Elissa Griffith Waldron

Elissa Griffith Waldron

  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Pennsylvania
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania native with over thirty (30) years of experience & committed to all aspects of Family law in a tri- County area, Lehigh, Northhampton, & Carbon counties. Practice also includes Berks & Schuylkill upon request.
Four (4) time winner of “Best of the Valley” Divorce & Family Law Attorney. Past Instructor of Legal Research at & Current Instructor of Family Law Second Saturday Program at Penn State University , Center Valley Campus. .
Extensive understanding of 2016 Tax Reform Act ( effective 2018 & 2019), forensic accounting methodologies & business valuation methodologies in determination of marital estate composition & equitable distribution division. Concentration in high-wealth cases as well as modest marital estates, including alimony & child support litigation.
Extensive courtroom experience in all aspects of intra-state & relocation Custody trials.
Rated on AVVO 5 1/2 Stars *****
Known for grasping complicated fact scenarios rapidly, assessing complicated chaotic family scenarios & creatively problem solving to de-escalate family & divorce traumas.

Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • Social media evidence
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa,Mastercard, Discover, American Express,
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Initial consultation fee runs between $300 and $400 for a 90 minute in office or by telephone consultation discussing all aspects of your family law case. A prior intake sheet is required to be prepared to discuss all aspects of your case and questions you may have.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Eastern & Middle Districts of United States District Courts of Pennsylvania
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
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President, Vice President , Secretary & Treasurer of Family Law Division
Bar Association of Lehigh County
New England Law | Boston
J.D. (1987) | Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: Deans list 1984-1987 Distinguished New England Law Scholar 3.75 g.p.a.
Activities: Family Law Review Student instructor in legal research
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.S. (1981) | Health & Hospital Administration Planning
Honors: Magma Cum Laude
Activities: Intramural field hockey Intramural racquetball Health planning & human services club Gamma phi beta sorority Dance captain for Four Diamonds Pediatric cancer Dance Marathon 1978-1981
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Moravian Academy
High School Degree (1977) | Preparatory curriculum
Honors: Salutorian of graduating class 1977
Activities: Field hockey (4 years; Co-captain Senior year) ski club; theater club; cabaret annual fundraiser; history club.
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Four (4) time winner “BEST OF THE VALLEY” Family Law Attorney
Lehigh Valley Magazine
2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Legal Eagle Award
Bar Association of Lehigh County
Community based volunteer for the Bar Association
Professional Associations
American Bar Association  # 52425
Section Member Family Law Division
- Current
Activities: Update publication on new law within State
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Northampton County Bar Association  # 52425
General member / Family law division
- Current
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Pennsylvania State Bar  # 52425
- Current
Activities: Family Law Division
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Bar Association of Lehigh County  # 52425
General member/ Family Law Division
- Current
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Graduate of Mindfulness Stress Reduction Meditation
Lehigh Valley Hospital Center
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Elissa Griffith Waldron
22 South Second Street
Suite 200
Emmaus, PA 18049
Telephone: (610) 421-8409
Fax: (610) 421-8408
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