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Harper J. Dimmerman

Harper J. Dimmerman

also known as Attorney at Law, Adjunct Professor, Legal Columnist and Lecturer, now considering personal injury and legal malpractice matters

About me

Harper J. Dimmerman, Esq., is also an adjunct professor of legal subjects in Temple University's business school (undergraduate) and long-standing published law columnist with "The Legal Intelligencer."​ He prides himself on delivering the highest caliber legal representation. In his capacity as an attorney, Mr. Dimmerman represents a diverse mix of clientele; he concentrates on real estate and litigation matters and is now considering personal injury (new area) and legal malpractice (new area) cases. Mr. Dimmerman is also the Founder of, providing simple estates that start at $199.00, for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents. 


Mr. Dimmerman was named by "Philadelphia Magazine"​ as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Mr. Dimmerman also lectures to other attorneys on various law topics. Mr. Dimmerman's educational training includes Vassar College, Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania (evening undergraduate) and The University of Miami School of Law. He has been active with the Philadelphia Bar Association in prior years and has been interviewed by the media on legal issues.


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Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 65%
    13 years, 300 cases
  2. Real Estate: 30%
    13 years, 500 cases
  3. Ethics: 4%
    2 years, 1 case
  4. Personal Injury: 1%
    1 year



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • . Nadum

    Excellent, informative, highly recommended.


    . Nadum Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David Nicholas Ferri

    Harper is a professional, dedicated, and hard working counselor. I highly recommend him.


    David Ferri Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Harper J. Dimmerman, Attorney at Law

