Jeff Rosenfeld
Attorney at Law
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Fax: 814-231-1215
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About Jeff Rosenfeld in State College, PA

Jeff Rosenfeld —  Family Law in State College, PA

Jeff Rosenfeld

Sole Practitioner

Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Phone: (814) 231-2211
Fax: (814) 231-1215
I have been a general practice attorney since I began practicing in New Jersey in 1983. I moved to State College, Centre County, Pennsylvania in 1990. Since 1991, I have been a solo practitioner primarily practicing in the central Pennsylvania counties of Centre and Mifflin. My law practice encompasses civil and criminal matters including personal injury, wills, powers of attorney, driving under the influence, with a focus on family law matters such as custody and divorce.
I emphasize problem solving whenever possible as advised by Abraham Lincoln in a framed quote hanging near my desk; he discourages litigation and urges attorneys to use their abilities as peacemakers. I believe this is particularly applicable in family matters and especially in custody disputes. Except in emergencies, my philosophy is generally to litigate as a last and not a first resort. By doing so my clients usually maintain more personal control over the outcome of their disputes and are more likely to achieve a result which is in their best interest and that of their children.
In addition to my legal experiences as a family law attorney for 35 years, I also have had the privilege of raising three children and have three grandchildren. Jill and I went to college and law school together and have been married since 1979. Jill is my office manager, secretary and an attorney herself.

Additionally, I bring a unique perspective to personal injury law. At eighteen I was involved in a very serious automobile accident and sustained numerous orthopedic and neurological injuries resulting in traction, long-term hospitalization, multiple operations, and years of recuperation. As a participant in litigation regarding this accident I was personally involved in various phases of the legal process, including answering questions under oath orally and in writing and also being examined by medical experts. Obviously, these experiences enhance my ability to successfully represent my clients.
On a personal note, some of my hobbies include swimming a mile daily and writing poems, short stories and novels.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Separation Agreements
  • Domestic Relations Hearings
  • Paternity
  • Alimony
  • Spousal Support
  • Alimony Pendente Lite
  • Protection from Abuse
  • Adoption
  • Name Changes
  • Personal Injury
  • Legal and Medical Malpractice
  • Nomination of Guardian
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Wills
  • Criminal Defense
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Underage Alcohol Offenses
  • Magisterial District Judge Hearings
  • Living Wills and Anatomical Gifts

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • New Jersey, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1983


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
  • J.D. - 1983
  • Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 1979
  • Honors: cum laude
  • Honors: Dean's List
  • Honors: With Honors
  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
  • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1990 - Present
  • Centre County Bar Association, 1990 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Free Initial Consultations by Phone or in Our Office, 1991 - Present