Mary Cushing Doherty

Mary Cushing Doherty

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Norristown, PA

High Swartz LLP
 | 40 East Airy Street, Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: 610-275-0700
Fax: 610-275-5290
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    With a distinguished record of professional and community service, Mary Cushing Doherty has more than 38 years of legal experience in the area of family law.  She concentrates her practice on all aspects of marital dissolution and family law issues including divorce, child support, visitation, custody, spousal support, alimony, complex property division, and drafting premarital and marital agreements. Ms. Doherty is an experienced and certified Arbitrator and Mediator. 

    She strives for the amicable resolution of divorce when possible; however, she is a zealous litigator when it serves the best interests of her clients.

    Ms. Doherty takes an active role in shaping the practice of family law in Pennsylvania, including working on behalf of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association to minimize the harmful effect of divorce waiting periods on families and children. As a spokesperson for the Task Force, Ms. Doherty advocated to reduce Pennsylvania’s waiting period for unilateral, no-fault divorces from two years to one year. After nearly four years of advocacy efforts, the new law (Act 102) was signed in October 2016 and went effect in December 2016.


    Certificates and Credentials

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

    About Mary Doherty

    Admitted: 1978, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • One of 25 honorees, Women of Distinction, Philadelphia Business Journal
    • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year, 2018, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year, 2018
    • In 2008 after my first year as CoChair of the Chapter Leader Coordination Commtitee, my Co Chair and I won an award for exemplary work for this committee which serves the National AAML. We have now received this award for three years in a row., Committee Chair Award, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2008

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Every year I submit two articles and currently one pending. Earlier this year I wrote about Earning Capacity issues in tough economic times. The penidng article is on Pre-nuptial agreements with a couple where one or both are Catholic., Bi-Annual Contributor, Editor, Matrimonial Strategist, 2008
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    Office Location for Mary Cushing Doherty

    40 East Airy Street
    Norristown, PA 19401

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    Last Updated: 1/29/2021

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