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Anthony J. Vetrano Esq.

Tony Vetrano - Civil Appeals Attorney - Vetrano Vetrano & Feinman
Philadelphia Civil Appeals Lawyer
King of Prussia, PA

Anthony J. Vetrano, Esq.

Fax: (610) 265-1120

About me

Philadelphia Civil Appeals Lawyer Anthony J. Vetrano (Tony) has handled appeals in a variety of cases, including contracts, employee benefits, estate law, fraud, and real estate.

Because an effective appeal depends, almost entirely, on the quality of the brief, Mr. Vetrano is dedicated to preparing a brief that is well-written, persuasive, and addresses the issue(s) most likely to make a difference. Click here for additional civil appeals information.

In addition to his appellate work, Mr. Vetrano’s practice encompasses employee benefits, an area largely governed by the (Federal) Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). He has lectured in this area in programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, inns of court, and other state and county bar associations.

His clients in this area are typically lawyers for whom he prepares orders that divide retirement benefits. He also reviews such orders for pension plan administrators to ensure they comply with the law and the plans, and he determines the present value of benefits in pension plans.

Mr. Vetrano is a former chair of the Montgomery Bar Association appellate court practice committee and former chair of the employment and labor law committee.

His articles on employee benefits have appeared in Corporate Counselor and the Pennsylvania Law Weekly.

Mr. Vetrano received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law. In law school he was a member of the Moot Court Society, was cited as best advocate in an American Bar Association-sponsored moot court competition, and was president of his class.

Areas of Practice

Pennsylvania
Illinois
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Bar Admissions

Civil Appeals
Retirement Benefits

Education

Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1978
J.D.
Georgetown University, 1975

About Us

Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman LLC is a law firm in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania that practices in the areas of family law and civil appeals.

The firm’s family law practice extends throughout eastern Pennsylvania. This area includes the Philadelphia Main Line (Merion, Narberth, Gladwyne, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Villanova, St. David’s, Radnor, Wayne, Strafford, Devon, Berwyn, and Paoli) and the communities of Newtown Square, Malvern, Valley Forge, and Phoenixville. The counties covered include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, and Northampton—whose county seats are, respectively, in Reading, Doylestown, West Chester, Media, Lancaster, Allentown, Stroudsburg, Norristown, and Easton.

The firm’s civil appeals practice is throughout Pennsylvania.

Published Works

See list of published works by PA civil appeals attorney Anthony Vetrano.

Don’t Take That Appeal! Why Someone Other Than The Losing Trial Attorney Should Handle The Appeal, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, January/February 2004

Unnecessary Requirements for Valuing a Pension Plan and More Arbitrariness Established by Superior Court, Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Practice Section News, Winter 2002

Ten Tactics for Winning on Appeal, Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Practice Section News, Summer/Fall 2002

Employers May Not Give With One Hand and Take With the Other, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, Dec. 4, 2000

Employers May Not Give With One Hand and Take With the Other, The Corporate Counsellor, April 2001

Retirement Benefits Cannot Be Divided As Part of Divorce after Participant’s Death, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, May 8, 2000

Pension Valuations in Divorce, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, May 17, 1999

Divorce Order Overrides Choice of Life Insurance Beneficiary, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, May 8, 1995

Ambiguous QDRO Sends Pension Dispute to Jury, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, Dec. 12, 1994

When Retirement Benefits Are Transferred As Part of Divorce: Who Pays to Process QDROs? Not Plan Recipients, U.S. Labor Department Says, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, Oct. 24, 1994

When A Divorcing Spouse Holds Stock Options, Pennsylvania Law Weekly To find out more about PA civil appeals attorney Anthony Vetrano’s published works please contact us.

Professional Associations and Memberships

See list of professional associations and memberships.

Montgomery Bar Association, 2003 Chair, Appellate Court Practice Committee

Montgomery Bar Association, 2002 Vice-Chair, Appellate Court Practice Committee

Montgomery Bar Association, 2001 Chair, Employment and Labor Law Committee

Montgomery Bar Association, 2000 Vice-Chair, Employment and Labor Law Committee

Montgomery Bar Association

Chester County Bar Association

American Bar Association

To find out more about Philadelphia civil appeals lawyer Anthony Vetrano’s professional associations and memberships please contact us.

Classes/Seminars Taught

See list of classes/seminars taught.

The Advantages of Having New Counsel Handle the Appeal, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar, Montgomery Bar Association, Norristown, PA 2003

The Advantages of Having New Counsel Handle the Appeal, Meeting of Trial Lawyers Section, Montgomery Bar Association, Blue Bell, PA, 2003

Matters that Lawyers Need to be Aware of Concerning the Valuation and Transfer of Retirement Benefits, Delaware County Bar Association, Media, PA, 2002

Matters that Lawyers Need to be Aware of Concerning the Transfer of Retirement Benefits, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Providence, R.I., 2002

The Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar, Montgomery Bar Association, Employment and Labor Law Committee, Norristown, PA, 2001

Preparing Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and Dealing with Plan Administrators, Family Law Seminar, Drake University Law School and Iowa State Bar Association, Dubuque, Iowa, 2000

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar, Montgomery Bar Association, Employment and Labor Law Committee, Norristown, PA, 2000

The Division and Valuation of Retirement Benefits, Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2000

Tips on the Division of Retirement Benefits, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Philadelphia, PA, 2000 Potential Pitfalls in the Division and Valuation of Retirement Benefits, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program, Montgomery Bar Association, 1999

Pension Valuations, Chester County Bench-Bar Conference, Annapolis, MD, 1997

The Division of Retirement Benefits, Rhode Island Family Law Inn of Court, Providence, R.I., 1997

Pension Valuations, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Equitable Distribution Update, 1996

Pension Valuations in Equitable Distribution, Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Practicum, 1996

Divorce and the Aging Family-Retirement Benefits, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Harrisburg, PA., 1996

The Aging Family: Marital Status Issues for the Older Client-Retirement Benefits, American Bar Association, Family Law Section Meeting, Beaver Creek, Colo., 1995

Divorcing the Elderly-Retirement Benefits, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1995

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Albuquerque, N.M., 1994

To find out more about Pennsylvania civil appeals lawyer Anthony Vetrano’s classes and seminars please contact us.

Vetrano Vetrano & Feinman Attorneys Tony Vetrano, Lindsay Childs, Sarinia Feinman, Kate Vetrano and Donna Marcus

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Our experienced family lawyers take the time to fully understand the financial and emotional complexities that can be involved in separating two lives. We offer the patience and resources to effectively guide clients through a divorce, addressing all the challenges they may face in moving forward with their lives. To learn more about how we can help protect your rights and interests in a complex divorce, contact the Pennsylvania divorce attorneys at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC.