Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr.

Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr.: Attorney with Petrelli Previtera Schimmel, LLC
Attorney Awards


Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr. is a Philadelphia based family lawyer who focuses his practice on divorce and family-related matters, including support, custody, adoption, and parental rights.His goal is to help families of all shapes and sizes thrive despite the legal and financial difficulties that arise from divorce, child custody disputes, and domestic violence. Tom prides himself in being adaptable to each individual situation. He works tirelessly to find workable solutions for his clients, regardless of whether he is working on the fair distribution of assets in a divorce or on legal protection for a victim of abuse.Mr. Petrelli is a trial attorney with a LLM in trial advocacy from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law. This means that he has the experience needed to provide representation for cases which go to trial, including custody cases and complex divorces. However, Tom also has a strong background in mediation. He is the owner of Divorce Done Right, a mediation company that offers solutions for families who want a peaceful resolution to divorce and custody issues.Tom has built his reputation handling high asset divorces. Petrelli Law offers a premier divorce representation services for clients with contentious divorces. However, not all divorces are contentious. Tom also offers a flat-fee Flash divorce for couples who are on a tight budget with few disputes. He has also worked to increase online access to simple legal procedure through a website that provides access to Pennsylvania divorce forms and tools for those who prefer a do-it-yourself option for no-fault divorce.Tom has received several national and peer-reviewed awards, including being named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2009. Tom has been recognized by his peers for his creative solutions to family law matters and is a recurring guest speaker on divorce and family law at the People’s Law School.AwardsNamed a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer by the American Society of Legal AdvocatesSuperb AVVO Rating of 10Selected for inclusion to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013Recognized in Who’s Who of American Lawyers: 2006 -2009Voted to Arrival Magazine’s Top 50 Family Lawyers in Northeast: 2010, 2011Named in Suburban Life Magazine’s Awesome Attorneys – Divorce and Family Law: 2010

Areas of Practice (40)

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Annulment
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Community Property Law
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Torts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • International Family Law
  • Interstate Support
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Palimony
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Legal Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Uncontested Divorce

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
Temple University, B.B.A., 1998
Law School Attended:
University of Kentucky; Vermont Law School, J.D., MSEL, 2001; Temple Law School, LL.M., Trial Advocacy, 2006
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court of New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2004, District of Columbia; Illinois; 2002, Pennsylvania; 2003, New Jersey; New York
American Bar Association
Family Law Section
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Family Law Section
Philadelphia Bar Association
Real Estate Law Section
Family Law Section
New Jersey State Bar Association
Camden County Bar Association
Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Nicholas J. Cipriani Family Law Inn of Court
Justinian Society
Birth Information:
November 25, 1973
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

4.6/5.0 (4 reviews)
Peer Reviewed
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania