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 been providing legal services to family law clients in Montgomery County since 1989. She takes the time to get to know her clients and understand what is important to them. She is a skilled negotiator and advocate. Her philosophy of practice is to offer practical, solution-oriented legal advice to guide her clients through the difficult issues involved in family law matters. To that end, Ms. Stein 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 of Arts in English, Ms. Stein 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. In 2002, Ms. Stein opened her own law office, practicing exclusively in the area of family law. In 2011, she joined Shemtob Draganosky Taylor.

Ms. Stein is a devoted community volunteer. Throughout her professional life, she has served on many boards and committees, both law-related and community-related, dedicated to helping people. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Mitzvah Circle Foundation, an organization that supports individuals and families, locally and nationally, in times of individual crisis, poverty, homelessness and serious illness. Over the years, Ms. Stein has committed significant energy to volunteer community service for charitable organizations, including Tiferet Bet Israel Synagogue, Camp Ramah in the Poconos, Golden Slipper Club and Charities, Golden Slipper Camp for Boys and Girls, Laurel House and the Montgomery Bar Association.

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, “Kropf v. Kropf, Venue and Forum Non Conveniens in Divorce”, 2011

SELECTED CLASSES/SEMINARS

  • Equitable Distribution Masters’ Forum, “Equitable Distribution Masters in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania”, 2012
  • Volunteer Speaker, Providing legal and General Inspiration to School-Age Children to be Drug-Free, Montgomery County Sheriff’s office D.A.R.E. Program

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania, 2016–
  • BV Distinguished rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Avvo rating of 10 – Superb
  • Named “One of the Best” Family Law Attorneys in Montgomery County in 2012 by The Times Herald
  • Listed as a Top Family Lawyer by Main Line Today in 2009

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Commission for Women in the Law, Member
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section, Custody Committee, Chair, 2013
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section, Equitable Distribution and Alimony Committee, Chair, 2012
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Chair, Law Reporter Committee
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Chair, Women in the Law Committee
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Chair, Law Day Committee
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Drug Education Awareness Committee, Chair
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Young Lawyers Doctor/Lawyer Project, Chair
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Chair, Law Directory Committee

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

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

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

  • Board of Directors, Mitzvah Circle Foundation, 2009–
  • Former Solicitor, Tiferet Bet Israel Synagogue
  • Board of Directors, Tiferet Bet Israel Synagogue, 1997–2002 and 2005–2011
  • Board of Directors, Camp Ramah in the Poconos, 2005–2011
  • Chair, Camp Ramah in the Poconos, Ramah Day Camp Committee, 2005–2011
  • Former Board Member, Golden Slipper Club and Charities
  • Former Board Member, Golden Slipper Camp for Boys and Girls
  • Former Board Member, Laurel House

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