lenore myers

Collaborative Law Professionals of Southeastern Pennsylvania
143 jefferson court
norristown, 19401
United States
Office: 2154703121
Member since 2018
Membership Type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer

I have been practicing law in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and the surrounding counties since graduating from Villanova Law School in 1986. Prior to law school, I attended Villanova University where I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and minors in Business, Philosophy and History.
I am a member of the bars of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, the Federal Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Supreme Court.
I began my law career with the Montgomery County Public Defender's Office. While, there, I handled a variety of criminal cases, as well as juvenile matters and mental health proceedings, which allowed me to gain a wealth of courtroom and litigation experience.
After leaving the Public Defender's Office, I have concentrated most of my private practice in family law matters including divorce, support, custody and protection from abuse and wills and estates.
I began my career as a peacemaker, in 1992, when I became a trained mediator in the area of family law, having received my certification from the National Center for Mediation Education.
In furtherance of my career as a peacemaker, I was appointed as part time custody conciliator for Montgomery County in January 2010 where I still currently serve to assist families to reach peaceful agreements rather than have their custody cases be resolved by judicial intervention. It is position I thoroughly enjoy.
And while I have always sought to practice family law in a collaborative way, I have only just received my official certification as a Collaboratively Trained Lawyer in 2017.
I have always been passionate about working with families and individuals transitioning through difficult life changing events whether it is new marriages, separations, divorce, or custody or support issues. My true calling has always been to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. So while if need be I have proven to be a zealous advocate for my clients in court, I prefer instead to try to help my clients avoid painful court battles and minimize conflict in order to reach peaceful resolutions that will benefit them individually as well the whole family.
As part of my family law/peacemaker career, I have continuously refined and honed my people skills. Many people have often complimented me on my insightfulness. This expertise has very often allowed me to accurately and effectively cut to the heart of a matter as I have developed the ability to recognize and make use of the nuances of each case in which I am involved.
These skills have also allowed me to put most people (whether clients or lawyers) at ease. I work to prevent misunderstandings by clearly stating the issues and the facts. I empathetically address all of a client’s issues and concerns. I work to diffuse possible issues of conflict before they arise.
Where there is conflict I help mediate conflicting interests in such a way that everyone feels as if they have “won”. I do this by making sure that everyone involved feels confident that all of their own concerns and issues have been satisfactorily addressed and settled in a fair and peaceful way. As a result, I am able to cultivate in my clients a high level of confidence in my legal advice and skills.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law
License(s): Supreme Court of the United States - Admitted- 1995 Supreme Court of Pennsylvania -Admitted-1986 United States District Court - Eastern District- Admitted -1995 Montgomery Bar Association -Admitted-1986 Pennsylvania Bar Association – Admitted -1986
Professional Activities: Employment: Present Positions Lenore M. J. Myers, P.C. Norristown, PA. 19401 In private practice since 1988- concentrating practice in family law matters. Practice also included criminal cases, mental health, juvenile, wills and estates and real estate matters Montgomery Part time Custody Conciliator 2010 – Present Serving as a master working with parents as part of the court process to promote settlement of custody matters Main Line Family Law Center 2014 -Present-Family Law Mediator Working with families going through the difficult life transition of divorce; aiding them in reaching comprehensive amicable peaceful settlements in the dissolution of their marriage in a non-adversarial forum Mental Health Review Officer 2006- Present-Substitute Review Officer Serving as master in mental health commitment hearings for those need of involuntary mental health treatment at Fairmount, Belmont and Friends Behavioral Institutes from a total of 33 outer counties of Pennsylvania Montgomery County Mental Health Review Board 1985 – Present -Substitute Review Officer/Solicitor/ Public Defender Currently serving as Mental Health Review Officer in mental health commitment hearings for those people in need of involuntary mental health treatment; previously served from 1985 to 1988 as Public Defender representing patients in Mental Health Review proceedings and then as Solicitor from 1988 to 1992 representing the mental health facility in Mental Health review proceedings Professional Memberships Desmond McTighe Inn of Court-1994- 2001 Doris Freed Inn of Court -2017- Present
Education:
Undergraduate:
Villanova University- Bachelor of Arts -1983 - Cum Laude
Major- General Arts
Minor- history, philosophy and business
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Post-graduate:
Villanova University School of Law - J.D.- 1986