellen has also spent her entire career advocating for and supporting the LGBTQ community. Ellen is a proud member of the Family Law Institute of the National LGBT Bar Association, a select group of international attorneys dedicated to pursuing the rights of LGBTQ individuals and families. She is a proud member of the LGBT Family Law Institute of The National LGBT Bar Association.
As a trained mediator and as a trained and certified collaborative attorney, Ellen particularly appreciates the benefits of staying out of court and resolving the divorce in a peaceful and respectful manner. Amicable resolution relieves the children of the emotional conflict faced by separating families and allows families to focus on the benefits of having a healthy post-divorce relationship.
But sometimes, the only option is going to court. Ellen is a strong courtroom advocate, aggressively pursuing a client’s rights while understanding and being responsive to the needs of her client and compassionately understanding the difficulties clients encounter during these stressful times.
Throughout her career, Ellen has served in a leadership capacity in key legal and community organizations. She has also taught and moderated a variety of courses for the Montgomery and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1991)
United States Supreme Court (2005)
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Montgomery Bar Association
Bucks County Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
National LGBT Bar Association
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Collaborative Law Professionals of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Bucks County Collaborative Law Group