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Richard N Lipow

Richard N Lipow

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Foreclosure, Credit Repair, Debt Collection

About Me

Over 35 years of experience helping my clients overcome financial crisis, save their homes from foreclosure, get a fresh start.  The Chester County Bar Association awarded the 2015 Access to Justice Award to me and I am Main Line Today Top Lawyer for 2015.  For a free initial consultation call 610-251-2500.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 65%
    35 years, 644 cases
  2. Foreclosure: 20%
    35 years
  3. Credit Repair: 10%
    35 years
  4. Debt Collection: 5%
    35 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael Gerard Louis

    I endorse this lawyer. Richard knows bankruptcy and consumer rights extremely well and is well thought of in the community.


    Michael Louis Commercial Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lawrence S. Rubin

    I endorse this lawyer. Plain and simple-knows his stuff and is well prepared. Working with him as I write this and I am happy to have him as an associate.


    Lawrence Rubin Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Lipow Law Office

Swedesford Corp Center
629 Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA, 19355

Of Counsel to Brutscher, Foley, Milliner & Land, LLP

213 East State Street
Kennett Square, PA, 19348

Stonehedge Drive
Glenmoore, PA, 19343




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyerMain Line Today2015
Access to Justice AwardChester County Bar Association2015
2014 Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2014
2013 Top Bankruptcy LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2013
Master of the BenchAmerican Inns of Court2013
2012 Top Bankruptcy AttorneySuburban Life Magazine2012
Top LawyerPhiladelphia Life Magazine2012
Top LawyerSurburban Life Magazine2012
Access to Justice Award 2012Chester County Bar Association2012
Pro Bono RecognitionChester County Courts2012
2012 Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2012
Awesome Attorneys 2011 AwardSurburban Life Magazine2011
2011 Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2011
Pro Bono RecognitionChester County Bar Association2010
2010 Access to Justice AwardChester County Bar Association2010
Pro Bono RecognitionChester County Bar Association2009
2009 Access to Justice AwardChester County Bar Association2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor Philosophy DeptVillanova University1984 - 1986
AttorneyLipow Law Office1983 - 2010
Tax AttorneyLaventhol and Horwath1982 - 1983
Tax AttorneyCoopers & Lybrand1980 - 1982
Graduate AssistantWestern New England College School Of Law1978 - 1980
InstructorWestern New England College1977 - 1979

Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Hon. John E. Stively, Jr. American Inn of CourtMaster of the Bench2013 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2012 - Present
Team Tania: MS CyclingMember2009 - 2010
Eastern District Bankruptcy Court ConferenceMember2007 - Present
West Chester Cycling ClubMember2006 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2006 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Chesmont Astronomy SocietyMember2003 - Present
Chester County Bar FoundationFellow2002 - Present
Bankruptcy Section Chester County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Temple UniversityGraduate Research Assistant1977 - 1978

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Mellon v. Rafsky, 535 A2d 1090Right to appeal Granted by the Pa Supreme Ct.
Kevin Parks v. Portnoff Law AssociatesSettled

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Publication NameTitleDate
National Consumer Law CenterFair Debt Collection - Lipow Cases Cited Within2004

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Villanova UniversityPolitical ScienceBA1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
PBIOffice ComputerizationN/A
Chester County Bar AssociationOffice ComputerizationN/A
ABC 6Fair Debt Collection Practice: InterviewN/A