Joni Berner

Joni Berner

Berner Klaw & Watson LLP
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Family Law
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

I became a lawyer because I like helping people resolve their differences. Although I practiced family law with a large Center City firm early in my career, I went out on my own in 1988 and never looked back. I founded our firm on the principle of providing superior service at reasonable rates for our clients while providing a flexible and supportive work environment for our employees. For twenty years and counting, we are proud to have maintained this model. While handling many custody, divorce, protection from abuse and support trials throughout my career, my practice now focuses on collaborative law and mediation. I also serve as an adjunct family law professor at Villanova.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Collaborative Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $400 flat rate for consultation; $375/hour for representation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Berner Klaw & Watson LLP
- Current
Managing Partner
Law Offices of Joni J. Berner
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Managing Attorney
Women’s Law Project
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Trial Attorney
City of Philadelphia Law Department
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Associate
Blank Rome
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Intern
Juvenile Law Center
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Education
Villanova University School of Law
J.D. (1978)
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Cedar Crest College
B.A. / Political Science and International Affairs (1975)
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Awards
Top 25 Law Firms by Pro Bono Hours
Philadelphia Business Journal
Client Choice – Boutique Family Law Firm of the Year in Pennsylvania
CorporateINTL
Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers in America
PA Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters
Brennan Award
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
Pro Bono Roll of Honor
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Top 100 Women-Owned Business
Philadelphia Business Journal
PA Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters
Brennan Award
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
Top 100 Women-Owned Business
Philadelphia Business Journal
PA Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters
Brennan Award
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
Top 100 Women-Owned Business
Philadelphia Business Journal
PA Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters
Pro Bono Roll of Honor
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
PA Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters
Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™, Inaugural Edition
Martindale-Hubbell®
Citizens Bank Pro Bono Award
Philadelphia Bar Foundation
Brennan Award
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
Chancellor’s Award
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
Brennan Award
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
Philadelphia Family-Friendly Award
Philadelphia Bar Association
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Philadelphia Bar Association
Member
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Perspectives on Building a Women-Owned Law Firm
The Legal Intelligencer
Training the Next Generation of Family Law Attorneys
The Legal Intelligencer
Prenuptial Agreements (Chapter) The Impact of Domestic Violence on Your Legal Practice: A Lawyer’s Handbook
American Bar Association
Prenuptial Agreements (Chapter) The Impact of Domestic Violence on Your Legal Practice: A Lawyer’s Handbook
American Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Berner Klaw & Watson LLP
Social Media
Contact & Map
1528 Walnut Street
Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19102
USA
Telephone: (215) 790-8800
Fax: (877) 790-1421