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Judith A. Algeo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Doylestown, PA

High Swartz LLP
116 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-345-8888
Fax: 215-345-5358
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Judith A. Algeo is a family law attorney at High Swartz LLP, a law firm with a long tradition of success since 1914, located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Her legal practice includes all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, alimony, spousal support and property division. A seasoned adoption attorney, she handles parental rights termination matters and stepparent adoptions.

Upon obtaining her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the La Salle University in 1978 and 1989 respectively, Ms. Algeo received her Juris Doctor from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1995. Her experience as a family therapist before entering legal practice helps her understand the complexities of the situations and provides valuable insight to assisting clients to move forward with confidence.

Ms. Algeo’s career focuses on working with real people in emotional distress and not just representing them in court. She makes it her mission to provide her clients with all the required information about the legal processes with proper guidance to navigate through the roadblocks. In addition to being extremely accessible to her clients, she proactively works to negotiate on their behalf with the opposing counsel.

A court-approved Bucks County custody mediator, Ms. Algeo has always been a responsible member of several legal establishments. Since 1997, she has served the Bucks County Bar Association in a variety of capacities, including as president and chair of multiple committees. She is also closely associated with the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Bucks County American Inns of Court, the American Inns of Courts, the American Bar Association and many more.

Ms. Algeo has been elected four times to the Warwick Township’s board of supervisors and has also served as the chairperson of that board for the past 17 years. Currently serving on the board of directors of the Bucks County Association of Township Officials, she previously served as the president of that organization. She has received a Notable* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell for her strong ethical standards.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ 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, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


2 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2005

About Judith A. Algeo

First Admitted: 1997, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • Pro Bono Service Award, 1998 through 2003, Bucks County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Courts, Program Award Committee, 2015-2018
  • American Bar Association, Jean Crowe Award for Pro Bono Services, 2017
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award, Recipient, 1999, 2001, Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
  • Honorable Arthur B. Walsh Jr. Award for Pro Bono Services, 2000, Bucks County Bar Association

Educational Background

  • LaSalle University, M.A., 1989
  • LaSalle University, B.A., 1978

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Pennsylvania, 1997
  • Bucks Count American Inn of Courts, Member, 2011-2019
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Women's Lawyer Division, 1998-present
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Budget Committee, 2007-2017
  • Bucks County Bar Association- Lawyers Helping Lawyers, Chair, 2000
  • Bucks County Bar Association- Pro Bono Committee, Chair, 2008-2009, 2012-2018
  • Bucks County Bar Association- Continuing Legal Education Committee, Chair, 2001-2002
  • Bucks County Bar Association- Children's Advocacy Committee, Chair, 2000-2005
  • Bucks County Bar Association- Woman Lawyers' Division, Chair, 2000
  • Bucks County Bar Association- Family Law Section, Member, Chair, 2003
  • Bucks County Bar Association- Secretary, Board of Directors, 2004-2005
  • Bucks County Bar Association- President-Elect, 2005-2006
  • Bucks County Bar Association- President, 2006-2007
  • Bucks County Bar Association- Approved Mediators List, Member, 2007-present
  • Bucks County Bar Association- 1997 - present
  • Conflict List for Guardian Ad Litem Office For Bucks County Office of the Guardian Ad Litem, Member, 2000-present
  • Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, Conflict List Parents' Lawyers For Dependency Court, Member, 2008-present
  • Bucks County Bar Association, President 2007, Treasurer Charitable Foundation of the Bucks County Bar Association, 2010-2011, 2007

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Legal Aid Southeast Penna., Member, Board of Directors; Bucks County Association of Township Officials, president, 2010-2011, Chairperson, Warwick Township Board of Supervisors, 2011
  • Hatboro Federal Savings and Loan, Board of Directors, 2018-present
  • Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Youth Aid Panel, 1994-1995
  • Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Zoning Hearing Board, Secretary, 1994-1999
  • Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Board of Supervisors, Chairperson, 2003-present
  • Bucks County Aids Network, Member, Treasurer, 1988-1990
  • Interagency Youth Coalition of Bucks County, Board of Directors, Chair, 1985-1993
  • Youth Services Alliance of Pennsylvania, Member
  •  Mid-Atlantic Association of Runaway Youth Services, Board of Directors, Chair, 1985-1986
  • National Network of Runaway & Homeless Youth Services, Board of Directors, 1985-1988, 2000
  • Community Commitment Inc., Board of Directors, 2016-2018
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Vice Chair, 2016-present
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Secretary, 2014-2016
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Chairperson, 2018-2020
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Board of Directors, 2008-present
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Member of the House of Delegates, 2006-2009
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Member, 1997-present
  • Bucks County Bar Foundation, Secretary, 2017
  • Bucks County Bar Foundation, President, 2015
  • Bucks County Bar Foundation, Vice Chair, 2013
  • Bucks County Bar Foundation, Treasurer, 2010-2013
  • Bucks County Bar Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees, 2003-2018

Industry Groups

  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
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Office Location for Judith A. Algeo

116 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Phone: 215-345-8888

Fax: 215-345-5358

Last Updated: 2/7/2022

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