Jacqueline concentrates her practice on divorce, family and domestic relations law, including divorce and equitable distribution, support and alimony, custody and child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and protection from abuse.
She regularly represents clients in a nine-county area in Pennsylvania including Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, Philadelphia, Berks, Bucks, Lancaster and Lehigh counties. Jacqueline was admitted to practice in 1990 and served as law clerk to the Honorable Ida K. Chen of the Family Court Division of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Jacqueline has been involved in the 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association, including in leadership roles, for more than 15 years. In 2006, Jacqueline chaired the Association's 400-member Family Law Section and the Section's Executive Committee. She served as an officer for the Family Law Section since 2003, on the Executive Committee since 1997 and as a Section Committee Chair for more than 10 years, including chairing the Divorce and Equitable Distribution Committee, the Child Support Legislation Committee and the Domestic Violence Committee.
Jacqueline was elected Secretary of the Philadelphia Bar Association for 2016, after being elected and serving as Secretary for 2014 and 2015, and Assistant Secretary for 2011, 2012, and 2013. She was appointed by the Association’s Chancellor to serve in 2016 as Membership Chair of the Association. Jacqueline was appointed by the Association's Chancellor to serve in 2010 as Parliamentarian to its Board of Governors and as a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet. She was also appointed by the Association's incoming Chancellor to co-chair its Membership Task Force for 2010-2011, and by the subsequent incoming Chancellor to co-chair that Task Force again for 2012. Jacqueline was elected to the Association's Board of Governors and served a three-year term from 2006 through 2009. In 2007, she was appointed by the Association's Chancellor to chair the Ad Hoc Committee for Pandemic/Disaster Planning, which she chaired at the request of each subsequent Chancellor in 2008 and 2009. In addition, Jacqueline has been a member of various Chancellor's Committees, including the Elections Committee and Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention.
Jacqueline frequently speaks and writes on family law and divorce and domestic relations issues. She has addressed the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee on proposed divorce legislation.
She was recently elected to the board of directors of The POWER of Professional WoMen (POWER), a Philadelphia-based forum dedicated to advancing the influence of women leaders and developing the next generation of leaders through collaboration and social responsibility.
Honors & Awards
- Named to "The Best Lawyers in America" list for Family Law in Pennsylvania by Best Lawyers (2020-2021)
- Named a "Top Lawyer" by Main Line Today Magazine in the areas of Divorce and Family Law (2007, 2010-2020)
- Named an “Awesome Attorney” by Suburban Life Magazine in the area of Family Law (2011)