Kristine L. Calalang

Kristine L. Calalang

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

The Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang
 | 1221 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-320-7512
Fax: 215-359-9656
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Kristine L. Calalang is the owner of The Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang and has been practicing family law in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties since 2004.  Ms. Calalang obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The College of New Jersey (also completing a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry) and her Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law (VLS).

    Ms. Calalang is active in the Philadelphia Bar Association, and she has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors, starting in 2020.  She has also been appointed to be a Co-Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Management Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association.  Additionally, she served as the 2019 Chair of the Family Law Section (FLS) and continues to be the Chair of the FLS Diversity Committee, a Co-Chair of the FLS Custody Committee, and a member of the FLS Executive Committee.  She has been a presenter and a course planner for many CLE and other programs for the Bar Association.  In November 2019, she was named as a Bar Star by the Philadelphia Bar Association for her work above and beyond for the FLS.

    Ms. Calalang is also an active alumni of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.  She is the Co-President (and past President) of the Villanova Minority Alumni Society Leadership Board and a Board Advisor of the Villanova Law Alumni Association Board.  She often plans and presents programs for the law school along with speaking at Villanova University and area law schools.  In April 2019, Ms. Calalang received the Villanova Law Alumni Association Gerald Abraham Award for Service for her exemplary leadership and service to the law school.

    Ms. Calalang is also an active member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA) and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She was appointed to be a Co-Chair for the 2020 Lunar Banquet Committee, and she is a member of APABA-PA's Community Outreach Committee.

    Ms. Calalang was named as a Rising Star in Super Lawyer: Rising Stars Editions 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 and as a Super Lawyer in 2020.  She was also named as a Lawyer on the Fast Track for 2008 by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly and has been placed on the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's Pro Bono Rolls of Honor for exemplary pro bono work each year from 2006 – 2010.

    About Kristine Calalang

    Admitted: 2004, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: http://www.klc-legal.com/family_law_calalang_profile.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • Received for exemplary leadership and service to the law school, VLAA Gerald Abraham Award for Service to the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law , 2019
    • Named as Bar Star for going above and beyond for Family Law Section, Philadelphia Bar Association Bar Star, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2019
    • For going above and beyond for the Family Law Section, Bar Star, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2019
    • Recipient of an award commending oustanding young attorneys in Pennsylvania, Lawyer on the Fast Track, The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly , 2008
    • Placed on the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's Pro Bono Rolls of Honor for exemplary pro bono work each year from 2006 – 2010., Pro Bono Roll of Honor 2006-2010, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Co-Chair of Lunar Banquet for APABA-PA, 2020
    • Elected member of Board of Governors of Philadelphia Bar Association, 2020
    • Co-Chair of Solo and Small Firm Management Committee, 2020
    • Chair of Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section, 2019
    • Member, Nicholas A. Cipriani Family American Inn of Court
    • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Chair, Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section Diversity Committee
    • Board Member, Young Lawyer Editorial Board of The Legal Intelligencer
    • Board Member, Villanova Law Minority Alumni Society Leadership Board
    • Board Member, Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Board
    • Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA)
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section Custody Commitee

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Assisted planning and execution of FLS Charity Drive for families in transition in Philadelphia shelters, 2019
    • Performed pro bono work in family law cases for Philadelphia VIP
    • Served as Child Advocate in pro bono cases through the Support Center for Child Advocates.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Student Research Contributions for Theater Law: Cases and Materials, edited by Robert M. Jarvis et al., Carolina Academic Press (2004)
    • Contributions to board editorials published in the Young Lawyer supplement to The Legal Intelligencer as member of Young Lawyer Editorial Board from 2005-2012
    • Presenter at the Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section January 8, 2007 Meeting ("The Hottest Custody Issues of 2006: Surrogacy, Relocation, Same-Sex Parents, PFA’s and more...")
    • Presenter at the Villanova University School of Law November 1, 2007 program entitled "Why Diversity Matters: A Conversation With Young Associates of Color"
    • Presenter at the November 15, 2008 event sponsored by Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania entitled "The Law and You"
    • Presenter at the Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section January 5, 2009 Meeting ("A Year in Review: Custody Cases of 2008")
    • Presenter at the Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section March 1, 2010 Meeting ("A Year in Review: Custody Cases of 2009")
    • Presenter at the Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section March 1, 2010 Meeting ("A Year in Review: Custody Cases of 2009")
    • Presenter at Villanova University School of Law November 11, 2010 Family Law Careers Panel
    • Course Planner and Faculty for "Looking at Our Clients, Looking at Ourselves: Best Practice Tips to Improve Cultural Awareness for Philadelphia Attorneys," a CLE program presented at the Philadelphia Bar Association on November 30, 2012
    • Writer for Nolo's affiliate DivorceNet.com
    • Presenter at the Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section February 4, 2013 Meeting ("Child Custody Update: Noteworthy Pennsylvania Cases from 2011 & 2012")
    • Author of article entitled "Declaration of Independence" published in the Spring 2013 newsletter for the Solo & Small Firm Practice Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association

    Industry Groups

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    Office Location for Kristine L. Calalang

    1221 Locust St
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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    Last Updated: 3/3/2020

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