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Phyllis T. Bookspan Esq.

Phyllis T. Bookspan Esq.

Bridging Your Tomorrow
  • Divorce, Family Law, Juvenile Law...
  • District of Columbia, Pennsylvania
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Summary

Phyllis Bookspan is a highly respected and experienced attorney with over 35 years experience. She founded Bookspan Family Law, LLC (BFL) with the goal to do family law differently--to present a holistic option for clients undergoing perhaps the second worst trauma in their lives and to help them get through it with the the best result, the least emotional angst. We believe in tamping down the fires rather than fueling them, but that does not mean that we don't fight hard for you in every aspect of your case- including support, custody, distribution of assets and alimony. Prior to founding BFL, for over 20 years Phyllis was a beloved law professor at Widener University, where she taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Juvenile Rights She also owned a yoga and wellness center. Phyllis brings this varied multi-disciplinary background to all her cases and clients.

Education
Herbert H. Lehman College, C.U.N.Y.
B.A. | English Literature
Honors: Major: English Literature
Georgetown University Law Center
M.L.A.
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D.
Professional Experience
Bookspan Family Law, LLC
Current
Professor of Law
Widener University School of Law
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Supervising Attorney Juvenile Justice Clinic
Georgetown University Law Center
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Publications
Articles & Publications
From the Tender Years Presumption to a Primary Parent Presumption: Has Anything Changed—Should It?
Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law
On Mirrors and Gavels: A Chronicle of How Menopause was Used as a Defense Against Women
Indiana Law Review
Reworking the Warrant Requirement: Resuscitating the Fourth Amendment
Vanderbilt Law Review
Speaking Engagements
Training on American Criminal Practice and Procedure, Quito, Ecuador
American University
2002
Too Young to Die? A Look at Evolving Standards of Decency and the U.S. Juvenile Death Penalty, International Conference, The Hague, Netherlands
International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law
2003
Cocktail Party Chatter, Philadelphia, PA
2010
Trusts and Other Complex Planning Structures in Divorce, Philadelphia, PA
2011
The Intersection of Law and Business, Women's Forum
Georgetown University Law Center
April 2012
Certifications
Advanced Divorce Mediation
Center for Resolutions
Professional Associations
District of Columbia State Bar
Member
Current
Family Support Line, Delaware County, PA
Member
Current
PA Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee
Member
Current
ABA Juvenile Justice Committee
Member
Current
Delaware Valley Friends School, Paoli PA
Member
Current
Jewish Family and Children’s Service
Chair Adoption Task Force
Current
National Association of Professional Women
Member
Current
Center for Resolutions- Media, PA
Volunteer Mediator
Current
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
Pennsylvania
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Initial Consultations are a flat fee of $200. You can expect to leave the consult with valuable information and a plan for your next steps.
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Languages
  • English
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Phyllis Bookspan's Website Profile
Website
Bookspan Family Law, LLC Website
Blog
Main Line Pennsylvania Blog
Contact & Map
Bookspan Family Law, LLC
Media Office
20 W 3rd St
#300
Media, PA 19063
USA
Telephone: (610) 565-6200
Fax: (610) 565-6290