West Chester, PA – April 2, 2015 – Mary Ann Plankinton has joined the law firm of Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, as a partner. Licensed in Delaware and Pennsylvania, Ms. Plankinton has a multi-jurisdictional practice focusing both on family law, including divorce, support, custody, and adoption, as well as estate planning and estate administration. She will divide her time between the firm’s long-standing home in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and its more recent expansion in Wilmington, Delaware.
“For more than two decades, Mary Ann has helped individuals and families in Delaware and Pennsylvania during periods of transition and need,” says Walter Eells, Chair of the Gawthrop Greenwood Management Committee. “As a trained mediator in family law and estate matters, she brings a wealth of experience to the services we offer our clients in the region.”
Ms. Plankinton has authored numerous articles on a variety of topics relating to family and estate law. Appointed by the Delaware Family Courts as a guardian ad litem, she volunteers through the Delaware Office of the Child Advocate to represent children in foster care to ensure that they have a voice in the court. She also chairs the Chester County Orphans’ Court mediation committee.
Prior to joining Gawthrop Greenwood, she was a partner with MacElree Harvey in Kennett Square, PA. She is a member of the Chester County, Pennsylvania and Delaware Bar Associations, of the Jonas Inn of Court, and Business Networking International. Her community involvement includes serving on the board of directors of the Delaware SPCA, and as secretary of the Centreville Civic Association
About Gawthrop Greenwood
Gawthrop Greenwood, PC has offices in West Chester, PA and Wilmington, DE serving clients throughout the greater mid-Atlantic region and nation. For more than a century, the firm has stood behind its core principle of providing high-quality legal services with personal attention. Gawthrop Greenwood’s diverse portfolio of clients comprises entrepreneurs, businesses, and governmental entities that entrust the firm with their representation in a wide range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, estate and tax planning, land use and development, and domestic relations. A complete listing of the firm’s practice areas and attorneys, as well as a variety of legal resources, can be found at www.gawthrop.com.