David N. Hofstein - Hofstein Weiner & Meyer, P.C.

David N. Hofstein

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001
Phone: 215-561-1100

David Hofstein has spent over thirty years handling the most complex divorce and custody cases in Pennsylvania.  Hofstein is President of the domestic relations firm of Hofstein Weiner & Meyer, P.C. with its primary office in Philadelphia.   He has trained many of the family lawyers in Pennsylvania as a frequent lecturer on family law and ethics and, for over fifteen years, Mr. Hofstein served as an adjunct lecturer in law at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, teaching courses on custody, equitable distribution and professional responsibility.  He is Co-editor of "Custody Law & Practice in Pennsylvania" published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in 2013. He has been selected by his peers to serve in senior leadership capacities for the major professional organizations serving family lawyers.  For the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, he was the 2012-2013 national chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2012-2013 President of the Academy's Pennsylvania chapter and Treasurer of its national Foundation.  He formerly was Co-Chair of its national Representation of Children Committee and Co-Chair of the Representation of Children Committee. He was named the 2013 national "Fellow of the Year"  in acknowledgement of his service to the AAML.  Mr. Hofstein previously served on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee and was on the Task Force on Domestic Relations Law of the Pennsylvania Legislature' Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee.  He was formerly Co-Chair of the Program Committee of the ABA's Family Law Section and Co-Chair of its Ethical Practices and Procedures Committee and of its Custody Committee.  He received the Section’s Chair Award for 2007-2008.  He previously served as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility.  He was a board member and is a frequent course planner and instructor for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.  Training other experienced practitioners, he lectures extensively on family law issues.  He also co-authored West' Pennsylvania Forms volume on Domestic Relations and has authored or co-authored numerous articles on family law in such publications as the Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer, The Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the ABA Family Law Section' Advocate, Fair Share, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, the ABA Family Law Section's Family Law QuarterlyHe also is a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and served as Co-Chair of the Association's Chancellor's Comission on Children at Risk.  He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and was designated as the Lawyer of the Year for family law in Philadelphia for 2013.  He received the 2009 First Judicial District (Philadelphia) Pro Bono Publico Award, the Philadelphia Bar Association's 1994 Fidelity Award for outstanding contributions to public interest law and the 1994 IOLTA Leadership Award presented by the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts Program.  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.   He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1976.

Haverford CollegeBA 1973New York University Law SchoolJ.D. 1976
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foudnation

Office Location

1600 Market Street, Suite 2650
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law of the Philadelphia Metro Area
David N. Hofstein has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Family Law

Other Information

Gender: Male