Kristine Calalang

Kristine Calalang

Advocacy with Integrity and Compassion for Family Law Clients
  • Family Law
  • Pennsylvania
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Ms. Calalang focuses her practice on helping clients with their domestic relations matters. She has strong leadership roles as the 2023 Co-Chair of the Women in the Profession Committee, 2022 Chair and 2021 Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors, the 2020-2022 Co-Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the 2019 Chair of the Family Law Section (FLS). She is also a member of the FLS Executive Committee, Co-Chair of the FLS Custody and Diversity Committees, and a founding member of the Diversity Inclusion Scholarship Committee. She often plans and presents CLE and informational programs.

Ms. Calalang was a past President of the Villanova Minority Alumni Society (MAS) Leadership Board and is a Board Advisor on the Villanova Law Alumni Association (VLAA) Board, MAS Board, and the Villanova Law Women's Network. She has served on the Young Lawyer Editorial Board for The Legal Intelligencer and is a member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA), the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She was also the 2020 Co-Chair of the Lunar Banquet for APABA-PA. Additionally, Ms. Calalang is a mediator and serves as a certified arbitrator for Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Ms. Calalang has also been recognized and awarded for her legal work and leadership. In 2022, she received the Diversity Initiative award from the Legal Intelligencer. In 2021, she received the Weiman, Sr. and Jr, family law award. In 2019, she received the VLAA Gerald Abraham Award for Service from Villanova Law and was named as Philadelphia Bar Association Bar Star. She was named as a Rising Star in Super Lawyer: Rising Stars Editions 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014 and a Super Lawyer from 2020-2023. Ms. Calalang was also named as 2008 Lawyer on the Fast Track and was on the First Judicial District's Pro Bono Rolls of Honor from 2006 -2010.

Education
Villanova University School of Law
J.D. | Legal
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Professional Experience
Mediator
Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang
- Current
Owner
Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang
- Current
Arbitrator
First Judicial District Arbitration Center
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Young Lawyer Editorial Board - contributions to Board editorials
"Declaration of Independence" article
Solo & Small Firm Practice Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Essentials of IOLTA CLE
Online Trials and the Art of Using Zoom CLE
Welcome to Your Practice! The Nuts and Bolts of Opening a Law Office in 2020 CLE
Worker's Compensation Compliance Crusher: 2020 Update on Important Issues in Workers' Compensation Practice CLE
Thoughts and Actions that Matter: Training in Cultural Humility/Competency and Diversity Discussions CLE
Running Your Law Practice in Unprecedented Times CLE
The Impact of COVID-19 on Custody Matters CLE
Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights in Philadelphia: Best Practices and Legal Updates CLE
An Inside Look at the Purpose, Procedure, Pitfalls, and Punishment in Support Contempt Actions CLE
Implicit Bias: Identification in the Law and Action Plans CLE
Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer
Professional Excellence Award for Diversity Initiative
The Legal Intelligencer
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer
Herbert R. Weiman, Sr. & Jr. Award
Family Law Section of Philadelphia Bar Association
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer
VLAA Gerald Abraham Award for Service
Villanova University School of Law
Exemplary leadership and service to the law school
Bar Star
Philadelphia Bar Association
For going above and beyond for the Family Law Section
Rising Star
Super Lawyer
Rising Star
Super Lawyer
Rising Star
Super Lawyer
Pro Bono Roll of Honor
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Rising Star
Super Lawyer
Pro Bono Roll of Honor
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Lawyer on the Fast Track
Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly
Pro Bono Roll of Honor
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Pro Bono Roll of Honor
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Pro Bono Roll of Honor
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
Current
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Montgomery County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Minority Alumni Leadership Board for Villanova Law
Board Advisor
Current
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Villanova Law Alumni Association
Board member
Current
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Asian Pacific American Bar Association of PA (APABA-PA)
Board member
Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Association's House of Delegates
Zone 1 Delegate
Current
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APABA-PA
Co-Chair of Solo and Small Firm Committee
Current
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APABA-PA
Co-Chair of Community Outreach Committee
Current
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Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court
Member
Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Association's Family Law Section
Council Member/Diversity Liaison
Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Association's Minority Bar Committee
DEI Team Liaison
Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Association's Collaborative Law Committee
DEI Team Liaison
Current
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Philadelphia Bar Association
Co-Chair of Diversity Committee of Family Law Section
Current
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Philadelphia Bar Association
Co-Chair of Custody Committee of Family Law Section
Current
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Philadelphia Bar Association
Board Member of Executive Committee of Family Law Section
Current
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Philadelphia Bar Association
Founding member of Diversity Inclusion Scholarship Committee of Family Law Section
Current
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Villanova Law Women's Network
Board Member
Current
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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Young Lawyers Editorial Board of the Legal Intelligencer
Past Board Member
Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Association
Co-Chair of Legal Academics Committee
- Current
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Villanova Law J. Willard O'Brien American Inn of Court
Past Member
- Current
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Philadelphia Bar Association
Chair of the Board of Governors
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Philadelphia Bar Association
Cabinet Member
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Philadelphia Bar Association
Vice Chair of Board of Governors
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Philadelphia Bar Association
Co-Chair of Solo and Small Firm Management Committee
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Villanova Minority Alumni Leadership Board
Vice President
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Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania
Co-Chair of Lunar Banquet
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Philadelphia Bar Association
Chair of Family Law Section
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Nicholas A. Cipriani Family American Inn of Court
Past member
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Villanova Minority Alumni Leadership Board
President
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang
1221 LOCUST ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19107
Telephone: (215) 320-7512
Fax: (215) 359-9656
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed