Cheryl L. Young concentrates her practice in matrimonial law, which includes divorce, custody, support, property distribution and adoption.

She is a 1985 graduate of American University, Washington College of Law where she was on the American University Law Review. She received her BA in Sciences in 1982 from Michigan State University. Cheryl frequently lectures to professional groups on various topics related to Family Law throughout the year.

Honors & Awards


Ranked in Chambers USA High Net Worth Guide, Pennsylvania – Family/Matrimonial, 2023- 2024

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Family Law, 2024

Listed in Pennsylvania Best Lawyers for Family Law, 2023

Named a top 100 Attorney in Pennsylvania by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004 – Present

Named a top 50 Female Attorney in Pennsylvania by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2006 – Present

Named the Philadelphia Best Lawyers “Family Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2009

Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as one of Pennsylvania’s top attorneys in Family Law (2004 – Present) as a result of a statewide survey of lawyers

Named to The Best Lawyers in America for Family Law, 2005, 2006, 2010 –Present

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Directors

Named one of the Greater Philadelphia Region’s Ten Leaders in Divorce Law by the Ten Leaders

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Memberships & Community

Pennsylvania Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Unit County Governor
Past President, Family Law Section
Member, House of Delegates
Chair, Membership Committee
Past Chair, Outreach to Children Committee

Montgomery Bar Association
Past President, 2004
Past Chair, Family Law Committee, Young Lawyers Division

American Bar Association

Desmond J. McTighe Inn of Court

Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, Treasurer,  2006 – Present

Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, Secretary

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Past Board Member

Victims Services Center of Montgomery County, Past President

Ambler Area YMCA Past Board Member

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