Maria P. Cognetti, Esq.
Cognetti & Associates, Camp Hill
Ms. Cognetti is the owner of Maria P. Cognetti & Associates in Camp Hill. She received her B.A. in 1975 from Franklin and Marshall College and her J.D. in 1978 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Ms. Cognetti is president-elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and past president of its Pennsylvania chapter. She is also a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Cognetti serves as a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee (2009–present) and the Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee (2010–present). She is also a member of the Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee on Domestic Relations Law (1996–present), where she has chaired the Custody Subcommittee since 1996. She has testified before the Pennsylvania legislature numerous times with regard to family law legislation and recently received a PBA Special Achievement Award for her work with enactment of the new custody legislation. Ms. Cognetti has been consistently listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers and was named Central Pennsylvania’s Family Lawyer of the Year in 2010. Additionally, Ms. Cognetti received the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts’ Presidential Service Award in 2011 and was recently honored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers with the Fellow of the Year award.