Jean’s family law and dispute resolution practice serves clients in the greater Philadelphia community. Her dual degree in law and social work from T.C. Williams School of Law and Virginia Commonwealth University opened the door to a family law career that spans over 30 years. The focus of her practice is non-traditional approaches to separation and divorce, providing clients with support and compassion to understand legal issues and to determine solutions that will meet their needs and those of their family into the future. Her services include Collaborative Law and mediation, prenuptial and interim-nuptial agreements, facilitated negotiated agreements and unbundled legal services.
Jean is passionate about her continuing work with kids and families as they adjust to the inevitable transitions of separation and divorce. Through non-court processes, she has helped hundreds of families navigate the emotional course of restructuring their parenting relationships, achieve positive results despite polarizing financial positions and move from seemingly intractable positions to mutual understandings and agreements.
In addition to her private practice, Jean is a Mediator and Facilitator in Special Education matters for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Office of Dispute Resolution; a member of the Mainline Outreach Task Force to improve domestic violence outreach; Leader of Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women and Men; a Parent Coordinator; past Vice-Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee and past Co-Chair of the Montgomery County Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee; member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Association for Conflict Resolution, Pennsylvania Council of Mediators and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; former Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Mediation Clinic and James Beasley School of Law’s Clinical Custody Mediation Program.