Liane Davis Anderson focuses her legal practice exclusively in the area of family law through advocacy, mediation, and collaborative law in Montgomery, Philadelphia, and Bucks Counties. She handles all phases of settlement, negotiations, and litigation if necessary. Liane’s primary focus and philosophy is to focus on client’s broader goals and interests in moving them forward with compassion and understanding, hopefully bringing them to a peaceful resolution.
Liane graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1986 with degrees in International Politics and Latin American Studies and went on to the Peace Corps serving as a volunteer in Guatemala. Thereafter, she attended Temple University where she continued her focus on helping people working in the Temple Legal Aid Clinic and the Homeless Advocacy Project, graduating in 1993. Post law school, Liane worked with the Fair Housing Council of Montgomery County fighting housing discrimination. Liane has an interest in truly helping people – her work is not just a job.
Liane first trained to become a mediator in 1998 with the Good Shephard Mediation Program and has mediated hundreds of family matters – divorce and custody to family disputes – preferring to help families work towards resolution rather than get stuck in positions. Liane is a Supervisory Mediator on the Montgomery County Custody Mediation Program, with hundreds of hours of training, and has mediated hundreds of custody matters privately and through the program. Liane more recently has been trained in Collaborative Law where she finds her mediation skills are a perfect fit. Liane often wears her Ruth Bader Ginsburg earrings to ground her in doing her work, not for herself, but in the service of others.
Liane is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (Family Law and Collaborative Law Committees), the Montgomery Bar Association (Family Law Section, Collaborative Law Committee, and Mediation Committee), the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the Collaborative Law Professionals of Southeastern Pennsylvania.