Jennifer P. Bierly is a Partner with Leech Tishman and a member of the Litigation Practice Group, where she leads the Family Law Group. Jennifer is based in the State College office, and focuses her practice in the area of family law, representing clients in courts across the Commonwealth.
On a daily basis, Jennifer helps clients during some of the most difficult times in their lives, assisting them with their legal needs in divorce, custody, support, protection from abuse, adoption and guardianship matters. She also has a wealth of experience in representing high-net worth clients throughout Pennsylvania in complex family law and financial matters.
Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Jennifer was a partner with Babst Calland and also represented clients in her own Centre County, PA law firm, where she assisted individuals with a wide range of family law and litigation matters, including defending white collar crimes.
Jennifer has practiced law in Pennsylvania since 1999, having spent a portion of that time serving the citizens of Centre County, PA as an Assistant District Attorney. While serving as an Assistant District Attorney, Jennifer prosecuted a variety of cases, including matters involving white collar theft crimes. She is also a former law clerk to Senior Judge Charles C. Brown, Jr., former President Judge of the Centre County Court of Common Pleas.
J.D., Order of the Barristers, The University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.A. in Urban Affairs, summa cum laude, The Virginia Polytechnic University and State University
Graduate, Leadership Centre County
Law Office of Jennifer P. Bierly
Centre County, PA (Assistant District Attorney)
Senior Judge Charles C. Brown, Jr. (Law Clerk)
American Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member of the Family Law Section; Member, Family Law Section Council; Former Member, The Women in the Profession Commission)
Arizona Bar Association (Member)
Centre County Bar Association (Member, Domestic Relations Section)
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Member)
Central Counties Collaborative Law Community (Member)
Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (Member)
International Academy of Collaborative Law (Member)
Pennsylvania Council of Mediators (Member)
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (Former Chair, Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee)
Pennsylvania Rising Stars, Philadelphia Magazine (2008)
Top 100 People in Business, The Pennsylvania Business Central (2006)
Top Four under Forty, The Pennsylvania Business Central (2006)
Outstanding Community Service by an Attorney Award, State College Area Jaycees
Centre County Outstanding Young Woman Program, Inc. (Past President of the Board of Directors)
Central Pennsylvania Golden Retriever Rescue (Member)
Lock Haven University (Former Adjunct Professor, Criminal Law and Procedure)
The Pennsylvania State University Continuing Education Department (Former Adjunct Professor, Business Writing)
Working K-9 Association of Central Pennsylvania (Member, Pro Bono Service Provider)