west-chester-pa-probate-attorneys-lawyers-resume

My goal is to ensure that my clients are aware of all aspects of their desires and Estate Planning, comfortable with the process, and confident with me. My resume, which contains many assessments (reviews) and awards, many of them being confidential to the extent that even I am not privy to their identity, mean everything to me. Thank You.

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Accolades

  1. 2022 Martindale AV Preeminent
  2. 2021 Avvo Superb
  3. 2021 Best Lawyer
  4. 2021 Client Champion
  5. 2021 Daily Times
  6. 2021 Martindale AV Preeminent
  7. 2021 Martindale AV Judicial
  8. 2021 Martindale AV 15 Years
  9. 2020 Avvo Superb
  10. 2020 Client Champion
  11. 2020 Daily Times
  12. 2020 Lawyers AV Preeminent
  13. 2020 Martindale AV Judicial
  14. 2020 Martindale AV Preeminent
  15. 2020 Martindale 30 Years
  16. 2020 Top One Percent
  17. 2019 Avvo Superb
  18. 2019 Client Champion
  19. 2019 Daily Times
  20. 2019 Lawyers of Distinction
  21. 2019 Lawyers AV Preeminent
  22. 2019 Martindale AV Judicial
  23. 2019 Martindale AV Preeminent
  24. 2019 Martindale AV Rated
  25. 2019 Philadelphia News Journal
  26. 2019 Top One Percent
  27. 2018 Avvo Superb
  28. 2018 Daily Times
  29. 2018 Client Champion
  30. 2018 Lawyers AV Preeminent
  31. 2018 Martindale AV Judicial
  32. 2018 Martindale AV Preeminent
  33. 2018 Top One Percent
  34. 2017 Avvo Superb
  35. 2017 Client Champion Gold
  36. 2017 Martindale AV Judicial
  37. 2017 Martindale AV Preeminent
  38. 2017 Top One Percent
  39. 2016 Client Distinction
  40. 2016 Martindale AV Judicial
  41. 2016 Martindale AV Preeminent
  42. 2016 Martindale AV 10 Years
  43. 2016 Top One Percent
  44. 2015 Avvo Superb
  45. 2015 Awesome Attorneys
  46. 2015 Client Distinction
  47. 2015 Martindale AV Judicial
  48. 2015 Martindale AV Preeminent
  49. 2015 Martindale 25 Years
  50. 2014 Avvo Superb
  51. 2014 Awesome Attorneys
  52. 2014 Client Distinction
  53. 2014 Martindale AV Judicial
  54. 2014 Martindale AV Preeminent
  55. 2014 Top One Percent
  56. 2013 Avvo Superb
  57. 2013 Awesome Attorneys
  58. 2013 Client Distinction
  59. 2013 Martindale AV Judicial
  60. 2013 Martindale AV Preeminent
  61. 2012 Avvo Superb
  62. 2012 Awesome Attorneys
  63. 2012 Main Line Today
  64. 2012 Martindale AV Judicial
  65. 2012 Martindale AV Preeminent
  66. 2011 Avvo Superb
  67. 2011 Awesome Attorneys
  68. 2011 Lawyers AV Preeminent
  69. 2011 Martindale AV 5 Years
  70. 2011 Martindale AV Judicial
  71. 2011 Martindale AV Preeminent
  72. 2011 Top One Percent
  73. 2010 Awesome Attorneys
  74. 2010 Bar Register Law Firm
  75. 2010 Bar Register Lawyer
  76. 2010 Lawyers AV Preeminent
  77. 2010 Martindale AV Preeminent
  78. 2009 Bar Register Law Firm
  79. 2009 Bar Register Lawyer
  80. 2009 Martindale AV Preeminent
  81. 2008 Martindale AV Preeminent
  82. 2007 Martindale AV Preeminent
  83. 2006 Martindale AV Preeminent

