Lawrence J. Persick

Partner

  • Education
  • Family Law
  • Litigation
Fax610.692.6210

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.

OTHER PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Juvenile Dependency
  • Adoption
  • School Discipline
  • Guardianships

ADMISSIONS:

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

EDUCATION:

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

COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Family Law Section Council
  • 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]

Named Main Line Today Top Lawyer 2013
Named Main Line Today Top Lawyer 2014
Named Main Line Today Top Lawyer 2015

Named Main Line Today Top Lawyer 2016

RECENT ARTICLES:

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reviews School Transportation in Custody Cases, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, December 8, 2015 (38 PLW 1133)
  • Big Changes in Child Abuse Law–Especially for Educators, The Legal Intelligencer, February 20, 2015
  • Social Security Merits Attention in Matrimonial Cases, The Legal Intelligencer, July 8, 2014

RECENT PRESENTATIONS:

  • 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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