Cynthia Weiss Stein
Partner

CONTACT INFO

Cynthia Weiss Stein
Partner

Location:
790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Suite 303
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Phone: 215-542-2105
Fax: 215-542-2143
Email: cstein@shemtoblaw.com

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1989
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1988

EDUCATION

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 1988
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. – 1985
    • Major: English
  • Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
    • 1981

 

Cynthia Weiss Stein is a partner at the firm and has more than thirty years of experience in family law matters. She takes the time to get to know her clients and understand what is important to them. A skilled negotiator and advocate, Cynthia’s philosophy is to offer practical, solution-oriented legal advice to guide her clients through the difficult issues involved in family law matters. Cynthia works with her clients to explore their options, thinking creatively to develop solutions in order to obtain the best outcome to meet their individual concerns and circumstances.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in English, Cynthia obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Following her graduation from law school, she was a judicial clerk and staff attorney for The Superior Court of Pennsylvania, serving the Honorable Vincent A. Cirillo, President Judge. In 1989, she joined the law firm, McTighe Weiss, where she practiced both civil litigation and family law. In 2000, she moved her growing family law practice to Masterson Braunfeld, where she joined as a partner. During her years at these firms, she gained significant civil trial and family law experience. She also received training and certification as a family law mediator while developing a significant collaborative family law practice. She later opened her own law office, practicing exclusively in the area of family law, before joining Shemtob Draganosky Taylor in 2011. Today, she puts her wide-ranging legal experience to excellent use on behalf of the firm’s family law clients.

In her free time, Cynthia is a devoted community volunteer, serving on many boards and committees of non-profit organizations, both law-related and community-related, dedicated to helping people. Currently, she serves as a member of the board of directors of Mitzvah Circle Foundation, which supports individuals and families experiencing poverty, homelessness and serious illness.  She has also recently been elected to serve as a Vice President of Golden Slipper Camp, which provides an overnight camping experience in the Poconos with scholarships for campers in need.

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • “Divorce Preparedness Plan,” Montgomery County Women’s Journal, April/May 2018
  • Kropf v. Kropf, Venue and Forum Non-Conveniens in Divorce,” Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 2011

SELECTED CLASSES/SEMINARS

  • Second Saturday Workshops, providing general legal information about divorce
  • Equitable Distribution Masters’ Forum, 2012
  • Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E., providing legal and general inspiration to school-age children to be drug-free 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Named to Best Lawyers® in the field of Family Law, published in U.S. News & World Report
  • “BV Distinguished®” rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named “One of the Best” Family Law Attorneys in Montgomery County by The Times Herald
  • Named a “Top Family Lawyer” in Main Line Today Magazine
  • The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania
  • Avvo Rating of “10 – Superb”

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Family Law Section, Current Member
    • Commission for Women in the Law, Former Member
  • Montgomery Bar Association
    • Family Law Section, Member
    • Collaborative Law Committee, Member
    • Diversity Committee, Member
    • Summer 1L Writing Mentor
    • Women in Law Committee, Member
    • Family Law Section, Custody Committee, Chair, 2013
    • Family Law Section, Distribution and Alimony Committee, Chair, 2012
    • Law Reporter Committee, Former Chair
    • Women in the Law Committee, Former Chair
    • Law Day Committee, Former Chair
    • Drug Education Awareness Committee, Former Chair
    • Young Lawyers Doctor/Lawyer Project, Former Chair

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Cynthia Weiss Stein, Attorney at Law, Plymouth Meeting, PA, Owner, 2002–2011
  • Masterson, Braunfeld, LLP, Norristown, PA, Partner, 2000–2001
  • McTighe, Weiss, P.C., Norristown, PA, Partner, 1994–2000, Associate, 1989–1994 
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Judicial Clerk and Staff Attorney, 1988–1989

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

  • Golden Slipper Camp, Vice President
  • Mitzvah Circle Foundation, Secretary, Board Member
  • Tiferet Bet Israel Synagogue, Former Solicitor, Former Board Member
  • Camp Ramah in the Poconos, Former Board Member 
  • Ramah Day Camp Committee, Former Chair
  • Golden Slipper Club and Charities, Former Board Member
  • Laurel House, Former Board Member

    Abuse | ADR | Alimony | Appeals | Arbitration | Business Valuation | Child Custody | Child Support | Collaborative Law | Divorce | Equitable Distribution | Grandparent and Third Party Visitation and Custody | High Asset Divorce | Mediation | Post-Divorce | Prenuptial Agreements | Property Settlement Agreements | Relocation | Restraining Orders | Retirement Benefits in Divorce | Same-Sex Marriage | Spousal Support

    Montgomery County | Bucks County | Chester County | Delaware County | Philadelphia

    Montgomery County:
    790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Suite 303
    Blue Bell, PA 19422

    Bucks County:
    68 East Court Street, Suite 2D
    Doylestown, PA 18901

     

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