Sarinia M. Feinman Esq.

Sarinia Feinman - Family Attorney - Vetrano Vetrano & Feinman
Norristown Divorce Lawyer 
King of Prussia, PA

Sarinia M. Feinman, Esq.

Fax: (610) 265-1120

About me

Family Law Attorney Sarinia M. Feinman M. Feinman is a partner at the firm of Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman, LLC in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Feinman was graduated from Widener University School of Law, and from the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Feinman was recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyer’s Magazine as a Rising Star in the area of Family Law from 2010-2018; and has been named as a Super Lawyer in the area of family law from 2019 to date; and was recently named as a Top Lawyer in the area of Family Law in Main Line Today, Philadelphia Life, and Suburban Life Magazines. While in law school, Ms. Feinman interned as a law clerk for the Honorable Barry C. Dozor of the Family Court Division of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Feinman is an active member of the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA), being the current Pesident of the MBA, President-Elect in 2021, Vice-President in 2020, Treasurer in 2019, Secretary in 2018, and a Past Chair of both the Family Law Section (FLS) in 2014 and Young Lawyers’ Section in 2009. Ms. Feinman previously served as a Director for a three-year term, and a four-year term on the Judiciary Committee. Ms. Feinman is currently a Zone 9 Delegate to the PBA House of Delegates, and she is currently serving her second three-year term on the Board of Managers of the Montgomery County Youth Center. Ms. Feinman is a Past President of the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court in family law. She was previously the Zone 9 Co-Chair of the PBA Young Lawyers’ Division, and was one of the Regional Coordinators of the High School Mock Trial Competition and a member of the PBA Bar Leadership Institute class of 2010-11. Ms. Feinman served as a Council Member of the PBA Family Law Section for two separate three-year terms (2014-17 and 2009-12), and chaired the Programming Committee of the PBA FLS in 2013-14, and is currently the Co-Chair of the PBA FLS Membership Committee, since 2015. She is also a Collaborative Family Law Affiliate who is trained in the collaborative law approach to divorce, which focuses on severing the bonds of matrimony without severing the family.

Ms. Feinman served as the Pennsylvania Reporter for the American Bar Association’s Family Law Quarterly’s “Law in the 50 States” from 2004 through 2009. She is a frequent speaker, course planner, and author for various programs for PBI, PBA and MBA. Ms. Feinman has served as author, speaker and course planner for various programs, including the PBI and the PBA’s Representing a Special Needs Client in Family Law Cases, the PBI’s Issues for Divorce Over Fifty, the Chester County Bar Association’s What You Should Have Learned in Law School But Didn’t, and the Montgomery Bar Association’s A to Z on Business Valuations, Professionalism in Family Law, Hot Tips on What Family Law Practitioners Should Know in Other Areas of the Law, But Probably Do Not – Are You Committing Malpractice?, and A View from the “New” Family Court Bench. She frequently serves as a volunteer attorney for the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project (MCAP), for which she represents abused children. Ms. Feinman has chosen to limit her practice to family law, with a special interest in custody relocation matters, children’s rights and, in particular, those of special needs children.

Areas of Practice

Family Law

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of New Jersey
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, 2004
University of Pittsburgh, 2001
University of Wisconsin-Platteville,
Seville, Spain Study Abroad Program

Past Employment Positions

The Honorable Barry C. Dozer, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, Family Division, Law Clerk Intern
Pennsylvania Family Law Clinic, Widener University School of Law, Student Attorney
Jewish Community Center Kaiserman Branch, Wynnewood, PA., School Program Coordinator, 1993 – 2004
Temple Sinai Hebrew School, Pittsburgh, PA., Teacher, 1998 – 2001

Languages

Fluent in written and spoken Hebrew
Proficient in Spanish

About Us

Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman LLC is a law firm in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania that practices in the areas of family law and civil appeals.

The firm’s family law practice extends throughout eastern Pennsylvania. This area includes the Philadelphia Main Line (Merion, Narberth, Gladwyne, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Villanova, St. David’s, Radnor, Wayne, Strafford, Devon, Berwyn, and Paoli) and the communities of Newtown Square, Malvern, Valley Forge, and Phoenixville. The counties covered include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, and Northampton—whose county seats are, respectively, in Reading, Doylestown, West Chester, Media, Lancaster, Allentown, Stroudsburg, Norristown, and Easton.

