Widely respected by her peers and colleagues, Cheryl Young is regarded as one of the leading matrimonial attorneys in eastern Pennsylvania. As a shareholder at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, she concentrates her practice in matrimonial law, which includes divorce, custody, support, and property distribution.
Cheryl’s practice, and her reputation as a level-headed and measured practitioner, extends throughout the region. Recognized for her honest and approachable style to matrimonial law, Cheryl prepares for potential litigation by analyzing both sides of an issue and crafting creative solutions for challenging matters.
Cheryl is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and past president of the Montgomery Bar Association. She also served as Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section. Cheryl has been named by Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers magazine as one of Pennsylvania’s top attorneys in Family Law every year since 2004 as a result of a statewide survey of lawyers. She was also named a top 100 Lawyer in Pennsylvania and a top 50 Female Attorney in Pennsylvania by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine from 2006 to 2014. In 2009, Cheryl was named the Philadelphia Best Lawyers Family Law Lawyer of the Year. In addition Best Lawyers in America selected Cheryl as a Best Lawyer in America in Family Law, from 2005 to 2006 and again from 2010 to 2014 and named one of the Greater Philadelphia Region’s Ten Leaders in Divorce Law by the Ten Leaders Cooperative.
Cheryl graduated from American University Washington College of Law and was on the American University Law Review. She received her BA in sciences from Michigan State University.
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Helen is a true advocate for her clients, often taking on the most complicated cases in domestic relations law. As a shareholder at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, she concentrates her practice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, child support, custody, spousal support, asset protection, complex property division, date of separation issues, protection from abuse matters, and more. Helen is known as an expert in issues that same sex couples face including legal dissolution of civil unions, second parent adoption, custody, and support issues.
Helen is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Her commitment to diversity was recognized by Governor Edward G. Rendell in 2005, when she was appointed to serve on the Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness, of which she is currently Vice-Chair. She has successfully argued in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey appellate courts on issues regarding custody, equitable distribution, and alimony. She frequently writes and speaks on a range of family law topics and is a member of a number of family law committees including the Nicholas A. Cipriani American Inn of Court, the Camden County Bar Association, the Montgomery Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Bar Associations.
Helen has earned repeated recognition by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as one of Pennsylvania’s top Family Law attorneys from 2008 to 2014, she was also listed among the Top 50 Female Attorneys in Pennsylvania every year since 2011, in addition to being named Rising Star in Family law earlier in her career from 2005 to 2007. Helen received the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award and was named a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly.
Helen is a 1994 graduate of Rutgers School of Law – Camden and received a BA in communications from Lynchburg College. Prior to her law firm experience, Helen was a law clerk for the Honorable Martin A. Herman, Superior Court of New Jersey in the Family Division.
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Gerald “Jerry” Shoemaker, shareholder at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, concentrates his practice in domestic relations issues including equitable distribution, alimony, custody and support matters. He has also handled a variety of issues arising out of same-sex relationships. Sensitive to his clients’ needs, Jerry is settlement-oriented but ready to litigate when necessary.
Jerry has been repeatedly recognized as a leader in family law, including most recently being named one of the Greater Philadelphia Region’s Ten Leaders in Divorce Law, 45 & Under, by the Ten Leaders Cooperative. In addition, he has earned multiple recognitions by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in Family Law and has recently been chosen as a Super Lawyer.
Jerry is committed to the practice of family law, which is evident by his active participation in the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), which chose him as one of 10 members to participate in its prestigious leadership program. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer on family law topics for both the PBA and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. In addition to being a member of the PBA Family Law Section (FLS), Jerry also serves on its Council and is editor of the Bar Review Column for the PBA FLS’s periodic publication, The Pennsylvania Family Lawyer. He serves as a member of the PBA FLS Program Committee. In May 2015, Jerry will start a term as Chair of the PBA GLBT Rights Committee.
He offers free legal clinics at the Women’s Center of Montgomery County, an organization that focuses on freedom from domestic violence and other forms of abuse. He also volunteers as a child advocate for the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, representing children in the legal system.
Jerry is a member of both the Nicholas A. Cipriani and Doris Jonas Freed Inns of Court, and he serves on the executive committee of the Cipriani Inn. He also is a board member of the Regional Center for Women in the Arts, whose mission is to advance women in all aspects of art.
A graduate of University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Jerry received his BA from Duquesne University.
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Dori Green, an associate in the Family Law practice at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, represents individuals in matters involving divorce, custody, relocation, petitions for return pursuant to the Hague Convention, support, alimony, equitable distribution, name-change petitions, marital settlement agreements, and premarital agreements.
Her devotion to the well-being of families is demonstrated by her pro bono representations, which include providing regular legal aid to residents of a Philadelphia women’s shelter. A prolific writer, Dori has had a number of articles published on various family law topics, including child support, separation, pension plans, incarceration in domestic relations, and even pet disputes. Dori is established as a thought leader among her peers, having been published in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly, among other notable publications on numerous occasions regarding important family law issues. In addition, in 2010, Dori was named to the First Judicial District Roll of Honor for Pro Bono Service.
Dori earned her law degree from Cornell Law School, where she was an Editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. She earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Kelley Menzano Fazzini, an associate in the Family Law group at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, has extensive experience handling both litigation and negotiation in domestic relations issues. She focuses her practice on matters involving prenuptial agreements, divorce, custody, support, domestic violence, and paternity. She practices in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Kelley has been published in the Legal Intelligencer, the Montgomery County Bar Association Sidebar Magazine, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, the Children’s Legal Rights Journal, the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Newsletter, the Illinois State Bar Association Illinois Lawyer Now Newsletter, and the Illinois State Bar Association Illinois Bar Journal. Kelley has also presented as part of the Case Law Update Panel for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section. Additionally, Kelley is an active member of the Doris Jonas Freed Inn of Court.
In 2009, Kelley earned her law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, where she received a Child and Family Law Certificate as well as the Pro Bono Service Award and the Leadership and Service Award. She also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Children’s Legal Rights Journal. She earned her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Villanova University in 2006. Kelley is admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Illinois.
During law school, Kelley dedicated her education to the study of family law and served as a legal intern for the Family Violence Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, as an extern for the Honorable Ronald Bartkowicz, and as a licensed clinic student in the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law Child Law Clinic. Following law school, she was a post-graduate fellow with CIVITAS Child Law Center and an associate at a boutique family law firm in downtown Chicago.
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Colleen Norcross is an associate in the Family Law practice who represents clients in a range of matters, including divorce, custody, and support issues. She earned her law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was Senior Associate Editor of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal and received the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Eric D. Turner Award. She earned her undergraduate degree from Colgate University.
During law school, Colleen served as an intern for the Honorable Ann Butchart of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Following law school, Colleen focused her practice on family law, working as an associate first in a firm in Montgomery County, and then in a boutique family law firm in Philadelphia.
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