Lori K. Shemtob

Top rated Family Law attorney in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Shemtob Draganosky Taylor Stein, P.C.
Lori K. Shemtob
Shemtob Draganosky Taylor Stein, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1987

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

Shemtob Draganosky Taylor Stein, P.C.

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


Lori K. Shemtob is a partner at Shemtob Draganosky Taylor, P.C., and a family law attorney representing those in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Her practice focus areas include the following: abuse, restraining orders, collaborative law, alimony appeals, business valuation in divorce, child support, child custody and visitation, equitable distribution of property, high-asset divorce, grandparent visitation, post-divorce issues, property settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, relocation, same-sex marriage, retirement benefits in divorce and spousal support.

A Family Law Arbitrator certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Ms. Shemtob is admitted to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. She is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Shemtob graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts before attending law school. At Temple University Beasley School of Law, she graduated cum laude in 1987 with her Juris Doctor. Newsweek formerly named her a Nationwide Leader in Family Law, and she was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers for several years in a row.

Actively involved with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in various leadership positions, she is also a member of the Montgomery Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Ms. Shemtob is the former director of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and a member of the Family Law Advisory Council of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. She is also a frequent lecturer for organizations such as the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Department of Case Management.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1987, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://shemtoblaw.com/attorneys/lori-shemtob/

Educational Background:
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A. cum laude, 1977
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Co-chair, Family Law Committee Practicum, 1994–1995
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Previous Director 
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Family Law Advisory Council
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Council Member, Family Law Section, 2003–2005
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Co-Editor of Case Notes, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 2005–2015
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993 
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Vice Chair, Family Law Section, 1999
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 2005–2010
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Vice Chair, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 2002
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Secretary, Family Law Section, 1998
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, Women in the Profession Committee, 2010–present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Chair, Family Law Section, 2000
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, CLE Program Coordinator 2010–2015
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1999–2001
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Managers, Pennsylvania Chapter, 2009–present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2003–present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President Elect 2015-2016
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Co-Chair, Family Law Section Support Subcommittee, 2002
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President, 2016-2017
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Co-Chair, Naturalization Committee, 2005
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Past President, 2017-2018
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Member, Bench Bar Committee, 2010–2011, 2014
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Member, Judiciary Committee, 2002–2004, 2009–2011
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2010
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2nd Vice President 2013–2014
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Secretary 2012–2013
  • Nationwide Leaders in Family Law, Newsweek, 2011 
  • Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Magazine, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2019
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2006-2019
  • Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia for Matrimonial & Divorce Law, 2008–2019
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “Language to Include in Marital Settlement Agreements and Pre-Nuptial Agreements”, Family Law Meeting, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Hershey, Pennsylvania – January 2010
  • Frequent Lecturer, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Frequent Lecturer, Montgomery Bar Association
  • Frequent Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Guest Speaker, Collegeville Women’s Club
  • Guest Speaker, Lehigh Valley Psychological Association
  • Guest Speaker, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants – January 2015
  • Guest Speaker, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Case Management
  • “Navigating Through Pennsylvania Custody and Support Laws in Our Evolving Society”, Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists – November 2012 and March 2011
  • “Divorce Law in Pennsylvania”, Guest speaker, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, Family Law Class – Spring and Fall 2015, March 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012, February 2011, January 2010, and April 2009
  • “Family Ties: Support and Custody in Pennsylvania Law”, Gratz College CLE Series – August 2010, 2009
  • “Marriage, Divorce and Custody: What Therapists Need to Know about Pennsylvania Laws; What Does and Could Really Happen to Your Clients”, Family Institute of Philadelphia Annual Meeting – April 2010, 2009
  • “What Women Should Know About Their Finances: Income, Expenses and Assets”, Presented at Woman’s Resource Centers, March 2012, March 2011, October 2010, April 2010, and December 2008; Wissahickon Valley Public Library, March 2009; Hadassah September 2012; and Audubon Women’s Club March 2013
  • “Brief Overview of Divorce Law in Pennsylvania”, Main Line Network of Clinical Professionals – March 2012
  • “Fundamentals of Family Law”, National Association of Social Workers-PA Chapter Annual Conference October 2012; Fall Retreat of Financial Planners Association of Philadelphia Tri-State Area September 2012; and Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists – November 2012, March 2011
  • Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Co-Editor of Case Notes, Author of several articles 
  • “Hot Tips” program coordinator and moderator – January 2014, Winter 2011, and Summer 2008, AAML
  • Adjunct Professor Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, “Pennsylvania Family Law Practice”
  • Moderator and Speaker, American Bar Association, Savannah, Georgia, May 2017
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Family Law Mediator 
  • Family Law Arbitrator – one of only 14 in Pennsylvania, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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

“Outstanding attorney”

“Lori is an amazing lawyer who cares deeply for her clients and always fights for their best interests!”

“Truly one of the great's in family law in Pennsylvania.”

Office location for Lori K. Shemtob

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

Phone: 215-710-8087

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