Lori A. Frio-Walker

Lori A. Frio-Walker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Family Law Corp.
 | 1515 Market Street, Suite 1200, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-774-1149
Fax: 484-329-7865
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Lori A. Frio-Walker, Esq., founder of Family Law Corp., P.C., devotes her practice primarily to all aspects of family and matrimonial law matters. 

Lori's family law experience includes all aspects of divorce, child custody, child support and spousal support.  Lori’s exceptional legal advocacy has earned her the recognition of her peers in prestigious publications and honors including: Top 10 Female Family Lawyers under 40 in the State of Pennsylvania, the Avvo “Superb” Rating, getting named as a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney in the State of Pennsylvania and being named 10 Best in Client Satisfaction among Family Law Attorneys. 

Additionally, Lori has been appointed as a Council Member to the American Bar Association, Family Law Section, where she represents the collective interests for hundreds of Young Family Law Attorneys in the United States and is responsible for oversight, planning, meeting facilitation, organizing and drafting content for national legal programming, and providing legal updates in family law to the association. 

Lori’s clients appreciate her passion and commitment to family law.  Her experience allows her to address even the most complicated and emotional cases with confidence and poise. Because each family is unique, Lori believes that her job is to determine your particular needs are and develop a legal strategy that is right for you. She prides herself on finding creative legal solutions for complicated family law concerns.

EDUCATION & COURT ADMISSIONS

Lori received her J.D. degree from Villanova University School of Law and was the Editor-in-Chief of its Women's Law Forum and Associate Editor of its Journal of Catholic Social Thought.  During law school, Lori interned for the Honorable Judge Paul Panepinto, where she took part in research for complex mass tort litigation cases. Additionally, she worked at the Farm Worker Legal Aid Clinic at Villanova University School of Law, where she successfully represented clients with their workers’ compensation claims for work-based injuries, wage claims, family law and immigration.

Prior to attending law school, Lori received her M.B.A. in Management and B.S. degree in Marketing from Saint Joseph's University.  She also received her Board Certified Coaching Certification in the designation areas of Executive, Corporate, Business and Career Coaching.

Lori is trained and certified in the divorce and custody mediation process. She has served as a mediator for the Chester County court-connected custody mediation program. Lori is a member in good standing of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Bar and is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

EXPERIENCE

Lori gained extensive experience as a family law attorney at Petrelli Law, P.C. in Philadelphia, where she worked on all family law matters, including divorce, custody, spousal support, child support, pre and post-nuptial agreements in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Prior to joining Petrelli Law, Lori worked in the area of collaborative and amicable divorce.  Lori began her professional career as an associate attorney at a large regional firm in Philadelphia, Dilworth Paxson, LLP.  She started her time there as a summer associate attorney working on matters pertaining to real estate law, media law, corporate and business governance and business formation and dissolution. As an associate attorney, Lori worked in the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Department, where she defended trade creditors in aspects of complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.  Lori soon realized that her passion in law was to advocate for those with family law matters, and she brings her corporate background and big law experience into her family law practice.

During her free time, Lori serves as Council Member At-Large to the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association.  Prior to being appointed to this role, Lori served two consecutive years as YLD Council Liaison of the Family Law Section and Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's (ABA), Young Lawyer's Committee of the Family Law Section and Co-Chair of the YLD Family Law Committee.  Prior to being appointed to these roles, Lori served two consecutive years as Co-Chair of the YLD, ABA, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Committee.  She is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honors Society, the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Chester and Montgomery County Bar Associations, Delta Sigma Pi Co-Ed Professional Business Fraternity and the Justinian Legal Society.

About Lori Frio-Walker

Admitted: 2008, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://thefamilylawcorp.com/index.php/attorneys-lori-walker-...

