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Christina M. DeMatteo

Christina M. DeMatteo

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

Christina DeMatteo joined Shemtob Law in 2012. A strong advocate for her clients, Ms. DeMatteo has been practicing family law in Montgomery County and the greater Philadelphia region since 1999. Ms. DeMatteo is experienced in all aspects of family law, including equitable distribution, alimony, support, custody and abuse matters. She is both an experienced litigator and negotiator, and enjoys working with clients to determine the best and most efficient means of resolution for their family law conflict.

Respected by her peers, Ms. DeMatteo served as Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section in 2012 and is a past President of the Doris Jonas Freed Inn of Court. Ms. DeMatteo has also been consistently chosen as a "Rising Star" by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine each consecutive year since 2007, and was named as one of the "Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia for Divorce Law - Ages 45 and Under" by the Ten Leaders Cooperative.

Ms. DeMatteo speaks and writes frequently on a number of family law topics. She is a frequent speaker on family law topics for Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Association. She has also authored numerous family law articles.

Ms. DeMatteo graduated cum laude from Villanova School of Law in 1998, and from the College of William and Mary in 1995, majoring in Economics. Following graduation from law school, Ms. DeMatteo served as Attorney Advisor to the Honorable Paul H. Teitler, Administrative Law Judge of the United States Department of Labor, for one year before entering private practice.

An active community leader, Ms. DeMatteo currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Wissahickon Educational Opportunities Foundation and is a former member of the Board of Directors of Family Services of Montgomery County.

Ms. DeMatteo resides in Montgomery County with her husband 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

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1999
  • New Jersey, 1999

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. cum laude - 1998
  • College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • A.B. - 1995
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • "A Few Forgotten Tools in the Family Lawyer's Toolbox", The Legal Intelligencer, July 12, 2011
  • "Modifiable Alimony a Settlement Tool in Times of Economic Uncertainty", The Legal Intelligencer, October, 2010
  • "Pennsylvania passes new child-support guidelines", Main Line Times, February, 2010
  • "Some Advice to Those Entering the Profession: What You Did Not Learn in Law School", The Bencher, March/April, 2009
  • "Dependency By Omission: Trial Court's Finding That a Child Is Without Proper Parental Care Supports an Adjudication of Dependency", Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, a Publication of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, December, 2008
  • "Pitfalls of Practice: 10 Common Mistakes New Associates Make", The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly, First Year Associates Supplement, September 8, 2008
  • Co-author, "Perception is Everything", The American Journal of Family Law, June, 2008
  • Bery v. New York: Do Artists Have A First Amendment Right to Sell and Display Art in Public Places?, Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, 1998

Classes/Seminars

  • Frequent Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Frequent Lecturer, Montgomery Bar Association
  • Frequent Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as a "Rising Star" by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine annually since 2007
  • Named as "Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia for Divorce Law - Ages 45 and Under"

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section, Former Chair
  • Doris Jonas Freed Inn of Court, Former President
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Shareholder
  • Wolf Block, Associate
  • Attorney Advisor to the Honorable Paul H. Teitler, U.S. Department of Labor

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney for Women's Center of Montgomery County

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.