Elizabeth Jean Billies

Top rated Family Law attorney in Lansdale, Pennsylvania

Law Offices of Dischell Bartle Dooley
Elizabeth Jean Billies
Law Offices of Dischell Bartle Dooley

Practice Areas: Family Law

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 2005

Education: Villanova University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2020

Law Offices of Dischell Bartle Dooley

1800 Pennbrook Parkway, Suite 200
Lansdale, PA 19446 Phone: 215-362-2474 Email: Elizabeth Jean Billies Visit website


A partner at the Law Offices of Dischell, Bartle & Dooley, PC, in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth J. Billies focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters such as drafting pre- and post-nuptial agreements, obtaining equitable resolutions in fault and no-fault divorces, and litigating child support and custody issues for her clients in southeastern Pennsylvania. Her practical and compassionate collaborative approach has solidified her presence in the Lansdale community as an effective family law practitioner.

Ms. Billies earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 2002, where she was the recipient of the Ivanhoe Commandery Merit Scholarship. She earned her law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 2005, where she was a staff writer for the university's law review. In the same year, Ms. Billies was named the Clinical Student of the Year by the Clinical Legal Education Association. She subsequently clerked for the Honorable Susan Devlin Scott of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

Ms. Billies is admitted to practice before state courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as before the Supreme Court for both states and the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the family law sections of both the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where she served on the Family Law Section Council from 2012-2014.  She is presently Treasurer for the Doris Jonas Freed Matrimonial American Inn of Court. A well-regarded author as well, Ms. Billies has published pieces for four editions of Pennsylvania Family Lawyer on topics such as alimony, termination of parental rights and contractual counsel fees. She has repeatedly been named one of the top family law lawyers under 40 by both the American Institute for Family Law Attorneys and the National Association of Family Law Attorneys.

First Admitted: 2005, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.dischellbartle.com/elizabeth-j-billies/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Family Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • New Jersey, 2005
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Member, Family Law Council, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2012 - 2014
  • Pennsylvania, 2005
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Member, Family Law Council, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Executive Board Member, Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, 2009 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Educational Background:
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, B.A. in Political Science, Ivanhoe Commandery Merit Scholarship, 2002
  • Clincal Student of the Year, Clinical Legal Education Association, 2005
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • I authored a case note analyzing the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas decision of Williams v. Williams Lancaster Co. CCP, CI-99-06533 (June 19, 2008) in which the Court determined that Husband's voluntary act of resigning from his employment was not grounds for modification of his alimony obligation even though the parties' Property Settlement Agreement stated that he could seek such a reduction if his income decreased by a certain percentage. The Court held that the clause was on applicable in cases of non-voluntary termination., Author, Voluntary Resignation from Employment Does Not Justify Reduction of Alimony Paid Pursuant to Post-Nuptial Agreement: Williams v. Williams, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Family Law, 2008
  • Staff Writer, Villanova Law Review, Villanova University School of Law
  • I authored a case note analyzing McMullen v. Kutz, 985 A.2d 769 (Pa. 2009), in which the Supreme Court determined that the term "reasonableness" must be implied when determining the amount of attorneys' fees to award the non-breaching party pursuant to a Property Settlement Agreement., Author, Supreme Court Finds that Reasonableness Must be Implied When Determining an Award of Contractual Counsel Fees, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Volume 32, Issue No. 1, March 2010, Family Law, 2010
  • Co-authored the Montgomery County section of the Four County Practice Manual published bi-annually by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Co-author, 4 County Practice Manual, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2008

Office location for Elizabeth Jean Billies

1800 Pennbrook Parkway, Suite 200
Lansdale, PA 19446


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