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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 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

David N. Hofstein is the Founding Shareholder and President of Hofstein Weiner & Meyer, P.C.  David is a pioneer in modern family law, having begun his practice in domestic relations contemporaneously with the adoption of the Pennsylvania Divorce Code in 1980.  His practice today focuses on complex divorce and custody matters, representing, in a discrete manner, many high net worth individuals and prominent members of the community, including professionals, corporate executives, governmental officials and entrepreneurs and their significant others.

David was President of the national Foundation of the 1600 member American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers from 2017 through 2019. For more than thirty-five years, in addition to representing clients, David has been a frequent lecturer and prolific author on family law and ethics.  He was an adjunct lecturer in law at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law for more than fifteen years, teaching courses on custody, equitable distribution and professional responsibility.  David served as co-editor of the textbook Custody Law and Practice in Pennsylvania published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and was a co-author of West’s Pennsylvania Forms volume on Domestic Relations, both preeminent family law text books utilized by practitioners throughout the Commonwealth.  He has held leadership positions in national, state and local family law related organizations  ( including chairing the continuing legal education programs nationally for both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association).  David also has authored numerous family law articles in such publications as the Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer, The Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the ABA Family Law Section’s Advocate, Fair Share Magazine, Pennsylvania Law Weekly and the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer.

David is active as a member of the Executive Committee of Parents Project Muscular Dystrophy, which focuses on advocacy and treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. A graduate of Haverford College, he served as President of its Alumni Association, and he received his law degree from New York University, where he was a Root-Tilden/ John Ben Snow scholar. 

Certificates and Credentials

About David N. Hofstein

First Admitted: 1976, Pennsylvania

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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.


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

1600 Market Street
Suite 2650
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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