Lawrence J. Persick


  • Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Education

Credited for his ability to efficiently and discreetly resolve complex family law issues, Lawrence (Skip) Persick represents clients involved in divorces, custody disputes, child support matters and adoptions. His experience also includes cases dealing with juvenile dependency and the termination of parental rights.

Skip has represented the prevailing party in many notable cases including a Berks County decision granting compensatory damages on tort claims raised in the context of a divorce action. The case is believed to be one of the few decisions, if not the only one, granting this relief.

In a case that received national attention, Skip represented the Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families in state court proceedings relative to the placement of an African-American child for adoption with an African-American family over the objections and collateral law suits of a white foster family.

A former assistant public defender for Chester County, Skip has remained active within the county. He has served as a member of the executive committee of Brian’s Run, a Chester County charity that raises funds for physically challenged individuals. He has also been involved in fundraising activities for Chester County Hospital, including the hospital’s May Festival and its Dash for Diabetes.

Skip also delivers annual talks on young people and the law to various secondary schools in Chester County.


  • Juvenile Dependency
  • Adoption
  • School Discipline
  • Guardianships


  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania


  • Dickinson College School of Law, JD
  • Dickinson College, BA – Philosophy


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Family Law Section Council
  • Co-Chair of the Family Law Section’s Legislative Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Family Law Section’s Family Court Rules Committee and Legislative Committee
  • Member of the Orphans’ Court Rules Committee, Court of Common Pleas of Chester County
  • Co-chair of the Chester County Bar Association’s Family Law Section [Former]
  • Women’s Resource Center, Wayne, PA
  • Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court [Former Co-Director]
  • Dickinson College Admission Volunteer Society
  • Dickinson College Career Mentor
  • Dickinson College Parents Leadership Council
  • Brian’s Run Chester County Hospital’s Dash for Diabetes [Former Chair]




  • Lamb McErlane PC partner Lawrence (Skip) Persick spoke at a press conference in the PA Capitol Rotunda in regards to Act 21. Act 21 of 2018 expands who can request custody of a minor child when the parents cannot be located, especially in regard to grandparents, great-grandparents and other parties. Click here for the news conference. 
  • Presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Family Law Section’s Summer Meeting on a panel regarding the intersection of Children and Youth Cases with Adult Family Court.
  • Taking the Affordable Care Act Head-On – January 16, 2014 with Gary Kasmer and Scott Wham of Kistler Tiffany Benefits
  • Family Therapy for Special Needs Families and Couples – April 9, 2014 with Erik Young, M.Ed., LPC
  • Maximizing Social Security in Divorce – May 2014 with Jessica Burger of U Financial
  • Offshore Accounts, FBAR and FATCA -Chester County Bar Association’s 2012 Spring Bench Bar, with Todd Jarden, CFA
  • Tax Aspects of Divorce -Chester County Bar Association’s June 21, 2012, with William Noll, LLD, CPA
  • Death and Divorce – Chester County Bar Association’s 2011 Spring Bench Bar
  • What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Short Sales – with Matt Fetick of Keller Williams Realtors

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