Andrew D. Taylor judged American Mock Trial Association championship in Philadelphia

Andrew TaylorBLUE BELL, Pa. (April 8, 2019) – Andrew Taylor, partner at Shemtob Draganosky Taylor, served as a judge of the American Mock Trial Association’s 35th AMTA National Championship Tournament. The two-day event took place April 5-7 at the Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice in Philadelphia.

More than 700 student teams from around the country participated in the hopes of earning one of 48 seats at the championship.

Scoring judges served as jurors, evaluated students’ performance and completed ballots that determined which team would win the trial. Presiding judges managed the trial, ruled on evidentiary and procedural matters, and performed all the functions associated with a judge in actual trials.

Taylor has practiced family law exclusively for more than 15 years. He is experienced in all aspects of Pennsylvania family law, including equitable distribution, alimony, child support, child custody and abuse matters. He regularly argues appeals before the Pennsylvania Superior Court involving complex family law issues, and has argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Taylor has been named among The Best Lawyers in America for several years and has received the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys Pennsylvania “10 Best” Client Satisfaction Award. In addition, he was named a “Rising Star” by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, a rating program by Thomson Reuters, from 2008 through 2018.

Taylor graduated magna cum laude from Mansfield University in 2000 and earned his law degree from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law in 2003. He joined the firm in 2014 and became a named partner in January 2019.

About Shemtob Draganosky Taylor P.C. Shemtob Draganosky Taylor P.C. concentrates exclusively on representing clients facing divorce and related family law issues. From its office in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, the firm provides quality legal counsel to clients throughout Montgomery County and the Main Line, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, and Philadelphia. The firm’s representation spans all types of family law issues, from high asset divorce and complex property division to child custody disputes. The attorneys are also available for assistance with non-divorce related issues, such as grandparents’ rights and same-sex couples’ rights.

About American Mock Trial Association – The AMTA serves as the governing body for intercollegiate mock trial competition. Through engaging in trial simulations in competition with teams from other institutions, students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices and procedures. For more information, visit

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