Ms. Pendergast received her B.S. in Psychology from Duke University in Durham, NC where she was the president of the Psychology Major's Union. She obtained her J.D. degree in 1995 from Widener University School of Law where she served her first year as a representative of the SBA and currently serves on the board of the Alumni Association for Widener Law School. Ms. Pendergast obtained an advanced law degree in the area of Securities Law from Georgetown University Law Center in 1996. She undertook extensive mediation training and has received certificates for mediation in the area of Family Law. She previously was a list mediator for Montgomery County for custody cases. Ms. Pendergast is an active member of the Family Law section of the Bucks County Bar Association and has held offices in the YLD having served as President of the YLD division, secretary and treasurer. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association and is in the Family Sections of both associations. Ms. Pendergast practices in the areas of family & matrimonial law. She was recently elected to serve a three year term on the Board of the Bucks County YWCA, an organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.