AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS
We are the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). We are an elite group of dedicated family law attorneys who are recognized by judges, experts, clients, and colleagues as preeminent leaders in the field of family law.
2022-2023 President's Message
Amy P. De Shong
I appreciate the opportunity to lead the Pennsylvania Chapter in the coming year. Our Chapter reflects the rich diversity of the Commonwealth. Our Fellows live and practice in large, medium, and small cities, in the suburbs, and in our beautiful rural regions. Working together, we ensure that our clients have elite and sophisticated representation no matter where they reside.
I plan to build upon the hard work of my predecessors, who guided us through the pandemic and a fraught political environment with grace and vision. Due to their efforts, the Chapter has its own website and social media presence. That site provides the Chapter with the technological capacity to expand and promote its reputation as Fellows write for the website, produce programs at the Commonwealth and national AAML level, and increase the Chapter’s involvement with the national AAML through... Read on
Leaders in Family Law
Academy Fellows are highly skilled and sophisticated negotiators and litigators who help their clients in every aspect of family and matrimonial law. Fellows teach, lecture, and write in the field of family law. Fellows are routinely called upon to assist the General Assembly in crafting legislation and offering testimony in support of and sometimes in opposition to draft bills on topics of family law so that the needs of all Pennsylvanians can be better served. Fellows are also leaders in their local communities, where many serve as volunteers and board members for nonprofit and religious organizations that promote the public good. Fellows also have a long tradition of serving in leadership positions in the Pennsylvania Bar Association, specifically its Board of Governors and its Family Law Section. Several Pennsylvania Fellows are leaders in the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Read more
When one becomes a Fellow in the AAML, one engages with the nation’s top family law practitioners through attending seminars and conferences on cutting edge topics, serving with forward-thinking attorneys on national and state-level committees, writing amicus briefs, and crafting legislation that will impact families for many generations. Click here to learn more.
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