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Elizabeth J. Billies

Phone: 215-362-2474
Fax: 215-362-6722

Liz practices all areas of family law, including but not limited to, preparing pre- and post-nuptial agreements, obtaining no-fault and fault divorces, as well as litigating and settling equitable distribution, custody and support matters.

Her clients value her collaborative and cost-effective approach to legal representation. Liz strives to resolve all matters expeditiously and efficiently while maintaining a high level of compassion and attention to detail.

Prior to working at Dischell Bartle Dooley, Liz clerked for the Honorable Susan Devlin Scott, President Judge of Bucks County Court of Common Pleas and Administrative Judge of the Family Court. During her tenure, Liz learned many skills that have become essential to her representation of the best interests of her clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

  • Divorce

  • Child Support

  • Spousal Support

  • Child Custody

  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2005

  • New Jersey, 2005

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

  • Supreme Court of New Jersey


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania – J.D. – 2005

  • Law Review: Law Review, Staff Writer

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin – B.A., Political Science – 2002

  • Honors: Ivanhoe Commandery Merit Scholarship, Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society)

Published Works

  • “The Status of Gun Legislation in Pennsylvania Family Law Matters. ” Pennsylvania Family Lawyer Summer 2019, Volume 41, Issue N. 2

  • Montgomery County Family Law Practice Manual , PBI, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 Editions

  • “A petition to intervene in a custody action is found to be a collateral order appealable under PA.R.A.P. 313in K.C AND V.C V. L.A.”, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 2016

  • “A provision mandating a monetary payment for requesting modification of a custody agreement is found not to be against public policy in Huss v. Weaver”, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 2015

  • “Superior Court Finds that Order Severely Restricting Father’s Custodial Rights Did not Affect His Support Obligation in Kimock v. Jones, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 2012

  • “Supreme Court Finds that Reasonableness Must be Implied When Determining an Award of Contractual Counsel Fees”, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 2010

  • ““Voluntary Resignation from Employment Does Not Justify Reduction of Alimony Paid Pursuant to Post-Nuptial Agreement: Williams v. Williams”, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 2008

Seminars/Speaking Engagements

  • CELESQ, Prenuptial Agreements in 2019: What every lawyer should know, July 2019

  • Family Law Institute 2013, Support Cases You Should Know, PBI, April 22, 2013

  • Support Case Law Updates, PBI/PBA Family Law Section, January 20, 2013

  • Co-Chair of Toby Lynn Dickman Family Law Seminar 2012, Montgomery County Bar Association, December 3, 2012

  • QDROs: How/When Do I Get My Money?, Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, November 11, 2011

  • Family Law Institute 2011, Hot Topics in Business Valuation, PBI, April 13, 2011

  • Equitable Distribution Case Law Updates, PBI/PBA Family Law Section, January 18, 2011

  • Social Media and Divorce , Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, October 10, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys Under 40 Client Satisfaction Award, 2014 – 2019

  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top Ten Under 40, 2015 – 2019

  • Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine (a distinction received by only 2.5%
    of the total lawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), 2010 – 2019

  • Clinical Legal Education Association – Clinical Student of the Year, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 2011 – Present,
    Chair of Friend of the Court Committee 2017 – Present

  • Montgomery County Bar Association – Family Law Section, Member, 2008 – Present

  • Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court

    • Member, 2009 – Present

    • Treasurer, 2016 – 2018

    • President, 2018-2019

    • President Emeritus, 2019-2020

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Susan Devlin Scott of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, Law Clerk


  • Alpha Phi Fraternity

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