David@HWMFamilylaw.com Phone: 215-561-1100 Fax: 215-561-577

David@HWMFamilylaw.com
Phone: 215-561-1100

Fax: 215-561-577

David N. Hofstein is the Founding Shareholder and President of the domestic relations firm, Hofstein Weiner & Meyer, P.C., which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2016.  Mr. Hofstein 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.  For more than thirty-five years, in addition to representing clients, Mr. Hofstein 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.

Mr. Hofstein is co-editor of the 2013 and 2015 textbooks 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.  Mr. Hofstein has held leadership positions in national, state and local family law related organizations and 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.

 

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1976

Education

  • New York University School of Law J.D. 1976
  • Haverford College B.A. 1973

Beyond the Firm

  • President-Elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation, 2015 – 2017
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1988 – Present
  • President, Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2012 – 2013
  • Chair of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2012 – 2013
  • Co-Chair, ABA Family Law Section Programming Committee, 1997 – 2001; 2007 – 2008
  • Co-Chair, ABA Family Law Section Ethics Committee and Custody Committee
  • Member, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee, 2004 – 2009
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Board of Directors, 1994 – 2000; 2005 – 2008

Honors/Awards

  • Fellow of the Year, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2013
  • Best Family Lawyer in Philadelphia, Best Lawyers, 2013
  • Recipient, American Bar Association Family Law Section’s Chair Award, 2007 – 2008
  • First Judicial District (Philadelphia) Pro Bono Public Award for Contribution to Pro Bono Legal Services, 2009
  • Best Lawyers of America, 2001 – Present
  • Pennsylvania SuperLawyers, 2004 – Present
  • Co-Recipient, Philadelphia Bar Association Fidelity Award, 1994