1528 Walnut Street
Suite 702
Philadelphia, PA, 19102


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Rising StarPhiladelphia Magazine2012
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Rising StarPhiladelphia Magazine2011
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Rising StarPhiladelphia Magazine2010
2008 Pro Bono Roll of HonorFirst Judicial District of Pennsylvania2009
LexisNexis Peer Review Rating (AV)LexisNexis2009
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Rising StarPhiladelphia Magazine2008
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Rising StarPhiladelphia Magazine2007
HonorsUniversity of Miami School of Law1999
Cali Excellence for Future Award in Legal Research & Writing IIUniversity of Miami School of Law1997
Dean's Certificate, Achievement in Legal Research & Writing IIUniversity of Miami School of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder/CEOZipWill.com2013 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorTemple University, Fox School of Business, Undergraduate2009 - Present
FounderHarper J. Dimmerman, Attorney at Law2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Temple UniversityAdjunct Law Professor2009 - Present
Philadelphia Bar Association, Law Practice Management CommitteeCo-Chair2010 - 2012
Philadelphia Bar Association, Law Practice Management DivisionCo-Chair Marketing Committee2007 - 2009
Foreclosure Steering CommitteeMember2007 - 2009
Brandeis Law SocietyCo-Editor of Publication2007 - 2009
Philadelphia Bar AssociationExecutive Committee, Young Lawyers Division2006 - 2008
Philadelphia Bar AssociationCo-Chair Solo & Small Firm Committee2004 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Philadelphia Housing Authority vs. JacksonJury Trial Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dimmerman Law BlogReal Estate Litigation in Philadelphia County2015
Dimmerman Law BlogPartition Litigation in Philadelphia County2015
The Legal IntelligencerProving Fraud in a Residential Real Estate Transaction2015
Dimmerman Law BlogPhiladelphia Foreclosure Defense Alert2015
Dimmerman Law BlogTax Abatement Alert - Philadelphia County2015
The Legal Intelligencer“Good Faith” Is Not a Defense in Granting Attorney Fees under CSPA2014
The Legal IntelligencerIs Religious Group Committing a Trespass or Nuisance in Phila.?2014
The Legal IntelligencerPennsylvania Supreme Court Redefines 'Proof of Mailing' Under Real Estate Tax Lien2014
The Legal IntelligencerCritical Mechanics' Lien Appeal Decided by Superior Court2013
Sterling Educational Services (SES)Pennsylvania Real Estate Deals2013
The Legal IntelligencerTiming is Everything with Act 91 Notice Challenges2013
The Legal IntelligencerPurchase Offers and Million Dollar Takings2013
The Legal IntelligencerA Mysterious Case: Pennsylvania’s Seller Disclosure Law2013
The Legal IntelligencerToll Bros. Battles Contractor for Development Project Funds2012
The Legal IntelligencerThe Superior and Commonwealth Court Getting Aligned on the UTPCPL2012
The Legal IntelligencerLend with Caution: Open-Ended Construction Mortgages in Danger2012
The Legal IntelligencerThe Private Road Act: Still Alive but Not at All Well2011
The Legal IntelligencerThe Descriptive/Normative Tension In Land Development2011
The Legal IntelligencerThe Pitfalls of Property Management2011
The Legal IntelligencerThe Benefits and Burdens of the Deficiency Judgment Act2011
The Legal IntelligencerOur Commonwealth Court Reaffirms the Lofty Variance Hardship Standard2011
The Legal IntelligencerSite-Specific Zoning Challenges2011
The Legal IntelligencerState Supreme Court Clarifies Pending Ordinance Doctrine2011
The Legal IntelligencerRecourse for Consumers Aggrieved by Deceptive Title Insurance Practices2010
The Legal IntelligencerCourt Refines Definition of 'Party in Interest' in Sheriff Sale Case2010
Philadelphia Bar Association, Upon Further ReviewThe Condemned2010
The Legal IntelligencerA Highly Contentious Zoning Deal Goes Awry2010
The Legal IntelligencerWhen the Common Law Trumps Statutory Schemes2010
The Legal IntelligencerThe Limits of Review2010
The Legal IntelligencerCross-Collateralizations and Confessions of Judgment2010
The Legal IntelligencerPrivate Road Case Shows Potential Idiosyncrasies of Rural Properties2010
TwitterFollow My National Real Estate Blog on Twitter2009
Philadelphia Bar Association, EZine MagazineThe Wacky World of Real Estate2009
The Legal IntelligencerCase Displays Unperfected Mechanic's Lien Claim2009
Philadelphia Bar Association, EZine MagazineExtraterrestrial Real Estate Deals2009
The Legal IntelligencerChecking and Balancing Municipal Taxes in Pennsylvania2009
The Legal IntelligencerPhila. Court: Alleged Misrepresentations are 'Statements of Opinion'2009
The Legal IntelligencerContract Wins the Day in the Decision2009
The Legal IntelligencerEntitlement Theories in Land Use: Check the Zoning Ordinance First2009
The Legal IntelligencerRes Judicata -- a Bar to Recovery under TILA?2009
Philadelphia Bar Association, Upon Further ReviewLibeling Lenders Leads to Litigation2009
TwitterFollow My Law Practice on Twitter2009
The Legal IntelligencerPrior Lease Documents Pose Giant Problems for Mega-Store's Expansion2008
The Legal IntelligencerBlasting a Zoning Ordinance With State Law Can Backfire2008
The Legal IntelligencerState Supreme Court Takes On Licensing Issues in HSP Gaming Case2008
The Legal IntelligencerRobin Hood (Lakes) Meets Polk Township's Merger Doctrine2008
