Dorothy S. Langton is a founding partner of Curcillo & Langton, P.C., a law firm that provides a spectrum of services in several practice concentrations: Family Law, Real Estate, Business, and Estate Planning and Administration.
Dorothy’s multi-county practice focus, in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is family law, including divorce, custody, support, prenuptial agreements, same-sex partnership and dissolution agreements, and protection from abuse/domestic violence. While Dorothy has extensive trial experience, she strongly advocates alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative family law and mediation, whenever possible. Dorothy’s trial experience enables her to identify for her clients the limitations inherent in litigating family law matters and to then explore with them less damaging and more creative and client-driven avenues of issue resolution.
Dorothy is an attorney-member of the Collaborative Law Professionals of Southeastern Pennsylvania, having completed training and practiced extensively in collaborative family law and divorce and custody mediation. Dorothy is an ardent proponent of the collaborative family law process as it affords parties the opportunity to explore their divorce, financial, or parenting issues, and their respective motivations and intentions, in a structured and controlled setting that is conducive to communication, rather than accusation, and cooperation, rather than divisiveness. As the interests of the children are paramount to the participants in the collaborative law process, Dorothy and other collaborative team members afford parents the tools to effectively assess and balance the financial needs of the children, their own financial realities, and the emotional and developmental needs of the children.
Dorothy graduated from Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA (J.D., 1981) and West Chester University, West Chester, PA (B.A., Political Science, 1978).
A member of both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars, Dorothy has also been admitted to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of PA (1987), U.S. District Court, State of New Jersey (1991), and U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (1992).
Dorothy’s professional memberships have included, among many, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Family Law Sections of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, and the Bar Associations of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Burlington, and Camden Counties, as well as the Nicholas A. Cipriani Family Law American Inn of Court, Academy of Family Mediators, Family Mediation Association of the Delaware Valley, Custody Mediation Project, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, PA, Support Center for Child Advocates, and AIDS Law Project.