Leslie N. Mariani, Esquire

Leslie N. Mariani, Esquire


“What drew me initially to the notion of mediation was seeing firsthand so many clients drag themselves thru litigation only to end up feeling completely ‘wrung out’, frustrated and overwhelmed. Allowing couples to decide what’s best for their family and avoiding the financial hardship that results from traditional litigation goes a long way towards helping our clients redefine their relationships and move forward in their lives”


Leslie grew up in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle and her undergraduate from James Madison University in Virginia as a scholarship athlete and Cum Laude English major. Her previous experience includes working as a litigator in a general practice firm in Media, Pennsylvania and several years in the Chester County Public Defender’s Office. As a resident of Chester County for the last 35 years, she’s most excited about bringing the Alpha Divorce Mediation Program to the people and communities close to her heart.

Professional Experience

ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Criminal defense trial attorney, bench and jury trials, Juvenile Law, parole/probation hearings, appellate practice including arguments before the Pennsylvania Superior Court

First year associate, preparation of civil and criminal motions and pleadings, client interviews, depositions

TUCCI & TANNENBAUM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Research assistant, assisted partners with legal memoranda relating to corporate law, banking and regulation/compliance

O’BRIEN, BARIC & SCHERER, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Student internship, litigation support

LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Assisted inmates incarcerated in SCI Camp Hill with Section 983 pro se claims and other post-conviction matters


The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania (1997)
Juris Doctorate

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia (1994)
Bachelor of Arts, English, Cum Laude
Division 1 Scholarship Athlete / All American

Volunteer Experience

Civic minded, she currently helps to run her local recreational sports program, volunteers at her children’s schools and coaches a girls club lacrosse team. Leslie operates our offices in Chester County, including West Chester, Exton, Media and Malvern.


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