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Joel Bernard Bernbaum

Joel Bernard Bernbaum

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About Me

Mr. Bernbaum joined Timoney Knox as a Partner in 2010.  His practice is concentrated in family law.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and previously served as President of the Pennsylvania Chapter. He is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Montgomery Bar Associations with active participation in their respective family law sections and/or committees.

Mr. Bernbaum is a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Montgomery Bar Association and served two terms on the Council of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Family Law Section.

Mr. Bernbaum is Co-Chairman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Technology Task Force.  He is a frequent writer and lecturer for continuing legal education programs, business groups and community organizations.

He received his B.A. from Long Island University and his J.D. in 1977 from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Bernbaum recently received notice he would again be recognized among our region's Super Lawyers in June issues of Philadelphia Magazine and Law and Politics' Philadelphia Super Lawyer (2006-2014), Best Lawyers in America (2010-2014)

Mr. Bernbaum has moderated and spoken for .the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the PA Bar institute, the PA Bar

Association and the Montgomery Bar Association at many  Workshops on Divorce.


Practice Areas


  1. Family: 100%
    30 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Hourly ($350-425/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Philip David Press

    Joel is regarded throughout Southeastern PA as a premier divorce attorney. In addition, he is actively involved in his community and with the local bar. I endorse him wholeheartedly.


    Philip Press Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bernbaum Family Law

33 Rock Hill Road.
Suite 250
Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Special Counsel• Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer, LLP, Norristown, PA; Special Counsel2003 - 2010
PartnerLadov & Bernbaum1993 - 2003
PartnerAstor, Weiss & Newman1985 - 1993
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow - Past President PA Chapter 20071997 - Present
Montgomery Bar AssociationsMember - Past Chair, Family Law Section1986 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Sidebar Magazine (Montgomery Bar Association)Bits & Bytes2014
Sidebar Magazine (Montgomery Bar Association)Bits & Bytes2013
Sidebar Magazine (Montgomery Bar Association)Bits & Bytes2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois; 1977LawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny Ocunty, PADigital Media in the Courtroom2014
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Summer MeetingDigital Media and Divorce2013
PBI Crimonal Law InstituteFamily Law Issues for Criminal Lawyers2013
PBA Real Estate InstituteFamily Law Issues for Real Estate Lawyers2013