Michael E. Bertin, Esq.
Obermayer Rebman Maxwell & Hippel LLP, Philadelphia
Mr. Bertin is a partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, where he concentrates his practice in the area of family law. He is a member of the Legislative Committee and Procedural Rules Committee and former member of Council and the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is also a former member and co-chair of that Section’s Program Committee. Mr. Bertin is Chair-Elect of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and co-chair of its Custody Committee. Mr. Bertin is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Since 2006, he has been consistently selected as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” by Philadelphia Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine. Mr. Bertin was also selected as a “2007 Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly. He received a 2011 PBA Special Achievement Award for his contributions and work with the PBA Family Law Section to enact new custody legislation. Mr. Bertin is a frequent lecturer, moderator, and author on family law topics. Mr. Bertin is co-author of the book Pennsylvania Child Custody Law, Practice, and Procedure. He is also the Family Law Columnist for The Legal Intelligencer (recent articles: “Accrual Date Decides If Settlement, Award Are Marital Property”; “Superior Court Analyzes Relocation Under New Custody Act”; “Money Received From Will Contest Not Considered Marital Property”; “Superior Court Weighs in on Jurisdictional Issues in Child Custody”). Mr. Bertin’s articles have also appeared in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly; The Philadelphia Lawyer; Pennsylvania Family Lawyer; and PBI and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers course materials. He is the course planner and moderator of the recurring PBI program: Family Law in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, & Montgomery Counties. Mr. Bertin is a member of the Family Law Advisory Council for the Volunteer for Indigent Program and Philadelphia Law Works, the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn Of Court, the Nicholas J. Cipriani Family Law American Inn Of Court, and the Family Law Section of the Montgomery Bar Association. He received his B.A. cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer’s Eric D. Turner Award.