Attorney Emeline L. Kitchen Diener

Emeline L. Kitchen Diener


Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania

Attorney Emeline Kitchen Diener started her career in the legal field, working for a hospital management corporation, AID Inc. in Bala Cynwyd, PA. This included contract drafting and reviewing, and EEOC claims. When the corporation was sold, Attorney Diener ventured out on her own, opening a practice focusing on family law, real estate contracts disputes, civil litigation and land use. Emeline then joined forces with Herbert F. Rubinestein in Broad Axe, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. This was a general civil practice, with a preponderance of local taxation, municipal solicitorship, and several zoning hearing board solicitorships. When this office closed, Emeline began focusing her talents working with Attorney Joseph P. Hanyon in civil litigation and municipal zoning matters. In her spare time, Emeline enjoys being a legal journalist and has had many articles published to date.

  • Municipal and Land Use Law
  • Pennsylvania, 1976

Villanova University School of Law
Villanova, PA
J.D. – 1976

Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
B.A. cum laude, Anthropology – 1972

  • Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Pennsylvania’s Equine Activities Immunity Statute, Sidebar, Montgomery County Bar Association publication, October 2011
  • Consenting Adults: About Those Permission Slips We Sign for Our Kids, The Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine, March 2013
  • Water, Water Everywhere (But Not to Drop a Line), Journal of the Pocono Plateau, March 28, 2013
  • Uninformed Consent: Making Sure Clients are Aware of the Collateral Civil Consequences of Guilty Pleas, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, September 2013
  • If I May: A Few (More) Thoughts on Civility at the Bar, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, March 2014
  • Whose Lake is it? When Law and History Intersect, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, September 2015
  • Precedent in the Age of the Information Banquet, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, March 2016
  • “Upon our Oaths”: Rituals of Swearing and Solemnization” The Pennsylvania Lawyer, November 2016
  • Who’s Your Daddy? Pilgrim Fathers vs. Founding Fathers on Religious Education
  • The Pennsylvania Lawyer, Jan-Feb 2018
  • Into Our Own Hands: Citizen’s Arrest In Pennsylvania
  • The Pennsylvania Lawyer Jan-Feb 2019
  • Main Line Lawyers Forum, President
  • Editorial Committee of the PA Bar Association
  • AID, Inc, Associate Counsel , 1977 – 1978
  • Solo Practice, Wayne, Pennsylvania , Attorney, 1978 – 1989
  • Herbert F. Rubenstein, Associate, 1989 – 2013