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Lori K. Shemtob

Lori K. Shemtob

Founding Partner
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Ms. Shemtob is a founding partner of Shemtob Law, P.C., a full service family law firm, where she concentrates her practice exclusively on divorce, which includes handling matters of equitable distribution, alimony, custody, child and spousal support, prenuptial agreements, property settlement agreement and other family law matters. She is an experienced litigator, having handled hundreds of divorce, custody, child and spousal support, and equitable distribution matters for Delaware Valley residents for over 25 years.

Ms. Shemtob is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, (AAML), a national honor bestowed on only 74 lawyers in Pennsylvania. She served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the AAML and is currently its Second Vice-President.  Ms. Shemtob is one of 14 lawyers in the State certified by the AAML as a family law arbitrator. She is also a family law mediator.

Ms. Shemtob has been selected as a Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.  Only 5% of all attorneys in the state are given this honor.  The Super Lawyer selection process includes peer nominations, independent research of attorneys, as well as a blue ribbon panel review process.  She was also named one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania as published in Philadelphia Magazine’s Super Lawyer Section. 

Her list of other impressive accomplishments is long. A past chairperson of the Family Law Section of the Montgomery Bar Association and former member of its Board of Directors, Ms. Shemtob currently serves as Co-Editor of Case Notes for the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, and is a former Delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  She is a Director of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and formerly served on the Council of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section.  She is currently on the Judiciary Committee of the Montgomery Bar Association.  Ms. Shemtob is a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Montgomery Bar Association and professional groups of psychologists, matrimonial counselors, social workers, nurses, financial planners and more. She has also been a guest lecturer on family law issues at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University.

In the last several years, Ms. Shemtob has appeared on CN8 Money Matters with Mary Carriccioli, CNN Headline News and CN8's It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle. She has also been a guest on CN8's Newsmakers, the Irv Homer Radio Show and the Philadelphia Agenda with Brad Segall explaining the ramifications of recent amendments to the Pennsylvania Divorce Code. Channel 10 News has also called on Ms. Shemtob for assistance with its Legal Hotline. Ms. Shemtob was featured in the November 21, 2011 issue of Newsweek in its "Nationwide Leaders in Family Law" Showcase. The Showcase highlights Lori as a "Leader in Family Law" in Pennsylvania.  She is also one of the Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia for Matrimonial and Divorce Law.

A cum laude graduate of Temple University School of Law (J.D. 1987), Ms. Shemtob received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts (B.A. 1977).

Selected Media Presentations:
CN8 Money Matters with Mary Carriccioli, CNN Headline News
“It’s Your Call” with Lynn Doyle, CN8
CN8’s Newsmakers
Irv Homer Radio Show
Philadelphia Agenda with Brad Segall
Legal Hotline, Channel 10 News

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support / Alimony / APL
  • Equitable Distribution / Marital Property Distribution
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements / Property Settlements
  • ADR: Mediation and Collaborative Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law Arbitrator - one of only 14 in Pennsylvania, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Family Law Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. cum laude - 1987
  • University of Massachusetts
    • B.A. cum laude - 1977

Published Works

  • 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
  • “Navigating Through Pennsylvania Custody and Support Laws in Our Evolving Society” , Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists - November 2012 and March 2011
  • “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
  • “Brief Overview of Divorce Law in Pennsylvania”, Main Line Network of Clinical Professionals - March 2012
  • “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
  • “Divorce Law in Pennsylvania”, Guest speaker, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, Family Law Class - 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
  • “Language to Include in Marital Settlement Agreements and Pre-Nuptial Agreements”, Family Law Meeting, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Hershey, Pennsylvania - January 2010
  • Guest Speaker, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Case Management
  • Guest Speaker, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Guest Speaker, Lehigh Valley Psychological Association
  • Guest Speaker, Collegeville Women’s Club
  • Frequent Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Frequent Lecturer, Montgomery Bar Association
  • Frequent Lecturer, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Frequent Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014
  • Named one of the Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia for Matrimonial & Divorce Law 2008 - present
  • Selected as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania, 2009, 2010, Philadelphia Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2003 – present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Managers, Pennsylvania Chapter, 2009 – present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, CLE Program Coordinator 2010-present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Secretary 2012-2013
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2nd Vice President 2013-2014
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2010
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Member, Judiciary Committee, 2002 – 2004, 2009 – 2011, 2014 – 2017
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Member, Bench Bar Committee, 2010 – 2011, 2014
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Co-Chair, Naturalization Committee, 2005
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Vice Chair, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 2002
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Co-Chair, Family Law Section Support Subcommittee, 2002
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1999 – 2001
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Chair, Family Law Section, 2000
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Vice Chair, Family Law Section, 1999
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Secretary, Family Law Section, 1998
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Co-chair, Family Law Committee Practicum, 1994 – 1995
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, Women in the Profession Committee, 2010-present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 2005 – 2010
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Co-Editor of Case Notes, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, 2005 – present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Council Member, Family Law Section, 2003 – 2005
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Family Law Advisory Council, 2001 – present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Director

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.