Helen E. Casale

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Norristown, PA

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
 | 401 DeKalb Street, 4th Floor
Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: 610-215-2099
Fax: 610-313-1689
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Helen E. Casale is a shareholder with the Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller law firm, which has law offices in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Norristown as well as Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Widely regarded as among the top lawyers in the country, Ms. Casale focuses her practice solely on family law, and she provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Philadelphia metro and surrounding areas of New Jersey who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Divorce

    ·       Child custody and support

    ·       Spousal support

    ·       Asset protection

    ·       Complex property division

    ·       Date of separation issues

    ·       Protections from abuse

    ·       Same-sex domestic relations matters, including second parent adoptions, civil unions, and custody and support issues

    As an attorney, Ms. Casale has gained a reputation as a fierce and tireless advocate for her clients who works hard to help them achieve their goals and the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. She has become a recognized authority on same-sex family law issues, and she has achieved a long record of securing positive results for her clients both inside and outside the courtroom.

    Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Casale has earned designation as one of Pennsylvania's Top 50 female attorneys each year since 2011, and the Philadelphia Business Journal has included her into the list of Top 40 Under 40. Both Pennsylvania Law Weekly and The Legal Intelligencer have named her a Lawyer on the Fast Track, and she has received many other top rankings and endorsements from her peers.

    A 1990 graduate of Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, Ms. Casale obtained her Juris Doctor in 1994 from Rutgers University School of Law. She holds her license to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    A leader in her legal community, Ms. Casale has served as co-chair of the American Bar Association's Family Law Litigation Committee and its LGBT Law and Litigator Committee as well as for its LGBT+ Forum in 2017 and 2019. She has also served as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Family Law Section, its Program Committee and its Committee on the Legal Rights of Gay Men and Lesbians. She has also presented many lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007

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    About Helen Casale

    Admitted: 1995, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: https://www.hangley.com/team-member/helen-casale


    • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Received the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, 2006
    • Named a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 2005
    • One of the state’s Top 50 female attorneys, 2011 – Present
    • Rising Star in Family Law, 2005 – 2007
    • Named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as one of Pennsylvania’s top Family Law attorneys, 2008 – Present

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • CHOICE, President of Board of Directors
    • Camden County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
    • American Bar Association, Co-Chair of LGBT Law and Litigator Committee
    • New Jersey Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Chair, Committee on the Legal Rights of Gay Men and Lesbians, 2008 – 2010
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Chair, Program Committee, 2009 – 2010
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Chair, 2021 – 2022
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, In leadership, 2018 – Present
    • American Bar Association, Co-chair of LGBT+ Forum, 2017 and 2019
    • Pennsylvania
    • American Bar Association, Co-chair of Family Law Litigation Committee
    • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, In leadership, 2012 – Present
    • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • New Jersey

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Coach and Former Commissioner, Main Line Girls Basketball Association
    • Bala House Montessori School, Co-Chair of Board of Trustees
    • Coach, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adoptions from the Heart Annual Conference, guest speaker
    • Philadelphia Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, speaker on same-sex marriage issues and civil unions
    • Drexel University Law School, guest speaker
    • University of Pennsylvania GALA, guest speaker
    • Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender MBA Conference, guest lecturer
    • Lavender Law Conference, guest lecturer
    • Philadelphia Bar Association, Committee for Unrelated Cohabitants, speaker
    • Panelist, “Town Hall: Marriage Equality in Pennsylvania – What Does It Really Mean?,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 4, 2014
    • Philadelphia Municipal Trial Judges Conference, guest speaker
    • Annual Pennsylvania Trial Judges Judicial Conference, speaker on custody issues
    • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, frequent speaker on issues relating to civil unions, dissolution of domestic partnerships, and adoption
    • Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section, frequent Presenter
    • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, frequent speaker and course planner for a variety of family law topics including custody, complex support and equitable distribution issues, and adoption issues

    Educational Background:

    • Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia, BA, 1990
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    Office Location for Helen E. Casale

    401 DeKalb Street
    4th Floor
    Norristown, PA 19401

    Phone: 610-215-2099

    Fax: 610-313-1689

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