Andrew D. Taylor

Top rated family law attorney in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Shemtob Draganosky Taylor, P.C.
Andrew D. Taylor
Shemtob Draganosky Taylor, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family law

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 2003

Education: Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2008, 2011 - 2018

Shemtob Draganosky Taylor, P.C.

790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike
Suite 303
Blue Bell, PA 19422 Visit website


Partner at Shemtob Draganosky Taylor, P.C., Andrew D. Taylor represents clients in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding Philadelphia metropolitan area. A family law attorney, he manages the following types of cases for his clients: spousal support, same-sex marriage, retirement benefits after divorce, relocation, property settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, post-divorce issues, high-asset divorce, third-party visitation and custody, equitable distribution of property, divorce, child support, child custody and visitation, business valuation in divorce, appeals, alimony, and abuse and restraining orders.

Mr. Taylor is admitted to practice in the state of Pennsylvania, and before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the United States Supreme Court. Philadelphia Life Magazine and Main Line Today magazine named him a Top Family Law Attorney. He has an Avvo “Superb” rating, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

After graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania with a major in criminal justice administration, he attended Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2003. Mr. Taylor is currently a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Montgomery Bar Association and many committees within the two organizations.

An active member of his community, Mr. Taylor is heavily involved with the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, the Collegeville Lions Club, the Montgomery County Friend of the Court Program, the Women’s Resource Center and the Homeowners Association. He was also named an Awesome Attorney in family law by Philadelphia Suburban Life Magazine.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family law
  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 2003, Pennsylvania

