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Montgomery Bar Foundation. In addition, she has been involved in
the community as a Volunteer Ombudsmen in Delaware County,
an Ethics Committee member at the former Montgomery County
Geriatic Center, and a planning member of ACLAMO's "Faces of
Hope" fundraising event.

Section Leaders
ANDREW D. TAYLOR, ESQ. (FAMILY LAW)
Andrew D. Taylor joined Shemtob Law in 2014.
Mr. Taylor has practiced family law exclusively
for over a decade. He is experienced in all aspects
of family law, including equitable distribution,
alimony, child support, child custody and abuse
matters. He regularly argues appeals before the Pennsylvania Superior
Court involving complex family law issues. Mr. Taylor was selected
by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (2015 and
2016 editions) in the field of family law, one of the legal profession's
oldest and most respected peer-review publications, published by U.S.
News & World Report. Mr. Taylor has attained an "AV Preeminent®"
rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available
from Martindale-Hubbell. In 2015, The American Institute of Family
Law Attorneys (AIOFLA) selected Mr. Taylor as a recipient of the
Pennsylvania AIOFLA "10 Best" Client Satisfaction Award, which
recognizes commitment to the field of family law and a high level
of approval from peers and clients. Mr. Taylor was named a "Rising
Star" from 2008 through 2015 by the publisher of the Pennsylvania
Edition of the Super Lawyers magazine, an honor given to the top 2.5
percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are 40 years or younger or
in practice for 10 years or less. Mr. Taylor has also received an Avvo®
Rating of "10 - Superb." Mr. Taylor has been named a "Top Divorce
Attorney" by Mainline Today Magazine, a "Top Family Law Attorney"
by Philadelphia Life Magazine and an "Awesome Attorney" in the area
of Family Law in Philadelphia by Suburban Life Magazine. In 2011,
Mr. Taylor received the "Lawyer on the Fast Track Award," an honor
given to only 27 Pennsylvania attorneys under 40 years of age by The
Legal Intelligencer recognizing the future leaders of Pennsylvania's legal
community. Mr. Taylor speaks and writes frequently on a number
of family law topics. Mr. Taylor graduated magna cum laude from
Mansfield University in 2000, and from Ohio Northern University,
Pettit College of Law, in 2003. Mr. Taylor resides in Montgomery
County with his wife and two children.

THOMAS A. BOULDEN, ESQ. (PROBATE & TAX)
Thomas Boulden has been representing clients
in the Orphans' Courts of Pennsylvania for
nearly 20 years. He has extensive experience in
the areas of will contests, trust, fiduciary and
surcharge litigation as well as guardianships for
incapacitated persons. He has experience representing the fiduciary
as well as the beneficiaries. In addition to litigation matters Tom
assists and counsels clients in estate planning and the review and
interpretation of estate documents. Mr. Boulden is admitted to the
Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Boulden has been
honored with inclusion in Best Lawyers in America from 2007 to and
including the upcoming 2017 edition. He has also been honored
with inclusion in Super Lawyers. He is a member of the Pennsylvania,
Montgomery and American Bar Associations. As a member of the
Montgomery Bar Association he has been the chair or co-chair of
the Orphans Court Rule Committee for the years 1993-2001 and
2003-2008, and is presently chair of the Probate and Tax Section. Mr.
Boulden was a President of the Desmond J. McTighe Inn of Court.

Mr. Boulden has successfully handled matters at the trial court level as
well as on appeal. He has been lead counsel or co-counsel in matters
before the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the Commonwealth Court
of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Boulden
received his Bachelor of Arts in 1984 from West Chester University
graduating magna cum laude. In 1991 he graduated from the Widener
School of Law where he was on the Moot Court Honor Board as
the DiBona Chairperson in 1990-91 and was a member of the
interscholastic Moot Court teams. He was awarded the designation of
Order of Barristers. Mr. Boulden is a frequent author lecturer on estate
litigation and estate planning areas for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute
and the Montgomery Bar Association.

ROBERT J. BIRCH, ESQ. (TRIAL LAWYERS)
Robert J. Birch, Esquire, is an experienced
attorney defined by his reputation for getting
to the core of the problem and achieving results
for clients. Robert's unique business background
frequently helps in cases that deal with financial
and tax problems. Robert is from the Roxborough section of
Philadelphia and graduated Central High School's 239th Class, where
he was a member of the wrestling team. Robert received a B.S. in
Accounting from Villanova University, and an M.S. in Taxation from
Drexel University. After practicing as a Certified Public Accountant
for a major public accounting firm, Robert received a J.D. from the
University of Miami School of Law, and an LL.M. in Taxation from
Villanova University. Robert worked for major Philadelphia law firms
before opening his own law practice in Montgomery County. Robert
is admitted in Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the
U.S. Tax Court. Robert has spoken throughout the years on many
estate, tax and litigation topics. Robert is an elected Supervisor in
Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, and currently serves
as the President of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Montgomery Bar
Association.

LINDSAY H. CHILDS, ESQ. (YOUNG LAWYERS)
Ms. Childs is an associate attorney at the firm
of Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC, King of
Prussia, Pennsylvania. Lindsay Hanifan Childs
graduated from Villanova University School
of Law in 2011, and from the University of
Richmond in 2008. While in law school, Ms. Childs interned as a
law clerk for the Honorable Katherine B.L. Platt of the Family Court
Division of the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. She also
served as a certified legal intern at Villanova's Civil Justice Clinic,
where her practice included family law matters. Ms. Childs gained
extensive writing experience serving as a Managing Editor of Student
Works on Villanova's Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. In 2011,
Ms. Childs was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania. In addition
to serving as an officer of the Montgomery Bar Association's Young
Lawyers Section, Ms. Childs is an active member of the Montgomery
Bar Association's Family Law Section, and serves as the liaison between
the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Family Law Section and Young
Lawyers Division. Ms. Childs also serves as a Programming Chair
for the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, and has been
appointed as a guardian ad litem for children in numerous custody
and abuse cases. Ms. Childs has chosen to limit her practice to family
law, including the areas of divorce, custody, equitable distribution,
child support, alimony, spousal support, enforcement/modification of
property settlement agreements, and prenuptial agreements.

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