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2020 Best Lawyers®

2020 Best Lawyers®

Joni Berner, Margaret Klaw, Megan Watson and Eileen Murphy have been named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list. Margaret Klaw was also named as a Lawyer of the Year. Best Lawyers is the oldest and… Read More

Posted: August 15th, 2019
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PA Equitable Distribution and Paternity Case Law Updates

PA Equitable Distribution and Paternity Case Law Updates

Eileen Murphy served as a Case Law, Rules & Legislative Updates panelist at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section Summer Meeting held between July 11-14, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. She presented case law on… Read More

Posted: July 15th, 2019
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Tears on the Job

In my line of work, January is a busy time, and it’s sure to involve tears. I often think about the world of work being divided into two distinct types of jobs: those where your… Read More

Posted: January 12th, 2019
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Keeping it (almost) All in the Family

Keeping it (almost) All in the Family

BKW Law Clerk and Drexel-Kline School of Law 3L, Phill Sylvester, married his partner Matt Vendetta on December 8. BKW Law Clerk Caroline Osborne, also a 3L at Drexel-Kline, served as a member of the… Read More

Posted: December 10th, 2018
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2018 FJD Pro Bono Publico Award

2018 FJD Pro Bono Publico Award

Partner Lisa Shapson won this year’s First Judicial District Pro Bono Publico Award for the Family Division, Domestic Relations. Judge Margaret Murphy announced the award, commending Lisa’s volunteer work on family law cases through the Philadelphia… Read More

Posted: October 24th, 2018
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2019 Best Lawyers®

2019 Best Lawyers®

It was announced today that Joni Berner, Margaret Klaw, Megan Watson and Jennifer Dumin have been named to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly respected peer review guide… Read More

Posted: August 15th, 2018
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Transforming a Family Law Practice to a Peacemaking Practice

Is a limited amount of legal assistance better for clients than no assistance at all? Can lawyers make a living and be proud of their professional practice without engaging in contentious litigation? Are client-centered approaches… Read More