Brett J. Zeitlin
Willig, Williams & Davidson Associate Brett J. Zeitlin focuses his practice on family law and general civil litigation. He counsels and represents domestic relations clients in divorce, support, custody, paternity, guardianship, and dependency matters. He also assists clients facing disputes with debtors, creditors and service providers. As a member of the firm’s legal services department, Brett also provides legal advice to individuals who might otherwise be unable to afford legal representation.
During his time at Willig, Williams & Davidson, Brett has obtained favorable outcomes in many noteworthy cases. He has helped parents obtain child support orders when the parents obligated to pay are voluntarily unemployed. He has assisted grandparents in obtaining visitation rights to their grandchildren. Brett successfully litigated a grandmother’s request to secure a genetic test to confirm her relationship to her deceased son’s child. As part of his general litigation practice, Brett has negotiated favorable settlements with creditors, and represents clients who have been wronged by contractors and other service providers.
Brett joined Willig, Williams & Davidson with a wide range of experience in family law and litigation. Before joining the firm, Brett served as a judicial law clerk in the Family Court of Delaware. While completing his legal education, he practiced family law at the Legal Aid Office of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, and served as a mediator through the law school’s Domestic Relations Mediation Clinical Program. Brett was also a staff member on the Journal of Science, Technology and Environmental Law, and he spent two summers as an intern at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where he primarily prosecuted narcotics cases and argued appeals.
- Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2007
Staff member of the Journal of Science, Technology and Environmental Law
Completed Trial Advocacy Program, Domestic Relations Mediation Clinical Program; Family Law Clinical Program
- University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 2004
Double Degree: B.A. Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, B.A. Government and Politics, Magna Cum Laude
- Willig, Williams & Davidson, Associate, 2008-Present
- Hon. Aida Waserstein and Hon. Barbara Crowell, Judges, Family Court of the State of Delaware, Law Clerk, 2007-2008
- Monitor Data Corp., Data Analyst, Winter/Spring 2007
- Temple University Beasley School of Law Family Law Clinical Program, Intern, Winter/Spring 2007
- Temple University Beasley School of Law Domestic Relations Mediation Clinical Program, Mediator, Summer/Fall 2006
- Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Intern, Summers 2005 and 2006
- Pennsylvania, 2007
- New Jersey, 2007
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2007
- American Bar Association, 2007-Present
- Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2007-Present
- Philadelphia Bar Association, 2007-Present
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