Raffaele & Associates LLC

MyKidsLawyer: The Legal Team for Students, Kids & Families.

Contact Us Today (610) 922-4200
Bryn Mawr, Pennslyvania

Claire Leotta

Of Counsel

claire@mykidslawyer.com

Claire has spent her entire career helping children and families navigate some of the most complex and sensitive issues within the legal system. She has worked with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds and has dedicated her practice to helping her clients achieve fair and equitable results while tailoring her representation to the individual needs of each child and parent. She believes every child has a voice and that voice is an important piece to any case whether it involves their educational or home environment. Claire is a zealous yet empathetic advocate and strives to provide all of her clients with the advice and support needed during what may be some of their most emotional and stressful times.

Claire’s practice at Raffaele & Associates includes:

• Juvenile Justice
• School Discipline and Truancy
• Higher Education and Civil Rights
• Adoptions
• Special Education Law

Education

• J.D., Widener University School of Law, 2004
• B.A., Temple University, 2001

Court Admissions

• Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Experience

Prior to joining Raffaele & Associates, Claire was a trial attorney at the City of Philadelphia Law Department where she was assigned to the Child Welfare Unit representing the Department of Human Services from 2005 until 2007. It was here that she learned that the goal of the Child Welfare System is to provide safety and permanency to the most vulnerable children in our communities. It was also where she developed a passion for helping children and families overcome difficult and sensitive situations by providing the appropriate resources.

After leaving the Law Department in 2007, Claire launched a successful solo practice combining her skills as a trial attorney with her ability to provide an individualized and compassionate approach to children and parents. In this role, she represented thousands of clients in all areas of Family Law including: child abuse and neglect, dependency cases, truancy, child custody & support, adoptions, domestic violence, protection orders, divorce, relocation, post and prenuptial agreements, and appellate work.

Claire has been a lecturer and presenter on a wide variety of topics in Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars for other attorneys and for various legal organizations. Topics have included: “Children and the Law”, “Termination of Parental Rights”, “How to Handle a Child Abuse Case”, and “Recent Developments in Dependency Appellate Caselaw”.

Claire lives in Huntingdon Valley with her husband, their three children, and dog Maci Lou. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and the beach.