Joseph J. Agozzino, Jr., Esquire
Attorney Agozzino has been engaged in the private practice of law, representing clients in a wide range of legal matters, for over twenty years. He is the first and currently the only Master in Delaware County ever appointed to hear all aspects of Family Law matters coming into the Court System. In this role, he has presided over cases involving Custody, Child Support Orders, division of marital assets under Equitable Distribution, and Youth Services Proceedings.
Mr. Agozzino's unique insight into the basic workings of the Court System comes from his thirty plus years working in the Delaware County Court System. During the first part of his career, he held positions as Domestic Relations Hearing Officer, Arbitration Administrator, Deputy Civil Court Administrator and Motion Court Administrator.
The Delaware County Board of Judges appointed Mr. Agozzino to the Bench at age thirty-three, two years after his graduation from law school. The Board of Judges has expressed continued confidence in Mr. Agozzino's ability, renewing his appointment on an annual basis, from 1989 until his retirement in December 2010.
Mr. Agozzino is a frequently requested lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Continuing Education Programs. He has been a PBA faculty member for much of his career, lecturing on Family Law areas of Practice and Procedures.
An active member of the Delaware County Bar Association, Mr. Agozzino is a frequent participant in the Family Law Section's ongoing seminar programs, assisting attorneys with the understanding of Practice and Procedures as they relate to Family Law cases.
In 2008 Attorney Agozzino was honored by his peers, receiving the Delaware County Bar Association Family Law Section Eric D. Turner Award, its highest honor. This award was conveyed upon Mr. Agozzino "For dedication, professionalism, and integrity, along with his substantial contributions to improving the practice, elevating the standards, and advancing the cause of matrimonial law."