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Top-Rated Family Law Attorneys

Our Award Winning Legal Team Makes Your Family Our Priority

Divorce, adoption, even writing a will… family law issues can be both emotional and contentious. You need an attorney who will recognize the urgency of your situation and provide top-notch legal services in a professional, yet compassionate environment. Our firm has been recognized as one of the top family law firms in the Philadelphia area. Thomas Petrelli, Jr. and his team have received both national and local recognition. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers: Super Lawyers is a nationally-recognized peer rating service of attorneys. Lawyers in more than 70 practice areas are nominated for this recognition by their peers. Only the top five percent of attorneys in each state are chosen for this honor.  Thomas Petrelli, Jr. has been recognized in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers since 2015. He was also named among PA Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars each year from 2011 to 2014. Melinda Previtera has been named in Rising Stars since 2016. To be eligible for Rising Stars, an attorney must meet the Super Lawyer standards for achievement and professionalism and be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. The Super Lawyers selection process involves a multiphase system including peer nominations, independent research evaluating 12 professional achievement indicators, and peer evaluations within practice areas. Only the top 5% of attorneys in each state are selected. For a detailed overview of the process, visit Super Lawyers Selection Process.

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For five consecutive years (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023), Petrelli Previtera, LLC has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This accolade offers a unique perspective into the most successful enterprises within the American economy’s vibrant sector of independent small businesses. Through this recognition, Petrelli Previtera, LLC stands alongside past luminaries such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Zillow, and more in the annals of the Inc. 5000. The Inc. 5000 selection process ranks companies based on their percentage revenue growth over a three-year period. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent. They must also meet minimum revenue requirements for the first and last years of the evaluated period. For a detailed overview of the process, visit Inc. 5000 Application and Selection Process.

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Martindale-Hubbell’s Gold Client Champion Award Recipient: Thomas Petrelli, Jr. was awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s Gold Client Champion Award for client satisfaction in the legal industry. Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Champion Award recognizes those attorneys who excel at service as affirmed by their clients. The awards, based on the quantity and quality of an attorney’s Martindale-Hubbell client reviews, demonstrate an ongoing commitment to delivering excellent client service. Award recipients received at least six reviews and a score of 4.2 or higher. Petrelli Previtera, LLC was awarded this recognition in 2021.

Soaring 76 award

The Soaring 76 list by the Philadelphia Business Journal
Petrelli Previtera, LLC has been named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Soaring list for six consecutive years (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, & 2023). This esteemed annual list showcases the fastest-growing private and public companies in the Philadelphia region. To qualify for the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Soaring 76 list, companies must exhibit significant revenue growth over a three-year period. Additionally, these companies must be headquartered within the Greater Philadelphia area and operate independently, without being a subsidiary of another company. For a detailed overview of the process, visit

The National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40:  Thomas Petrelli, Jr. was named to the “National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40” list published by the American Society of Legal Advocates in both 2014 and 2015. Each year, the top 100 trial lawyers from each state are given the opportunity to nominate young, up-and-coming lawyers to the Top 40 Under 40. Inclusion in the Top 40 Under 40 is based on an attorney’s reputation among their peers, rankings, and achievements, settlements, and verdicts.

The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers: The National Advocates is a professional organization comprised of America’s top attorneys who represent individuals and families in the American legal system. This group of attorneys is chosen exclusively by invitation. The National Advocates selects attorneys like Thomas Petrelli, Jr., based on their superior qualifications and leadership.

The selection process for “The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers” list involves a multi-phase procedure that includes peer nominations and third-party research. Lawyers selected for this honor demonstrate outstanding leadership skills, superior qualifications, client satisfaction, and high levels of peer respect. The process aims to identify a select group of attorneys from each state or heavily populated region who excel significantly in their area of law. These attorneys are recognized for their achievements in areas like Family Law, Employment Law, Social Security Disability Law, and more. The inclusion in this list is a testament to an attorney’s professional accomplishments and reputation in the legal community.

Petrelli Previtera, LLC is ranked 60th on the 2016 Law Firm 500 Award Honoree list
Petrelli Previtera, LLC is ranked 60th on the 2016 Law Firm 500 Award Honoree list.
The Law Firm 500 Award Honorees list showcases the top one-hundred fastest growing law firms in America. The published list recognizes law firms that have achieved significant growth in revenues and demonstrate innovation, operational excellence, and a commitment to client service. Each nominee was evaluated by an outside accounting firm, and subjected to an identical review process.

Family Law Attorneys for Every Stage of Your Life

When life brings changes, Petrelli Previtera, LLC is here for you and your family. Whether you are adopting a child, going through divorce, or planning the future, we can help you find legal solutions to your problems. To learn more, call Petrelli Previtera, LLC at 866-465-5395. We look forward to helping you.

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients have to say about working with us. Please note, results may vary based on individual circumstances.

Melinda Previtera, Esq. came highly recommended to our family. Her knowledge base, professionalism, and compassion paved the way for a successful outcome. Melinda is efficient, detailed, and informative. She helps manage expectations, and postures her client for a fair and equitable result. We are happy to recommend Melinda!

Jennifer A.

My experience was very good. Everyone was professional and attentive to my needs, keeping me updated every step of the way. I couldn’t ask for a better result, highly recommended.

David R.

My marriage life has been a hell for me for the past four years until I decided to put an end to what has to be ended. Choosing a lawyer was another additional stressful part of the long process. I’m so glad that I’ve found the right one for me at Petrelli Previtera. Life isn’t always fair, but at least having her in my corner, felt even better. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!

Caitlin B.

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West Chester, PA. 19380
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