The firm’s civil appeals practice is throughout Pennsylvania.

Honors, Awards and Published Works

See list of honors, awards and published works.

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2019-2021

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – Rising Star for Family Law, 2010-2018

Main Line Today Top Lawyer – 2017, 2018, 2020

Suburban Life/Philadelphia Life Magazine – Top Attorney, 2016, 2017

Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in PA by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA), February 2016

Pennsylvania Bar Association Bar leadership Institute, Class of 2010-11

Committee of the Year of the Montgomery Bar Association as President of the Young Lawyers Section, 2009

Sarinia Feinman Published Works

Listed below are the published works of PA family attorney Sarinia Feinman:

Case Notes: In RE Estate of Paul J. Sauers, III, PBA Pennsylvania FAMILY Lawyer, October 2009

Family Law Templates, Pleadings, and Case Law, What You Should Have Learned in Law School But Didn’t, Chester County Bar Association, April, 2008

Selected Cases to Illustrate Representing a Disabled Client with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Issues, Representing a Special Needs Client in Family Law Cases, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, July, 2008

Selected Cases to Illustrate Representing a Disabled Client with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Issues, Representing a Special Needs Client in Family Law Cases, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, December, 2007

Case Notes: In RE D.K. & W.K., PBA Pennsylvania FAMILY Lawyer, October, 2007

Equitable Distribution Case Law Update, Equitable Distribution Update, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, December, 2006

Practicum, Ethical Tax Crimes?: A look at the Effect of Ethics, Tax Law, and Criminal Law on the Practice of Family Law, Montgomery Bar Association, November, 2006

Case Notes: Wang v. Feng, PBA Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Summer, 2006

Equitable Distribution Case Law Update, General Practitioner’s Update, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, June, 2006

Law in the 50 States, American Bar Association Family Law Quarterly, Pennsylvania Reporter, Winter, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008

Generation YL: County Bar Associations Want You, The Legal Intelligencer, September, 2005 (quoted)

New QDRO Costs to be Factored in Divorce: Practice Pointer, PBA Pennsylvania FAMILY Lawyer, April, 2005

Passport Nightmares Created By Support Arrearages: Removing Impediments Can Be An Impediment, Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Practice Section News, Winter, 2005

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Professional Associations and Memberships

See list of professional associations and memberships.

Montgomery Bar Association

  • President-Elect, 2021
  • Vice President, 2020
  • Treasurer, 2019
  • Secretary, 2018
  • Executive Committee, 2012 and 2018 to date
  • Nominating Committee, 2009, 2014, 2016, and 2018 to date
  • Personnel/Salary Committee, 2018 to date
  • Financial and Investment Policy Committee, 2018 to date
  • Director 2014, 2010-2012 (3-year term), and 2009
  • Family Law Section, 2004-present
    • Chair, 2014
    • Vice-Chair, 2013
    • Secretary, 2012
    • Treasurer, 2011
    • Chair of 1st and 3rd Annual Toby L. Dickman Seminar Committee, 2008 and 2010
    • Member of Practicum Committee, 2006 and 2007
    • Chair of Case Law Updates Committee, 2006, Co-chair, 2007
    • Member of Custody Committee, 2007
  • Bench Bar Committee, 2015 to present
  • Women in the Law Committee, Co-Chair, 2016-2017
  • Long-Range Planning Committee, 2014-2016 (3-year term)
  • Judiciary Committee, 2011-2014 (4-year term)
  • Membership Committee, Co-Chair, 2010 and 2015
  • Young Lawyer’s Section, 2005-2014
    • Chair, 2009
    • Vice-Chair, 2008
    • Treasurer, 2007
    • Co-chair of events committee, 2006
    • Member of events committee, 2005
  • Legal-Aid/Pro-Bono Committee, Co-Chair, 2008
  • Child Advocates Committee, Co-Chair, 2007

Board of Managers of the Montgomery County Youth Center, appointed by the Montgomery County Commissioners for a term March 2017 to March 2020

Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)

