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Albert Momjian, "In Memoriam"

Retired Partner
T 215-751-2516


    A nationally renowned family law attorney regarded as the dean of the Pennsylvania family law bar, Mr. Momjian's practice encompasses complex cases involving divorce and domestic relations. A major force in both the development and advancement of family law in Pennsylvania, he co-chaired the Committee to Consolidate Pennsylvania Family Laws and served as a consultant to the Pennsylvania House and Senate Judiciary Committees during passage of the 1980 Divorce Code. His landmark treatise, Pennsylvania Family Law, is often cited by the Commonwealth’s appellate courts. He has been quoted in numerous publications including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe, The National Law Journal, CNN.com, and by the Associated Press. His high-profile cases have been featured on Primetime and in People, Time, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.


    • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1957
    • Columbia College of Columbia University, B.A., 1955

    Bar Admissions

    • Pennsylvania, 1958

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association (Family Law Section)
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Family Law Section, Past Chair; Animal Law Committee, Past Chair) 
    • Philadelphia Bar Association (Family Law Section)
    • American College of Trial Lawyers
    • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Past President, Pennsylvania Chapter)
    • American College of Family Trial Lawyers, diplomate
    • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, past director
    • Matrimonial Network
    • Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, (Past President)

    Other Distinctions

    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for family law, 1983-2014
    • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
    • Selected for the cover, and profiled in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine, June 2010
    • Noted as a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" (including rank among top 10 lawyers statewide)
    • Recipient of the Cecil B. Moore Award from the Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Recipient of the Eric D. Turner Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section for Outstanding Service as a Teacher and Mentor
    • Profiled in "Dean of the Divorce Bar," Philadelphia Magazine, March 1999
    • Profiled in "The Splendid Splitter," Philadelphia Magazine, June 1994
    • Recognized in "Philly's Best Attorneys," Philadelphia Magazine, December 1994
    • Listed in "The Best Lawyers in the U.S.," Town & Country, May 1985