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Client Champion Platinum is awarded to lawyers/firms with at least 10 reviews, with an average score of 4.5 or higher.

Martindale Ratings

Average Peer Rating
4.8/5.0
Average Client Rating
Client Recommended
100% client recommended

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5.0/5.0

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Attorney 2018/02/20

5.0/5.0

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Client 2017/12/10

5.0/5.0

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Attorney 2017/11/28

5.0/5.0

Overall pleasant experience at a difficult time.

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Client 2017/11/27

5.0/5.0

When my father passed unexpectedly in 2008, I had no idea what to do. I contacted John, who I found his name on the Interweb. John helped me through the process of closing my fathers estate. John always was...

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Client 2017/11/26

5.0/5.0

I highly recommend Mr Whalon! His detailed knowledge is second to none!

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Client 2017/11/26

5.0/5.0

Explained all the legal terms so we understood completely and felt comfortable. Great guy.

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Client 2017/11/26

5.0/5.0

John is a highly knowledgeable and professional in the estate legal area. He has provided me as an executor and the estate's beneficiaries over a five year period with outstanding guidance. He is available on both...

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Client 2017/11/15

5.0/5.0

Outstanding Probate practitioner.

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Client 2017/11/14

5.0/5.0

John has always provided timely assistance whenever requested. He takes the time to provide complete explanations and is thorough. He is congenial and professional. We have personally recommended him to other...

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Client 2017/11/13

5.0/5.0

Flexible, fair, knowledgeable, experienced, caring, charming,

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Client 2017/11/13

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2017/11/10

5.0/5.0

John is a wonderful attorney and great person. During hard times our family was going through he made the experience with the legal issues as pleasant as possible. When you need him he's only a phone call away, and...

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Client 2017/11/09

5.0/5.0

John did an outstanding job on our power of attorney, living will, and will. He gave us all the time that we needed with questions. When additional questions came to light, he promptly returned our call. We...

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Client 2017/11/06

5.0/5.0

He guided me through probating of my mothers estate after her death with extraordinary care and compassion. Came to my father to change and draw up necessary documents. excellent service and true friendship. .

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Client 2017/11/02

5.0/5.0

John will make you feel comfortable.

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Client 2017/11/01

5.0/5.0

John has been an exceptional man to work with. His professionalism and eagerness to accommodate his clients is beyond words. He has a laid back personal relationship with his clients and is always available to...

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Client 2017/10/31

5.0/5.0

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Client 2017/10/31

5.0/5.0

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Client 2017/10/27

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2016/12/27

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2016/12/19

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2016/12/18

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2016/12/12

5.0/5.0

A very hard working and industrious attorney. A longstanding member of the Philadelphia legal community working in the estate and tax area and always trying to do right by his clients.

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Managing Partner 2016/12/10

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2016/12/10

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2016/12/10

5.0/5.0

Mr. Whalen is extremely knowledgeable and takes as much time as needed to ensure that one understands what needs to be done.

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Client 2009/01/07

5.0/5.0

When my father died I contacted John. I was in the most frantic state of my life. John gentley went over the estate laws. He assured me that my family could not be put out on the street. He advised me step by step...

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Client 2009/01/06

5.0/5.0

He completed our wills and power of attorney efficiently and effectively in a short period of time and we were able to settle our mothers estate with no problems. We have recommended him to several friends.

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Client 2009/01/06

5.0/5.0

Mr. Whalen was sincerely caring and offered appropriate counsel. He made himself available outside of office hours during a trying time. I would recommend him to anyone without reservation.

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Client 2008/12/30

5.0/5.0

John is very responsive and answers calls in a timely manner. He is always professional and comforting.

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Client 2008/12/30

4.8/5.0

Living out of state, and not knowing how Pennsylvania laws work, John has been a very valuable asset on making sure we knew what had to be done and doing everything properly. He is very busy but always made sure...

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Client 2017/11/27

4.5/5.0

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Client 2008/12/30

4.3/5.0

John has been a Godsend to the family, handling a very emotionally-draining estate administration for a disabled surviving spouse. He has been extremely patient. He provides more than basic legal services; he's...

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Client 2009/01/04

4.0/5.0

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Partner 2017/11/25

3.4/5.0

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Managing Partner 2016/12/10