Caroline J. Thompson | Cordell & Cordell Philadelphia Divorce Lawyer

Caroline J. Thompson

Senior Litigation Attorney

attorney caroline thompsonFamily law to Caroline J. Thompson has always been an excellent hybrid of two of her passions: the law and psychology.

“In family law, you get to develop a relationship with the clients that you do not have in many, if any, other areas of the law,” Ms. Thompson said. “It is very gratifying to assist people, and fight for them, during a very difficult time in their lives.”

She said so much of family law is helping people sift through the emotional aspects of a divorce to get them to a resolution that they can live with and move forward with their lives. Ms. Thompson thinks it is extremely important for a client to know the pros and cons of each action and the possible outcomes.

“I do not shy away from having the honest, and sometimes difficult, conversation about what to expect with clients,” she said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Thompson is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


Ms. Thompson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a business option from Penn State – University Park campus. She received her Juris Doctor from Widener University.

Professional Experience

Ms. Thompson has exclusively practiced domestic relations law since law school. In addition, she has worked in the mental health field since college, which has allowed Ms. Thompson to maintain skills in conflict resolution and has assisted her in helping people through difficult times in their lives.


Ms. Thompson is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association.


In law school, Ms. Thompson received the Public Interest Law Alliance fellowship as well as Pro Bono distinction upon graduation.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Ms. Thompson has contributed many articles on divorce law to She also wrote the article “New Jersey Child Support: Paying For College” for the Cordell & Cordell website.



“… I wish I had known about your law firm a while ago … Caroline returns my calls promptly and gives excellent advice. I’d use her again if need be.”


“I think Caroline knows a lot about the law and what’s she’s doing at all times. I think overall that she is a good attorney. Caroline always has an answer for any of my questions. We are getting near the end of my case now; it should settle out of court. Caroline is preparing documents as we speak, I think.”


“There are not enough words to describe how knowledgeable Caroline is. Caroline never speaks in legalese. In fact, Caroline lays things out in plain-folk language. The judicial system can be quite complex. Caroline makes it easy to navigate during these difficult times.”


“Caroline is very professional. She carries herself in a very professional manner. Caroline gets right down to business when need be and is very sharp and a quick thinker.”


“I have referred Caroline to a friend. We switched to your firm because we were unhappy with our previous attorney. This was a life-changing choice. Caroline is incredibly knowledgeable. Caroline is always prompt at responding to any question and is an incredibly professional and capable attorney!”


“Being active-duty military and going through a divorce out of state is tough and challenging, but Caroline has been  professional, well-researched and informed this whole time. Cordell & Cordell has been a great choice.”


“I was extremely pleased by the contact. Any time I called Caroline she got back to me very quickly. I was extremely pleased overall. Thank you for all the help!”


“Caroline was very knowledgeable of the law, a strong advocate, and always responsive to my needs.”


“If need be, I’ll be utilizing your services again. I was very pleased with the outcome and mostly by the overall professionalism. Thanks.”


“Caroline was very helpful. She always got back to me in a timely fashion. She did a great job helping me through this. I would definitely call again if needed …”


“I was very satisfied with Caroline. She was so very professional. I was very happy …”


“I find Caroline to be very kind and very professional. …”


“Caroline is very responsive to my needs and is also very caring. Caroline is my best chance to get custody of my daughter. I feel like I’m in good hands”


“Caroline was a pleasure to work with. … She was very easy to work with and very professional. …”


“Caroline was always prompt responding to my questions. When I asked for my case to be closed, it was done quickly. I also received my refund from my trust account in a fair amount of time. …”

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