Emeline L. Kitchen Diener

Of Counsel
JD, LLM, Esquire

Title

2642 Route 940
Pocono Summit, PA 18346

(570) 839-8050
(855) 645-2889

Emeline L. Kitchen Diener - Land & Title Attorney

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.

Areas of Practice

Court & Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Accepted 1976

Education

Villanova University School of Law

Juris Doctorate

Completed 1976

Bryn Mawr College

BA in Anthropology

Cum Laude – 1972

Published Works

The Pennsylvania Lawyer

Jan – Feb 2019

Into Our Own Hands: Citizen’s Arrest In Pennsylvania

2019

The Pennsylvania Lawyer

Jan – Feb 2018

Who’s Your Daddy? Pilgrim Fathers vs. Founding Fathers on Religious Education

2017

Upon our Oaths: Rituals of Swearing and Solemnization

The Pennsylvania Lawyer – November 2016

Precedent in the Age of the Information Banquet

The Pennsylvania Lawyer – March 2016

Whose Lake is it? When Law and History Intersect

The Pennsylvania Lawyer – September 2015

If I May: A Few (More) Thoughts on Civility at the Bar

The Pennsylvania Lawyer – March 2014

Uninformed Consent: Making Sure Clients are Aware of the Collateral Civil Consequences of Guilty Pleas

The Pennsylvania Lawyer – September 2013

Water, Water Everywhere (But Not to Drop a Line)

Journal of the Pocono Plateau – March 2013

Consenting Adults: About Those Permission Slips We Sign for Our Kids

The Pennsylvania Lawyer – March 2013

Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Pennsylvania’s Equine Activities Immunity Statute

Montgomery Cty. Bar Association – October 2011

Employment History

Herbert F. Rubenstein

Associate
1989 – 2013

Solo Practice

Attorney
1978 – 1989

AID, Inc.

Associate Counsel
1977 – 1978

Reviews & Recommendations

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    5/24/2018

    Mr. Hanyon is extremely knowledgeable and knows every minute detail on all aspects of law. He assisted me and my wife in a complicated real estate transaction. It was a nervous time for us because... show more

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    2/01/2019

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    12/06/2018
  • Top Attorney in Northern PA Joe Hanyon has handled a number of matters for me. In each instance, whether it was a civil matter or a real estate issue, he has been exceptional. Joe has surrounded himself with a team... show more

    Jon O.
    6/01/2011

    Extremely Knowledgeable Mr. Hanyon is extremely knowledgeable and knows every minute detail on all aspects of law. He assisted me and my wife in a complicated real estate transaction. It was a nervous time for us because... show more

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    11/06/2018

    I Can't Thank You Enough! MHK Attorneys handled my disability case professionally and with compassion. Michelle, a paralegal for this firm, guided me through the whole process and was very well informed. She kept me informed every step of my... show more

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    4/06/2019
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    3/23/2012
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    6/09/2011

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    11/26/2019

    An Attorney's Attorney I own one of the largest divorce mediation companies in the US. I have to preface this review by saying that Connie is NOT part of my company and we have no financial ties. This... show more

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    5/31/2011
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    5/26/2011

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    3/23/2012
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    2/28/2013

    A True Real Estate Expert I have referred Attorney Hanyon to a number of my mortgage clients. He has proven to be helpful, caring, and more knowledgeable than any attorney I have referred in the past. My clients have all... show more

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    5/31/2011

    Could Not Have Been Easier I was impressed with how efficient MHK was with my case. I drove to their office, was met with a warm welcome, discussed my case and within a couple months I had my hearing and... show more

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    11/06/2018
  • Divorce Attorney Merwine of MHK Attorneys and her associate, Attorney Gaumer, represented me throughout a complicated and protracted marital divorce spanning over two and a half years. They provided expert legal advice and worked diligently to... show more

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    5/24/2018

    The staff here were very knowledgeable and helped me with my legal issues. The attorneys here were very quick to answer any emails or phone calls I left. I would recommend MHK attorneys to anyone... show more

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    2/01/2019

    Very Responsive Attorney was very responsive to my needs. Able to communicate with Attorney on off hours. Very knowledgeable on issues and resolved dilemmas quickly. Ability to have a variety of legal issues resolved within one law... show more

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    10/29/2010
  • Results-Oriented MHK Attorneys assisted me with my Social Security Disability (SSD) application and appeal. My caseworker Michelle, an SSD Paralegal, helped me throughout the whole process. She is professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Attorney... show more

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    1/06/2019

    Genuine & Analytical Attorney Merwine is highly intelligent and well-versed in the area of family law. Her ability to analyze the facts of a particular case is very impressive. I have seen her in court and find that... show more

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    5/31/2011

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    10/29/2010
  • A Wonderful Experience I had the pleasure of working with Michelle who helped guide me through the overwhelming process of applying for disability benefits. Michelle was incredibly encouraging and understanding, and made herself available for me at all... show more

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    11/06/2018

    Best Divorce Lawyer in PA Connie is by far the best there is! She handled my divorce which was long and ugly. There were times where I didn’t think I’d make it through. Connie is not only professional, an excellent... show more

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    12/05/2014

    Realistic & Tenacious Connie has been both involved directly with my firm in local real estate transactions as well as represented our clients on personal & domestic issues. We have referred many a happy client to Connie, and... show more

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    5/26/2011
  • Connie Came to Our Rescue The loss of a loved one is always difficult, and when we discovered the complicated disaster of my parent's financial matters, Connie came to our rescue. She and her staff were fantastic in expediting matters... show more

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    9/02/2009

    MHK Was Phenomenal They were very caring, very professional, and very up close & personal. Michelle stayed in touch with me and encouraged me to keep faith all the way through the process. And the attorney was professional... show more

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    11/06/2018

    Never thought I'd use it but Mr. Hanyon is insightful. Mr. Hanyon is an excellent foresightful, intelligent attorney and he keeps your best interest in mind. He's totally resourceful and is a forward thinker with a true understanding of what you go through during stressful... show more

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    6/22/2011
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    3/29/2017

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    6/22/2011

    EXTREMELY Knowledgable Mike was so thorough and made sure I understood the entire process of a car accident case. He gave me great advice on how to pay my bills without having to get one of those... show more

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    6/29/2011
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    10/29/2010

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    6/21/2019

    Superior Service I have known Atty. Hanyon for many years. He advises me on many issues and is always willing to listen, understand and recommend a course of action. In talking with him you can quickly ascertain... show more

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    5/30/2011
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    3/29/2017

    Integrity Beats Smoke & Mirrors My situation was rather desperate, and I don't mean to say it was smooth sailing after I hired Connie. Opposing was very aggressive with accusations that were often inflated if not totally false. It was... show more

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    9/14/2018

    Good Communication & Experience I would highly recommend Attorney Hanyon for all Real Estate Cases. His knowledge of the real estate laws and all related matters involving real estate, such as title, financing, taxes, appraisals, purchases and sales, both... show more

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    5/26/2011
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    4/06/2019

    The Best Representation Attorney Merwine was the best representation I possibly could have gotten for myself. She is the attorney you want to represent you, because she has the knowledge to lead you in the direction that you... show more

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    10/16/2019

    Helpful & Knowledgeable After a two year battle with an attorney who did nothing for us, we went to see Connie. She was very helpful, professional, and knowledgeable. She told us from the start it was a battle... show more

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    6/15/2019