Rechner Law Office

Christine Rechner, Esq
Senior Attorney
Chris earned a BA in International Politics in 1983 from Penn State. She attended Widener University of Law, Harrisburg campus, graduating in December 2002 cum laude. She was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in April 2003 and has maintained a practice in Honesdale since then. She was also admitted to the New York bar in 2011 and the U.S. Middle District Court in 2014. She currently serves as Editor of the Wayne County Legal Journal, Chairman of the Wayne County Public Library Board, and is a member of the Wayne Woodlands Manor Board. Chris grew up a military brat, attending three different high schools in Germany, Kansas and New York before graduating in 1980. She earned a bachelor’s degree in International Politics in1983 from Penn State, and raised two children as a full-time mother before returning to the Honesdale area in 1996 where she worked for a local bank as an internal auditor. In 1998 she took on law school part-time and graduated cum laude in 2002. She has worked at the firm her father started ever since and continues to reside in Honesdale.


Chris focuses her practice on all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, and protection from abuse, but is also well versed in other areas of the law such as estate planning and corporate practice and real estate. She is also an active participant in the local pro bono program, having served on the original formation committee of the Wayne County Bar Association.


→ Education:

Washingtonville High School, New York, 1980
BA, Foreign Service and International Politics, Penn State, 1983

Law School:

Juris Doctor, Widener University School of Law, 2002

→ Bar Admissions:

Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, 2003
Admitted to the Federal Bar, 2014

→ Associations:

Editor, Wayne County Law Journal
Member, Wayne County Bar Association
Solicitor, Wayne County Children & Youth Services Agency
Member, Pike County Bar Association
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Chairman, Wayne County Public Library Board
Member, Wayne Woodlands Manor Board
Past President, Honesdale Lions Club