Pierson Coats Palash & Paul LLP

Who We Are

Committed to the Practice of Family Law

We are four generations of lawyers committed to the practice of family law, with a tradition of distinguished service to our profession. We are recognized as an exemplary firm, and our lawyers are leaders in the legal community.

We handle every aspect of family law: litigation, mediation, collaborative practice, consultation, preparation of pre-and post-marital agreements, and neutral work (single issue arbitration, parenting coordination, and private judging). Many family lawyers shy away from child custody litigation; we don’t. Advocating for a child’s best interests is some of the most important, and most satisfying, work that we do.

We Offer Perspective and Honest Advice

We work hard and tend to details. We do sweat the small stuff. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll figure it out. We take seriously the notion that our job is to do what is best for our clients. We are not interested in “one size fits all” solutions and recognize that each client is different and has different needs and aspirations for themselves and their children. We offer perspective and honest advice. We will treat you like an adult. We believe that the best results come from an active partnership between attorney and client—our job is to put our experience to work to educate you about your rights, your responsibilities, your options, strategies and their possible outcomes so that you may make an informed decision about what is right for you, and for your family. Whether you are engaged in mediation, a collaborative process, or full-scale litigation, you will be prepared. We understand that this is your life, your case, your future and that you will be making some of the most important decisions a person can make in the context of your family law matter. We stand ready to help you make your way through to the next chapter in your life.

Integrity is One of our Greatest Assets

One of the hallmarks of our firm is our clients. We believe in confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism. We have developed our reputations through years of consistently reliable and professional representation of our clients. We believe that our integrity is one of our greatest assets. We will not tell you what we think you want to hear. We will give you the good news along with the middling to downright bad news. Our clients value honesty, hard work, fairness, accountability, and are willing to participate actively in the conduct of their matter. This means that we may not be the firm for everyone. If we feel we are not the right fit for you or for the issue(s) you bring to us, for whatever reason, we will tell you so. We understand that you are a whole person and we will treat you with courtesy, respect, and compassion. We also appreciate that life is complicated. We don’t expect our clients to be infallible, but we do expect them to take responsibility for their actions and, with our support, to engage in the process of mending and getting any professional assistance they may need.