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.

Cynthia is a devoted community volunteer. Throughout her professional life, she has served on many boards and committees of organizations, 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, which supports individuals and families, locally and nationally, in times of individual crisis, poverty, homelessness and serious illness. Over the years, Cynthia has committed significant energy to volunteer service to 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

  • “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

  • Volunteer Speaker, providing general legal information about divorce, Second Saturday Workshops
  • 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
  • BV Distinguished rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Avvo rating of 10 – Superb
  • Named “One of the Best” Family Law Attorneys in Montgomery County, The Times Herald, 2012
  • Listed as a Top Family Lawyer by Main Line Today, 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, Former 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, Former Chair, Law Reporter Committee
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Former Chair, Women in the Law Committee
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Former Chair, Law Day Committee
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Drug Education Awareness Committee, Former Chair
  • Montgomery Bar Association, 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, 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–present
  • 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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