Denise M. Bierly
Denise M. Bierly is a recent Past-President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. The Academy is comprised of over three hundred and forty lawyers throughout the United States and Canada, and around the world, who devote their practices to adoption and assisted reproductive technology law. As Fellows of the Academy, its members are involved in promoting their field of law practice by advocating the competent and ethical handling of all types of family building cases.Read More
In 2014, Senator Bob Casey, in conjunction with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, awarded Denise the highest adoption award in the nation. She was designated as Senator Casey’s “Angel in Adoption”, and participated in the conferring of the award over a three day period at the Capitol in Washington, DC.
Denise has been a Fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys since 1997. She is the current Director of Adoption and has served on the Academy Board of Trustees for two terms as well as in the officer positions of Secretary, Vice-President and President-Elect, prior to taking the helm of the organization. Additionally, she has Chaired the Grievance Committee, Chaired numerous conferences, and has worked extensively with other national and international organizations devoted to ethical family-building. Denise is also a founding member and Fellow in the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys. Denise has been awarded a level 10, “Superb” rating on the professional website Avvo, for her experience, industry recognition and professional conduct.
Denise was a member of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission, tasked with the reform of Pennsylvania adoption laws. She remains active in both State and Federal Adoption Laws. She is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and participates in its Legal Professional Group. Denise speaks frequently in her field to groups of judges, attorneys and members of the public on adoption and ART matters.
Bobbie L. Rabuck
Bobbie L. Rabuck is member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, which consists of approximately three hundred and forty attorneys nationwide who have distinguished themselves in the field of adoption. Academy Fellows are committed to maintaining their practice according to the highest standards of ethics, competence, and professionalism., Bobbie is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Children’s Rights Committee and a past President of the Centre County Bar Association. Bobbie was awarded her undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 2002, and earned her Juris Doctor Degree from the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law in 2005. Bobbie is a parent by birth; however, her extended family has been built through adoption and guardianship. Read More
Meshia G. Calhoun
Meshia has worked almost exclusively in family-building since finishing her degree in paralegal studies. She has worked with Denise Bierly since 2004. She is passionate about the adoption work she does. She has repeatedly shown her commitment to clients while working toward a successful goal of helping to build their family.
Meshia is married to her husband, Phil, and loves being a mom to their beautiful four-year-old daughter, Kennedy.
Emily S. Bloom
Emily Bloom has worked in various legal fields, including family-building, criminal and employment law, since finishing her degree in paralegal studies in 2004. She welcomes the opportunity to use her experience and knowledge to make all parties comfortable in the complex process of building families.
Emily and her Husband have two golden retrievers and look forward to starting their own family.
Elvis’ primary responsibility in the office is to greet clients, which he takes very seriously. Elvis is very talkative and loves telling stories to the children who visit the office. His special talent in the office is to keep us laughing with his antics and never-ending quest for treats!