Jeffrey J. Valocchi
Born December 4, 1952 in Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Parents: Ben A. and Amina C. Valocchi
One of Eleven Children.
Attended Grade School at St. Joseph’s Parochial School, Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Attended High School at Malvern Preparatory School, Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania; graduated in 1970.
Attended Undergraduate College at the University of Notre Dame 1970 – 1974; attended a Year Abroad Program in Dublin, Ireland 1972-1973, Graduated with a BA Degree in 1974.
Attended first two years of Law School at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1974-1977; attended last year of Law School at the University of Pennsylvania 1977-1978; received J.D. Degree from St. Louis University in 1978;
Admitted to the Practice of Law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as the County of Chester in November/December, 1978.
Also admitted to the Practice of Law before the Appellate Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Third and Fourth Circuits; and, the United States Supreme Court.
Served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas Pitt (1978-1980) as well as The Honorable Dominic T. Marrone, President Judge and The Honorable John Stively, President Judge, (1980- to 1988). Performed Law Clerk services to the Honorable Leonard J. Sugarman and Robert Gawthrop.
Member of the Chester County Bar Association (and Family Law Section); the Pennsylvania Bar Association (and Family Law Section); the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association; and the American Trial Lawyers Association.
Member of the Borough of Downingtown Ad Hoc Water Committee (1985-1987).
Member of the Borough of Downingtown Core Group (1991-93).
Founding Member of the Downingtown Main Street Association (1992-1993).
Chairman of the Downingtown Main Street Association (circa 1993-2006).
Member of the Borough of Downingtown KOZ Committee.
Member of Board of Directors, Amphibious Order of Frogs.
Member of the Board of Directors, Brandywine YMCA.
Citizen of the Year, Downingtown Area Chamber of Commerce, 1996
Solicitor to the Downingtown Municipal Water Authority; 1989 to the present.
OTHER RELEVANT BACKGROUND
Family Law Practitioner from 1980 to the present.
Litigation Attorney from 1980 including personal injury and other similar matters from 1980.
Focus on Family Law issues from 1980 – including No-Fault Divorce, contested Divorces, Equitable Distribution of Assets, Divorce Agreements, Pre-Nuptial Agreement; Support (Spousal and Child); Custody and all other Family Law related issues.
Has handled approximately 1500 Family Law Related cases over his career as well as over 150 other Litigation matters.
Being one of eleven children, he understands the importance of approaching every case with the sensitivity as to how the family is and can be affected by Divorce and other Family Law issues.
His goal is to work towards reasonable and expeditious resolution but his litigation experience prepares him for all proceedings and he will be, and always is, prepared to litigate if and when necessary.