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Jennifer Dumin

Child custody Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody

    16 years, 1,800 cases

  2. Child support

    16 years, 1,400 cases

  3. Divorce and separation

    16 years, 100 cases

Jennifer Dumin has represented thousands of clients in family law matters, including custody, child and spousal support, and divorce in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.
Ms. Dumin earned her Juris Doctorate from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2006. Her undergraduate studies in child and family development and her graduate studies in social work provide for an attorney sensitive to the emotional issues inherent in this area of the law.

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Posted by Ron | April 28, 2015
Champion of the Underdog
I cannot begin to tell you how incredible Jennifer Dumin is, she gives lawyers a good name. She is both knowledgeable and has a heart of gold! She explained the legal terms so that I could grasp not only an understanding of what was going on in the court room, but she explained what my options would be. I can never thank her enough for all she has done for my daughter and I. Even when the other side was unprofessional and attacked, she stuck to the facts and presented them professionally, honestly and fairly. I don't know what I would have done without her. She is n
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Posted by Derrica | January 9, 2015
Child Custody
I recently had the pleasure of having Ms Dumin represent me in my case. Even though I requested her services with short notice she still made herself available for me. She was very knowledgeable and informative, any questions or concerns I had she was able to answer or give me the best options. Having Ms Dumin as my attorney made my case so much easier and stress free. I walked out with the schedule and the things I wanted in my court order. I would definitely refer her to anyone having a custody battle and would like a great outcome.
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Posted by Brianna | January 9, 2015
Child support case
It was a pleasure having Jennifer represent me for a child support case I was involved in. She was extremely knowledgable and made me feel confident and comfortable about my circumstances and the overall outcome. I am very pleased with her work and the end result and would highly recommend her for someone involved in a child support/custody case.
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Posted by Imani | October 17, 2014
Custody case
I had a consultation with Jennifer Dumin and she was very knowledgable, so I decided to hire her for my upcoming custody case, whcih was only a month away. She was very informative as well as supportive and did an awesome job. She was also very flexible with the payment schedule. The outcome was favorable and I would definately recommend her.
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Posted by Rebecca | September 23, 2014
I highly recommend Jennifer!!! She helped me tremendously throughout my case! She made the whole process easy for myself and family! She was only a phone call, email away if I had any questions or concerns! Very happy with the results of my case!
Posted by John | September 19, 2014
awesome lawyer
Jennifer Dumin was the lawyer are union supplied us for free. From the moment I met her I knew she was on her game. The union dogged the heck out of her but she still treated me like I was her only client. when she left the union and went out on her own it was a no brainer to follow her. the end result was she got me shared custody and the mother of my child fined for being in contempt. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a custody lawyer
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Posted by Don | April 17, 2014
Jennifer was a HUGE asset in helping me obtain joint custody of my child. She is very down to Earth, was compassionate of my situation and very determined about getting the best possible outcome. I would recommend her HIGHLY!!! She was fantastic!
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Terrible Experiences all around
I requested Jennifer's services to help me respond to a divorce proceeding and determine jurisdiction for a case. You expect a basic level of client service form any attorney, but this was severely missing from Ms. Dumin. I never received a briefing anytime before our court date. She was not readily available over email, as I had to send multiple follow ups. She came to court wholly unprepared and very flustered. She could not even answer basic questions on my behalf leaving me stranded and embarrassed. I understand that you are the legal expert but your clients are not idiots and it is your duty to keep them informed and step up as a professional. This was a disgusting experience through and through. I am surprised she is not immediately disbarred. The firm also had the nerve to try and charge me full price for the judge appearance knowing that I did not receive a proper deposition. I had to advocate for decreased charges. Ms Dumin, please don't practice law ever again, or work on your client service especially with "diverse" clients. We're not all stupid and you are not this god that is above approach. Humble yourself.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Berner Klaw & Watson LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jennifer Dumin
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Staff Attorney
  • D.C. 33 Legal Services Plan
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Court Of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Volunteer Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Summer Judicial Law Clerk
  • Court Of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legal Clinic Advocate
  • Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Instructor
  • Temple University Law Education and Participation Program (LEAP)
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Legislative Intern
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Advocate
  • Center for Family Services, Services Empowering Rape Victims (SERV)
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Social Worker
  • Center for Family Services, HomeBase Youth Shelter
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2006
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S.W.
  • 2003
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S.
  • 2001


  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Therapy Center of Philadelphia
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Former Director of ALLIES
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Graduation Coach Campaign
  • Former Mentor
  • N/A
  • McGill Law Review
  • Former Peer Reviewer
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • PA Super Lawyer: Rising Stars Edition 2016-2019*
  • Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America 2018-2019* (Family Law)
  • Best Lawyers®
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Roll of Honor 2015, 2016, 2018
  • First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • 2018
  • PA Super Lawyer: Rising Stars Edition
  • Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Henry J. Richardson III Award - International Human Rights
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • 2006
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Pursuit of Justice" Writing Competition
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • 2006
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  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • Gender Markers Still Miss the Mark
  • 2016
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • Paternity and Parentage in Same-Sex Marriages
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Overview of the Law of Custodial Rights of Grandparents and Other Kin
  • Overview of the Law of Custodial Rights of Grandparents and Other Kin
  • 2019
  • The Nicholas Cipriani American Inn of Court
  • What Is My Date Of Marriage? (co-presenter)
  • 2016

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Child custody Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Dumin embodies the true spirit of advocacy through her tireless pursuit of justice and positive results for her clients. She is highly qualified to represent clients in all aspects of family law and her compassion allows clients to feel as comfortable as possible in often difficult situations. In the years I had the privilege of working with Ms. Dumin, she never failed to impress me with her legal skills and analytic mind. I would highly recommend Ms. Dumin to any client who is seeking an attorney who is passionate about finding the best results possible for each unique situation."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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