Deirdre A. Agnew

Deirdre A. Agnew: Attorney with The Law Offices of Deirdre A. Agnew

Biography

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Chester County, Deirdre Agnew graduated cum laude from Dickinson College in 1988 with degrees in History and English. After earning her law degree cum laude from Widener University School of Law in 1991, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Charles B. Smith, Common Pleas Court, Chester County until 1992. From 1992 until 1994, Deirdre was law clerk to the Honorable U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles B. Smith. She joined the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company as associate counsel in 1994, a position she retained until 1996. Deirdre founded the Law Offices of Deirdre A. Agnew in December 1996.

Notable cases

Family Reunited- In 2011, Deirdre helped reunite a Mexican couple with their U.S.-born daughters after the parents were deported to Mexico and Chester County Children Youth and Families sought to terminate their parental rights. Since the parents could not travel to the United States to testify, Deirdre arranged for them to appear in court via Skype™ (online conferencing). The case was widely covered by the media as the first use of such technology for testimony in U.S. courts. In July 2011 the parents were awarded custody of their daughters. The children were brought to Mexico where they were reunited with their parents.

BROWN v. MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP, Kim BROWN; David Brown, H/W, Appellants, v. MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP - Deirdre brought suit on behalf of the dog owners against a Muhlenberg Township police officer who shot and killed a family dog in an unprovoked incident. This was the first appellate level case in Pennsylvania that ever recognized intentional infliction of emotional distress for the death of a pet. The court also recognized a civil rights case against the officer under the 4th Amendment for seizure of property.

Memberships

Chester County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, Master

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Civil Law and Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
484-881-3132  Phone
610.738.4898  Fax
www.dagnewlaw.com
University Attended:
Dickinson College, B.A., cum laude, Delta Nu Sorority, 1988; Phi Delta Phi; National Legal Honor Society
Law School Attended:
Widener University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991
Year of First admission:
1991
Admission:
1991, Pennsylvania; 1993, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit; 2010, U.S. Supreme Court
ISLN:
919234091
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  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.6/5.0 (8)
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      5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 11/07/11 in Family Law on 11/07/11

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      5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/02/11 in Torts on 11/02/11

      She is very conscientious and timely in providing legal services.

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      She is very conscientious and timely in providing legal services.

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      5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/02/11 in Contracts on 11/02/11

      She is very conscientious and timely in providing legal services.

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      She is very conscientious and timely in providing legal services.

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      5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/02/11 in Collections on 11/02/11

      She is very conscientious and timely in providing legal services.

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      She is very conscientious and timely in providing legal services.

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      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/23/11 in Debtor and Creditor Rights on 09/23/11

      Ms. Agnew is an excellent attorney in numerous fields of practice who always exhibits the highest ethical standards.

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      Ms. Agnew is an excellent attorney in numerous fields of practice who always exhibits the highest ethical standards.

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      5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 09/23/11 in Family Law on 09/23/11

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      4.0/5.0 by a Principal on 09/23/11 in Family Law on 09/23/11

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    • Deirdre A. Agnew

      3.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/23/11 in Family Law on 09/23/11

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    • Deirdre A. Agnew

      5.0/5.0 on 09/01/11 on 09/01/11

      Deirdre is a very hard working professional. Deirdre knows all aspects of family law. Deirdre fought for me to gain full custody of my son and I am happy to report my son...

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      Deirdre is a very hard working professional. Deirdre knows all aspects of family law. Deirdre fought for me to gain full custody of my son and I am happy to report my son and our family are together, safe, and secure! I owe this all to Deirdre and her dedication, committed to excellence, and truly caring for her clients.

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      Why I like working with Deirdre is because she is very fair, all the while having your best interests at hand. With that, she is also confident and fearless. I feel com...

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      Why I like working with Deirdre is because she is very fair, all the while having your best interests at hand. With that, she is also confident and fearless. I feel comfortable knowing she is on my Team.

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