Assessments

  1. Alice
  2. Allison
  3. Anne-and-Norm
  4. Annie
  5. Anonymous-1
  6. Anonymous-2
  7. Betsi
  8. Bill
  9. Bill-D
  10. Brent
  11. Brian-E-Stipe-Esq
  12. Bronwyn
  13. Christina
  14. Client-1
  15. Client-2
  16. Client-3
  17. Client-4
  18. Confidential-1
  19. Confidential-2
  20. Confidential-3
  21. Confidential-4
  22. Confidential-5
  23. Confidential-6
  24. Confidential-7
  25. Confidential-8
  26. Confidential-9
  27. D-J
  28. Daniel
  29. Dave
  30. David-1
  31. David-2
  32. David-3
  33. Diane
  34. Det-H-Joks-Esq
  35. Don
  36. Eileen
  37. Ellen
  38. Elizabeth
  39. Eric-Trajtenberg-Esq
  40. Estate-Planning-1
  41. Estate-Planning-2
  42. Estate-Planning-3
  43. Frances
  44. Glenn
  45. Grace
  46. Gregg
  47. Gwen
  48. Heather
  49. Hugh-J-Gillespie-Esq
  50. James-P-Frederick-Esq
  51. Janice
  52. Jeff
  53. Jill
  54. Joe
  55. Johan
  56. John-1
  57. John-2
  58. John-3
  59. Joseph-M-Masiuk-Esq
  60. Julian
  61. Karl P Voigt IV Esq
  62. Kimberly
  63. Kiran
  64. Krista
  65. Laura
  66. Laura-A
  67. Lauri-G
  68. Lee
  69. Len
  70. Linda-S
  71. Lisa-1
  72. Lisa-2
  73. Louis
  74. MariaElaina
  75. Michelle
  76. Michael-C-Greenberg-Esq
  77. Mick
  78. Mona
  79. Nancy
  80. Olya
  81. Pa-Bar-Institute
  82. Patrick
  83. Penny
  84. Probate-1
  85. Probate-2
  86. Richard-Butler
  87. Robert-L-Adshead-Esq
  88. Ron
  89. Rose
  90. Rosemarie
  91. Scott-P-Towers-Esq
  92. Shawn
  93. Sheila
  94. Steven-J-Fromm-Esq
  95. Sue
  96. Susan
  97. Tax-1
  98. Tom
  99. Tyler-B-Christ-Esq
  100. Victor
  101. Widener-University
  102. Wills-1
  103. Wills-2
  104. Wills-3
  105. Womens-Business-Seminar
  106. Yvette-Taylor-Hachoose-Esq

Assignments

John B. Whalen, Jr., J.D., LL.M.

  • Pa Probate Estates Lawyer
  • 2006 – Present
  • Wayne, PA

Lamb McErlane

  • Pa Probate Estates Lawyer
  • 2004 – 2006
  • West Chester, PA

Lastowka Messick

  • Pa Probate Estates Lawyer
  • 1998 – 2004
  • Media, PA

Forceno Hannon and Arangio

  • Pa Probate Estates Lawyer
  • 1992 – 1998
  • Philadelphia, PA

Joseph P. Lynch, Esquire

  • Pa Probate Estates Law Clerk
  • 1987 – 1992
  • Norristown, PA

Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • Supreme Court Member
  • 1990 – Present
  • Harrisburg, PA

Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Association Member
  • 2016 – Present
  • Harrisburg, PA

DelCo Estate Council

  • Immediate Past President
  • 2006 – Present
  • Media, PA

ChesCo Estate Council

  • Board Member
  • 2006 – 2007
  • Media, PA

Conestoga Senior High School

  • Internship Instructor
  • 2006 – 2006
  • Berwyn, PA

DelCo Estate Council

  • President
  • 2005 – 2006
  • Media, PA

Villanova University School of Law

  • Internship Instructor
  • 2005 – 2005
  • Villanova, PA

DelCo Estate Council

  • First Vice President
  • 2004 – 2005
  • Media, PA

DelCo Estate Council

  • Second Vice President
  • 2003 – 2004
  • Media, PA

DelCo Estate Council

  • Board Member
  • 2003 – 2007
  • Media, PA

ChesCo Estate Council

  • Council Member
  • 2000 – 2007
  • Hershey’s Mill, PA

DelCo Estate Council

  • Council Member
  • 2000 – 2007
  • Media, PA

ChesCo Bar Association

  • Association Member
  • 1999 – 3007
  • West Chester, PA

DelCo Bar Association

  • Association Member
  • 1999 – 3007
  • Media, PA

American Bar Association

  • Association Member
  • 1991 – 3008
  • Harrisburg, PA

US Federal Court E.D. PA

  • Bar Member
  • 1997 – 2009
  • Philadelphia, PA

PA Bar Association

  • Association Member
  • 1991 – 2009
  • Harrisburg, PA

Supreme Court, New Jersey

  • Bar Member
  • 1991 – Present
  • Trenton, NJ

Supreme Court, Pennsylvania

  • Bar Member
  • 1990 – Present
  • Harrisburg, PA

Delaware Law Forum

  • Editor-In-Chief
  • 1989-1990
  • Wilmington, DE

Delaware Law Forum

  • Case Note Writer
  • 1988-1989
  • Wilmington, DE

Delaware Law Forum

  • Case Note Writer
  • 1987-1988
  • Wilmington, DE

Academics

Villanova University Law School

  • Post Doctoral Degree
  • 1990–1994
  • Villanova, PA

Widener University Law School

  • Doctoral Degree
  • 1990–1994
  • Wilmington, DE

Temple University

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1983–1986
  • Philadelphia, PA

