Phyllis T. Bookspan, Esq.
150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F-200
Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087
Top Family Lawyer
Attorney Phyllis Bookspan, is a highly respected legal professional, with over 20 years experience as a law professor, clinical director, trial lawyer, and scholar. Ms. Bookspan has a J.D and a Master of Law in Trial Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center. After law school she held a prestigious E Barrett Prettyman two year fellowship at Georgetown Law School, and was supervising attorney of the Juvenile Law Clinic. For over 20 years she was a Professor of Law at Widener University School of Law. She has taught classes in Criminal Law, Women and the Law, Children’s Rights, and lectured nationally and internationally on Domestic Relations and Criminal Law matters.
I know that you did not enter marriage ever anticipating that you would get divorced. If you have children you never anticipated that you would have to negotiate over when you would get to see them. If you are coming to see me, this is one of the most stressful times in your life. I understand this and keep it in mind always as I work with you.
I believe that the family law legal process-- from start to finish-- can be done differently, in a more integrated and holistic way. Litigation can be lengthy, costly and emotionally draining. It can be unpredictable, and often does not yield the results that the parties wish. I will work to keep your case out of court, but if litigation becomes necessary, you may count upon my years of trial court and teaching experience to serve you well in the courtroom. Throughout the process you will feel secure and supported.
I will get you what you need to resolve your legal matter and move on to the life you and your family can trust. I will work to keep your case out of court, but If you need to go to court, I will be tough as nails—and throughout the process I will work with you to make sure you feel supported emotionally, and physically.
M.L.A, Georgetown University School of Law
J.D., Georgetown University School of Law
B.A. , Herbert H. Lehman College, C.U.N.Y.
Bar AdmissionsDistrict of Columbia, 1983
Board Memberships/Community Service:
- Delaware Valley Friends School, Paoli PA
- Jewish Family and Children’s Service
- Chair Adoption Task Force
- National Association of Professional Women
- Volunteer Mediator, Center for Resolutions- Media, PA
- ABA Juvenile Justice Committee
- PA Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee
- Family Support Line, Delaware County, PA
- Common Cause, Delaware
Selected Presentations/Media Commentary:
Women’s Forum, Georgetown University Law Center – The Intersection of Law and Business, April 2012
Trusts and Other Complex Planning Structures in Divorce Philadelphia, 2011
Cocktail Party Chatter Philadelphia, 2010
Too Young to Die? A Look at Evolving Standards of Decency and the U.S. Juvenile Death Penalty International Conference of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law, the Hague Netherlands, 2003
Training on American Criminal Practice and Procedure, American University, Quito, Ecuador 2002
Delaware Tonight WHYY TV - expert on numerous legal topics
It’s Your Call With Lynn Doyle – CN8 – comments on current legal events
Radio Times with Marti Moss Kohane- WHYY Radio
“Workplace Sexual Harassment” … “ Forum on Victims Rights”
AM Philadelphia TV - Victim’s Rights