Judy sits as an arbitrator with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas compulsory arbitration program. She is a former Adjunct Professor at the James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University, where she taught a course on legal writing to international attorneys. In law school at Villanova, Judy participated in the International Law Society, the Jessup International Moot Court Team, and the Women’s Law Caucus. She was also a Research Assistant to Professor Ruth Gordon, as well as a legal writing teaching assistant to Diane Edelman.

She has discussed the legal rights of grandparents on the radio program “The Morning Zone”,  broadcast from Cheyenne to Denver. In 2008, she was named among the “Lawyers on the Fast Track” by the Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly. As such, Judy is one of only 35 Pennsylvania attorneys under the age of 40 selected as a future leader of the Commonwealth’s legal community and having made a significant commitment to the community-at-large. Judy is a former trustee for Elam United Methodist Church in Glen Mills, PA.

Judy’s practice encompasses family law and domestic relations, including:

  • – adoptions
  • – annulments
  • – prenuptial agreements
  • – sophisticated and complicated divorce and support cases
  • – contentious custody litigation
  • – relocation
  • – protecting grandparents’ rights, including custody issues involving grandchildren
  • – complex Protection from Abuse cases, in which adult children have committed cruel and violent acts against elderly parents
  • – Hague cases involving international abduction and retention of children by their parents


  • Villanova School of Law (J.D. 1998)
  • Virginia Tech (B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section

Awards & Honors

  • Named a Distinguished Advocate by the Support Center for Child Advocates (2018)
  • Recipient of the Pro Bono Publico Award for the Court of Common Pleas – Trial Division – Dependency (2016)
  • Recipient of the Volunteer Award from Philadelphia Coalition for Victim Advocacy (2009)
  • Named among the 2008 “Lawyers on the Fast Track” by the Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly.
  • Named a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2005 – 2008, 2010 – 2012)
  • Honoree for her contribution to the community and her excellence in the field of business, 7th Annual March of Dimes Salute to Philadelphia Women of Achievement (2002)
  • Named among the “Best Lawyers in America” for Family Law (2018)
  • Board of Directors, Hearts and Hands Preschool, Glen Mills, PA

Practice areas

  • Family Law
  • Litigation


  • Spanish


Judy McIntire Springer, Esquire
Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP
The Bellevue
200 South Broad Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.790.0509 (fax)