Who is Elisabeth Bennington, Esquire and how can she help you, our readers?
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Elisabeth Bennington – “I want to help women and children who are struggling.”
Elisabeth, you recently opened your own law firm, Bennington Law Firm, LLC. Tell us more about the reason you stepped out on your own this past year.
Bennington Law Firm, LLC is dedicated to the litigation areas of divorce, custody, support, and protection from abuse as well as to the drafting of prenuptial agreements and property settlement agreements. I decided to establish by own law firm after 15 years of practice, to focus my work exclusively on my clients rather than day to day firm management issues.
Why did you choose to do what you do?
There are many reasons that I practice family law but I tend to think that my education played a large role in my decision to practice family law. I am a 1993 graduate of Winchester Thurston which was the last class to graduate all-girls. I was also a 1997 graduate of Chatham College, which also has now become co-educational. Being educated in an all-girls environment truly solidified my desire to help women and children who were struggling.
What do you love about having your own business?
The knowledge that I have built a career and am able to sustain a firm dedicated to helping people in family crisis.
What would be the ONE PIECE of advice you'd share with women or moms considering opening their own business in some way?
Go for it! You will have wished you did it years ago!
What was your biggest challenge?
Finding the right space. I knew I wanted to stay in Shadyside and the East End is so popular right now, it was a challenge to find a comfortable yet elite space in the right price range.
Did you ever want to quit, throw in the towel!? What kept you going?
Never! But if I get tired, like most of us, I think about my daughter Emma and what it means for me to be her role model as a lawyer and mother.
More about Bennington Law Firm, LLC
When you are facing a separation or divorce, the unknown territory you are facing can be frightening. Bennington Law Firm, LLC will help you to fully analyze the situation you are facing, identify key issues you need to have under control then formulate an effective – and quick – strategy.
Skillful lawyers with an unsurpassed dedication to their clients, we will help you through the emotional process and focus your strategy on what truly matters. We always approach cases with the idea of an amicable settlement in mind, but if a settlement is not possible, we will aggressively litigate your case to conclusion.
Our team dedicates our practice exclusively to the litigation areas of divorce, custody, support, protection from abuse as well as to the drafting of prenuptial agreements, and property settlement agreements.
More about Elisabeth Bennington, Esquire.
Prior to founding Bennington Law Firm, LLC, Ms. Bennington was a partner with two premier family law firms, where she distinguished herself as an aggressive litigator, focusing on all aspects of divorce, custody and support. In 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court appointed Lisa Bennington to the Domestic Relations Rules Committee for a 3 year term. The Committee consists of only 7 divorce lawyers in the state and the role is to advise the Supreme Court on matters related to the procedural rules governing actions for divorce, support, custody, paternity and protection from abuse. She was elected in 2006 to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 21, where she served a 2 year term, before deciding to return to the practice of law full-time. In the House she was appointed to the following prestigious committees as a freshman: judiciary, environment and energy, finance and commerce. In 2007, Ms. Bennington was appointed by the Speaker of the House to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Ms. Bennington is admitted to practice before Pennsylvania's State and Federal Courts. She is also admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia. In 2007, Ms. Bennington was appointed to the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates. In 2009, she was inducted as a Fellow by the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, for lawyers with a commitment to excellence in charitable, community, professional and public service activities. Ms. Bennington was also nominated in 2009 to the Board of Bethlehem Haven, a shelter for homeless women. In July, 2010, Ms. Bennington was nominated to the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR). In 2010, she was also elected by her peers to serve a 3 year term on the Family Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, where she was appointed to co-chair the Legislation Committee for 2010-2011.
Ms. Bennington has authored articles on spousal and child support for the Legal Intelligencier and the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, the official publication of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Family Law Section. She also has authored Equitable Distribution and Custody updates and lectured on the same at the PBA Family Law Section annual Summer and Winter Meetings. A graduate of Chatham College, Ms. Bennington earned her J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law.
Ms. Bennington is the daughter of Joseph Maroon, M.D., Neurosurgeon, Vice Chairman and Professor of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Paula Helsel, C.R.N.A. Ms. Bennington and her husband, Brad Korinski, Esquire, reside with their daughter Emma in Highland Park.
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