Family Law Attorney
William Kirby is a family law attorney that has helped countless individuals and their families regain control of their lives, guiding them through legal matters to include: separations and divorces, child custody and support disputes, equitable distribution and property division, and separation and divorce-related tax consequences.
William Kirby earned his B.S. in Economics from the United States Naval Academy, where he achieved the distinction of being named an Arleigh Burke Academic Scholar. As a U. S. Marine Corps First Lieutenant, he was awarded the Marine Corps Funded Law Education Program scholarship and attended Duke University School of Law, where he received his J.D. in 2004. He is a retired Major in the U.S. Marine Corps.
William Kirby built the strong foundations of his family law advocacy (a strong litigation and negotiation skillset), as an attorney in the U. S. Marine Corps and then as a business litigator representing Fortune 500 companies. During these formative years, he learned the motto of “sensible always and hard-nosed when needed.” Now, as a family law attorney, Bill not only employs these lessons/skills, but also pursues his passion of directly improving the lives of his clients, helping them to regain control of their lives and protecting their rights. Having personally been a single father himself, Bill’s personal experiences with child custody proceedings and mediation allow him to better appreciate the compassion needed to navigate such matters and achieve positive solutions that enable his clients and their families to move forward with their new beginning.
Although born in Scotland, William Kirby was raised in New Jersey, Burlington County. After his time in the military, he returned home to South Jersey and currently operates his family law practice out of Center City, Philadelphia. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and American Bar Association Family Law Sections. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. When not practicing law, he enjoys teaching group exercise classes, cooking and spending time with his daughter (Makenzie, whom he affectionately calls “Mak Attack”).
Leah DiMatteo graduated from Rutgers Law School in 2014 and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. While in law school, Ms. DiMatteo gained family law experience as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ida K. Chen in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Family Division. She also served as a certified legal intern for the Rutgers Civil Practice Clinic where she worked with clients on matters involving child support, legal guardianship, and social security benefits for children with disabilities.
After graduating law school, Ms. DiMatteo clerked for the Honorable Michael A. Toto in the New Jersey Superior Court, Criminal Division, where she worked in a fast-paced environment conducting legal research and preparing fact-specific legal memoranda on criminal motions and municipal appeals. During her clerkship, Ms. DiMatteo also successfully mediated several small claims and landlord-tenant matters by listening to the needs of each party and negotiating mutually agreeable settlements. Ms. DiMatteo employs these same skills in her family law practice and works hard to obtain fair, just, and equitable results for her clients.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. DiMatteo studied English literature at Reed College where she grew to love learning and the Pacific Northwest.
Jill Branin is the firm’s paralegal. She assists our attorneys with all aspects of the firm’s family law practice. Jill is responsible for case management, trial presentation and support.
Jill is a graduate of Peirce College where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. She has been with the firm since November 2012.