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Mary F. Chicorelli
Founder / Executive Director
mfc@equalaccesslegal.org
 

Practicing law is personal for Mary. Her mother is a refugee and immigrant to the United States, and her grandfather was the victim of financial abuse. Mary has practiced law since 2010 to protect people just like the members of her family. In March 2016, Mary founded Equal Access Legal Services to help people who didn't have access to quality, affordable legal representation.

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor  |  New England Law

  • Master of the Arts  |  Rutgers University

  • Bachelor of the Arts  |  Salisbury University 

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania

  • New Jersey

  • New York

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Member of the Philadelphia Bar Association

  • Certified City Planner

  • Board Member for Legacy of Hope

  • Board Member for Diversified Community Services

  • Board Member for Ralph Brooks Park Community Garden

  • Pro Bono Roll of Honor First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (2016 and 2018)

  • 40 Under 40 Rising Star
    City & State Pennsylvania (2016)

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Since founding Equal Access Legal Services, Mary Chicorelli has been interviewed for local news stories on immigration and housing issues, including:

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • WHYY

  • The Philadelphia Tribune

  • The Germantown Courier

 

Mary’s work in immigration began during law school, volunteering for the Center for Law and Social Policy and interning for Trial Chambers II at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal.  She represented Tibetan refugees who applied for asylum in the United States. She continues to do this in her current practice.

Mary also provides soundly drafted estate documents, resolves tangled title issues and appears in Orphans Court for guardianship claims for low-income residents.

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Mary F. Chicorelli
Founder / Executive Director
 

Practicing law is personal for Mary. Her mother is a refugee and immigrant to the United States, and her grandfather was the victim of financial abuse. Mary has practiced law since 2010 to protect people just like the members of her family. In 2017, Mary founded Equal Access Legal Services to help people who didn't have access to quality, affordable legal representation.

CONTACT US

 402 Bethlehem Pike

Erdenheim, PA 19038

Phone: 267-888-6703

Fax: 215-689-1458

info@equalaccesslegal.org 

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