Honors/Awards:

  • At-Large Council Member to Family Law Section, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2018-2021, Council Member, American Bar Association, At-Large Council Member, Family Law Section of American Bar Association, 2019
  • Client Satisfaction Award, 10 Best Female Pennsylvania Family Law Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Female Pennsylvania Family Law Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
  • The Silver Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell's recognizes attorneys for their commitment to the best in client service.   All attorneys are eligible, but fewer than 1% have achieved Martindale-Hubbell's newest award, making them part of an elite group.  This complimentary award showcases Lori's exceptional approach and commitment to the best in client service., Silver Client Champion Award, Martindale Hubbell, 2019
  • The Silver Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell's recognizes attorneys for their commitment to the best in client service.   All attorneys are eligible, but fewer than 1% have achieved Martindale-Hubbell's newest award, making them part of an elite group.  This complimentary award showcases Lori's exceptional approach and commitment to the best in client service., Silver Client Champion Award, Martindale Hubbell, 2018
  • Top 10 under 40, Pennsylvania Family Law Attorneys, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2019
  • Top 40 under 40, Pennsylvania Trial Attorney, National Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, National Advocates, 2019
  • Client Satisfaction Award, 10 Best Female Pennsylvania, 10 Best Female Pennsylvania Family Law Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2019
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate - St.  Joseph's University
  • Top 40 under 40, Pennsylvania Trial Attorney, National Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, National Advocates, 2016
  • 10 Best Female Pennsylvania Family Law Attorneys, Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Female Pennsylvania Family Law Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2017
  • Top 40 under 40, Pennsylvania Trial Attorney, National Advocates, Top 10 Under 40, National Advocates, 2018
  • At-Large Council Member to Family Law Section, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2018-2021, Council Member, American Bar Association, At-Large Council Member to Family Law Section, American Bar Association, 2018
  • Top 10 under 40, Pennsylvania Family Law Attorneys, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2017
  • Top 40 under 40, Pennsylvania Trial Attorney, National Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, National Advocates, 2017
  • YLD Council Liaison to Family Law Section, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2016-2018, 2018-2020, Council Member, American Bar Association, 2018
  • Pennsylvania Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
  • International Honors Society Recipient - Beta Gamma Sigma International Honors Society
  • Top 10 under 40, Pennsylvania Family Law Attorneys, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • 10 Best Female Pennsylvania Family Law Attorneys, Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Female Pennsylvania Family Law Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • The Silver Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell's recognizes attorneys for their commitment to the best in client service.   All attorneys are eligible, but fewer than 1% have achieved Martindale-Hubbell's newest award, making them part of an elite group.  This complimentary award showcases Lori's exceptional approach and commitment to the best in client service. , Silver Client Champion for Best in Client Service, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Coach - Center for Credentialing and Education - Family, Business, Executive, Career
  • Trained Divorce and Custody Mediator 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chester County Bar Association, Member  
  • At-Large Council Member to Family Law Section, American Bar Association, 2019
  • Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Committee, Family Law Section 2016-2017 , 2016
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Justinian Society, Member
  • Co-Chair, American Bar Association, YLD, Family Law Committee, 2017-2018, 2017
  • YLD Council Liaison to Family Law Section, American Bar Association, 2016-2018, 2018-2020, 2016
  • Vice-Chair, American Bar Association, YLD, Public Education Committee 2013-2014 , 2013
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member
  • Co-Chair, American Bar Association, YLD, Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Committee 2014-2015, 2014
  • At-Large Council Member to Family Law Section, American Bar Association, 2018-2021, 2018
  • Co-Chair, American Bar Association, YLD, Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Committee 2015-2016 , 2015
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member
  • Delta Sigma Pi Co-Ed Professional Business Fraternity

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • MANNA Philadephia
  • Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
  • Philadephia Dress for Success 
  • Custody Mediation  
  • Philadelphia Walk Against Hunger 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • This article explains Alimony, Support and Division of Assets in Pennsylvania., Alimony, Support and Division of Assets Explained in Pennsylvania, Ezine Articles, Alimony, APL, Child Support, Custody, Division Of Assets In Divorce, Divorce, Family Law Attorney, 2017
  • 7 Ways to Successfully Prove Yourself as a Young Lawyer. ABA: 101 Practice Series, Breaking Down the Basics, 2014.
  • This article explains cost effective and time efficient ways to divorce rather than hiring an attorney and litigating. Divorce and custody mediation creates a safe, cooperative setting for the parties to discuss emotional and substantive issues and engage in collaborative problem-solving. They will open lines of communication and help the parties gain clarity and a better understanding of each others interests., What is Divorce Mediation and Why it Might be Good for You, Mediate.com, Custody, Custody mediation, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Family Law, Family Law Attorney, Father, Mother, 2019

