Melissa Boyd, a family law lawyer at High Swartz in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

High Swartz Family Law Attorney Acts as Faculty for PBI Family Law Institute

Melissa Boyd presented as part of ‘Ethics and Civility in Family Law’ discussion

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (April 27, 2017) – Pennsylvania family law attorney Melissa Boyd, a partner at High Swartz LLP, recently acted as faculty for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Family Law Institute, held April 19 and 20 at the CLE Conference Center at the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

The Family Law Institute has become an annual tradition for family law practitioners in the Philadelphia area. The conference, which also was simulcast to numerous locations across the state, provided the latest practical information and domestic relations practice hints.

Boyd spoke on “Ethics and Civility in Family Law.” Mary Cushing Doherty, also a partner at High Swartz and the chair of the firm’s family law practice, acted as a course planner for the Family Law Institute.

A frequent presenter on family law topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Association, Boyd concentrates her practice on domestic relations. She is a fierce advocate for her clients in various areas including, but not limited to, divorce, pre-nuptial and post-divorce agreements, child custody and support, equitable distribution, alimony, adoption, protection from abuse, and juvenile law. She has dedicated her professional career to preserving the rights of children and their families.

Boyd is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the family law sections of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Association. She serves as the chair of the Family Law Section of the Montgomery Bar Association.

A graduate of Washington College and the University of Baltimore School of Law, Boyd has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named one of the Ten Leaders of Matrimonial Law in Philadelphia.

Doherty has more than 35 years of legal experience in the area of family law and 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. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and the Villanova University School of Law.

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About High Swartz

High Swartz LLP is a general practice 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


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