Law Offices of Deidre A Agnew

Law Offices of Deidre A Agnew

Southeastern Pennsylvania Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Law and Litigation, Real Estate, and Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Firm

Firm Overview

Since our founding in 1996, the Law Offices of Deirdre A. Agnew in West Chester, Pennsylvania has provided compassionate support and strategic legal counsel to individuals, families and businesses in Pennsylvania. Attorney Deirdre Agnew has been practicing law since 1991 and uses her more than 20 years of legal experience to assist clients in a variety of practice areas, including: Family law Personal injury Civil law and litigation Real estate Wills, trusts and estates Our approach We know that hiring a lawyer can seem intimidating and stressful. We are here to help. Our office maintains a friendly atmosphere where you can feel comfortable discussing your legal situation without judgment. Since our founding in 1996, we have earned a reputation for integrity and high-quality service and providing honest, compassionate and strong legal counsel to all our clients. When you contact the West Chester Law Offices of Deirdre A. Agnew, you can expect: Prompt and personal service At the Law Offices of Deirdre A. Agnew, our clients come first. We take the time to listen to you and get to know you, so you are never just a name on a case file. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions and discuss your case. We share your sense of urgency regarding your legal issue, and do our best to return all calls and emails within 24 hours even if it means replying to an email at 10 p.m. Our team is highly organized and keeps you updated regarding your case. Aggressive and strategic approach We methodically review every detail of your legal situation before determining the best strategy for your case. We are equally adept at fighting aggressively in the courtroom and handling delicate settlement negotiations if that is needed. Our staff is committed to tenaciously pursuing the best possible outcome in your case. Efficient and affordable counsel We strive to resolve your legal issue in an efficient and effective manner. Payment plans are available and we accept all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Serving clients throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania From our office in West Chester, we serve clients in the following counties: Chester County Delaware County Montgomery County Berks County Bucks County Lancaster County Philadelphia County We are conveniently located minutes from the main courthouses. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with early morning, evening and weekend appointments available by request. We make home and hospital visits for clients who are unable to come to our office. Contact the Law Offices of Deirdre A. Agnew today At the Law Offices of Deirdre A. Agnew in West Chester, Pennsylvania, we understand the stress involved in dealing with legal issues. We provide personal service and comprehensive legal counsel to each and every client. If you or a loved one is facing a challenging legal situation related to personal injury, family law, civil law and litigation, real estate, or wills, trusts and estates law, we can help. Contact us online or at 610.738.4800 to discuss your case.

Main Office

Main Office
1450 E Boot Road West Building 400A

West Chester, PA 19380

Phone

(610) 738-4800

Fax

Family

Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Law and Litigation, Real Estate, and Wills, Trusts & Estates Lawyer in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Matters involving family law are often fraught with emotion and place a tremendous strain on you and your loved ones. As an experienced family law firm, we are skilled in resolving these sometimes contentious issues in an efficient and affordable manner. We regularly handle family law matters such as: Divorce Separation Child custody and visitation Child support Spousal support Alimony Post-divorce modifications Adoption Dependency proceedings Paternity Pre- and post-nuptial agreements Domestic violence We guide you through the legal process step by step, answering your questions and addressing any concerns you may have. We are just as comfortable in the courtroom as we are at the negotiating table, and work tenaciously on your behalf in either scenario.

Deidre A Agnew

Law Offices of Deidre A Agnew

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Chester County, Deirdre Agnew graduated cum laude from Dickinson College in 1988 with degrees in History and English. After earning her law degree cum laude from Widener University School of Law in 1991, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Charles B. Smith, Common Pleas Court, Chester County until 1992. From 1992 until 1994, Deirdre was law clerk to the Honorable U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles B. Smith. She joined the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company as associate counsel in 1994, a position she retained until 1996. Deirdre founded the Law Offices of Deirdre A. Agnew in December 1996.

Practice areas
Family law
Personal injury law
Civil law and litigation
Real estate
Wills, trusts and estates

Bar admissions
Pennsylvania, 1991
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 2000
U.S. Supreme Court, 2010

Education
J.D., cum laude, Widener University School of Law, 1991
Phi Delta Phi, National Legal Honor Society
B.A., cum laude, Dickinson College, 1988
Delta Nu Sorority

Notable cases
Family Reunited In 2011, Deirdre helped reunite a Mexican couple with their U.S.-born daughters after the parents were deported to Mexico and Chester County Children Youth and Families sought to terminate their parental rights. Since the parents could not travel to the United States to testify, Deirdre arranged for them to appear in court via Skype (online conferencing). The case was widely covered by the media as the first use of such technology for testimony in U.S. courts. In July 2011 the parents were awarded custody of their daughters. The children were brought to Mexico where they were reunited with their parents.
BROWN v. MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP, Kim BROWN; David Brown, H/W, Appellants, v. MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP Deirdre brought suit on behalf of the dog owners against a Muhlenberg Township police officer who shot and killed a family dog in an unprovoked incident. This was the first appellate level case in Pennsylvania that ever recognized intentional infliction of emotional distress for the death of a pet. The court also recognized a civil rights case against the officer under the 4th Amendment for seizure of property.
Memberships
Chester County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, Master

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