Mark B. Dischell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Lansdale, PA

Law Offices of Dischell Bartle Dooley
1800 Pennbrook Parkway, Suite 200
Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone: 215-362-2474
Fax: 215-362-6722
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

At the Law Offices of Dischell, Bartle & Dooley, PC, in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Mark B. Dischell proudly serves clients in the southeastern Pennsylvania area in a broad range of family law cases. Mr. Dischell's 40 years of experience and numerous successes, including three significant cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, have cemented his reputation in the community as a robust and effective advocate for clients in divorce litigation, including property distribution, child support and visitation, and grandparents' rights matters.

Mr. Dischell graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1968, and he earned his Juris Doctor in 1971 from Villanova University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and before all district and supreme courts in both states. He has held multiple esteemed positions, including secretary, treasurer, president and president-elect for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and he has held similar positions as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. In addition, Mr. Dischell is a member of the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Joint State Government Commission's Advisory Committee and Task Force on Domestic Relations Law.

A published author whose works include articles on family law topics such as child custody for the Pennsylvania Law Journal and the Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer, Mr. Dischell has also taught nearly 30 classes and seminars on various aspects of family law at Villanova University and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. From 2005 to 2012, he was ranked among the Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia for Matrimonial & Divorce Law, and he regularly participates in the Lansdale Rotary Club, for which he once served as president, in addition to being a 32nd degree Freemason.

Certificates and Credentials

About Mark B. Dischell

Admitted: 1972, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.dischellbartle.com/mark-b-dischell/

Honors/Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1999 - 2021, Best Lawyers
  • Top Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia Matrimonial & Divorce Law, 2005 - 2012
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1982 - Present
  • Best Lawyers In America, Family Law Lawyer of the Year

Pro bono/Community Service

  • 32nd Degree Mason

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Master, Doris Jonas Freed Inn of Court, 1994 - 2005
  • President-Elect, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1997 - 1998
  • Former Member, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Past Vice-Chair, Family Law Section, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania, 1972
  • Past Treasurer, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Past Co-Chairman, Child Custody Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Chair, Family Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Board of Managers of PA Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Past President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Vice President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1995 - 1997
  • Past Chair Elect, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Past Secretary, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Past Co-Chairperson, Divorce, Custody, Mediation and Conciliation Committees, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Amicus Curiae Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Past Director, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Secretary, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member, Joint State Government Commission's Advisory Committee, Task Force on Domestic Relations Law, 1997 - Present
  • President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1988 - 1999
  • Former Member, Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee
  • Past Vice-President, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Past Member of Executive Counsel, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • House of Delegates, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2003 - Present
  • Past Chair, Family Law Section, Montgomery Bar Association
  • Treasurer, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, PA Chapter

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Discovery & Expert Witnesses in Family Law Litigation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Definition of Income for Support Purposes, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Support Practice Update, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Various Divorce Law updates, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Parent Coordinators in Pennsylvania: Handling High Conflict Custody Cases, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Trial of a Custody Case, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Emerging Issues in Family Law, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • DRAP - Paternity Disestablishment Mock Trial
  • Montgomery County Bar Association Family Law Practicum, 1986 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association Family Law Practicum, 1988 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association Family Law Practicum, 1990 - 1992
  • Montgomery County Bar Association Family Law Practicum, 1994 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association Family Law Practicum, 1997 - Present
  • Fundamentals of Family Law, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Montgomery County Bar Association Family Law Practicum, 2001 - 2002
  • "Hot Tips" for Divorce Lawyers, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Divorce Code: Amendments of February 12, 1988 - Present
  • "Joint Custody: A Legal Overview", Pennsylvania Law Journal, Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer
  • Various articles and course materials for Pennsylvania Bar Institute (continuing legal education)
  • "May A Parent Be Compelled To Visit His Child...Or Why Do I Have To Be Her Babysitter?", Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer
  • Child Custody Litigation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • "Religion and Child Custody Cases", Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer
  • Co-Author of "Pennsylvania Marital Settlement Agreement", Professional Education Systems, Inc., Handbook
  • "Parenting Coordination in PA: An Update on an Evolving Topic"
  • Author and Co-Author, Numerous Articles such as "Joint Custody-A Legal Overview," "Religion and Custody Cases," The Pennsylvania Marital Settlement Agreement Handbook for Professional Education Systems, Inc., Parenting Coordination in PA: an Update on an Evolving Topic
  • Speaker, Montgomery County Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association, Various Matters Related to Family Law
  • Speaker, Various Lectures Concerning Matrimonial Law to Parental Groups, Law Schools, Accountants (PICPA), Domestic Relations Officers, Mental Health Professionals, Religious and Civic Groups, Service Clubs, and Other Organizations Concerning Matrimonial Law
  • Villanova Law Forum, Villanova University, 1983
  • Essentials of Pennsylvania Practice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Divorce Code: Amendments, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • The New Statewide Support Guidelines, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Advanced Equitable Distribution, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Post-Majority Support, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Family Law Conference
  • Family Law Practicum, Montgomery Bar Association
  • Representing Divorce Clients in a Bad Economy, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Custody Litigation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Custody Update, Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Educational Background

  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, B.A. in History, Minor: English, Fine Arts, Dean's List, Pi Gamma Mu, 1968
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Office Location for Mark B. Dischell

1800 Pennbrook Parkway, Suite 200
Lansdale, PA 19446

Last Updated: 6/28/2021

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