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Donna Mindy Cantor

Family Attorney at Media, PA

3.6   17 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 28 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 32 years
    Georgia - GA 33 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Donna

Learn Donna’s areas of practice.

Named a Main Line Today Top Lawyer in 2009 and 2011.

LASP Board Member 2011 forward

LASP Pro Bono Attorney

Reformation School, Inc. Board Member 2010 forward

Women's Resource Center Consultation Night Volunteer 2006 forward

Location

Cantor & Meyer, P.C.
2 S. Orange St., Ste. 201
Santander Bank Building, 2nd Floor
Media, PA, 19063
Cantor & Meyer, P.C.
2 South Orange Street, Suite 201
Santander Bank Building, 2nd Floor
Media, PA, 19063
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Reviews

3.6 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Posted by Paul | November 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exactly who you want
After starting off with another lawyer for my custody case, my wife and I went with Donna because we were not happy with our previous lawyer. It was the best decision we could have made. Donna got us organized and ready for the court battle. She was there for us every step of the way. She put together an awesome case and presented it perfectly. Now we have primary custody of my son and we can't thank Donna enough!!!!!!!
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Posted by Becki | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Donna is perfection!!
Donna is by far the most fantastic lawyer you can ever ask for. I moved from PA to CO to set up a new life for my family. Husband stayed behind to wrap up the kids school year. 12 weeks went by and I was so excited to go back and get my family. Instead I was served with emergency custody papers. I was 1500 miles away from them and had no idea where to turn for help. Donna thankfully was there to guide me thru the legal battle that went on for a year. And still continues with the divorce and finalizing all other legal matters with the kids. She has always been prompt in response. Even with the numerous miles that separate us. She has also opened up her time to me when I’ve had to fly in for court to prepare me for what’s to come. She has never made me feel rushed or that she has other things to do. I always feel like I’m her only client and my issues really matter. She is very passionate about her job and knows all the legal rulings and matters that I was not even prepared for or knew I had rights too. She will lay all your options out to you and she asks what is best for you. She will not say this is what we are going to do and that’s final. She makes you feel like you actually have a choice and many choices and avenues to explore to get what you need. Or at least fight for them. Things are calming on my legal matters but I will always retain her for anything that the future holds.
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Posted by Catherine | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tough and reasonable
The thing I have liked the most with Donna during our intense and protracted custody case is her belief in fairness. Itsnotjust a paycheck for her and that shows. She has a great way of talking people through difficult, emotional and confusing legal situations that I really appreciate!
Posted by C. | June 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Very Good Choice!
I was referred to Donna on the advice of a relative. After meeting with her, I found her to be very friendly, caring & experienced. I hired her for my divorce and support matters. The support case involved a "special needs" child. Donna is extremely knowledgeable, always keeping in mind and fighting for my child's best interest first. She is very reliable. Additionally, she is very prompt and presents very professional when appearing for Court, hearings, meetings, etc. I would definitely recommend her as an attorney!
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Posted by Sefi | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Capable, Intelligent, Efficient
I interviewed several attorneys before I chose Ms. Cantor to represent me in my divorce proceeding. I liked her methodical approach and willingness to become involved in a complex and unusual situation. She has proven over and over again that she can work through complexity while minimizing drama. She has worked collaboratively wirh opposing counsel and efficiently handled court appearances and depositions. I find her fee schedule to be reasonable. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Rob | February 4, 2014
Honest, Hard Working, Extremely Intelligent
Donna provided excellent counsel for my divorce, custody and support matters. We had open and honest discussions about options and consequences not only regarding financial matters but family health and well-being. I was always informed and had all options presented so I could make well informed decisions. Her assistance has been of great value for the past 10 years. I would like to share the thank you note sent to Donna: "I know I thanked you before, but thank you again. This was very hard for me and I appreciate your advice over the years. All of us don't have the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives but you have made a difference in mine. Having your assistance helped not just with navigating through these difficult discussions, but also helped with my stress levels and health. I am grateful for your time, effort, honestly, and you as a person. Thank you again Donna for making a difference. God bless you and your family."
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2012
Ms Cantor works with me to keep costs in check
