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Dawn Getty Sutphin

Wills and living wills Attorney at Ridley Park, PA

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Dawn Getty Sutphin

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 33 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 33 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Dawn

Learn Dawn’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Wills and living wills
    40%
    Regardless of whether you have a small estate or a very large estate, if you are 18 years of age or older you need a Will, at the very least to direct to whom your property will pass after your death and to select a personal representative (an executor) to administer your estate and pay debts and inheritance taxes.

    17 years

  2. Probate
    33%
    Probate is the legally mandated process of administrating and distributing your estate. A personal representative, the Executor of your estate as designated in your Will, is responsible for handling your assets and settling your affairs after your death.

    17 years

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    Dawn Getty Sutphin provides legal services in Estate Planning and Administration to clients in Southeastern Pennsylvania including Delaware, Chester, Bucks County, Philadelphia, and Montgomery Counties, as well as cities such as Prospect Park, Ridley Park, Media, Newtown Square, West Chester, and surrounding areas. Dawn is also proud to serve clients in Southern New Jersey with including Haddonfield, Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Moorestown, Marlton, and surrounding areas.

    17 years

  4. Power of attorney
    5%
    A Durable Power of Attorney is a document that you create and sign while you are healthy that gives another person authority to act on your behalf even if you become incompetent or incapacitated. Such authority can be limited or very broad. A Durable Power of Attorney is a very powerful document and to avoid abuses, considerable thought should go into who should be the Agent and what powers should be given. Protections do exist under State law.

    17 years

  5. Trusts
    2%

    17 years

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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Law Offices of Dawn Getty Sutphin
204 E. Chester Pike
Ridley Park, PA, 19078

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Posted by Judy | July 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent/highly recommend
We needed help with probate and settling my Mother’s estate after she passed. We had a lot of questions & concerns, as my Mom did not have a will. Dawn was extremely helpful & informative. She took the time to explain everything we needed. She is clear, yet compassionate with a family’s concerns. Couldn’t be more happy with her services.
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Posted by Debra | March 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate
Dawn Getty Sutphin was very personable and helpful in finalizing my Mother’s estate. She has convenient evening hours too. She even helped me over the phone a year later with a question I had. She makes a very stressful situation go smoothly.
Posted by Amy | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Dawn is fantastic and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to put everyone's mind at ease with all the estate legalities after a passing. After my father recently passed away, we had so many questions. And my mother wanted to make sure that when her time comes - us kids were all set and know what to do with the estate, bills, and all the legal paperwork that comes after someone we love dies. Dawn took the time to really go into detail in layman's terms everything we needed to know. She was sincere, and compassionate (as we were sitting there just 3 months after my dad's passing). We left there feeling more confident in our decisions, and secure in the future path we were taking. She's also super affordable and fair priced - we felt like we were practically taking money from her giving us all these services and her time for the price she charges! Definitely give her a call to get started! - Amy
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Posted by Denise | September 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs. Denise Sweeney
I had been putting off setting up my Will, Power of Attorney and Medical Power of Attorney for some time. I thought it would be complicated and take a great deal of time. I finally set up an appointment with Dawn Sutphin Esq. to get these matters taken care of. Dawn was wonderful! She walked me through it, explaining clearly what each thing meant, what options I had and answered any questions I had. She was able to take care of everything I needed done in just 2 hours. I would highly recommend Dawn Sutphin to anyone needing help with their estate planning!
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Posted by Meghan | August 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Dawn
Dawn is very professional. I hired her to prepare both will and power of attorney documents for my father. She took her time in explaining what everything meant and made sure that everything was understood before moving on. In addition to being professional, she is very personable and you can tell she enjoys what she does and cares about the clients she is providing services for.
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Posted by S.Munoz | July 6, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Consulted about a family matter and she answered every question and more. She pointed me in the right direction with out beating around the bush. Thank you for your dedication to help.
Posted by Phil | June 5, 2015
Very Satisfied
We had Dawn put together our wills, power of attorneys, etc. She was very accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable, and her fee was very reasonable. I wouldn't hesitate to return to her for other needs and would recommend her to others.
Posted by Tammy | February 3, 2015
Highly recommend
Dawn is very knowledgeable in the area of creating Wills and Power of Attorney documents. She pays attention to details and understands that these documents are unique and need to fit your specific circumstances. Dawn's understanding compassionate personality helps take away some of the stress in creating such documents.
Posted by Linda | January 27, 2015
Professional. Understanding. Timely.
Last year, I had to change my Power of Attorney and update my Will. I attend church with Dawn so I decided to ask her about these changes. From the beginning, she was professional and thorough in her explanations. I have physical limitations, so Dawn was very understanding to my needs.and she came to me.Her charges were more than reasonable and she completed the changes in a timely fashion.
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Posted by Deborah | January 17, 2015
Spectacular Attorney
My attorney Mrs. Sutphin helped me greatly. She aided me in revising my will after my husband's passing. She was extremely thorough and delivered very efficient, compassionate service to me and my family. I will forever be grateful for her time and expertise. I would highly recommend her for any will or estate planning needs.
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Posted by Lorraine | September 8, 2010
Excellengt
Dawn Sutphin is a very good lawyer. She knows what she is doing. She is very knowledgeable. I like working with Dawn, she kept me informed and answered all of my questions and I had a lot of questions. If you don't understand something she explains it in very clear terms. If she didn't have an answer she researched for it. I trust her and would work with her again.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • Law Offices of Dawn Getty Sutphin
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Commonwealth Trust Company
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Outside Counsel
  • PECO Energy
  • 1998 - 2009
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • PECO Energy
  • 1992 - 1998
  • Clerk
  • Honorable William W. Caldwell
  • 1989 - 1990
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Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2011
  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989

