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Richard Lee Vanderslice

About me

Richard Vanderslice handles all forms of civil litigation in state and federal court, with an emphasis on Act 135 Conservatorships, land use and real estate, environmental law, professional liability, and family law. His areas of practice include litigation, environmental law, administrative law, professional malpractice, officers and directors, personal injury, real estate, premises liability, family law and domestic partnership law. He has tried cases to verdict, appealed cases in State and Federal Court, and has brought many cases to conclusion through alternative forms of dispute resolution.

As a trial lawyer, Mr. Vanderslice's philosophy is that both the simplest slip-and-fall case and the most complex environmental tort case require an attorney to constantly analyze the costs and risks of pursuing the matter for the benefit of the client, so as to give that client options for the optimal resolution.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Vanderslice advises small to mid-size businesses, homeowners, and political organizations regarding environmental reporting and impact statements, risk assessment, insurance and reporting requirements. He has also consulted for local candidates for partisan and non-partisan offices.

Prior to joining the firm in November 2005, Mr. Vanderslice practiced  in San Francisco, California with the leading professional liability defense firm and personal  injury firms in California, the San Francisco Bay Keeper and at the Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Division.



Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 30%
  2. Commercial: 20%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
  5. Environmental and Natural Resources: 10%



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    Richard has a deep knowledge of many aspects of real estate law. I definitely give him 2 thumbs up.


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Contact info

Richard L. Vanderslice, PC

1445 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19145

Richard L. Vanderslice, PC

1445 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19145



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Honor RollPhiladelphia Court of Common Pleas2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Pro Bono Honor RollPhiladelphia Court of Common Pleas2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Pro Bono Honor RollPhiladlephia Court of Common Pleas2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Pro Bono Honor RollPhiladlephia Court of Common Pleas2010
Pro Bono Honor RollPhiladelphia Court of Common Pleas2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRichard L. Vanderslice, PC2005 - Present
AssociateMurphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney2003 - 2005
AssociatePaul Hanley And Harley Llp2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Section, Business Litigation CommitteeVice Chair2011 - Present
Real Property Section, Philadelphia Bar AssociationPast Chair2007 - Present
Nicholas A. Cipriani Family Law Inn of CourtBarrister2007 - 2008
Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionExecutive Committee2006 - 2010
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vermont Law SchoolEnvironmental LawMA - Masters2002
Vermont Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of KansasEnvironmental PolicyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Philadelphia City CouncilAct 135 Conservatorship2014
Philadelphia Bar AssociationReal Estate Closing2013
Philadelphia Bar AssociationAct 135 Conservatorship2012
Homes Within ReachAct 135 Conservatorships2012
Real Estate Purchase & Sale TransactionsIRS § 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges2008