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Jo L. Theisen


Practice Areas

  • Immigration Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
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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 areas of family law and immigration. 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.

In addition to her legal career, Jo continues to pursue her lifelong passion for dance. Jo has danced professionally with Ballet Theatre of Ohio and the Albany Berkshire Ballet. Presently, Jo dances with Sieche Dance Collective, an Erie-based, non-profit professional dance company.

Jo approaches each of her family law and immigration clients with the utmost respect and sensitivity. She understands the difficulty and stress that legal issues can bring to people and works diligently to help individuals find appropriate resolutions.


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Mercyhurst University
    • B.A.
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations

  • Erie County Bar Association, Board Member, 2018 to 2020
  • ECBA Women’s Division, Committee Member
  • ECBA Family Law Committee, Committee Member
  • Chair, ECBA Young Lawyer’s Division, 2015
  • Chair, EBCA Family Law Committee, 2019
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Past Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates – Zone 7 Delegate
  • Collaborative Professionals of Northwest Pennsylvania
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • Erie Dance Consortium, Board Member
  • Erie Women’s Fund of The Erie Community Foundation, Grant Committee
  • Sieche Dance Collective, Company Member and Board Member