Tina M. Laudermilch
“I’m here to help my clients navigate the most difficult times in their lives, with compassion and sensitivity, while finding solutions and advocating for their best interest.” – TINA LAUDERMILCH
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While she always thought about pursuing a career in law, Tina’s desire to help others led her to begin her career in social work as a counselor and advocate for victims of violent crime, sexual assault and families of homicide victims. This work earned her a position working with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Office of Victims’ Services where she managed state and federal grant funding for county victim advocacy agencies. Eventually she began attending law school at night with the goal of helping more people.
Tina’s background in social work made family law a natural niche for her. She has spent the last 12 years helping clients navigate some of the most emotionally-charged situations of their lives, while being an objective advocate for their rights.
Tina has been practicing law for more than 13 years, focusing her practice exclusively in all areas of family law. During her tenure as chair of the DCBA Family Law Section, Tina began serving on the advisory committee to create the first family court in Dauphin County, and she maintains her involvement today. In addition, she is trained in parenting coordination and has authored, lectured and moderated seminars for the Dauphin County Bar Association, the PBA Family Law Section Summer Meeting and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute
PERSPECTIVE / PHILOSOPHY
For Tina, a successful outcome for a client is more about finding solutions and less about winning in the traditional sense. She understands that in many cases avoiding litigation is a good thing that saves her clients time, money and emotional pain. Her focus is on helping clients navigate the process and selecting the best course of action for their case.
FUN FACTS ABOUT TINA
Quiet, reserved and thoughtful, Tina enjoys spending the majority of her time with her husband, son, family and friends attending various sporting events, spending time at Hershey Park or enjoying the outdoors at her cabin in the mountains. Tina has an extensive extended family that includes seven nephews who live in both the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas. Tina grew up in Delaware County and was a college athlete, having played lacrosse at Shippensburg University.
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
- Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, former Council Member
- Dauphin County Bar Association, Member
- Dauphin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Former Chair
- Advisory Committee to Create the First Family Court in Dauphin County
- Cumberland County Bar Association, Member
- Assisted with the creation of Dauphin County’s Family Court, 2014
- Susquehanna Style’s Select Lawyers – Family, Custody and Divorce Law, 2014 – 2015
J.D., Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2004
B.A., Social Work, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, 1996
U.S. Supreme Court, 2012
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2005
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2005
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2011