Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. Chair of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis Family Law Department. Author. Lecturer. Honorary Counsul, Republic of Haiti. Husband. Father.
Albert Momjian, Esq., a special friend to the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) for over 40 years, answers to all of these titles and many more. Momjian was recently featured on the cover of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2010 magazine and in the magazine’s article titled “Family Guy”, which highlights him as one of the top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2010. He has been the recipient of this high honor each year since 2004.
Momjian has generously served and supported the AMAA in many ways over the years. He has served as its solicitor for over 40 years, as President from 1993 to 1997, as a Board member for many years, as Chairman of the Wills and Bequests Committee for over 10 years and as Treasurer of the Armenian Evangelical World Council for over 10 years.
“We are extremely thankful and proud of what Albert has done to support our mission for so many years,” said Mr. Levon Filian, AMAA’s Executive Director. “Indeed he has a passion to serve the Lord and His people. His leadership and commitment to the AMAA has enabled us to continue the important work we do in 24 countries around the world. We are truly blessed that he has chosen to dedicate his valuable time and expertise to the AMAA.”
A practicing attorney for over 50 years, Momjian earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Columbia University. He currently serves as chair of his firm’s Family Law Department in Philadelphia. Momjian is a nationally renowned family law attorney regarded as the dean of the Pennsylvania family law bar. His practice encompasses complex cases involving divorce and domestic relations, representing many public figures over the years.
Pennsylvania Family Law, a landmark treatise which he co-authored in 1978, was the first book of its kind to provide such a comprehensive and practical approach to family law and is often cited by the Commonwealth’s appellate courts. He has been quoted in numerous publications including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe, the National Law Journal, CNN.com and by the Associated Press. His high-profile cases have been featured on Primetime and in People, Time, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Momjian, who has served as Honorary Consul for the Republic of Haiti in Pennsylvania since 1978, has spent the last 30 years dedicating time to the delivery of humanitarian and medical aid to Haiti, and providing legal counsel and support for Philadelphia’s substantial Haitian population. Since the unprecedented earthquake in January, he is spending much time helping the Haitian people locate their families and obtain passports to visit; arranging for medical supplies and equipment and tents to be shipped to Haiti; attending conferences for the reconstruction of Haiti; and lecturing at schools and universities about Haiti – its history, its people and the damage created by the catastrophic earthquake.
Momjian and his wife, Esther, have three adult children, Carol, Mark and Thomas, who are all attorneys. His son, Mark, was quoted in the article that his father “goes beyond what an ordinary lawyer would do to make someone feel comfortable and confident that they have an advocate in their corner.”
“We also are honored to have Albert as an advocate and congratulate him on this latest and well-deserved honor,” added Dr. H. Steven Aharonian, AMAA Board of Directors President.