Patricia H. Cooley has focused her practice in family law for over 27 years and is widely regarded as one of the nation’s top divorce attorneys. Ms. Cooley has personally handled hundreds of divorce and family law cases, with claims including equitable distribution, custody, alimony, and child support. There are few, if any, other practicing attorneys that have more experience or in-depth knowledge of the law and courts in family law cases than Ms. Cooley.
Having devoted her practice exclusively to divorce and family law, Ms. Cooley has acquired the kind of in-depth knowledge of complex issues in divorce and family law cases that only experience can bring. Among these are the valuation and division of family–run corporations and other business interests, stock options and grants and other employee benefits, the drafting of qualified domestic relations orders, and the distribution of military pensions.
Ms. Cooley is a graduate of West Chester University and the Delaware Law School of Widener University. While attending West Chester University, she was a member of the National Honor Society for Philosophy. While attending the Delaware Law School, she was a senior staff member of The Delaware Law Review, and a recipient of the Ruby Vale Judicial Scholarship.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Cooley served as a judicial clerk in the Superior Court of Delaware and worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Pennsylvania, where she headed the Child Abuse Unit.
In her private life, Ms. Cooley enjoys boating and camping with her husband of 29 years and their four children. A favorite destination of the Cooley family is the Thousand Islands, located on the St. Lawrence River between New York and Canada, where they vacation each summer.