Jessica Pritchard is a skillful and experienced advocate dedicated to providing supportive, practical and comprehensive representation to clients facing the most sensitive of legal issues, those affecting family, home and personal assets. Ms. Pritchard focuses her practice exclusively in the area of family law, where she handles all phases of the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Ms. Pritchard is an active member of several professional and charitable organizations. She previously served as the assistant solicitor for the Bucks County Department of Mental Health and Developmental Programs and as a member of the Bucks County Mental Health and Developmental Programs Advisory Board. As the mother of a child with special needs, Ms. Pritchard has an interest in the local human services community. She is also a former member of the Board of Directors at the Lenape Valley Foundation. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Bucks County Bar Association, Ms. Pritchard serves as President of the Association. Ms. Pritchard represents military veterans free of charge through the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Lawyers Saluting veterans Program, which is coordinated through the Pro Bono Office and Military Veterans' Affairs Committee.
Ms. Pritchard is a frequent speaker regarding a variety of family law matters for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Bucks County Bar Association. She has also published articles for the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, a publication of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Bucks County Bar Association, Member (1999 - present);
President, (2018), Vice President/President-Elect (2017), Board of Directors (2016 - 2017) Secretary, Board of Directors (2014 - 2016); Family Law Section, Chair (2013 - 2016),
Co-Chair (2011 - 2012); Bench Bar Conference Committee,
Member (2010 - Present); Pennsylvania Bar Association,
Family Law Section, Member (1999 - Present)
Bucks County Mental Health and Developmental Programs, Board Member (2007 - 2012) ; Lenape Valley Foundation, Board Member (2011 - 2014)
Archbishop Wood High School, Board of Directors
"AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Named Pennsylvania "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters (2006 - 2014)
Named a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer" 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 by Thomson Reuters
Named "Pennsylvania Top 50 Women Super Lawyers" 2017, 2018, "Philadelphia's Top 100 Super Lawyers" and "Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List" 2018 by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters
Named a 2016 "Women Who Make a Difference" honoree by the Bucks County YWCA
2017 Humanitarian Award from Ted Lindeman Outreach Foundation
“Child and Spousal Support: Back to the Basics,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2014; "Questions? Putting the Family Law Puzzle Together for the Non-Family Law Practitioner," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2014; "Identifying and Valuing Unique Marital Assets in Divorce Litigation," – National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Advanced Matrimonial Litigation Symposium, 2013; • “Family Law 101,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2013;“Your First Support Case,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2012; "Electronically Stored Information Can Hurt You," Bucks County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, 2011; "Caselaw Updates," Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Meeting, 2010; "Caselaw Updates," Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Winter Meeting, 2010; "10 Mistakes Family Lawyers Make," Bucks County Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference, 2010; "Custody Updates," Pennsylvania Bar Association, 5th Annual Family Law Institute, 2010; "Duty to Report," Bucks County American Inn of Court, 2009; "Supplementing Discovery," Bucks County American Inn of Court, 2008; "Your First Divorce Client," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2007; "Witness Preparation," Bucks County American Inn of Court, 2007.
"Briefs & Breastmilk", Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, a publication of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2009; "Case Note - A.O. v. M.O.", Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, a publication of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2004