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”).
Mike Bonner Mike represents clients in matters involving child support, custody and parenting time disputes, divorce and separation, and equitable distribution. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, as well as in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. Mike has spent years counseling clients and advocating for them in the courtroom. He is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law and a former federal law clerk, having served a two-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Robert F. Kelly, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Before entering law school, Mike was a journalist for The Delaware County Daily and Sunday Times, reporting on regional news and writing daily news copy. Mike is a member of the Executive Committee of the Brehon Law Society and enjoys playing piano, running and attempting home improvements. He lives with his wife and two children in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
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.