Associations

  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Delaware County Estate Planning Counci
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Delaware Valley Environmental American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2001
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Co-chair
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Howard M. Berg Award
  • Widener University School of Law
  • 1989

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Day
  • Constructive Possession
  • 2015
  • Consitution Class
  • Constititional Issues in Criminal Law
  • 2015
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Tax Issues for Estates
  • 2014
  • Cheveron Annuitance Meeting
  • Planning For Your Future
  • 2012
  • Estate Planning Meeting
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • 2011
  • Concordville Inn
  • Planning For Your Estate
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (12)
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Estate planning Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"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"
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dawn is a caring and very competent attorney. She will go the extra mile for all of her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dawn has the necessary skills and professionalism to make the right decisions to ultimately provide her clients with peace of mind."
Estate planning Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation, I endorse and recommend Dawn Getty Sutphin. Dawn is a conscientious, friendly, compassionate, and professional attorney. She possesses a commanding knowledge of Estate Planning and Probate laws that allow her to effectively represent her clients best interests. If you are in need of Estate Planning, Probate representation, or a Will, Trusts or Power of Attorney, I highly recommend that you use Dawn. You will not regret it."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn is a super lawyer and an expert in her field."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dawn is very knowledgeable and thorough. I highly recommend her for your Pennsylvania Estate Planning needs."
Probate Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Dawn because she is an excellent lawyer who really cares about her clients. She has assisted me with both New Jersey and Pennsylvania Probates. Dawn is intelligent and thorough and I would highly recommend her."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dawn is a sharp, intelligent, caring and wise counsel. She knows her area of practice extremely well, and she works with clients using not only that knowledge but also a continual focus on the client's needs. I endorse Dawn enthusiastically."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgeable. Professional. Skilled in estate planning and wills."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great reputation"
Wills and living wills Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In an area where details matter I have found Dawn to be detail oriented and very proficient at preparing wills and other Estate documents."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn is very thorough and explains all areas in an easy to understand manner. I endorse her."
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Ridley Park Wills and living wills Lawyer Dawn Getty Sutphin
Dawn Getty Sutphin
Wills and living wills Attorney
Ridley Park, PA
Licensed for 33 years