I have been working with Donna Cantor for over four years. She has assisted me through post-marital, divorce, and custody agreements. Her approach is collaborative (in contrast to lawyers who will wind up the opposing parties in order to drive up their own fees). Ms Cantor has worked *with* me every step of the way, reviewing my options at every turn. She has always given me the choice of doing an administrative task myself, if possible. This transparency has saved me hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars over the course of our relationship. In working with Ms Cantor, I’ve also found an ideal balance in communications. When nothing is happening, the statements reflect that. Should an urgent situation arise, she makes herself available through evenings and weekends. Specific emailed questions are promptly answered with specific replies. Further, Ms Cantor has gone above and beyond by including my teenager in our meetings when appropriate, answering his questions about upcoming proceedings, and explaining his rights in language he understands. In the many years I have worked with her, Ms Cantor’s advice and conduct have earned my complete trust. I would recommend her highly to anyone seeking legal representation in her field.
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Posted by Michelle | September 6, 2012
Excellent Trustworthy !!!!
Donna Cantor is an Excellent lawyer she been blessing to my family and I. The first day I spoke to Donna I new she was the lawyer for us. Donna has been Consistent since day one. she has represent us in court on numerous times. Donna always keep us update on everything that is going on with our case. Thank you so much for all of your help!!!
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Posted by Treyci | September 5, 2012
Highly recommended
I would highly recommend Donna Cantor. She is patient, considerate and has always treated me with compassion. This coupled with her vast knowledge of the law makes her one of the best attorneys to be found. She has helped me overcome many obstacles in being awarded custody of my grandchild. She has done this with patience, loyalty, and a kind soul.
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Posted by Carmella | September 9, 2012
client
Donna is a very compassionate and knowledgable attorney. She came to my assistance in a complicated divorce. I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2012
Very Dependable
Donna is very attentive to my sensitive matter. She is always available to answer a question or handle a problem I'm having. Donna is reliable and I trust her 100% with my case.
Posted by Debra | September 28, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
combative Attorney
This attorney was assigned to me and she refuses to give me my 300.00 back she said she sent it to 19131. thanks she never helped me and it was through legal aid or senior law center and she always treated me rude abrupt and nasty on the phone. beware of this person. I told her if she doesn't make sure I get my money I will sue her in court for my money she owes me and her last words were good luck with that and hung up the phone. Wow
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Deals with Opinions and Not Facts
Donna is extremely unprofessional and downright rude. I am a professional in the field and had to work with her on a case. She was easily swayed by opinions and struggled to focus on the actual facts of the case. Her style of communication is yelling and talking over you, and she often has little evidence to back up the very skewed claims that she makes. I don’t know how she gets any work at all.
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Posted by Irena | November 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Should be disbarred
I hired Donna to get a PFA for my young child. She.misrepresented my case by saying that she would be able to get me the PFA so I signed the contract and sent the payment. However on day of the hearing, she was unprepared and she couldn’t argue the defense lawyer. Afterward her attitude suddenly changed, and said that I pursue a PFA for selfish reasons and some other untruthful things she copied from the defendant’s lawyer. She charges hourly and I was charged for phone calls I made to discuss about payment. With the case dragged unnecessarily by her, the bill skyrockets so fast and there will be more bill.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible lawyer. Should be disbarred.
Donna often shows up late, if at all. She missed several appointments. She has a less than professional attitude. She certainly doesn't present her appearance in a professional manner as she often shows up in dirty clothes with her hair a mess. She needs to visit a dentist for an extreme cleaning. With the amount she charges, she can afford it. She threw me under the bus and didn't fight for me. She instead sided with opposing counsel and claimed she did the best she could in my divorce case. If that's her best, I would hate to see her worst. She is despicable.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2014
Please hire someone else!!!
I agree that Donna has her wallet in mind only. She has not been willing to change her billing arrangement knowing the case was going to be dragged out for years, She shows up late to court and with dirty clothing and by hiring her I LOST most of what I had already won. She was good at communicating but that is because she bills for every email, every phone call etc. I would highly suggest looking elsewhere.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2012
Creates Misery
Ms. Cantor escalated my divorce to create more billable hours. Created a nightmare for all involved. Please use with extreme caution.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Dennison University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Associations

  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Delaware County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2006 - Present
  • Philadelphia County Bar Association
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • EPIC Pro Bono
  • EPIC Fellowship
  • 1989

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Donna
Adoption Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Donna is an excellent attoreny. She allows herself to thoroughly understand her client's situation and perspective and conducts their representation accordingly. She is an agressive advocate and reasonable and practical problem solver. She is an excellent choice for representation."
Adoption Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Media Family Lawyer Donna Mindy Cantor
Donna Mindy Cantor
Family Attorney
Media, PA
Licensed for 33 years