Meet Our Founder: Francine Friedman Griesing

About Griesing Law

Griesing Law, LLC is a full-service women-owned and operated law firm based in Philadelphia with offices in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Cincinnati and New York. We are proudly certified as a woman-owned business by WBENC, enabling us to tackle opportunities specifically intended to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

In January 2010, during one of the roughest economic downturns across all sectors, we launched our firm with only a handful of clients out of an 800 square foot sublet space. Today, our original three-person team has grown into a team of 14, including 10 lawyers. We have grown from our initial client base to handling 1k+ matters for 500+ clients, including Fortune 500 companies, small and privately held business, nonprofits, government entities and individuals. Our clients come from a broad array of industries, including academia, arts and entertainment, chemical, communications, financial services, foodservice, government, hospitality, insurance, e-commerce, manufacturing, non-profits, pharmaceuticals, professional services, real estate, retail and technology. Our team is licensed to practice law in Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

Our lawyers are AV rated and have experience working in house, serving in government and as senior lawyers at top Am Law 100 firms. We are highly sought speakers and respected authorities in our areas of expertise, frequently acknowledged by our peers and clients for top-notch service and results. Our team has received many accolades for professional achievement and civic leadership including: Best Lawyers, Chambers & Partners, Super Lawyers, Client Choice, Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business, Philadelphia Inquirer’s Influencers of Law Lifetime Achievement Award, Philadelphia Business Journal’s Women of Distinction, Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, American Bar Association’s Excellence in Legal Writing Award, The Legal Intelligencer’s Lawyers on the Fast Track and many others. Our firm was also selected by in-house counsel as the 2013 Law Firm MVP by the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, by SmartCEO as the 2014 Philadelphia Law Firm of the Year and by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the 2017 Soaring 76 for being one of the fastest growing companies in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Outside the firm, our team is actively engaged in a broad array of civic endeavors locally and nationally and we are avid supporters of arts and culture in the Greater Philadelphia area. Shortly after our firm’s inception, we launched our Philadelphia Artist Series, where we have hosted over 15 local artists profiling and promoting their work in our office.

About Us

Griesing Law, LLC is a full-service women-owned and operated law firm based in Philadelphia with offices in Cincinnati and New York. In January 2010, during one of the roughest economic downturns across all sectors, we launched our firm with only a handful of clients out of an 800 square foot sublet space. Today, our original three-person team has grown into a team of 16, including 9 lawyers. We have grown from our initial client base to having handled more than 900 matters for more than 400 clients, including Fortune 500 companies, small and privately held business, nonprofits, government entities and individuals. Our team is licensed to practice law in Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

Given our diverse experience and boutique size, we are able to provide highly specialized, sophisticated representation that is cost sensitive to meet the unique demands of our clients. Our team members have been widely recognized for their work in the legal field by Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers, Client Choice, and SuperLawyers. We are proudly certified as a woman-owned business by WBENC, enabling us to tackle opportunities specifically intended to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Our firm received the 2013 Law Firm MVP Award from the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms based on our commitment to fostering the relationship between diverse outside legal counsel and institutional clients. We were also selected by SmartCEO Magazine as the 2014 Philadelphia Law Firm of the Year.

Outside the firm, our team is actively engaged in a broad array of civic endeavors and are avid supporters of arts and culture in the Greater Philadelphia area. Shortly after our firm’s inception, we launched our Philadelphia Artist Series, where we have hosted over 15 local artists profiling and promoting their work in our office space.

Attorneys

Francine Friedman Griesing
Managing Member

Deborah L. Beals
Senior Counsel

Cheryl L. Borland
Of Counsel

Fara A. Cohen
Associate

Melissa Hazell Davis
Senior Associate

Melissa N. Davis
Law Clerk

Edward T. Fisher
Member

Pamela M. Harper
Member

Angela M. Lorenz
Of Counsel

Julie Negovan
Of Counsel

Professional Staff

Emily Griesing
Marketing Manager

Kathleen Lamkin
Legal Assistant

Jessica L. Mazzeo
Chief Operating Officer

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