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Harry M. Byrne Jr.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Abrahams & Loewenstein
Philadelphia, PA

Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley
Philadelphia, PA

Dolchin, Slotkin & Todd
Philadelphia, PA

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Articles-Comments Editor, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer — 1997 to Present

Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
Chair, 2003 – 2004
First Vice Chair, 2002 – 2003
Second Vice Chair, 2001 – 2002
Secretary, 2000 – 2001
Treasurer 1999-2000
Member, Executive Council, 1994 – 1995, 1997 – Present
Co-Chair, Program Committee, 1993 – 1995

Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Health Care Task Force, 2003 – 2004

Member, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1981 – 1998
Secretary, Family Law Section, 1998
Member, Executive Committee, 1993 – 1994, 1996 – 1997
Co-Chair, Custody Committee, 1992 – 1993
Co-Chair, Equitable Distribution Committee, 1994 – 1996
Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1997

Member, Montgomery County and Delaware County Bar Associations,
Family Law Sections

Member, St. Joseph’s Preparatory School Law Alumni

APPOINTMENTS/AWARDS

Philadelphia Magazine “Super Lawyer,” Family Law, 2006 – 2011

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Pro Bono Service Award, 2004 and 2007

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pro Bono Service Award, 2001

Custody Master Pro Tem, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, 1995 – 1996

Board of Trustees, Haverford State Hospital, appointed by Governor Robert P. Casey, 1992 – 1995

PUBLICATIONS

Author, “Shepp v. Shepp and Religious Custody Dispute.” Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 2003

Contributing Author, Fundamentals of Family Law, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002

Contributing Author, Annual Family Law Update, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1997-2000

Contributing Author, Philadelphia County Domestic Relations Practice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1993, 1995, 1997

Co-Author, “The Rainbow After the Storm? Post-Secondary Education Support Legislation in the Wake of Blue”, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 1994

Co-Author, “Net Spendable Income Calculations in the Context of Depreciation and Business Expenses,” Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 1993

Contributing Author, Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1993, 1991

Parental Rights of Unwed Fathers, St. Louis University Law Journal, 1979

LECTURES

Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, 2005

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act, Delaware County Bar Association, 2004

Child Custody Roundtable, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Middletown, April 2004

Child Custody Law Update, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Plymouth Meeting, 2003

Fundamentals of Family Law, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, Media and Harrisburg, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002

Business Valuation in Equitable Distribution, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, 2001

Annual Update on Family Law, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, 1997 – 2003

Complex Support Issues, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Bermuda, 1998

Tips from the Front Line, New Issues in Child Custody, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, 1999

Domestic Relations Practice in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, 1994 – 1997

Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2009

Complex Discovery Issues in Equitable Distribution, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Toronto, 1996

Distribution of Marital Property, Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, 1996

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Spousal Waiver and Divorce, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Harrisburg, 1996

Complex Support Issues, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Williamsburg, VA, 1995

Course Planner, White Collar Crime/Federal Crime in the Domestic Arena, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Philadelphia, 1995

Creditors’ Rights in Marital Property, Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, 1994

Depreciation and Business Expenses, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Toronto, 1993

Ethical Issues in Family Law, Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, 1993

Breakfast with the Judges Program, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1992 – 1993

Custody Trial Procedures, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1993

Trial Techniques and Family Law, Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, 1992

Cross-Examination of a Psychologist in a Child Custody Case, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1992

Religious Practices and Child Custody Law, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia, January, 1991

DNA Testing and Paternity Cases, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Washington, DC, 1991

Role of Psychological Experts in Child Custody Litigation, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, June, 1991

Trial Techniques and Family Law, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, 1990

First Amendment Religious Issues and Child Custody, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1990

Religion and Child Custody, American Jewish Congress, 1989

“Religious Custody” Issues, Civil Rights Committee, Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, 1989

Tax Aspects of Separation and Divorce, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1989

Basic Legal Practice Course – Family Law, Philadelphia Bar Institute, 1989

Seminar, Custody, Philadelphia Bar Association Committee on Homeless, 1986

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act – Practice and Procedures, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1985

Equitable Distribution/Divorce Code, Lawyer’s Volunteers Action Program, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1985

EDUCATION

St. Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
Degree: Juris Doctor, 1980
Honors: St. Louis University Law Journal, Asst. Managing Editor, 1979 – 1980, Special Editor, Church and State Symposium, St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 24, No. 2, 1980

Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, 1974

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Degree: 1970

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School

Alumni Board of Governors
President, 1994 – 1995
Executive Board, 1990 – 1996
Class Representative, 1985 to present

Member, Law Alumni; Member, Long Term Plan, Capital, Co-education Study and related committees, (1990 – 1996); Co-Chair, Hawktion Lawyers Committee (2007 – 2008).

Haverford State Hospital, Board of Trustees, 1992 – 1995

St. Margaret School, School Board Member, Narberth, PA, 1997 – 2000

Harry M. Byrne Jr. serves clients in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.