Jennifer J. Riley

Top rated family law attorney in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley
Jennifer J. Riley
Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 2010

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020
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Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley

585 W Skippack Pike
Suite 200
Blue Bell, PA 19422 Visit website

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Jennifer J. Riley, Esq. is the Founder, Owner, and Managing Attorney of the Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley. A graduate of Souderton Area High School and the first person in her family to attend college, Jennifer attended Villanova University, earning her Bachelor’s Degree and then her Master’s Degree in World History with a concentration on Middle Eastern studies, Women’s studies, and Theology.  She earned her law degree at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law (J.D.).   In law school, she was her class Vice President, a member of the acclaimed National Trial Team, a finalist at the National Ethics Trial Competition, and received numerous honors, including the award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy, and the Victor A. Jaczun Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.

In 2022, Attorney Riley was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce for the Greater Montgomery County as Businessperson of the Year. She has been recognized by her peers as a Rising Star (2012–2020), an honor awarded to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state, and as a SuperLawyer® in 2022, an honor awarded to no more than 5% of lawyers in the state who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  In 2021, she was named the Top Woman Owned Business on the Main Line of Philadelphia by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce.  Her Firm was also named one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Law Firms (#20) by Law Firm 500 in 2017.  She was awarded the Friend of Education award in 2013 for co-founding and coaching their competitive Mock Trial Team and, in 2022, her alma mater inducted her into its Hall of Fame in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments and community leadership.

Attorney Riley is a co-author of Custody Law and Practice in Pennsylvania, PBI Press, 2013 (and updated 2015), as well as Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements, PBI Press, 2019. She co-teaches Continuing Legal Education classes for attorneys and offers free classes through local communities on navigating the family law world for those facing divorce or custody issues.  She also wrote “High Tech Cures for the Low Budget Case” for the American Bar Association, and publishes and speaks on social media, technology, and family law.  Believing education to be power, Jennifer, through her Firm, sponsors programs available to the public to help them prepare and navigate the divorce process. 

Since founding her law firm, Jennifer has tirelessly and zealously advised, represented, and educated thousands of individuals on all types of Family Law issues, including divorce, custody, equitable distribution, protection from abuse, drafting and negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.  She also provides strategic legal counseling to other business owners and leaders.

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Name change, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law, Father's rights

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 2010, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.jjrlawfirm.com/attorneys/member/jennifer-j-riley

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Co-Chair, Mentoring Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-Author, Drafting Property Settlement Agreements in Pennsylvania
  • Co-Author, Custody Law and Practice in Pennsylvania, PBI Press, 2013
  • Co-Author, Freedom Stories: Interviews with Vietnamese Who Escaped to America
Educational Background:
  • Villanova University, M.A., World History; Recipient: Full Scholarship, Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantship;Recipient: Mid-Atlantic Women’s Studies Association’s First Place Award for Outstanding Research in Women’s Studies;Recipient: Elizabeth Cady Stanton Award for Outstanding Research in Women’s Studies, Graduate Level;Inducted: Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, 2001
  • Villanova University, B.A., Liberal Arts, Concentration in Middle Eastern Studies, cum laude; Activities and societies: Elizabeth Cady Stanton Award for Outstanding Research in Women’s Studies, Undergraduate Level; Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society; Dar al-Islam National Award for essay in Near Eastern Studies; National Model Arab League Award for Outstanding Oral Presentation; Greater Philadelphia Philosophical Conference, Presenter, 1999
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Society of Professional Woman, 2021
  • Walnut Club, 2021
  • Team Organizer, Alzheimer’s Association, Memory Walk, 2012-2014
  • National Organization of Italian American Women, 2021
  • Team Organizer, American Liver Foundation, Liver Walk 2011
  • Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project, 2011 – Present
  • Coach, Souderton Area High School mock trial team
  • Coach Mount Saint Joseph Academy’s High School Mock Trial Team, 2009 – 2010
  • Volunteer, American Bar Association’s Military Pro Bono Project
  • Women’s Resource Center in Montgomery County and Chester County
Honors/Awards:
  • , Businessperson of the Year, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County, 2022
  • Hall of Fame Inductee, Souderton Area School District Alumni Association, 2022
  • Celebration of Business Leadership, Women Owned Business of the Year , The Main Line Chamber of Commerce , 2021
  • 2012-2019, Pennsylvania’s “Rising Stars”, Philadelphia Magazine, 2019
  • , Top 100 Fastest Growing Law Firms (#20), Law Firm 500, 2017
  • , Top 40 Under 40 Family Law Attorneys in Pennsylvania, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • , Friend of Education, Souderton Area School District, 2013
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 (Family Law), American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013
  • Awesome Attorney, Suburban Life Magazine, 2012
  • Top Attorneys - Readers' Choice - Family Law/Divorce Law, Suburban Life Magazine, 2011
  • , Excellence in Trial Advocacy, Victor A. Jaczun Award, 2009
  • Outstanding Oral Advocacy
  • Finalist, National Ethics Trial Competition in Sacramento, California
  • Member of the Acclaimed National Trial Team, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Office location for Jennifer J. Riley

585 W Skippack Pike
Suite 200
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Phone: 215-268-6556

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
9 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020

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