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Maria P. Cognetti

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Camp Hill, PA

Cognetti & Associates
3304 Market Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Phone: 717-909-4060
Fax: 717-909-4068
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1978
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

In practice as an attorney since 1978, Maria P. Cognetti is the founder of Cognetti & Associates, a Pennsylvania family law firm serving clients in the Harrisburg area and southeast portions of the commonwealth. Ms. Cognetti’s practice is devoted exclusively to family law issues such as divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division and property settlement agreements.

Ms. Cognetti is the President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and was recently named a Diplomate of American College of Family Trial Lawyers. On numerous occasions, she has worked with the legislature, the courts and professional organizations such as the Pennsylvania Bar Association to effect positive change in the area of Family Law. Ms. Cognetti has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America publication, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (multiple consecutive years) and the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. She holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell as well.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Maria P. Cognetti

First Admitted: 1978, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • Central Pennsylvania Best Lawyers, Central Penn Business Journal
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Presidential Service Award, AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts), 2011
  • Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Family Lawyer of the Year, Central Penn Business Journal, 2010
  • Special Achievement Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2011
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow of the Year, AAML (American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers), 2011
  • Diplomate, American College of Family Trial Lawyers, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Past Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1979 - 1980
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2000 - Present
  • Chair, Custody Sub Committee, Joint State Government Commission, Family Law Advisory Committee, 1990 - 2011
  • Appointed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Domestic Relations Rules Committee, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1978
  • Member, PA Supreme Court Domestic Relations Rules Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Vice President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1998 - Present
  • Appointed to the Hearing Committee of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1978
  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (U.S. Chapter), 2000 - Present

Educational Background

  • Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, B.A. in Psychology, 1975

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, Family Law - Central Pennsylvania Practice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2012
  • Speaker, Finding Hidden Assets, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2012
  • Speaker, The New Custody Statute, Pennsylvania Conference Of State Trial Judges, 2012
  • Speaker, Custody Evaluations: What are we looking at?, National Council On Juvenile And Family Court Judges, 2012
  • Author, Custody Law & Practice, PBI Press, 2012
  • Speaker, AAML Custody Evaluation Standards, The Office Of Family Court Services Of Hartford County, 2012
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Office Location for Maria P. Cognetti

3304 Market Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011

Phone: 717-909-4060

Fax: 717-909-4068

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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