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Montgomery Child Advocacy Project (MCAP), 2008–Present; Montgomery County Friend of the Court Program, 2015–Present; Member, Collegeville Lions Club, 2009–Present; President, Collegeville Lions Club, 2012–2013; Volunteer – Women’s Resource Center; Cub Scout Den Leader; Board of Directors, Home Owners Association
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2003–Present; PBA Family Law Section, 2005–Present; PBA Family Law Section, Legislative Committee, Chair, 2013; PBA Family Law Section, Rules Committee, Member, 2009–2012; PBA Family Law Section, Program Committee 2018-Present; Montgomery Bar Association, 2008–Present; MBA Family Law Section, Treasurer, 2014; MBA Family Law Section, Secretary, 2015; MBA Family Law Section, Vice-Chair, 2016; MBA Family Law Section, Chair, 2017; Member, Board of Directors, Montgomery Bar Association; MBA FLS Case Law Update Committee, Chair, 2009–2013; Toby Lynn Dickman Seminar Committee, Chair, 2011
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 through 2018 in the field of Family Law, published in U.S. News & World Report on August 18, 2014
  • Recipient of AIOFLA “10 Best” Client Satisfaction Award
  • "AV Preeminent®" rated by Martindale-Hubbell; Named "Top Family Law Attorney" in Mainline Today Magazine's August 2014 Issue; Named "Top Family Law Attorney" in Philadelphia Life Magazine's March 2014 Issue, 2014; Named "Awesome Attorney" in the area of Family Law in Philadelphia Suburban Life Magazine's December 2013 issue, 2013; 2011 Recipient of "Lawyer on the Fast Track Award," an Honor given to only 27 PA attorneys under 40 years of age by the The Legal Intelligencer Recognizing the Future Leaders of Pennsylvania's Legal Community, 2011; Named a "Rising Star" by the Publisher of the PA Edition of the Super Lawyers Magazine, an Honor given to the Top 2.5 percent of attorneys in PA who are 40 years or younger or in practice for 10 years or less, 2008 - 2014; Selected for and completed the 8-day Houston Family Law Trial Institute program hosted by the South Texas College of Law. This intensive program focused on litigation skills, including cross-examination of business appraisers and custody evaluators; Avvo® Rating of "10 – Superb."
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • The Pennsylvania Child Custody Act, Three Years Later, The Legal Intelligencer, April 29, 2014; Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents' Houses, 37 PLW 169, Feb. 25, 2014; Child Custody and the holidays: Do's and Don’ts, Pottstown Mercury , November 27, 2013; Deciding Whether A Prenup Is Right For You, Expert Beacon, September 10, 2013; Family Law Attorneys Beware: Follow the Rules, The Legal Intelligencer, August 27, 2013; Full Mental Disclosure, The Philadelphia Lawyer, Vol. 76, No.1, Spring, 2013; Is that REALLY Still a Law?,, March 29, 2013; Superior Court Finds Primary Caretaker Doctrine No Longer Viable, Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 247, No. 56, March 22, 2013; Litigating a Custody Case Without Mental Health Records, The Matrimonial Strategist, Vol. 31, No.3, March, 2013; Judge Reversed for Relying on Internet Research in Custody Case, 35 PLW 1088, December 26, 2012; Court Interprets Relocation Provision of New Child Custody Act, The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 245, No. 83, April 30, 2012; Doctrine of Paternity by Estoppel Hangs on by a Thread, 35 PLW 237, Mar. 13, 2012; Pennsylvania's New Child Custody Act Strictly Applied By Superior Court, 35 PLW 25, Jan. 10, 2012; Strauss v. Strauss, Family Lawyer Magazine, December 23, 2011; Divorce Equality Now,, August 24, 2011; The Defense of Marriage Act: Effects on Same-Sex Divorces, 34 PLW 628, July 12, 2011; Changes to Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws: It's About Time, The Times Herald, February 12, 2011; Co-Author, Domestic Disputes, How Much is Too Much?, 33 PLW 447, May 4, 2010; Changes to PA Support Guidelines Affect High-Income Child, Spousal Support Obligations, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Volume 32, Issue No.1, March, 2010; Co-Author, Domestic Disputes, How Much is Too Much? The Matrimonial Strategist, Vol. 28, No.4, April, 2010; J.M.R. v. J.M. Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Volume 32, Issue No. 4, December, 2010; DeBoer v. Slusser Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Volume 32, Issue No. 1, March, 2010; Buchhalter v. Buchhalter Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Volume 31, Issue No. 1, April, 2009; Chapman-Rolle v. Chapman Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Volume 28 , Issue No. 4, December, 2006
  • Dr. Sue & You, (RVNTV), Co-Parenting and High Conflict Divorce (May 2019); PBI’s Family Law Institute 2019 Panel Presenter, “New Support Rules – Changes in the Law,” (April 2019); American Mock Trial Association Championship Judge (April 2019); Real Divorce Talk with Dr. Sue (Podcast), Co-Parenting and Parenting Coordination, (March 2019); 11th Annual Toby L. Dickman Seminar Presenter, “Our Children First” for Montgomery Bar Association (December 2018); PBI Panel Presenter for “Using Social Media in Your Law Practice” in Philadelphia (August 2015) and Mechanicsburg (September 2015); PBI Panel Presenter for “Basics of Handling a Divorce” in Philadelphia, February 10, 2015; PBI Panel Presenter for “Questions? Putting the Family Law Puzzle Together for the Non-Family Law Practitioner” in Philadelphia, August 1, 2014; Testified at Joint Informational Meeting for the PA House Aging and Older Adult Services and Children & Youth Committees in Harrisburg on the topic of Grandparent Visitation and Custody, May 7, 2014; Panel Presenter for Order in the Court, PBA Family Law Section Winter Meeting, January 18, 2014; Presenter for Legislative Update, PBA Family Law Section Winter Meeting, January 19, 2014; Co-course planner and moderator for the PBI program Family Law in The Internet Age, 2012; PBI Panel Presenter for Your First Divorce Case in Philadelphia, P, 2012; Planned and Moderated the Fourth Annual Toby L. Dickman Seminar, Litigating a Support Case from Complaint to Appeal, 2011; PBI panel presenter on the topic of Representing Special Needs Clients in Family Law Cases in Pittsburgh, PA, 2007Case Law Update at the PBA Family Law Section Summer Meeting in Toronto, Canada, 2006
  • Attention Family Law Attorneys: Follow the Rules, Sidebar Magazine, Spring 2015

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Drew is a fantastic attorney who is skilled in the courtroom, compassionate and hardworking for his clients and who always goes the extra mile to see their goals realized. He is without a doubt the first attorney I would call if I had a personal domestic issue and I would trust him to provide excellent representation.”

Office location for Andrew D. Taylor

790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike
Suite 303
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Phone: 215-710-8087


5 Years Super Lawyers
9 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2008, 2011 - 2018

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