A voice for fairness

Helen serves as Vice-Chair of the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness

A valuable resource for families

Helen received the Pennsylvania Bar Association Special Achievement award for her work on the "Tips and Techniques for Effective Co-Parenting" video.

Athletic pursuits

Helen played both softball and basketball during her undergraduate years at Lynchburg College, and she continues to coach basketball in her town league.

Helen Casale is an advocate for her clients, often taking on the most complicated cases in domestic relations law. She concentrates her practice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, child support, custody, spousal support, asset protection, complex property division, date of separation issues, protection from abuse matters, and more.

She is also known as an authority on issues that same sex couples face including legal dissolution of civil unions, second parent adoption, custody, and support issues.

Helen is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Her commitment to diversity was recognized by Governor Edward G. Rendell in 2005, when she was appointed to serve on the Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness. She has successfully argued in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey appellate courts on issues regarding custody, equitable distribution, and alimony. She frequently writes and speaks on a range of family law topics and is in leadership of the family law committees of the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, as well as being a member of the Family Law Sections of the New Jersey, Camden County, and Montgomery Bar Associations.

Helen has earned repeated recognition by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as one of Pennsylvania’s top Family Law attorneys; she has been listed among the top 50 female attorneys in Pennsylvania every year since 2011 and was named one of Top 100 attorneys in Pennsylvania in 2022. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, received the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award and was named a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly.

Helen is a 1994 graduate of Rutgers School of Law – Camden and received a BA in communications from Lynchburg College. Prior to her law firm experience, Helen was a law clerk for the Honorable Martin A. Herman, Superior Court of New Jersey in the Family Division.

Honors & Awards


Philadelphia Business Journal‘s “Outstanding Voices” for the LGBTQ+ community, 2024

Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Special Achievement Award, 2023

Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Family Law and Family Law Mediation, 2022 – 2024

Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for Family Law (2008 – Present); one of the Top 100 attorneys (2022.2024), one of the Top 50 female attorneys (2011 – present), and as a Rising Star in Family Law (2005 – 2007)

Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, 2006

Named a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 2005

Lectures & Publications

Quoted in, “Her pregnant wife filed for divorce. The lawsuit changed who gets to be a parent in Pa.,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 6, 2024

Panelist, “Town Hall: Marriage Equality in Pennsylvania – What Does It Really Mean?,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 4, 2014

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, frequent speaker and course planner for a variety of family law topics including custody, complex support and equitable distribution issues, and adoption issues

Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section, frequent Presenter

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, frequent speaker on issues relating to civil unions, dissolution of domestic partnerships, and adoption

Annual Pennsylvania Trial Judges Judicial Conference, speaker on custody issues

Philadelphia Municipal Trial Judges Conference, guest speaker

Philadelphia Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, speaker on same-sex marriage issues and civil unions

Philadelphia Bar Association, Committee for Unrelated Cohabitants, speaker

Lavender Law Conference, guest lecturer

Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender MBA Conference, guest lecturer

University of Pennsylvania GALA, guest speaker

Drexel University Law School, guest speaker

Adoptions from the Heart Annual Conference, guest speaker

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Memberships & Community

American Bar Association, Family Law Section

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
In leadership, 2012 – Present
Co-chair of Family Law Litigation Committee
Co-Chair of LGBT Law and Litigator Committee
Co-chair of LGBT+ Forum, 2017 and 2019

Philadelphia Bar Association, ABA Delegate

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
In leadership, 2018 – Present
Chair, 2021 – 2022
Chair, Program Committee, 2009 – 2010
Chair, Committee on the Legal Rights of Gay Men and Lesbians, 2008 – 2010

New Jersey Bar Association, Family Law Section

Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section

Camden County Bar Association, Family Law Committee

CHOICE, President of Board of Directors

Bala House Montessori School, Co-Chair of Board of Trustees

Coach, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)

Coach and Former Commissioner, Main Line Girls Basketball Association

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