In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, our physical and virtual offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022.
As we continue to navigate the pandemic, our physical office will be open by appointment only. Generally, our phones will be answered during normal business hours, but e-mail is always the best way to reach us – our virtual office is always open. Some of our attorneys are willing to meet in-person, but each is always available by videoconference or phone appointment. We require you to review and follow our COVID-19 safety checklist for any in-person meeting.
For general help with your family law matter:
- To existing clients, please e-mail your attorney directly (click here for a list of addresses) for any assistance you need or to arrange a phone call.
- If you are a potential client, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our staff members will respond during normal business hours.
- To make a payment, please visit our payment portal.
- To scan documents using your smartphone for sharing with us, please click here for instructions.
We hope that everyone is well and stays safe during these challenging times.
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Margy – Lisa – Jackie – Joni – Anna Marie – Eileen – Michael – Judy – Alex – Matt – Megan
Joni J. Berner, Partner
Margaret Klaw, Partner
Megan E. Watson, Partner
Lisa M. Shapson, Partner
Eileen G. Murphy, Attorney
Jacqueline M. DiColo, Attorney
Judy Stouffer, Law Firm Administrator*
Anna Marie Trantas, Senior Paralegal
Matt Laurie, Business Manager
Michael Middleton, Operations Manager
Alexandra Angelo, Paralegal
*Firm contact for all solicitations (e-mail only – please do not call). Thank you.
BKW Family Law is located at 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 1100, Philadelphia. Walnut Street is between Sansom and Locust Streets; 1528 is between 15th and 16th Streets.
Parking is available at a number of garages nearby, including Central Parking at 1616 Sansom, the Holiday Inn Express at 13th and Walnut, the DoubleTree Hotel at Broad and Locust (self-parking) and the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel at Broad and Walnut.
Although the Philadelphia Parking Authority offers metered parking, restrictions can vary from block-to-block and generally expire on Walnut Street at 3:30 p.m. If using a meter, carefully read that block’s signage and be sure to prepay for enough time since tickets are issued within minutes of any expiration.
SEPTA & PATCO
Our office is also within easy walking distance of the SEPTA Regional Rail Line (Suburban Station -exit at 15th or 16th Street and walk south three blocks to Walnut Street), the SEPTA Broad Street Line (Walnut-Locust stop), SEPTA Bus Service (21 and 9) and the PATCO high speed line (exit at 16th and Locust stop and walk one block north to Walnut Street).
Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4th and Labor Day. We are generally open for Presidents’ Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day (formerly Columbus Day) and Veterans Day, but may have reduced staff and/or hours. We traditionally close the day after Thanksgiving and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
If you call during business hours, you may speak with our Operations Manager or, if you prefer, leave a voice mail message for the attorney or staff person you are trying to reach. After business hours, you can go directly into an individual voice mail box or leave a general message, which will be retrieved the following business day.
Our fax line is available for you to use at all times, as is our e-mail.