David N. Hofstein

David N. Hofstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Hofstein Weiner & Meyer, P.C.
 | 1600 Market Street, Suite 2650
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-561-1100
Fax: 215-561-5777
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

David Hofstein has spent over thirty years handling the most complex divorce and custody cases in Pennsylvania.  He is the founding shareholder and  President of the five lawyer domestic relations firm of Hofstein Weiner & Meyer, P.C. based in Philadelphia. A fellow of the 1600 member American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, for 2017-2018  he is serving as the Presdent of its nationwide Foundation which focuses on giving grants to charitable organizations which advance the protection of families and children. He was named the Academy's  "Fellow of the Year" for 2013 in acknowledgment of his service as the Chair of its national Continuing Legal Education Committee, his role it the national Foundation, and as the President of the Pennsylvania Chapter.   A frequent lecturer and prolific author on family law and ethics in addition to being an active practitioner, he has trained many of the other family lawyers in Pennsylvania, having for over fifteen years served as an adjunct lecturer in law at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, teaching courses on custody, equitable distribution and professional responsibility. He is Co-editor of "Custody Law and Practice in Pennsylvania" published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.  Training other experienced practitioners, he lectures extensively on family law issues, he co-authored Domestic Relations of West's Pennsylvania Forms and he has authored or co-authored numerous articles on family law in such publications as the Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer, the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the ABA Family Law Section's Advocate and its Family Law Quarterly, Fair Share, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, and the Philadelphia based Legal Intelligencer. He has been selected to serve in senior leadership capacities for several of the major national professional organizations serving family lawyers in addition to the AAML and the AAML Foundation.  Helping to develop the law and rules that apply to family law in Pennsylvania, he previously served on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee and on the Task Force on Domestic Relations Law of the Pennsylvania Legislature's Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee. He was formerly Co-Chair of the Program Committee of the ABA's Family Law Section, and Co-Chair of the Section's Ethical Practices and Procedures Committee and of its Custody Committee. He received the Section's Chair Award for 2007-2008.  Mr. Hofstein previously served as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility. He was a board member and is a frequent course planner and instructor for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.  Mr. Hofstein also is a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and served as Co-Chair of the Association's Chancellor's Commission on Children at Risk. Recognized by his peers for his exemplary work in the family law field, since 2001 he has been  listed in The Best Lawyers in America and was designated as their Lawyer of the Year for family law in Philadelphia for 2013.  He received the 2009 First Judicial District (Philadelphia) Pro Bono Publico Award, the Philadelphia Bar Association's 1994 Fidelity Award for outstanding contributions to public interest law and the 1994 IOLTA Leadership Award presented by the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts Program. He received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College where he later served as President of its Alumni Association and received his law degree from New York University, where he was also a Root Tilden Scholar.

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About David Hofstein

Admitted: 1976, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.hwmfamilylaw.com/david-n-hofstein/


  • Lawyer of the Year- Best Lawyers- Philadelphia family law , Best Lawyers, 2013
  • Fellow of the Year, AAML, 2013
  • First Judicial District Pro Bono Award, Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia , 2009
  • Fidelity Award, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1994

Educational Background:

  • Mr. Hofstein received his B.A. from Haverford College, where he previously served as President of its Alumni Association. His J.D. was awarded by the New York University School of Law, where he was a Root Tilden Scholar.
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Office Location for David N. Hofstein

1600 Market Street
Suite 2650
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Last Updated: 12/5/2019

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