Michael Viola

Practice/Organization Description

Shainberg & Viola has offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Haddonfield, New Jersey (see below for address). The attorneys of Shainberg & Viola concentrate their practices in the areas of Domestic Relations/Family Law and Consumer Bankruptcy and Consumer Litigation. Shainberg & Viola consists of four attorneys, Charles C. Shainberg, Michael L. Viola, Helen Haney Lafferty, and Kimberly Coleman.

Charles C. Shainberg has been practicing law for more 30 years. He is licensed in New Jersey and Philadelphia and concentrates his practice in the area of domestic relations/family law. He is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Pennsylvania Chapter, and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Charles appears in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties in New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania.

Michael L. Viola has been practicing law for almost 20 years, and also concentrates his practice in the area of domestic relations/family law. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. Michael appears in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania.

Helen Haney Lafferty is licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and has been practicing law for 25 years. She concentrates her practice in the area of domestic relations/family law, and is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Pennsylvania Chapter. Helen appears primarily in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties in New Jersey.

Kimberly Coleman as been practicing law for approximately 13 years, and concentrates her practice in the area of consumer bankruptcy. She has appeared in the Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. Ms. Coleman is the author and founder of the blogs Debtor’s Advocate and Philadelphia Bankruptcy Lawyer.

Shainberg & Viola has offices in Center City, Philadelphia and Haddonfield, New Jersey.

Offices:

One South Broad Street

Suite 1820

Philadelphia, PA 19107

76 Euclid Avenue

Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Supreme Court

Education

Temple University, J.D.

University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

Community College of Philadelphia

Divorce and Custody Mediation training

Professional Associations & Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Nicholas A. Cipriani Family Law American Inn of Court

Pennsylvania Council of Mediators

Honors and Awards

- Voted Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009)

- Profiled in RealPhilly magazine (April 2002)

- Profiled on "Making A Difference" on KYW-3 News (September 1997)

- Speaker on several area cable television programs regarding family law issues

- Award of Appreciation, Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division for work on Legal Handbook for Senior Citizens (1993-1994)

- Michael K. Smith Excellence in Service Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (1998)

- Awards of Appreciation, Legal Clinic for Disabled (1995, 2002 and 2006)

- Chapter Service Award, Dignity/Philadelphia (2005)

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

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