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Dawn Getty Sutphin

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Dawn Getty Sutphin has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar since 1989 and New Jersey Bar since 1990. She has practiced in a large Philadelphia firm as well as for a smaller New Jersey Law office. She completed her LLM in Taxation, a post graduate law degree, at Villanova Law School and concentrates her practice on federal estate taxes, state inheritance tax, drafting wills and trusts, estate planning for individuals and for small business owners, taxation of estates and of trusts, post death estate planning, and estate administration and probate.


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Practice areas


  1. Wills: 40%
    10 years
  2. Probate: 33%
    10 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    10 years
  4. Power Of Attorney: 5%
    10 years
  5. Trusts: 2%
    10 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer for many reasons. She reported to me for many years in a corporate law department and proved her ability to deal effectively with the most complex legal issues. Following her return to private practice, I followed her career through her obtaining an advanced degree in taxation and establishing her own practice. I am impressed with her abilities and knowledge to the point that I retained her to advise me personally on wills and estate planning issues. She has my highest recommendation


    Edward Cullen
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

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    I endorse this lawyer. Dawn is a caring and very competent attorney. She will go the extra mile for all of her clients.


    Raymond Falzone Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Dawn Getty Sutphin

204 E. Chester Pike
Ridley Park, PA, 19078

118 White Horse Rd W
Voorhees, NJ, 080430000



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Howard M. Berg AwardWidener University School of Law1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerLaw Offices of Dawn Getty Sutphin2006 - Present
AttorneyCommonwealth Trust Company2005 - 2006
Outside CounselPECO Energy1998 - 2009
Assistant General CounselPECO Energy1992 - 1998
ClerkHonorable William W. Caldwell1989 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Delaware County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Delaware County Estate Planning CounciMember2012 - 2012
Delaware Valley Environmental American Inn of CourtMember1996 - 2001
Philadelphia Bar AssociationCo-chair1992 - 1993
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1992 - 1998
Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Estate Administration-Getting Started with Your Client2015
Law Offices of Dawn Getty Sutphin blogEstate Planning Overview2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2011
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteMy Client's Dead, Now What?2015
Law DayConstructive Possession2015
Consitution ClassConstititional Issues in Criminal Law2015
Wills & TrustsTax Issues for Estates2014
Cheveron Annuitance MeetingPlanning For Your Future2012
Estate Planning MeetingEstate Planning & Probate2011
Concordville InnPlanning For Your Estate2011