Resume

I am an AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent 5.0 (Attorney and Counselor at Law, Avvo Rated 10.0 Superb (obtaining over 55 client reviews and peer endorsements). I am a recipient of the Legum Magister Post-Doctorate Degree (LL.M.) in Taxation (from the Villanova University School of Law), a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Wills, Trusts, and Estates, from the Widener University School of Law), and a recipient of the ABA-BNA Law Award for Academic Excellence (from the Widener University School of Law). All of the above I owe to many, many people to whom I admire. Sadly some of them are no longer with us, but I think of them often. Thank You.

Academics

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • Post Doctoral Degree
  • 1990–1994
  • Villanova, PA
  • Widener University School of Law
  • Doctoral Degree
  • 1990–1994
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Temple University – B.A.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1983–1986
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Montgomery County College
  • Associate’s Degree
  • 1980–1983
  • Blue Bell, PA

Assignments

  • John B. Whalen, Jr., J.D., LL.M.
  • Pa Probate Wills Estates Lawyer
  • 2006 – Present
  • Wayne, PA
  • Lamb McErlane
  • Pa Probate Wills Estates Lawyer
  • 2004 – 2006
  • West Chester, PA
  • Lastowka Messick
  • Pa Probate Wills Estates Lawyer
  • 1998 – 2004
  • Media, PA
  • Forceno Hannon and Arangio
  • Pa Probate Wills Estates Lawyer
  • 1992 – 1998
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Joseph P. Lynch, Esq.
  • Pa Probate Wills Estates Law Clerk/Lawyer
  • 1987 – 1992
  • Norristown, PA

Articles

    • The House That Jack Built
    • Legal Presentation10-23-2007 – Widener University – Available Upon Request
    • Maintaining Power of Attorney in a HIPAA World
    • 10-31-2006 – Pennsylvania Law Weekly Website
    • 2nd Annual Women Business Owner Seminar
    • Legal Presentation – 10-03-2006 – Media Pa – Press Review – PressReleaseSpider
    • Misinformation, Misunderstandings, and Mistakes
    • 07-31-2006 – Chester County Women Website – Not Available
    • Misinformation, Misunderstandings, and Mistakes
    • 01-02-2006 – Pennsylvania Law Weekly Website
    • 1st Annual Women Business Owner Conference
    • Legal Presentation- 11-17-2005 – Chadds Ford PA
    • When does a Living Will take effect?
    • 05-27-2005 – Philadelphia Business Journal
    • Settlement of Small Estates upon Petition
    • 02-17-2005 – Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    • Settlement of Small Estates upon Petition
    • 12-09-2004 – Pennsylvania Bar Institute – Not Available
    • The USA PATRIOT Act Privacy Rules
    • Legal Presentation – 04-19-2004 – Delaware County Estate Planning Council
    • The Declaration of Independence From Letters
    • 03-04-2004 – Delaware County Bar Association – Not Available
    • Payments to Family and Funeral Directors
    • Legal Presentation – 02-23-2004 – Delaware County Estate Planning Council
    • Pa Abolishes Common Law Marriage
    • Legal Presentation = 10-20-2003 – Delaware County Estate Planning Council
    • Smith Charitable Trusts (No. 1 and No. 2)
    • 09-22-2003 – Delaware County Estate Planning Council – Not Yet Available

    Admissions

    • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • Supreme Court Member
    • 1990 – Present
    • Harrisburg, PA
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Association Member
    • 2016 – Present
    • Harrisburg, PA
    • Delaware County Estate Planning Council
    • Immediate Past President
    • 2006 – Present
    • Media, PA
    • Chester County Estate Planning Council
    • Board Member
    • 2006 – 2007
    • Media, PA
    • Conestoga Senior High School
    • Internship Instructor
    • 2006 – 2006
    • Berwyn, PA
    • Delaware County Estate Planning Council
    • President
    • 2005 – 2006
    • Media, PA
    • Villanova University School of Law
    • Internship Instructor
    • 2005 – 2005
    • Villanova, PA
    • Delaware County Estate Planning Council
    • First Vice President
    • 2004 – 2005
    • Media, PA
    • Delaware County Estate Planning Council
    • Second Vice President
    • 2003 – 2004
    • Media, PA
    • Delaware County Estate Planning Council
    • Board Member
    • 2003 – 2007
    • Media, PA
    • Chesterbrook Picket Post Condo Assn
    • President
    • 2003 – 2007
    • Wayne, PA
    • Chesterbrook Picket Post Condo Assn
    • Vice-President
    • 2003 – 2007
    • Wayne, PA
    • Chesterbrook Picket Post Condo Assn
    • Board Member
    • 2003 – 2007
    • Wayne, PA
    • Chester County Estate Planning Council
    • Council Member
    • 2000 – 2007
    • Hershey’s Mill, PA
    • Delaware County Estate Planning Council
    • Council Member
    • 2000 – 2007
    • Media, PA
    • Chester County Bar Association
    • Association Member
    • 1999 – 3007
    • West Chester, PA
    • Delaware County Bar Association
    • Association Member
    • 1999 – 3007
    • Media, PA
    • American Bar Association
    • Association Member
    • 1991 – 3008
    • Harrisburg, PA
    • United States Federal Court E.D. PA
    • Bar Member
    • 1997 – 2009
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Association Member
    • 1991 – 2009
    • Harrisburg, PA
    • Supreme Court, State of New Jersey
    • Bar Member
    • 1991 – Present
    • Trenton, NJ
    • Supreme Court, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • Bar Member
    • 1990 – Present
    • Harrisburg, PA
    • Delaware Law Forum, Widener University School of Law
    • Editor-In-Chief
    • 1989-1990
    • Wilmington, DE
    • Delaware Law Forum, Widener University School of Law
    • Case Note Writer
    • 1988-1989
    • Wilmington, DE
    • Delaware Law Forum, Widener University School of Law
    • Case Note Writer
    • 1987-1988
    • Wilmington, DE