Shira Katz Scanlon, Esquire

Shira Katz Scanlon, Esquire

Member of the Thomas S. Forkin Family Law Inn of Court

Ms. Katz Scanlon has been practicing exclusively Matrimonial Law, in all areas, since completing her clerkship in 2010. Ms. Katz Scanlon completed a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Linda Feinberg, Assignment Judge Superior Court in Trenton, New Jersey in 2009-2010. After her clerkship, Ms. Katz Scanlon joined a law firm, where she was an associate attorney practicing family law, before becoming a shareholder of Martine & Katz Scanlon.

Ms. Katz Scanlon received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University in August 2005. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University in May 2009, where she graduated magna cum laude as a member of the inaugural class.

Ms. Katz Scanlon co-founded the Jewish Law Students’ Association in her first year of law school and was selected by the faculty as a member of Drexel’s Inaugural Moot Court Board. During her tenure at Drexel University, Ms. Katz Scanlon also received the Excellence in Service Award for her work with the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, and she received the Exceptional Service Honors Pro Bono Award.

Ms. Katz Scanlon participates in the Burlington County Domestic Violence Pro Bono Clinic, where she volunteers her time to represent indigent victims of domestic violence and is an active member of the Burlington County Bar Association. Ms. Katz Scanlon maintains the commitment she forged during law school to helping underserved, urban youth communities in her capacity as Adjunct Professor and Program Coordinator for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project at Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law

In August 2013 Ms. Katz Scanlon was named as one of the “Top Attorneys” in South Jersey in SJ Magazine for Divorce & Family Law and her photo was featured in the issue! In August 2012, Ms. Katz Scanlon was named as one of the “Top Attorneys” in South Jersey in SJ Magazine for Domestic Violence, and two months later was named an “Awesome Attorney” by South Jersey Magazine in the area of Domestic Violence law. Be sure to check out the most recent issues of both SJ Magazine and South Jersey Magazine to see her most recent recognition as a distinguished matrimonial lawyer in the Vorhees, South Jersey areas. 

Ms. Katz Scanlon has broad experience in all aspects of family law. She has litigated matrimonial matters in all stages and of all types, addressing all issues including custody, child support, alimony as well as domestic violence.

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Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 2009
  • Pennsylvania, 2009


  • 2009, Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University, J.D., magna cum laude
  • 2005, Douglass College of Rutgers University, B.A., Major: Psychology
  • 2002, Akiba Hebrew Academy

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Outstanding Alumni Award
  • 2016 Murray Friedman Emerging Leader Award (Presented by the organization American Jewish Committee).
  • Top Attorneys, SJ Magazine, August 2013 (Divorce & Family Law)
  • Awesome Attorneys, South Jersey Magazine, December 2012 (Domestic Violence)
  • Top Attorneys, SJ Magazine, August 2012 (Domestic Violence)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Volunteer Attorney for the organization, Dinah Philly (Provides free legal services for Domestic Violence Matters affecting Jewish victims)
  • Burlington County Pro Bono Domestic Violence Clinic Participant
  • Burlington County Bar Association Member, member of the Young Lawyers Committee
  • Camden County Bar Association Member, member of the Young Lawyers Committee and Women in the Profession Committee
  • Cumberland County Bar Association Member
  • Member, BNI Marlton Regional Chapter (2013)


Alpha Chi Omega

Community Involvement

  • American Jewish Committee (Board member)
  • Philadelphia/Southern NJ Region (Board Member)
  • South Jersey Liaison (Executive Board Member)
  • Young Women's Leadership Initiative (Chair Member) 
  • Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey (Chair Member)