Adjunct Professor of Law
Jean Biesecker, a family law practitioner for over 30 years with a dual degree in law and Social Work, has a family law and dispute resolution practice primarily serving clients in Montgomery and Chester counties. With over 20 years of experience and training in mediation, Jean now devotes her solo practice entirely to non-court, dispute resolution processes, Mediation and Collaborative Law.
Jean is passionate about her work with families, helping to develop opportunities for them to explore non-court alternatives to resolve disputes and direct their futures in mutual, decision-making processes. She has been an approved Mediator in special education matters for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Office of Dispute Resolution since September 2011 and participates in ongoing training in the area of Special Education. Jean is currently a Facilitator for Montgomery County Court’s Friend of Court program in abuse matters and is a former Mediator for Montgomery (May 2002 to September 2015) and Chester Counties’ (May 2002 to 2012) court-connected custody mediation programs. Jean has also mediated pre-EEO complaints for the U.S. Postal Service REDRESS Programs, trained in elder mediation, and served as a Parent Coordinator for high conflict families in the Denver District Court.
Jean is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Mediation Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a former Adjunct Faculty at James Beasley School of Law’s mediation clinical program. She is also a former co-instructor for Denver-based Dispute Resolution Professionals; trainer for Pennsylvania Child Welfare Competency-Based Training and Certification Program as well as the Pennsylvania Council Of Children, Youth And Family Services;
Related to her mediation and collaborative law practice, Jean is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution; Pennsylvania Council of Mediators; Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; Collaborative Law Professionals of Southeastern Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Bar Association Dispute Resolution and Collaborative Law Committee (Interim Vice-Chair 2016-2017); Montgomery Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee (Co-Chair since 2012).