& Theisen

Attorneys at Law focusing on family law, collaborative, mediation and immigration law services.

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Our Approach

We take a well-rounded approach to addressing each client's individual needs. We understand the difficulty and stress that family law conflicts can cause and work diligently to help individuals find appropriate resolutions. We have years of experience dealing with complex family law issues and treat every client with the utmost respect and sensitivity.

Our Areas of Focus
  • Divorce

    Divorce is a sensitive and personal matter. Amicangelo & Theisen acknowledges that no single approach is right for everyone. Amicangelo & Theisen offers representation for litigation, mediation and collaborative law and can assist with finding the right approach for you. 

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  • Custody

    Pursuing a custody action can often be an emotional and stressful time for both parents and the children involved. Amicangelo & Theisen is here to represent you through the entire custody process. We have experience in many different types of custody situations including representing grandparents, establishing third party standing and addressing issues involving same-sex parents.

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  • Child and Spousal Support

    Amicangelo & Theisen is ready to represent you in all areas of support including child, spousal, alimony pendente lite and alimony.

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  • Immigration Law

    The immigration system can be confusing and overwhelming. As one of the only law firms located in Northwestern Pennsylvania to specialize in immigration law, Amicangelo & Theisen has the experience and knowledge necessary to assist you.

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Meet Your Team
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Andrea Amicangelo

Andrea earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2005 from Syracuse University College of Law, where she was on the Dean’s List every year and awarded the C.A.L.I. Award for highest grade in Federal Criminal Law. She held the position of Form and Accuracy Editor of the Syracuse Law and Technology Journal. She is admitted to practice before the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Andrea obtained her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in political science and studio art from the University of Vermont in 1996 and she obtained her Graduate Certificate in women’s studies from the University of South Carolina in 1997.

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Jo L. Theisen

Jo received her Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law where she was on the Dean’s List and was a teaching assistant for Appellate Practice.  During law school, Jo worked as a law clerk at the Willoughby Municipal Court in Willoughby, Ohio and was a judicial extern for Magistrate Judge Limbert, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio in Youngstown, Ohio.  Jo graduated summa cum laude from Mercyhurst College with a double major in Dance and World Languages and Cultures. Jo focuses her practice in the area of family law.  She is a trained family law mediator and collaborative law practitioner.  She is admitted to practice before the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for Western District of Pennsylvania.  Prior to forming Amicangelo & Theisen, LLC, Jo was an associate at an established law firm in Erie, Pennsylvania where she practiced family and collaborative law.

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Attorney Jo Theisen Named Erie’s 2018 ’40 Under 40′
Tuesday Jul 17th, 2018

Attorney Jo Theisen is one of Erie Reader’s ’40 Under 40′ for 2018.  Jo Theisen has been dancing practically all her life — from kindergarten to Mercyhurst University (as a dual major in Dance and World Languages and Cultures) all the way to the court of law. 

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I’ve Been Served With Divorce Papers… Now What?
Friday Feb 9th, 2018

Start to think about your main interests and goals during and after the divorce process. Remember every divorce situation is unique, your friend’s horror story doesn’t have to be yours. Get informed about the various process options available.

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Will Collaborative Divorce Work for You?
Thursday Jan 11th, 2018

If you are undergoing a separation or divorce, you will have many significant and often difficult choices to make. Everyone has heard the horror stories of couples going through long, costly, drawn-out court battles over assets, custody and money.

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