With more than 20 years experience and more than 5,000 clients Alpha’s divorce attorneys are your best choice for handling your separation and divorce.
Ms. Gilbert developed her idea for the Alpha Resource Center in 1994 after experiencing her own difficult divorce. She worked as the lead attorney until the date when she transferred all of her general practice clientele to other attorneys and focused on managing the growth of the company. Prior to opening the Alpha Resource Center, Ms. Gilbert worked at a general practice law firm based in Montgomery County. Ms. Gilbert is a graduate of University of Montana and Widener School of Law.
Ms. Schneider was born and raised in the Midwest. She is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law. She has many years of experience practicing in all areas of matrimonial law, including working for judges presiding over all phases of family court matters.
Mr. Michael Hughes graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1994. He received his Bachelors of Science from St. Joseph’s University in 1988. After graduating from law school, Mr. Hughes worked as a law clerk for almost two years for two Montgomery County Common Pleas Judges. He gained significant experience in civil matters which included divorce, equitable distribution, custody, alimony and child support.
DawnMarie joined the Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation because she believes the 7-step Divorce Mediation Program provides a comprehensive, supported path through what can be a painful and uncertain period of time. She earned a Juris Doctor from Temple University, Beasley School of Law in 2006 and a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in 2001. DawnMarie is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Prior to joining Alpha Center, DawnMarie assisted individual, corporate and municipal clients in the areas of retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and employment and labor law. She is a frequent lecturer and has served on the faculty of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. DawnMarie is responsible for the Exton and West Chester offices.
Michael earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, at Western New England University School of Law in 2011 and is currently enrolled at Temple University Beasley School of Law where expects to receive his LL.M in Taxation next year. Michel is currently the owner and managing attorney of his own law firm in Philadelphia where he specializes in estate planning, trusts, tax planning and family law. He is currently licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Michael covers the Philadelphia Center City and our Bala Cynwyd offices.
Christine brings extensive experience and expertise to the Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation. Her credentials include operating her own practice in Allentown since 2011 while also working with the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas as a Divorce Review officer and court-appointed attorney since 2011. She earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 2010 and also holds an MBA from Penn State as well as a BSBA in Business Administration and a BA in Speech Communication from Shippensburg University. She is a member of the American Pennsylvania Bar Association as well as state and various county bar associations. She is also a tenure-track associate professor at Cedar Crest College where she teaches business and employment law and negotiation. Christine is responsible for the Lehigh Valley office of the Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation..