Daley Zucker named one of the best law firms by U.S. News & World Report in ‘Family Law’ and ‘Family Mediation’
October 27, 2010


Daley Zucker Meilton & Miner LLC has been named one of the “Best Law Firms” in the Harrisburg area in a survey by U.S. News & World Reportmagazine. In particular, Daley Zucker was named a Harrisburg Tier 1 law firm in the categories of “Family Law” and “Family Law Mediation.” The results are based upon questionnaires sent to thousands of law firm clients; leading lawyers and law firm managers; partners and associates; marketing officers; and, recruiting officers.

Daley Zucker is a community-based law firm committed to providing its clients reliable, personal service and dedicated to offering advice and legal representation that fully serves its clients’ legal needs. The firm has been a leader in forging new law for many years. Earlier this year, the firm was counsel in a decision that overturned 25 years of case law, and abolished the long-standing presumption that child custody should be awarded to a heterosexual parent rather than to a parent involved in a homosexual relationship. “Our efforts in the child custody case, like the honor bestowed upon us by U.S. News, demonstrate that our clients and colleagues recognize our efforts to protect our clients’ rights and to assure that they receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled,” says attorney Kathleen Misturak-Gingrich, who represented the mother and successfully argued the case before the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Before the ruling, Pennsylvania courts had required a homosexual parent seeking child custody to prove that exposure to the homosexual relationship has no adverse effect on a child exposed to that relationship.

The Daley Zucker family law team, comprised of Attorneys Sandra L. Meilton, Lindsay Gingrich Maclay and Quintina M. Laudermilch, handles a multi-faceted practice that assists people with major changes in their domestic relations, such as divorce, adoption, child custody, visitation and other issues. Kathleen Carey Daley, the founding partner of the Daley Zucker Family Law practice, established the tradition of quality service and strong advocacy, coupled with the understanding and compassion necessary to assist clients as they confront legal issues in their daily lives. The attorneys in the Family Law division of Daley Zucker continue to carry on this tradition representing clients in the areas of Divorce, Custody, Support, Equitable Distribution, Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements, Drafting Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements, and Adoption. The firm also represents clients in Estate Planning and Administration, Bankruptcy, Employment Law, Insurance Law, Administrative Law and Business and Corporate matters.

According to the U.S. News website, “Firms with the highest overall scores were included on metropolitan lists that covered as many as 81 practice areas in 171 metropolitan areas and 7 states and national lists covering 39 practice areas.” To be eligible for a metropolitan ranking, a firm had to have at least one lawyer listed in “Best Lawyers.” Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review.

For further information, contact Patricia A. Patton at 717.657.4795, orppatton@dzmmlaw.com.

For more information about the study, go tohttp://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.