David I. Grunfeld

  • Of Counsel


Practice Areas

  • Family Law 25%
  • Commercial Litigation and Collections 25%
  • Estate Planning and Administration 25%
  • Professional Responsibility 25%


David Grunfeld is Of Counsel to the firm, with his practice focused on the areas of Family law, Commercial Litigation and Collections, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Administration and Professional Responsibility. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Grunfeld was a sole practitioner.

Mr. Grunfeld is well known in the legal community for his knowledge of legal ethics and has been asked to serve as an expert witness in litigation concerning this issue.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 05/1968
    • Honors: Top Third, Moot Court Winner
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. - 1965
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Business Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1968
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972

Professional Associations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Editor-in-Chief, The Philadelphia Bar Reporter, 1980 to 1985
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Editor-in-Chief, The Philadelphia Lawyer, 2003
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member and Former Chair, Family Law Section, 1993
  • American Bar Association, Family and Business Law Sections
  • Commercial Law League of America, Member
  • The Forwarders List, Member
  • American Lawyers Quarterly, Member
  • Eastern District Bankruptcy Conference, Member
  • Jewish Family & Childrens Agency of Philadelphia, Board of Directors
  • Philadelphia Jaycees, Board of Directors
  • Collaborative Family Law Affiliates, Attorney
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Institute, Board of Directors
  • Montgomery County Family Services, Board of Directors
  • Men's Resource Center, Board of Directors
  • Montgomery County N.O.W., Board of Directors
  • Long-time member of the Professional Guidance Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association

Published Works

  • Author of a chapter in Bankruptcy Issues in Matrimonial Cases, published in 1992
  • Serves as an ethics columnist for Philadelphia Lawyer magazine and Philadelphia Bar Reporter newspaper
  • Editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia Bar magazine and newspaper


  • Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section Award, 1995 and 2012
  • Philadelphia Bar Association PNC Wealth Management Achievement Award in 2018

Classes & Seminars

  • Long-time speaker and writer for Continuing Legal Education classes for attorneys for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and other organizations

Pro-Bono Activities

  • President of the Board of Family Services
  • President of the Philadelphia Jaycees

Past Positions

  • Gratz, Tate, Spiegel, Ervin & Ruthrauff
  • Blumstein Rutstein & Mirarchi, P.C.
  • Steinberg, Greenstein, Gorelick & Price
  • Hon. D. Donald Jamieson, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, Clerk


  • English

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Tau Delta Phi