Maria P. Cognetti


Cognetti & Associates


Cognetti & Associates
3304 Market Street
Camp Hill (Harrisburg) PA, 17011
Phone: (717) 909-4060
Fax: (717) 909-4068


Ms. Cognetti is the owner of Maria P. Cognetti & Associates in Camp Hill, PA. She received her B.A. in 1975 from Franklin and Marshall College and her J.D. in 1978 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Ms. Cognetti is the Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  She was previously Chair of both the Child Custody Evaluation Standards Committee and the By Laws Committee; Past President of the Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Cognetti is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Member, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee, 2009-present. Ms. Cognetti has served as a Member of the Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee on Domestic Relations Law from 1996-present and is Chair of it's Custody Sub-Committee. She has testified before the Pennsylvania legislature numerous times with regard to pending family law legislation. Ms. Cognetti was recently appointed as a Hearing Committee Member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Ms. Cognetti is also a Past Chair, Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and a Past Casenotes Editor for “The Barrister”. She is a frequent lecturer and author for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Ms. Cognetti is listed in both Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America and had the privilege of being named Central Pennsylvania’s Best Lawyers, Family Lawyer of the Year 2010. In her "spare" time Ms. Cognetti splits her time between extended family, the Jersey Shore and the New York Yankees.


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation



  • Adams, Pennsylvania
  • Centre, Pennsylvania
  • Cumberland, Pennsylvania
  • Dauphin, Pennsylvania
  • Franklin, Pennsylvania
  • Juniata, Pennsylvania
  • Lackawanna, Pennsylvania
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • Lycoming, Pennsylvania
  • Mifflin, Pennsylvania
  • Perry, Pennsylvania
  • York, Pennsylvania

Legal Organizations

Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Past Chair, Former member of Mediation, Arbitration, Legislation Committees, Board of Directors; Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, Casenote Editor; Dauphin County Bar Association, Board of Directors, Past Chair, Family Law Section.


Fellow of the Year 2011. Listed in 'Best Lawyers in America' since 1989 and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers; Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating.

CLE Presentations

PA Bar Institute Course Planner, Author and/or Speaker: Support Practice Update; Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements; Advanced Trial of a Custody Case; Litigating Custody Cases; Business Valuations in Equitable Distribution; Seventh Annual Family Law Update/"Family Law Potpourri.

AAML Chapter

Pennsylvania Chapter, Past President.