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2018 Avvo Superb
Congratulations! With over 15 million monthly visitors to Lawyers.com, your Special Edition 2018 AV Preeminent Rating is sure to impress.
I’m delighted to inform you that our firm has received formal notification from Martindale-Hubbell that John B. Whalen, Jr., Esq. has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating™.
John B. Whalen, Jr., Esq. was given the 2018“ AV” rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed to have very high professional ethics and legal ability. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings were created in 1887 as an objective tool that would attest to a lawyer’s ability and professional ethics, based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges who have worked with the attorneys they are evaluating. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings have remained the most prestigious and widely respected lawyer rating system in the world for over one hundred years.
The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings evaluates lawyers based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not. The first review to establish a lawyer’s rating usually occurs three years after his/her first admission to the Bar.
Martindale-Hubbell conducts secure online Peer Review Ratings surveys of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions and geographic locations, in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated. Reviewers are instructed to assess their colleagues’ general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice.
In this highly competitive environment for legal services, the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating is often one of the only means to differentiate lawyers who are otherwise very comparable in their credentials. This is important on a variety of levels – from the in-house counsel trying to determine which one of his outside law firms should be assigned a new matter to the private practice attorney seeking to refer a case to another lawyer with the appropriate expertise in a specific area of practice.
We’re very proud of this recognition from our peers. Please let me know if you have any questions about the services we provide to our clients.
Mr. Whalen concentrates his legal practice solely in the areas of Pa Estate Law, Estate Planning, Pa Estate Administration, Pa Executor Representation, Pa Probate, Pa Ancillary Probate, Pa Last Wills, Pa Decedents Estates, Pa Powers of Attorney, Pa Advance Directives, Pa Trust Law, Pa Living Wills, Fiduciary Law, Inheritance, Pa Inheritance Tax, Pa Trusts and Estates, Pa Trust Administration, Pa Cemetery Law, Pa Tax Law, Pa Estates, and Pa Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples.
Mr. Whalen has over 3,967 LinkedIn Profile Followers. 99 LinkedIn Peer Endorsements. 27 Avvo Peer Endorsements. 24 Martindale Peer Reviews. 12 Lawyers Client Reviews. 68 Avvo Client Reviews – over 5,000 Reviews
Mr. Whalen has achieved the AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent award from Martindale, AV Peer Judicial Preeminent award, the Avvo Rated Superb 10.00 award, the Avvo Rated Top Lawyer award, the Clients’ Choice Award, and the Top One Percent (1%) award.
He is the 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).
He has also been named as an Awesome Attorney in the field of Estate Planning Law (by the Suburban Life Magazine of the Philadelphia suburbs) for the years 2010 through 2018, and was Editor-in-Chief of the Delaware Law Forum at Widener School of Law.
Mr. Whalen is a frequent speaker and writer on the areas of Probate, Wills, Trusts, Estates, and has spoken for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, spoken at the Widener University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and spoken at the Delaware County Estate Planning Council.
He has also had his legal articles published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Law Weekly, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and the Martindale.Com website.Â He has had his law blogs published on the Lawyers.Com website.
Mr. Whalen is a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
He is past president of the Delaware County Estate Planning Council, a past Internship Instructor of Conestoga High School, and Villanova University School of Law. He is a past member of the Chester County Estate Planning Council, a past President of the Chesterbrook Picket Post Condominium Association.
Serving All Surrounding Areas
Mr. Whalen serves clients in West Chester Pa Probate Wills Estates Lawyers, Media Pa Probate Wills Lawyers, Norristown Pa Probate Wills Lawyers, Malvern Pa Probate Wills Lawyers, Ardmore Pa Probate Wills Lawyers, Wayne Pa Probate Wills Lawyers, Collegeville Pa Probate Wills Lawyers, Skippack Pa Probate Wills Lawyers, as well as all surrounding areas.
Mr. Whalen has been accumulated over 3,967 LinkedIn Profile Followers, 99 LinkedIn peer endorsements, 27 Avvo Peer Endorsements, 24 Martindale Peer Reviews, 12 Lawyers Client Reviews, and 68 Avvo Client Reviews – totaling over 5,000 client and peer reviews.