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Successfully mediated distribution of property by way of representing clients through divorce mediation., 2019
  • Successfully negotiated terms of property distribution for client to effectuate terms in a property settlement agreement., 2019
  • Successfully argued modification of support. - GRANTED, 2019
  • Successfully argued for primary custodial rights.  - GRANTED, 2019
  • Successfully mediated terms of custody visitation and child support with clients by way of custody mediation., 2019
  • Successfully mediated divorce and custody matter, 2018
  • Successfully negotiated and settled terms of pre-nuptial agreement., 2019
  • Successfully negotiated and settled terms of pre-nuptial agreement, 2018
  • Motion to set aside equitable distribution claims - GRANTED, 2017
  • Motion for emergency custody - GRANTED  , 2016
  • Successfully argued for supervised custody and drug and alcohol testing - GRANTED , 2018
  • Successfully negotiated and settled terms of post-nuptial agreement, 2018
  • Successfully argued petition to modify existing support order - GRANTED , 2018
  • Successfully argued emergency motion for custody - GRANTED, 2018
  • Successfully argued for sole legal custody - GRANTED, 2017
  • Successfully argued petition for trademark cancellation - GRANTED  , 2017
  • Successfully negotiated and settled terms of property distribution during divorce proceeding , 2018
  • Successfully argued petition for special relief - GRANTED , 2018
  • Successfully argued case for grandparent’s rights , 2016
  • Successfully argued reasons for supervised custody - GRANTED, 2017

Transactions:

  • Handled real estate, wills, and estates cases. , 2016
  • Litigate all aspects of family law, divorce, support, and equitable distribution cases.  Litigate custody, child support, enforcement of premarital agreements and martial settlement agreements in Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, Chester County and Delaware County.  Mediate divorce and custody matters. 2017, 2018, 2019, 2019
  • Represented trade creditors, trustees, financial institutions, and other parties-in-interest in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court restructurings and other insolvency related matters throughout the United States., 2008
  • Handled family law cases, including divorce, custody and support in Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Chester County, Lancaster County, Columbia County, Berks County and South and North Jersey., 2016
  • Conducted collaborative divorce and mediated divorce and custody matters, including the drafting of agreement pertaining to child custody, spousal and child support, property division and cohabitation., 2015
  • Conducted research and drafted memoranda, pleadings and motions in matters pertaining to complex commercial litigation, commercial real estate, media law, corporate and business governance and business formation and dissolution. , 2007
  • Litigate all aspects of family law, divorce, support, and equitable distribution cases.  Litigate custody, child support, enforcement of premarital agreements and martial settlement agreements in Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, Chester County and Delaware County.  Mediate divorce and custody matters. 2017, 2018, 2019, 2018

Representative Clients:

  • Represented Mother in Support matter., 2019
  • Represented Father in Support matter., 2019
  • Represented parties in Divorce and Custody mediation., 2019
  • Represented Grandparent(s) in Custody matter., 2018
  • Represented Mother in Custody and Divorce matter., 2019
  • Represented Father in Custody and Divorce Matter., 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements:

Educational Background:

  • St. Joseph's University - B.S. , 2004
  • University of Pennsylvania Master's Program - Expected Graduation Date of 2021, 2019
  • St. Joseph's University - MBA, 2007
  • Villanova Law - J.D., 2008

Industry Groups

  • Child Custody
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Custody mediation
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Family
  • Postnuptial
  • Prenuptial
  • Support
Office Location for Lori A. Frio-Walker

1515 Market Street, Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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