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Education:
Trenton State College (B.A., 1973)
Rider College (M.A., 1977)
Seton Hall School of Law (J.D., 1991)
Rutgers University School of Law (Certificate, Divorce Mediation, 1998)
Harvard School of Law (Certificate, Mediation Workshop, 2000)
Bar Admissions:
1991, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Colorado, and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Member:
Princeton, Mercer County (Member, Committee for Continuing Legal Education)
Pennsylvania, New Jersey State (Member: By-Laws Committee; Unlawful Practice Committee) and American (Member, Family Law Section) Bar Associations
Member, Board of Trustees, St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center and Morris Hall
Member Board of Trustees, LaBoheme Opera Guild.

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Lydia F. Keephart

Lydia Fabbro Keephart is a partner in the Family Law department.  She practices exclusively in the area of family law, with special emphasis on child custody matters for married and unwed individuals, preparation of premarital agreements, highly contested matrimonial cases involving multimillion-dollar assets, domestic violence matters and same sex partner disputes. 

A skilled trial attorney, Ms. Keephart also embraces mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method.  She serves as a Mediator in the Superior Court of New Jersey and privately.

Ms. Keephart received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Trenton State College, her Master’s degree from Rider University, and her Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.  She joined the firm after completing a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Maria Marinari Sypek, J.S.C. and an internship with Federal Judge Clarkson Fischer.  Ms. Keephart graduated from the Harvard Law School Mediation Training program as well as the Rutgers Law School Divorce Mediation program.  She also completed an International Law program in Florence, Italy through the Dickinson Law School.

Ms. Keephart was designated by National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2012.  The New Jersey Supreme Court appointed her to the Committee for the Unauthorized Practice of Law.    She serves on the Advisory Board for The Bank of America and both the Executive Board and Foundation at Saint Lawrence Rehabilitation Center/Morris Hall. Ms. Keephart is the Attorney Coach for The Lawrenceville School Mock Trial Team and has served as a Judge for Inter Collegiate Mock Trial competitions at Yale University.

Ms. Keephart is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Colorado.  She is a member of the American, New Jersey, Mercer County, Princeton and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

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