Charissa J. Liller serves as Chairperson of the firm’s Family Law Section. She focuses her practice on all aspects of family law, from drafting and negotiating Pre-nuptial Agreements through negotiating and trying all phases of divorce, custody and support matters. She also handles some criminal defense and appellate law.
Ms. Liller has extensive courtroom experience litigating complex property division issues, custody disputes, support and alimony issues. Ms. Liller has represented a broad cross-section of the community; including stay at home parents to business owners, from labor union members to high net-worth individuals, in all aspects of their Family Law issues, either inside the courtroom or working to negotiate settlements.
Prior to the legalization of marriage for all in our Commonwealth, Ms. Liller also represented (and continues to represent) members of the LGBT community in all aspects of the dissolution of their domestic partnership.
As part of her practice, Ms. Liller also has appellate experience and has made law in Pennsylvania with favorable decisions in both family law and criminal law matters.
Charissa worked as an Assistant District Attorney for two years in the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. She then became an Assistant District Attorney in the Berks County District Attorney’s Office before returning to Bucks County. She also served as the assistant solicitor for the Bucks County Department of Mental Health and Development Programs for ten years, prior to joining Curtin & Heefner.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Liller graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, and she was a social worker with Children and Youth Services in Allegheny County.
In 2006, 2008 and 2010 Charissa was named a Rising Star by the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, as published in Philadelphia Magazine.
Partner, Charissa J. Liller recently presented a seminar at the Doylestown Country Club to 2 chapters of financial planners (The Financial Planning Association and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors) titled “To Have and To Hold…Or Not”. Ms. Liller discussed the differences between cohabitation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements, and how to determine which document will best suit their client’s financial needs. Her practice includes all phases of family law, including the drafting of cohabitation agreements for couples who desire to reside together but not marry, and the drafting of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
Charissa J. Liller, partner and chair of the Bucks County Bar Association Women Lawyers’ Division, recently presented a CLE at the Bench Bar Conference in Bedford Springs entitled “Top Ten Leadership Ideas for Women”. Ms. Liller lead a panel discussion with the Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe, the Honorable Linda K. Caracappa, the Honorable Rochelle Friedman and Fox Rotschild Partner, Julie Goldstein, on the topic.
Charitable, Community and Civic Involvement
- Bucks County Pro Bono, Protection from Abuse Proceedings
- Swan Creek Rowing Club
- AIDS Walk in New Hope
- Bucks County Children’s Museum Board of Directors
- 2017 Chair of the Women Lawyer’s Division of the Bucks County Bar Association