Montgomery County College

  • Associate’s Degree
  • 1980–1983
  • Blue Bell, PA

Affiliations

Picket Post Condo Assn

  • President
  • 2003 – 2007
  • Wayne, PA

Picket Post Condo Assn

  • Vice-President
  • 2003 – 2007
  • Wayne, PA

Picket Post Condo Assn

  • Board Member
  • 2003 – 2007
  • Wayne, PA

Articles

Misinformation, Misunderstandings, and Mistakes

  • 11-04-2018
  • Martindale.Com

Pa Living Wills and Surrogates

  • 11-01-2009
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Powers of Attorney and Agents

  • 11-01-2009
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Last Wills and Executors

  • 11-01-2009
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Estates and Income Tax Returns

  • 10-28-2009
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Last Wills and Taxes

  • 10-28-2009
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Executors and Duties

  • 10-28-2009
  • Lawyers.Com

When Does a Living Will take Effect

  • 04-07-2009
  • Martindale.Com

Pa Estate Planning and Pointers

  • 02-04-2009
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Estate Law and Aspects

  • 02-04-2009
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Estate Planning and Fiduciaries

  • 02-04-2009
  • Lawyers.Com

Patriot Act and C.I.P. Rules

  • 01-11-2009
  • Lawyers.Com

Maintaining PoA in a HIPAA World

  • 11-06-2008
  • Martindale.Com

Payments to Family Funeral Directors

  • 11-06-2008
  • Martindale.Com

USA PATRIOT Act Privacy Rules

  • 11-06-2008
  • Martindale.Com

Pa Abolishes Common Law Marriage

  • 11-06-2008
  • Martindale.Com

Maintaining PoA in a HIPAA World

  • 11-06-2008
  • Martindale.Com

Misinformation, Misunderstandings

  • 11-06-2008
  • Martindale.Com

Pa Last Wills and Asset Titles

  • 09-15-2008
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Powers of Attorney Requirements

  • 07-29-2008
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Living Trusts and Caution

  • 07-29-2008
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Living Wills and Doctors

  • 07-06-2008
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Fiduciaries and Traits

  • 05-14-2008
  • Lawyers.Com

Common Law Marriage Abolished

  • 05-13-2008
  • Lawyers.Com

Estate Tax and Inheritance Tax

  • 05-13-2008
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Probate and Alternatives

  • 05-13-2008
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Living Wills and Importance

  • 05-13-2008
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Probate and Avoidance

  • 05-13-2008
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Powers of Attorney and HIPAA

  • 05-03-2008
  • Lawyers.Com

Pa Estate Planning and Mistakes

  • 05-01-2008
  • Lawyers.Com

The House That Jack Built

  • 10-23-2007
  • Widener University

Maintaining PoA in a HIPAA World

  • 10-31-2006
  • Pa Law Weekly

2nd Annual Women Business Seminar

  • 10-03-2006
  • PressReleaseSpider

Misinformation, Misunderstandings

  • 07-31-2006
  • ChesCo Women Website

Misinformation, Misunderstandings

  • 01-02-2006
  • Pa Law Weekly

1st Annual Women Business Seminar

  • 11-17-2005
  • Chadds Ford Pa

When does a Living Will take effect?

  • 05-27-2005
  • Phila Business Journal

Settlement of Small Estates Petition

  • 02-17-2005
  • Pa Bar Institute

Settlement of Small Estates Petition

  • 12-09-2004
  • Pa Bar Institute

The USA PATRIOT Act Privacy Rules

  • 04-19-2004
  • DelCo Estate Council

Declaration From Letters

  • 03-04-2004
  • DelCo Bar Association

Payments to Family Funeral Directors

  • 02-23-2004
  • DelCo Estate Council

Pa Abolishes Common Law Marriage

  • 10-20-2003
  • DelCo Estate Council

Smith Charitable Trusts (#1 and #2)

  1. 09-22-2003
  2. DelCo Estate Council