  • House of Delegates, Zone 9, 2017 to date
  • Family Law Section
    • Programming Committee, Member, 2018-2019
    • Executive Committee, 2014-2015 and 2016-2017
    • Council Member, 2015-2017; 2010-2012 (each 3-year term)
    • Membership Committee, Co-Chair, 2015 to present
    • Programming Chair, 2013-2014
  • Young Lawyer’s Division
    • Zone 9 Chair, 2011-12
  • Bar Leadership Institute 2010-11

Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court (family court), 2005-present

  • Counselor (Immediate Past President), 2013-14
  • President, 2012-13
  • Membership Director, 2010-12
  • Programming Coordinator, 2009-10

Pennsylvania High School Mock Trial Competition

  • Regional Director, 2010-2013

Montgomery Child Advocacy Project (MCAP) attorney, representing children in both child custody and protection from abuse cases where allegations of abuse exist, 2008-present

Collaborative Family Law Affiliates (trained in the Collaborative Law method), 2006-present

American Bar Association, 2001-04

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Classes/Seminars Taught

See list of classes/seminars taught.

Programming Committee for the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section Winter Meeting, January 2019

Speaker at the 2017 PBI Family Law Institute, April 2017

Speaker at the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section Winter Meeting, January 2017

Course Planner & Speaker at the September 20th and September 28th PBI Program on Complex Support Cases, September 2016

Moderator in Presentation to Montgomery Bar Association’s Women in the Law Committee, April 2016

Course Planner and Moderator, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, “Issues for Divorce Over 50, Approaching the Golden Years with No Band of Gold” – 2015

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Summer Meeting, White Sulphur Springs, WV, July 2015

Course Planner of all programs. Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Summer Meeting. Cambridge, MD, July 2014

Speaker and Course Planner. Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Summer Meeting. Cambridge, MD. Plenary Session: Custody Mock Trial – Act I, July 2014

Course Planner of all programs. Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Winter Meeting. Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 2014

Speaker and Course Planner. Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Winter Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. Detecting Deception, Jan. 2014
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Speaker and Author. Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section. Pittsburgh, PA. Equitable Distribution Case Law Updates, Jan. 2013

Speaker and Course Planner. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Pittsburgh, PA. The Second Season: Issues for Divorce over Fifty, Oct. 2012

Speaker. American Bar Association, Family Law Section. Philadelphia, PA. Plenary Session – Financial and Other Hot Tips from the Experts, Oct. 2012

Speaker. Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section. Hershey, PA. Case Law Updates, July 2012

Speaker and Course Planner. Toby L. Dickman Family Law Seminar of the Montgomery Bar Association. Norristown, PA. HOT TIPS on What Family Law Practitioners Should Know in Other Areas of the Law, but Probably do Not – Are You Committing Malpractice?; AND A View from the “New” Family Court Bench, Nov. 2010

Speaker. Professionalism Now. Montgomery Bar Association in Norristown, PA. Opportunities for Professionalism in Family Law, Dec.2009

Speaker and Course Planner. Toby L. Dickman Family Law Seminar of the Montgomery Bar Association. Norristown, PA. An A to Z on Business Valuations, Oct. 2008

Speaker. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Pittsburgh, PA. The Second Season: Issues for Divorce over Fifty, Sept. 2008

Speaker. Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section. Baltimore, MD. Representing a Special Needs Client in Family Law Cases, July 2008

Speaker. Chester County Bar Association. West Chester, PA. What You Should Have Learned in Law School But Didn’t, Apr. 2008

Speaker and Course Planner. Mock Trials of the Family Law Section of the Montgomery Bar Association. Norristown, PA. An A to Z on Mock Trial Scoring and Criminal Issues, Feb.2008

Speaker and Course Planner. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA. Representing a Special Needs Client in Family Law Cases, Dec. 2007

Speaker and Course Planner. Practicum of the Family Law Section of the Montgomery Bar Association. Norristown, PA. Representing Clients Under a Disability: Addressing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues in Family Law Cases, Nov. 2007

Speaker. Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section. Pittsburgh, PA. Equitable Distribution Case Law Update, Jan. 2006

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Our experienced family lawyers take the time to fully understand the financial and emotional complexities that can be involved in separating two lives. We offer the patience and resources to effectively guide clients through a divorce, addressing all the challenges they may face in moving forward with their lives. To learn more about how we can help protect your rights and interests in a complex divorce, contact the Pennsylvania divorce attorneys at Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman LLC.