Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin shareholder Helen E. Casale has been granted Fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). The AAML aims to promote professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law. In order to be considered for fellowship, an attorney must have 10 years of practice experience, focus 75% of his or her practice in matrimonial law, pass an examination on matrimonial and family law issues and an interview with a state board of examiners, adhere to all ethical standards and professional conduct rules, and demonstrate involvement in the study and improvement of matrimonial law.

Casale, a litigator, concentrates her practice in the area of domestic relations law, including child custody, divorce, support, adoption, property distribution, abuse actions, and domestic partnership disputes. She has participated in the finalization of second-parent adoption matters in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She represents domestic partners in custody, support, and property division disputes. Casale has successfully argued in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey appellate courts on issues regarding custody, equitable distribution, and alimony.

Casale graduated from Rutgers School of Law – Camden in 1994, receiving the National Association of Women Lawyers Award. She received her BA in Communications from Lynchburg College, where she graduated cum laude in 1990. From 1994 to 1995, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Martin A. Herman, Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division. She was appointed by Governor Edward G. Rendell to serve on the Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness in 2005 and currently serves as the Vice-Chair. Casale is admitted to the bars of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

About the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers:
Founded in 1962, The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers works to promotes professionalism and excellence among family law practitioners. The 1600 Fellows of the AAML are highly skilled attorneys with extensive experience representing clients in all types of family law matters, including divorce, annulment, prenuptial agreements, child custody, business and property valuations, and support issues.