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Andrew D. Taylor

Andrew D. Taylor

Partner
Location:
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Phone:
215-542-2105
Fax:
215-542-2143
Email:

Andrew D. Taylor joined Shemtob Law in 2014. Mr. Taylor has practiced family law exclusively for over a decade. He is experienced in all aspects of 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.

Mr. Taylor was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (2015 and 2016 Editions) in the field of family law, one of the legal profession's oldest and most respected peer-review publications, published by U.S. News & World Report. Mr. Taylor has attained an "AV Preeminent®" rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell. In 2015, The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA) selected Mr. Taylor as a recipient of the Pennsylvania AIOFLA "10 Best" Client Satisfaction Award, which recognizes commitment to the field of family law and a high level of approval from peers and clients.

Mr. Taylor has been named a "Rising Star" from 2008 through 2015 by the publisher of the Pennsylvania Edition of the Super Lawyers magazine, an honor given to the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are 40 years or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Mr. Taylor has also received an Avvo® Rating of "10 - Superb."

Mr. Taylor has been named a "Top Divorce Attorney" by Mainline Today Magazine, a "Top Family Law Attorney" by Philadelphia Life Magazine and an "Awesome Attorney" in the area of Family Law in Philadelphia by Suburban Life Magazine. In 2011, Mr. Taylor received the "Lawyer on the Fast Track Award," an honor given to only 27 Pennsylvania attorneys under 40 years of age by The Legal Intelligencer recognizing the future leaders of Pennsylvania's legal community.

Mr. Taylor speaks and writes frequently on a number of family law topics.

Mr. Taylor graduated magna cum laude from Mansfield University in 2000, and from Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law in 2003.

Mr. Taylor resides in Montgomery County with his wife and two children.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Alimony
  • Alimony Pendente Lite
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Property Settlement Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Protection from Abuse
  • Appeals

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2013

Education

  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 2000
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Published Works

  • Attention Family Law Attorneys: Follow the Rules, Sidebar Magazine, Spring 2015
  • 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?, ModernMom.com, 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, phillymag.com, 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

Classes/Seminars

  • 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, 2007
  • Case Law Update at the PBA Family Law Section Summer Meeting in Toronto, Canada, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 and 2016 in the field of Family Law, published in U.S. News & World Report on August 18, 2014
  • "AV Preeminent®" rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015 recipient of AIOFLA “10 Best” Client Satisfaction Award
  • 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 yeas or younger or in practice for 10 years or less, 2008 - 2015
  • 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"

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 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
  • Montgomery Bar Association, 2008 - Present
  • MBA Family Law Section, Treasurer, 2014
  • MBA Family Law Section, Secretary, 2015
  • MBA FLS Case Law Update Committee, Chair, 2009 - 2013
  • Toby Lynn Dickman Seminar Committee, Chair, 2011

Past Employment Positions

  • Weber Gallagher, Partner
  • Wolf Block, Associate
  • Gillotti, Capristo & Beck, Associate

Pro Bono Activities

  • 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

Divorce and family law attorneys of Shemtob Law, P.C., located in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, serve clients in Main Line and Upper Main Line communities, such as Gladwyne, Lower Merion, King of Prussia, Norristown, Narberth, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Villanova, St. Davids, Radnor, Wayne, Strafford, Devon, Berwyn, Paoli, Malvern and Valley Forge. Our law firm also represents clients from surrounding communities, such as Newtown Square, Media, West Chester, Doylestown, Fort Washington, Yardley, and New Hope and throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Delaware County, and Philadelphia County.