Jennifer A. Brandt is chair of the firm’s Family Law group. She has significant experience representing parties in divorce, custody, and support/alimony matters throughout both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
She assists parties in adoptions, guardianship issues and matters concerning assisted reproduction technology. Her involvement in family law litigation extends to both the trial court and appellate levels. She also negotiates prenuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements on behalf of clients. Further, she mediates and arbitrates family law cases.
Jennifer has represented a wide variety of clients in hundreds of family law cases throughout her career. In Pennsylvania, she regularly represents clients in Philadelphia and the Main Line, and local counties such as Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Bucks and Berks as well as others.
In New Jersey, she assists parties throughout the state including Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Mercer, Atlantic, and Cape May counties as well as others. Recognized as a legal expert by the media, Jennifer appears regularly on national and local television and radio.
She can be seen nationally on CNN, Fox News Network, MSNBC, Headline News, ABC and NBC. She has appeared on television shows such as “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” “HLN Prime News,” “Issues With Jane Velez Mitchell,” “ABC World News Tonight,” and the “Today Show.” Locally she appears on Fox 29 where she is a contributor to Good Day Philadelphia, KYW-TV (CBS 3), WPVI (6ABC), WCAU (NBC 10), and KYW News Radio.
Relying on her vast experience in family law, Jennifer frequently writes and contributes to articles in numerous publications, including the Huffington Post, Forbes.com, Fox Business.com, The PhiIly Post, Avvo.com, Allparenting.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Business Journal, the National Law Journal, the American Journal of Family Law, ABA magazines (Family Advocate and GP Solo), and Main Line Today magazine.
She has been quoted in national publications such as USA TODAY. She is the author of Family Law Focus, a legal blog addressing current issues in family law, and an expert contributor to exaholics.com, a popular website for those dealing with the end of a relationship or loss of a partner. She also writes a monthly blog post for the Martindale-Avvo blog.
Jennifer lectures regularly and plans courses for attorneys and other professionals on the topic of family law. Some of the courses she has planned for Pennsylvania Bar Institute include “Sophisticated Issues for Family Lawyers,” and “Dealing With Dirty Tricks In Divorce.”
She has also presented at the annual Family Law Institute in Philadelphia and the General Practitioners’ Update and spoke at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Mid Year Meeting on issues related to the high profile divorce. She lectures at the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ divorce conference.
In addition, she teaches a course for the general public on divorce for Main Line School Night. She has lectured nationally for the ABA Section of Family Law on settlement negotiations, judicial bias, and practice development. In 2014 and in 2017, she was a featured speaker at the Avvo Lawyernomics Conference in Las Vegas.
In 2015 and 2017, she was the keynote speaker at the American Board of Vocational Experts’ annual national conference in San Antonio, Texas. She also conducts webinars for Avvo on practice development.
In addition, Jennifer is an active member of the Family Law Sections of the American, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Camden County bar associations. She also is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Children’s Rights Committee, and the Camden County Family Law Committee.
She is chair of the Sponsorship Committee, member of Council, member of the Strategic Planning Committee, CLE Committee, former chair of the Law Practice Management Committee and former chair of the Scope and Correlation Committee of the ABA Family Law Section. She also serves as a panelist for the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel program in Camden County.
She is a member of the Certification Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section. Jennifer is former chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Membership Committee and a former member of its Executive Committee. She is a former member of the Thomas J. Forkin American Inn of Court in Family Law.
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts with highest honors from Rutgers University in 1991. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1994 where she was senior editor of the Journal of International Business Law and an Arthur Littleton Fellowship Instructor in legal research in writing.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1994
- Rutgers College, B.A., 1991
BAR ADMISSIONS : New Jersey; Pennsylvania
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- Court Of Common Pleas – Bucks County
- Court Of Common Pleas – Chester County
- Court Of Common Pleas – Delaware County
- Court Of Common Pleas – Philadelphia County
- Court Of Common Pleas- Montgomery County
- Superior Court of New Jersey
- Superior Court of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court — Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- American Bar Association
- Camden County (NJ) Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
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