Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Elected Secretary of ABA Family Law Section

Thursday, August 18, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, August 18, 2022 - Philadelphia attorney Jennifer A. Brandt, chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Family Law Group, was elected secretary of the American Bar Association Family Law Section (FLS) at the ABA’s annual meeting in Chicago. Her one-year term is effective immediately.    

In addition to her role as secretary, Brandt also serves as a member of the ABA FLS Finance Committee and is the section’s liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism.  

Brandt has significant experience representing parties in divorce, custody, and support/alimony matters throughout both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She assists parties with paternity issues, adoptions, and matters concerning assisted reproduction technology, negotiates prenuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements, and mediates and arbitrates family law cases.

Brandt represents a wide array of clients. In Pennsylvania, she regularly represents clients in Philadelphia, the Main Line, and local counties such as Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Bucks, and Berks. In New Jersey, she assists parties throughout the state including Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Mercer, Atlantic, and Cape May counties. 

A recognized legal analyst by the media, Jennifer appears regularly on national and local television and radio. Relying on her vast experience in family law, Jennifer also frequently writes and contributes to numerous local and national publications. In addition, she is also the editor of Family Law Focus, a legal blog addressing current issues in family law.

Brandt lectures regularly and plans courses for attorneys and other professionals on the topic of family law for organizations such as the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New Jersey ICLE.  She also teaches a course on divorce for Main Line School Night in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania.

In addition to the ABA’s Family Law Section, Brandt is an active member of the Family Law Sections of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Camden County Bar Associations. She is co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Children’s Rights Committee.  She also serves as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an organization of select lawyers dedicated to expanding knowledge and advancing justice.

Brandt received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D, 1994) where she was senior editor of the Journal of International Business Law and an Arthur Littleton Fellowship Instructor in legal research in writing. She received her undergraduate degree (B.A. with highest honors, 1991) from Rutgers University.

About the ABA FLS Section

The ABA Section of Family Law has thousands of lawyer, associate, and law student members worldwide. Its members are dedicated to serving the field of family law in areas such as adoption, assisted reproductive technologies, custody, divorce, and military law.

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has more than 800 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 32 offices across two continents.  

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