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Phone: 610-664-2332

Email: jbiesecker@gocollaborativepa.com

Address:
Four Tower Bridge, 200 Barr Harbor Drive
West Conshohocken,Pennsylvania,19428

Practice Areas:
Legal Professional

Jean Biesecker is a solo practitioner with a family law and dispute resolution practice primarily serving clients in Montgomery and Chester counties. Jean has a dual-degree in law from the T.C. Williams School of Law and Master in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jean is passionate about creating opportunities for couples and families to talk together and explore the possibilities of directing their futures and the future of their children in a mutual, decision-making process.  A key component of her practice has been Mediation since 1997, with the addition of Collaborative Law in 2010.  Beginning in September 2015, she has devoted her practice to non-court resolution processes for resolving disputes, namely Mediation and Collaborative Law.

Jean is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Mediation Clinic.

Jean has been an affiliate member of Divorce Done Right since 2006 and a member of Collaborative Law Professionals of Southeastern Pennsylvania (CLP) since 2010.

Jean has been an approved Mediator in special education matters for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Office of Dispute Resolution since September 2011.  She is currently a Facilitator for Montgomery County Court’s Friend of Court program in abuse matters.  She was a Mediator for Montgomery (May 2002 to September 2015) and Chester Counties’ (May 2002 to 2012) court-connected custody mediation programs.

In addition to representing families in a range of matters related to separation and divorce, Jean has served as an advocate for children, parents and foster parents in the child welfare system.  Jean has been a member of the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth Multidisciplinary Team from June 2005 until September 2015, assessing and making recommendations for comprehensive coordinated treatment in the County’s child abuse cases.

Throughout her career, Jean mediated pre-EEO complaints for the U.S. Postal Service REDRESS Program and has training in elder mediation matters.

Jean is also a Parent Coordinator, serving as a Parent Coordinator for the Denver District Court in high conflict parenting matters.

Related to her mediation and collaborative law practice, Jean is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; Dispute Resolution and Collaborative Law Committees of the Pennsylvania and Montgomery County Bar Associations, respectively; Association for Conflict Resolution; Pennsylvania Council of Mediators and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Jean has served as Co-Chair of the Montgomery Bar’s Collaborative Law Committee since 2012 and as Secretary and Executive Committee member of CLP in 2013 and 2014.

As an educator, Jean was a co-instructor for Denver-based Dispute Resolution Professionals, teaching a court-mandated parenting education class; trainer for Pennsylvania Child Welfare Competency-Based Training and Certification Program as well as the Pennsylvania Council Of Children, Youth And Family Services; and former adjunct faculty at James Beasley School of Law, co-teaching and supervising law students in a clinical custody mediation program.