Lauren L. Sorrentino

Lauren L. Sorrentino

Chair, Family Law Group

Family Law

Lauren L. Sorrentino is Chair of the Firm’s Family Law Practice Group. Her practice focuses on matrimonial and family law, including divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, prenuptial and property settlement agreements, child support, child custody, and protection from abuse.

With nearly 20 years of experience, Ms. Sorrentino has developed a reputation for being an effective, practical, and compassionate advocate for her clients, as she successfully guides them through the variety of legal, financial and emotional obstacles they face. Ms. Sorrentino believes in tailoring case strategies to each client’s unique needs and thinking creatively to ensure the broadest range of potential solutions to the legal challenges facing divorcing individuals.

Throughout her career, Ms. Sorrentino has been recognized for her work in the Family Law area. In 2020 and 2021, she earned the designation of The Best Lawyers in America in the Family Law section.  From 2008 – 2016, Ms. Sorrentino was recognized as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star”, a distinction for lawyers aged 40 and under and reserved for no more than 2.5% of all lawyers in Pennsylvania. Ms. Sorrentino also was previously named one of the “10 Best Attorneys” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. In 2015, she was named one of “Forty under 40” by Lehigh Valley Business, and in 2014, she was named a Top 10 Family Law Attorney Under 40 in Pennsylvania by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.

Ms. Sorrentino is actively involved in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section, having served as a Council Member of the Section. She also served as a member of the Section’s Rules Committee and Programming Committee.  Locally, Ms. Sorrentino is a member of the Family Law Committees of the Bar Association of Lehigh County and the Northampton County Bar Association. She previously sat on the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Family Law Section and co-chaired the Section’s Domestic Violence Committee. She is a sought-after speaker and author on a variety of family law topics.

Ms. Sorrentino is committed to public service as well.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of Community Services for Children.  She also participates in various fundraising committees, including the planning committee for the Lehigh Valley Food and Wine Festival benefitting Northampton Community College Foundation and a host committee for events benefitting Truth For Women. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Sorrentino was an Independence Foundation Fellow and staff attorney at the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Education

 
  • Columbia University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1998
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, J.D., 2002

Bar Admissions

 
  • Pennsylvania

Professional Organizations

 
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Family Law Section, Council Member – 2017-2019
  • Northampton County Bar Association
    • Family Law Committee, Member
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
    • Family Law Committee, Member
  • The Judge Donald E. Wieand Barristers Inn, Member

Honors & Affiliations

 
  • “Best Lawyers in America” designation, Family Law Section, 2019 – 2021
  • Named to the “10 Best Attorneys” list by American Institute of Family Law, 2016 – 2017
  • Named one of “Forty under 40,” Lehigh Valley Business, 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Star Edition 2008, 2010 – 2016
  • Named a “Top 10 Family Law Attorney Under 40” in Pennsylvania by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • Selected as a class member of the Pennsylvania Bar Leadership Institute, 2011 – 2012
  • Graduate of Leadership Lehigh Valley, 2013
  • Selected as one of Pennsylvania’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” by the Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 2008
  • Recipient of the Pro Bono Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2007

Community Activity

 
  • Community Services for Children, Member, Board of Directors 2020 – Present