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Ellen S. Fischer

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Ellen S. Fischer

1126 B Horsham Road
Suite J
Maple Glen
, PA 19002
Phone: (215) 366-7839
Fax: (215) 710- 8141

Practice Areas
Family Law
LGBTQ+ Issues 
Wills and Estates

As Amicable as Possible, 
As Tough as Needed 

Suburban Life Magazine Top Lawyer for Divorce/Family Law 2022.


One of those lucky people who truly loves what she does, Ellen’s enthusiasm and expertise continue to be evident more than 30 years after beginning her work in family law. Through personal care and attention to every case, she is a true advocate for her clients—a strong, well-respected figure in the courtroom, known for aggressively pursuing her clients’ legal rights, as well as a powerful champion of no-court alternatives. 


Ellen handles all aspects of divorce, custody, child support, spousal support and alimony, property settlement agreements, pre-marital and co-habitation agreements, equitable distribution, mediation, collaborative law, name change petitions, second parent adoptions, and adoptions. 

Whenever possible, Ellen’s goal is to guide families through a healthy divorce. A certified collaborative divorce attorney and an experienced mediator, Ellen is proud of her success with helping clients reach their goals without going to court.  Mediation and collaborative divorce are no-court alternatives that are likely to result in a more collegial, healthy result for everyone involved.. 

In addition, Ellen has been an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, since the start of her career. She handled one of Pennsylvania’s earliest transgender custody cases in 1993, and has remained an active Legal ally ever since. In fact, she is one of only a limited number of Pennsylvania lawyers invited to join the LGBTQ+ Family Law Institute® of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association, a select group of international attorneys dedicated to pursuing the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals and families. 

Ellen is also enthusiastic about her years of capable work in the areas of Wills and Estates.  Ellen provides estate services including the preparation of Wills, Living Wills/Health Care Declarations and Powers of Attorney.  She handles ​probate, inheritance tax preparation and filing, Will contests, and estate administration.  Ellen also handles Orphan’s Court Litigation including matters involving minors, incapacitated persons and decedent’s estates. 



Ellen received her Juris Doctorate from Temple University Beasley School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Temple University.



Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1991)
United States Supreme Court (2005)


Pennsylvania Bar Association
Montgomery Bar Association
National LGBTQ+ Bar Association
Doris Jonas Freed American Inns of Court
Lawyers With Heart



2020 Pennsylvania Bar Association David M. Rosenblum LGBTQ+ Public Policy Award for her work with name changes in the Transgender Community. The award honors individuals who effect change resulting in a positive impact for the LGBTQ+ community and who use his or her position of leadership to inspire others to act and promote civil rights and equality.

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