For over 35 years, Mark Dischell has been a formidable counselor and advocate for his clients. He is an experienced litigator in divorce, support, child custody, property distribution and grandparents’ rights. Mark is known not only for his success with his clients, but also for the long-standing relationships he maintains with the families he helps. His primary goal is to amicably resolve all matters without litigation but is always prepared to zealously represent his client.

In addition to his practice, Mark has given various lectures on matrimonial law to parental groups, law schools, accountants, domestic relations officers, mental health professionals, religious and civic groups, service clubs, and other organizations. He has authored and co-authored 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; as well as provided much course material for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Pennsylvania Bar Association.

 

 

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

  • Divorce

  • Support/Alimony

  • Child Custody

  • Property Distribution

  • Grandparents’ Rights

 

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

 

 

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania – J.D.

  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania – B.A.

Published Works

  • “Joint Custody: A Legal Overview”, Pennsylvania Law Journal, Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer

  • “May A Parent Be Compelled To Visit His Child…Or Why Do I Have To Be Her Babysitter?”, Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer

  • “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”

  • Various articles and course materials for Pennsylvania Bar Institute (continuing legal education)

 

Honors and Awards

  • America's Top 50 Divorce Lawyers - 2021

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1982 – Present

  • “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer”, 2005 – Present

  • Top 100 Pennsylvania Lawyers, The Philadelphia Magazine Super Lawyer Section, 2006 – Present

  • Top Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia Matrimonial & Divorce Law, 2005 – Present

  • Eric Turner Memorial Award From The Pennsylvania Bar Association, Dec 2015

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1999 – Present

  • Best Lawyers In America, Family Law Lawyer of the Year, 2012

 

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association Family Law Section, Member

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Chair

  • Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section, Past Chair

  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Past Director

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Past President

  • Doris Jonas Freed Inn of Court, Master, 1994 – 2005

  • Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee, Task Force on Domestic Relations Law, Member, 1997 – Present

  • Lansdale Rotary Club, Past President

  • 32nd Degree Mason

  • Former Member Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

  • Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Past Chair, Past Vice-President, Past Secretary, Past Treasurer, Past Member of Executive Counsel, Divorce, Custody, Mediation and Conciliation Committees, Past Co-Chairperson, Child Custody Committee, Past Co-Chairman, House of Delegates

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Managers of PA Chapter

  • PA Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Treasurer

  • PA Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Secretary

  • PA Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vice President, 1995 – 1997

  • PA Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President-Elect, 1997 – 1998

  • PA Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President, 1999 - 2000

  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member

  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Past Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and Chair

 

 

Contact Info:

Phone: 215-362-2474
Fax: 215-362-6722
Email: mdischell@dbdlaw.com

 

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