Michelle Piscopo

Biography

Michelle Piscopo concentrates her practice in matrimonial law. She has handled numerous cases involving substantial marital estates and has experience with complex business valuation. Michelle has represented individuals in the negotiation and litigation of complex matrimonial matters, including:

  • Divorce
  • Equitable distribution
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Adoption matters
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements

Michelle works closely with highly qualified forensic/evaluative accountants and other financial experts and appraisers in connection with the litigation and negotiation process.

She graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law, cum laude, in 2001 and was a member of the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Widener University in 1990.

Recent speaking engagements include:

  • Speaker, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Utah Chapter, December 2019, The 2017 Tax Act: How it Affects Your Practice and How You Practice
  • Speaker, ABA Family Law Section Fall 2018 CLE Conference, Ch-Ch-Changes! Family Law and the 2017 Tax Act
  • Speaker, ABA Family Law Section Webinar, April 2018, What Every Family Law Attorney Needs to Know About the 2017 Tax Act
  • Speaker, ABA Family Law Section Fall 2017 CLE Conference, Finding Hidden Gems in Tax Returns
  • Trainer, March 2017, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program, Custody - Providing Stability for Families
  • Speaker, ABA Family Law Section Fall 2016 CLE Conference, Due Diligence - Choosing the Right Expert
  • Speaker, PICPA Divorce Conference, Fall 2014, Double Dip in Divorce
  • Speaker, PBI, June 2014, Financial Aspects of Divorce
  • Trainer, December 2013, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program, Divorce Training
  • Speaker, ABA Family Law Section, Fall 2013 CLE Conference, Tax Perils of Debt Cancellation

Recognitions

  • 2011–2015, one of the top ten attorneys in matrimonial and divorce law under the age of 45 for the Greater Philadelphia area, listed by Ten Leaders
  • 2008, Blank Rome Pro Bono Hero Award
  • 2006, Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Nicholas J. Cipriani Family Law Inn of Court
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
Professional Activities
  • 2019, Member of Strategic Planning Committee, ABA Family Law Section
  • 2017–2020, Chair of the Taxation Committee, ABA Family Law Section
  • 2017–2020, Editorial Board Member, Family Law Advocate Magazine
  • 2013–2015, Treasurer, Nicholas Cipriani Family Law Inn of Court

Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Education

  • Widener University, BA
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD
  • Pennsylvania State University, PC