High Swartz partner and chair of the firm’s Family Law practice, Mary Cushing Doherty, was recently awarded the prestigious honor of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year for the Philadelphia area.
Mary’s team, “For the Love of Jim – Hope for a Cure,” was in memory of her husband of 34 years, Jim Doherty, father to their 4 children: Colleen, Maggie, John and deceased son, Tommy. Her team raised over $120,000 for LLS. Jim succumbed to Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, double-hit (or twice mutated) in 2012, 13 months after his diagnosis. He was a chemist who believed science would find a cure, and Mary has taken up this cause in his honor.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a 10-week philanthropic competition for leaders in local communities across the United States. Candidates and their teammates also raise funds for LLS in honor of local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. The title "Man or Woman of the Year" is awarded to the candidate whose team raises the most funds during the 10-week competition. The top Man and Woman honorees in the country are awarded with the national titles.
With a distinguished record of professional and community service, Mary Cushing Doherty has more than 35 years of legal experience in the area of family law. She concentrates her practice on all aspects of marital dissolution and family law issues including divorce, child support, visitation, custody, spousal support and alimony, premarital agreement asset protection, complex property division, and more. Ms. Doherty is an experienced and certified Arbitrator and Mediator. She strives for the amicable resolution of divorce when possible; however, she is a zealous litigator when it serves the best interests of her clients.
Ms. Doherty has been a Course Planner and Lecturer for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1990 and for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute since 1985. She also has been a Lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section and Montgomery Bar Association. A highly sought-after speaker in family law, Doherty received the Lynette Norton Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association Women in the Profession Committee in 2012 and also was one of the Legal Intelligencer’s Women of the Year. She has been named a Philadelphia Business Journal Woman of Distinction, and, in 2006, she received the Margaret Richardson Award from the Montgomery Bar Association, which is presented to a trailblazer who has promoted the role of women in the legal profession.
About High Swartz LLP: High Swartz LLP is a full-service law firm serving clients in the Delaware Valley and throughout Pennsylvania from offices in Norristown and Doylestown. Established in 1914, High Swartz serves the needs of businesses, municipalities, government entities, nonprofits and individuals. With offices in Bucks County and Montgomery County, the full-service law firm provides comprehensive counsel and legal support to individuals and business entities of all sizes across a broad spectrum of industries throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information, go to www.highswartz.com.
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