Jennifer Dumin

Jennifer Dumin

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  • Family Law, Divorce
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

Jennifer Dumin has represented thousands of clients in family law matters, including custody, child and spousal support, and divorce in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties over the last seven years. Ms. Dumin earned her Juris Doctorate from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2006. Her undergraduate studies in child and family development and her graduate studies in social work provide for an attorney sensitive to the emotional issues inherent in this area of the law.

Education
Temple University
J.D. (2006) | Law
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Honors: • Henry J. Richardson III Award for best paper on International Human Rights, May 2006 • Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Pursuit of Justice” Legal Writing Competition Award, Philadelphia Bar Association, October 2006 • Dean’s List, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, and Spring 2006 • Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society Member, 2005-2006 • Distinguished Class Performance: Family Law, Sexual Orientation and the Law, Criminal Law, Trusts and Estates, and Employment Discrimination • Outstanding Oral Advocacy: Introduction to Trial Advocacy
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University of Pennsylvania
M.S.W. - Master of Social Work (2003) | Social Work
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.S. (2001) | Human Development
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Professional Experience
Family Law Attorney
The Law Offices of Jennifer Dumin
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Family Law Attorney, March 2013 – Present The Law Offices of Jennifer Dumin, Philadelphia, PA Sole proprietor of Jennifer Dumin, Esq, LLC., a family law practice handling matters such as custody, child support, spousal support, and divorce. Handle all aspects of case management, such as interviewing and advising clients, developing case theory, researching legal issues, preparing documents, responding to discovery requests, negotiating and drafting agreements, and representing clients at conferences, master’s hearings, and trials.
Staff Attorney - Family Law
District Counsel 33 Legal Services Plan
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Maintained an independent caseload of 275-315 clients with a variety of issues, such as divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, adoption, wills, and health care directives. Responsible for all aspects of case management, such as interviewing and advising clients, developing case theory, researching legal issues, preparing documents, responding to discovery requests, negotiating and drafting agreements, and representing clients at conferences, master’s hearings, and trials.
Law Clerk
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
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Conducted legal research, drafted memoranda, orders, and opinions in civil matters, including medical malpractice, product liability, automobile accidents, and defamation. Advised Judge on the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence and the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act. Assisted in jury selection process.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Gender Markers Still Miss the Mark
The Legal Intelligencer (online Family Law column)
Paternity and Parentage in Same-Sex Marriages
The Legal Intelligencer (Family Law Supplement)
What Did I Commit to: A Celebration or a Marriage?
The Legal Intelligencer (online Family Law column)
“Superstition-Based Injustice in Africa and the United States: The Use of Provocation as a Defense for Killing Witches and Homosexuals”
Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal
Superstition-Based Injustice in Africa and the United States: The Use of Provocation as a Defense for Killing Witches and Homosexuals
Wisconsin Women's Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Overview of the Law of Custodial Rights of Grandparents and Other Kin
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Trauma Informed Lawyering (co-presenter)
The Nicholas Cipriani American Inn of Court
What Is My Date Of Marriage? (co-presenter)
The Nicholas Cipriani American Inn of Court
Awards
Best Lawyers in America 2018-2019* (Family Law)
Best Lawyers®
PA Super Lawyer: Rising Stars Edition 2016-2019**
Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters
Pro Bono Roll of Honor 2015, 2016, 2018 (exemplary pro bono work)
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Henry J. Richardson III Award for best paper on International Human Rights
Temple University Beasley School of Law
"Pursuit of Justice" Legal Writing Competition Award
Philadelphia Bar Association
Professional Associations
Philadelphia Bar Association, The Legal Rights of Contemporary Families Committee
Co-Chair
Current
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Therapy Center of Philadelphia (current)
Secretary
Current
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The Nicholas Cipriani American Inn of Court (current)
Member
Current
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Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (current)
Arbitrator
Current
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Pennsylvania State University
Director of ALLIES
Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section # 204110
Member
Current
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Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
Current
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McGill Law Review
Peer Reviewer
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Activities: Evaluated law review article in order to aid McGill Law Review in making an informed decision about whether to publish a submitted piece. Evaluated the importance and pertinence of the topic, the originality of the author’s contribution, the thoroughness of the research, and the style and literary quality of the work.
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Philadelphia Graduation Coach Campaign
Mentor
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Activities: Met regularly with a Philadelphia high school student to provide support, guidance, and practical assistance for her to reach her highest educational and career potential.
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Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (current)
Volunteer Attorney
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Activities: Assisted client in keeping her home by probating her parent’s estates, applying for Tangled Title funding, and deed drafting.
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Temple University Law Education and Participation Program (LEAP)
Instructor
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Activities: Prepared and delivered classes on restorative justice and trial skills in order to prepare Philadelphia public high school students to participate as “attorneys” in alternative disciplinary programs known as “teen courts” in their schools, in which alleged offenders are put on trial before a jury of their peers.
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Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights
Legal Clinic Advocate
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Activities: Conducted intake interviews with clients and assessed merits of potential cases. Performed legal research on topics such as second parent adoption, employment discrimination, and name and gender changes. Assisted in case preparation and drafted legal documents.
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American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
Legislative Intern
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Activities: Wrote briefs on legislative policy issues for distribution to elected officials. Prepared and delivered to legislators in Harrisburg information on issues such as criminal justice, death penalty, discrimination, freedom of speech, LGBT rights, privacy rights, reproductive freedoms, and voting rights.
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Center for Family Services - Services Empowering Rape Victims (SERV)
Advocate
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Activities: Provided counseling and support to victims of sexual assault. Created and presented programs on abuse, domestic violence, and acquaintance rape in various settings including primary schools, colleges, detention centers, and religious institutions.
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Center for Family Services - HomeBase
Social Worker
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Activities: Provided individual and group therapy for 16-19 year-old clients. Taught life-skills such as managing anxiety, building healthy relationships, and general social skills.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Websites & Blogs
Website
Berner Klaw & Watson
Contact & Map
Berner Klaw & Watson
1528 Walnut Street
Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19102
USA
Telephone: (215) 790-8800