Exclusively practicing family law, Teresa takes a client-centered approach to every case, working with each client to establish individual goals and to discuss long-term consequences. She passionately advocates for her clients in and out of the courtroom, is sensitive to the complex emotional and legal aspects of a family’s dissolution, and takes pride in serving her clients efficiently. In 2017, Teresa expanded her practice to include collaborative law, as she supports a client’s choice in process, as well as representation, when resolving disputes. She is active in the Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania.
Prior to entering private practice in 2011, Teresa served as a law clerk to the Honorable David R. Workman, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, where she worked on family law and juvenile delinquency matters. As a law clerk, she had the unique experience of observing thousands of litigants and learning from their counsel the most effective ways to advocate for clients. During her clerkship, she sought insight from the Court and received a “behind the scenes” view of family law matters.
The Catholic University of America, magna cum laude, B.A.
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.
Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2009-present
Lancaster Bar Association, 2009-present – Chairwoman, Family Law Section, 2021
Dauphin County Bar Association, 2011-present
Dauphin County Bar Association – Chairwoman, Family Law Section (2019)
Dauphin County CASA, Board of Directors (2018-2020)
Dauphin County Bar Association, Family Law Advisory Committee
Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania – Co-Vice-Chairwoman
Honorable William W. Lipsett American Inn of Courts – Barrister(2020-present), Associate Member (2017-2019)
Junior League of Lancaster, 2015-present
Hempfield Green Homeowners’ Association, Board of Directors