Jeff’s practice is devoted to family law. One of his first court appearances after passing the bar exam in 1988 was a divorce master’s hearing and Jeff has represented clients in family law matters for more than 26 years since then.
Jeff was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1961. He is a 1979 graduate of East Stroudsburg High School, a 1983 graduate of Penn State University and a 1988 graduate of Vermont Law School.
Jeff started practicing law in 1988 as an associate in the firm of H. Alan Vican in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. During his years with Al Vican, he represented clients in a wide range of legal matters including federal RICO cases, personal injury cases, estate planning and administration, criminal defense and family law matters.
In August 1991 Jeff opened his own firm. The firm started in the general practice of law, providing the full range of legal services for private clients as well as businesses and property owners associations. He also worked as a part-time public defender in 1991 and 1992, providing criminal defense in the trial and appellate courts.After years of successfully practicing the many areas of law involved in a generalized practice, Jeff decided to concentrate his practice in the area of family law, representing clients in divorce, support, child custody and adoptions. Jeff also acted as court appointed Divorce Master and Master in Partition.
Jeff’s practice is now devoted almost exclusively to family law. In the last several years he has represented clients in hundreds of custody conciliation conferences and support conferences as well as dozens of custody trials, support hearings and divorce master hearings.
He has also presented and authored materials for continuing legal education seminars for other lawyers including seminars on Divorce Hearings and Support Hearings, the 2012 Family Law in Northeastern Pennsylvania seminar and the 2011 Monroe County bench-bar conference, and has moderated at Bridge the Gap programs for newly admitted lawyers. In addition, for more than six years, Jeff taught Business Law as an adjunct professor at East Stroudsburg University
Jeff serves on the Pocono Medical Center Ethics Advisory Board, assisting medical staff in addressing ethical dilemmas in the treatment of patients.
He is also the president of the Pocono Arts Council Board. The Arts Council fosters culture and arts through education, service and advocacy, enhancing the county's image through cooperative efforts with area civic organizations and agencies and contributing to the quality of life of county residents and visitors.
From 2007 to 2013 Jeff was the Chair of the Monroe County Pro Bono Committee. During his tenure, he established and helped secure funding for the county’s annual pro bono conference and helped create new ways to provide legal services to under privileged clients. As a result, Jeff received the County’s 2008 Pro Bono award and the 2012 Liberty Bell Award.
Jeff also served on the Monroe County Domestic Relations Rules Committee working with the court to develop local rules in compliance with the latest custody and divorce laws and to keep the County’s local family law rules current.
Jeff’s children are away at college so he spends his spare time cooking, playing tennis, and learning to play the bass guitar.