VLS Mourns Dorothy K. Phillips '78
It is with great sadness that we share the loss of a classmate, Dorothy K. Phillips '78
. Phillips passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Saunders House, a long-term care center in Wynnewood, PA.
Phillips, 69, practiced family law in the Philadelphia region for more than 30 years at Dorothy K. Phillips & Associates. She also wrote a monthly column, for the Pennsylvania Law Weekly called, "Domestic Disputes." Her writings on domestic issues such as same-sex custody agreements and parental custody, were also published in Harper'' Bazaar
, the Wall Street Journal
, the Legal Intelligencer
, the Philadelphia Business Journal
, Philadelphia Magazine
, and The Inquirer
. Additionally, Phillips provided commentary on domestic issues for programs on CNN and local TV stations.
Born in Camden, Phillips earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964 and a master's from New York University in 1974. Before earning her law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1978, she was a marriage counselor, and a therapist in Philadelphia
During her legal career, Phillips was named to the "Top 50 Female Attorneys in Philadelphia" and the "Pennsylvania Super Lawyers."
Phillips is survived by a daughter, Bethann, and son, David, and 4 grandchildren. She also is survived by her former husband, Elliott Schaffzin
A funeral service was held at Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood, with interment in Crescent Memorial Park, Pennsauken.