Madeleine earned her undergraduate degree at La Salle University, Philadelphia, and her law degree at Widener University School of Law, in Wilmington, Delaware (Class of 1984.) Currently, she is an assistant professor of English at La Salle University, where she teaches persuasive writing, rhetoric, business writing, legal writing, and ethics.Madeleine writes op-eds for The Philadelphia Daily News on topics such as politics, law, pop-culture, and family milestones. She is also a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Fels School of Government, pursuing a certificate in politics.
Madeleine, PJ, and their boys live in Jenkintown, Abington Township, where Madeleine serves as Abington Township Commissioner in Ward 7.
Madeleine began her law career in 1984, as an associate at A. Harold Datz, P.C. in Philadelphia. There, she represented clients through all phases of general practice and litigation, including personal injury, real estate,contract, and estate practice.
During the 1990s, Madeleine served as an in-house counsel to Cunnane Bicycle Company, Inc., and later opened a small 3-woman general law practice in Glenside — Dean, Homicki & DeVita.
Madeleine is a lifelong parishioner of St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Glenside, and has served as a board member for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. In addition, she was a volunteer for Christmas in April/Rebuilding Together, and an executive council member at Ancillae Assumpta Academy.