Philadelphia Bar Association, EZineOlympian Evictions2008
The Legal IntelligencerComplications for Land Transfer Companies Under RESPA2008
Philadelphia Bar Association, EZineAirports2008
Philadelphia Bar Association, EZineThe City of Ghoulish Love2008
The Legal IntelligencerComplications for Land Transfer Companies Under RESPA2008
The Legal IntelligencerAccessibility of Courts Can Deter Parties From Arbitration2008
The Legal IntelligencerNeighbors' Retaining Wall Dispute Leads to Litigation2008
The Legal IntelligencerTax Sale Law and Intervention: What Buyers Can Learn From Fulton2008
The Legal IntelligencerGolf Course Litigation Involves 'Spot Zoning' Struggle2008
The Legal IntelligencerWhat's This Hardship Thing Really All About Anyway?2008
The Legal IntelligencerSuperior Court Decision Shows When Not to Bring an Ejectment Action2008
The Legal IntelligencerExamining Issues of Abandonment in Commercial Leasing2007
The Legal IntelligencerRemedies (or Lack Thereof?) for the Defrauded Under the UTPCPL2007
The Legal IntelligencerEjectment and Quiet Title: Should Parties File Both?2007
The Legal IntelligencerPa.'s Courts Try to Determine What Constitutes a Sign at Car Dealerships2007
The Legal IntelligencerLand Use and the Automobile Dealership2007
The Legal IntelligencerApplying Lis Pendens: is Title to Real Property Truly at Issue?2007
The Legal IntelligencerUnconscionability of Arbitration Provision in Adhesion Contracts2007
The Legal IntelligencerCounting the 30-Day Appeal Period in the Land-Use Context2007
The Legal IntelligencerWhat is a Public Charity For Real Property Tax Exemption Purposes?2007
The Legal IntelligencerScrutinizing the Condemnation of an Adult Movie Theater2007
The Legal IntelligencerState Court Determines Proper Assessment Value of Greenhouse2007
The Legal IntelligencerReformation Limitations Defined by PA High Court2006
The Legal IntelligencerCourt: Facility within Planned Community is Tax Exempt2006
The Legal IntelligencerBlight and a Taking for a Private Religious Entity2006
The Legal IntelligencerRecent Case Shows Subtleties of Adequate Seller Disclosure2006
The Legal IntelligencerDoes PA's Eminent Domain Code Trump the Municipal Planning Code?2006
The Legal IntelligencerSuperior Court Case Limits Statutory Remedies for Closed Deals2006
The Legal IntelligencerMaster's Partition Actions and Issues of Fairness2006
The Legal IntelligencerThe Pros and Cons Associated with De Facto Taking2006
The Legal IntelligencerState and Federal Courts Deal with Unfulfilled Condemnation Plans2006
The Legal IntelligencerAs-Applied Tax Assessment Challenges without Exhausting Remedies2006
Philadelphia Bar Assocation, The Philadelphia LawyerReal Property Law: —Legislative Response to Kelo2006
The Legal IntelligencerDeveloping Real Estate Development2005
The Legal IntelligencerStatutory Exceptions for Condominium Lien Assessments2005
The Legal IntelligencerLender Liability and the Mortgage Satisfaction Act of 20042005
The Legal IntelligencerTitle Insurance and its Impact on Seller's Rights2005
The Legal IntelligencerThe Importance of Drafting Effective Neighborhood Restrictions2005
The Legal IntelligencerNegligent Misrepresentation and Design Professionals2005
The Legal IntelligencerZoning Issues: Variances and Non-Conforming Uses2005
The Legal IntelligencerThe Tension Between Purchase Options and Zoning Laws2005
The Legal IntelligencerSpousal Limits of Tenancy by the Entirety Property2005
The Legal IntelligencerExposure to Fraud in Real Estate Transactions2005
The Legal IntelligencerA Procedural Trilogy for Real Estate Practitioners2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Vassar CollegeEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Wharton at University of PennsylvaniaBusiness CourseworkUndergraduate, Evening DivisionN/A
Sophia University, Tokyo, JapanInternational Business and Language StudiesMatriculated in 1993 (one semester)N/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Troubleshooting Real Estate Transaction ProblemsEthics2015
Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law SeminarReal Estate Law - Landlord Tenant Law2015
Residential Landlord-Tenant Law in PennsylvaniaEthics2014
Landlord-Tenant LawEthics2014
Real Estate Purchase and Sale TransactionsReal Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions2013
Landlord-Tenant LawLandlord-Tenant Law2013
Landlord-Tenant LawLandlord-Tenant Law2012
2012 Bench-Bar & Annual ConferenceCatch a Wave! Treading Water, Staying Afloat and Swimming to Shore2012
Top 10 Title Defects - Cured.Real Estate2011
Landlord-Tenant LawLandlord-Tenant Law2011
Handling Real Estate Transactions With ConfidenceReal Estate2011
WTXF FOX 29 TV NEWSReal property issue involving Campbell's Soup2010
Title Law in PennsylvaniaReal Estate2010
Landlord-Tenant LawLandlord-Tenant Law2010
In-Depth Title Insurance PrinciplesReal Estate2010
Advanced Issues in Real Estate LawReal Estate2010
Title Law in PennsylvaniaEthics2009
Resolving Real Estate Title DefectsEthical Considerations2008
In-Depth Title Insurance PrinciplesUnderstanding Title Insurance Policies and Commitments2008
Real Estate Law From A to ZReal Estate Law2007
Issues in Residential Mortgage ForeclosuresIssues in Residential Mortgage Foreclosures2007
Fundamentals of Real EstateAgreements of Sale2006
Issues in Commercial Mortgage ForeclosuresReal Estate Law2005
Annual Bench-Bar ConferenceReal Estate: Eminent Domain and Other Considerations2005