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Dale G. Larrimore

Car accident Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   6 reviews

About Dale

Learn Dale’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    35%
    Representing individuals who are seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes, resulting from the negligence of other drivers, roadway design defects and dangerous highway conditions.

    46 years

  2. Wrongful death
    25%
    Representing families and survivors of individuals who lose their lives as a result of motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, industrial accidents, and other serious traumatic events.

    46 years

  3. Slip and fall accident
    20%
    Representing individuals who are seriously injured as a result of dangerous conditions within the premises of others.

    46 years

  4. Personal injury
    10%

    46 years

  5. Estate planning
    4%
    Working in conjunction with an experienced attorney at Main Line Elder Law, we assist clients with estate planning, elder law and the drafting of wills and complex documents to maximize the assets that can be left to the heirs of our clients.

    26 years

  6. Workers compensation
    4%
    Representing employees injured in workplace events, job-site accidents and in other industrial trauma.

    46 years

  7. Defective and dangerous products
    2%
    Representing individuals who are injured as a result of defective and dangerous products.

    46 years

In over 40 years of practicing law, I am proud that my clients have been able to receive justice through the legal system when they have been injured by the negligence or misconduct of others  -- even when it meant taking on powerful corporations or insurance carriers. I have represented seriously injured victims of vehicular crashes, industrial accidents, medical malpractice and unsafe and dangerous conditions in stores and buildings. If you have a significant injury, I will give you my personal attention and work hard for to abtain full and fair compensation for your harms and losses.

Regularly recognized as a Pennsylvania Superlawyer and one of the Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania, I wrote the book used by attorneys throughout Pennsylvania in handling vehicle crash cases -- Pennsylvania Rules of the Road. First published in 1978, my book is republished every year by Thomson Reuters with annual updates on our Commonwealth's vehicle laws. I also lecture each year in the largest and most significant continuing legal education seminar run by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice - the Annual Auto Law Seminar -- with over 600 attorneys attending in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia. I help other attorneys learn how to achieve success for their clients and can help you obtain a favorable settlement or verdict for your serious injuries.

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Licensed for 46 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1976
Updated 10/01/2022

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

Contact Dale

Larrimore & Farnish L.L.P.
1800 JFK Boulevard
Suite 404
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-7405

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Posted by Barbara | February 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An unusual case with a successful outcome
Dale Larrimore has been my attorney for me for about 2.5 years for an injury I sustained on a rental property. He is more than competent as well as thorough, hardworking and kind. He walked me through every step of this process and I felt confident as his client. He negotiated a successful settlement on my behalf and I couldn't be more pleased with his professionalism and courtesy. I would highly recommend Dale to represent anyone with a personal injury case.
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Posted by rhonda | December 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Ethical & Brilliant Attorney
Mr. Larrimore first represented me in a motor vehicle accident almost 18 years ago. I was so impressed, first, by his honesty, professionalism and impeccable knowledge of the law. I had somewhat of a unique case, one in which most attorneys would have felt challenged with, and would have passed it over. But that wasn't the case with Mr. Larrimore. He took on the challenge, continued with the case, and won! He's not one of these fly by night attorneys, that will sell you down the river, for a quick, lowball settlement. He will negotiate fairly for you. I was so impressed with him and throughout the years, I have always been able to call on Mr. Larrimore for a consultation, whenever I ever had legal questions. After having an awful experience with another attorney in Philadelphia, I really did not think that good, honest, ethical attorney's still existed, until I had the pleasure of having Mr. Larrimore as a personal injury attorney. Dale Larrimore is not only an excellent attorney, but he is an educator. He educates his clients about the complexity of the law in such crystal clear layman's terms, that even a child could grasp the core elements of what he is talking about. His method of both representing and educating his clients, allows the client to feel engaged and not clueless about their case. It is so important that you pick the right attorney whenever you are faced with the unfortunate situation of being involved in any type of accident. I cannot say enough good things about Dale Larrimore. I have recommended him to family members and will always recommend him to anyone that needs an honest, brilliant, fearless litigator to work diligently on their behalf.
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Posted by Gala R | November 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An exceptional brilliant attorney!
Dale Larrimore is an exceptional, brilliant attorney, with impeccable professionalism and profound knowledge of his field of practice who is one hundred percent dedicated to his client's best interests throughout the entire case. I reached out to Dale in January of 2017, after an injury in December of 2016. My situation was very unconventional. When I told Dale the story of my injury, he said that he never heard of anything like this, it was that unusual. Not every attorney would take on such an uncommon case where it is impossible to project the outcome, yet Dale did and...he WON. In the winter of 2019, we received the TOTAL REWARD AMOUNT, the highest possible reward available for my case. I was struck and am still in awe. I believe that only Dale Larrimore could accomplish something like that. Especially, provided how unique my case was. There are no words to describe my gratitude. I would highly recommend Dale as a personal injury attorney. I could end my review here but I want to add a few more words. Besides being an extraordinary attorney, Dale turned out to be an exceptional human being, not only highly intelligent but also compassionate, patient, understanding. I could call him at any time of the day or night, over the weekends or holidays. I could ask him any questions, express any concerns - he was always available to listen, answer, explain, support. If he was busy, he would return my call as soon as he became available, or text/email about the time in the evening to speak. He also answered in detail all my questions that I asked by email. We even Skyped one time. Needless to say, over two years that Dale worked on my case, I grew an immense respect for him. He is such an incredible person, besides being a brilliant attorney. Without any doubt, I would always, always recommend him to anyone who needs a personal injury attorney. 
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Posted by Robert | November 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
personal injury litigation expert practitioner
Attorney Larrimore is known and generally acknowledged by other trial lawyers for his civil litigation experience and mastery of civil procedure. He also lectures and writes for the Pennsylvania Association of Justice and is often consulted by other trial lawyers. Attorney Larrimore is acknowledged as a trial lawyer's lawyer. I regularly consult Dale and seek his advice.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and attentive
Dale helped us after car accident. He's very patient with the process and being very thorough, kept informing us updates with professional manner.
Posted by Carolyn Appignani | July 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredibly Knowledgeable
Dale Larrimore represented me in a legal matter and I was impressed with the level of personal attention he gave to my claim. He literally wrote the book on Pennsylvania Rules of the Road and it was obvious that he knew more about the Vehicle Code than the police officer who was at the site of my accident. I would recommend him to anyone who has been involved in a motor vehicle crash.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Charles Widger Law School at Villanova University
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • Larrimore & Farnish, LLP
  • 2004 - Present
  • Executive Director
  • Bar/Bri of Pennsylvania & New Jersey
  • 1976 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Temple University School of Law
  • 1999 - 2015
  • Senior Partner
  • Deutsch, Larrimore, Farnish & Andersson, LLP
  • 1996 - 2004
  • Partner
  • Deutsch & Larrimore, P.C.
  • 1983 - 1996
  • Attorney
  • Myron H. Deutsch, P.C.
  • 1976 - 1983
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Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Swarthmore College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Legal Cases

  • Reinoso v. Heritage Warminster LLC
  • The Superior Court of Pennsylvania reversed the order granting summary judgment to the property owner and remanded for trial. The case settled for a significant sum before trial commenced.
  • Wilson v. PECO Energy Co.
  • The Superior Court reversed the trial court and remanded to the lower court. Prior to trial, the case settled for a very substantial sum to compensate plaintiff for her injuries.
  • Kilgore v. City of Philadelphia
  • The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania reversed the lower court and found that the plaintiffs had a right to pursue their action before a jury. The case then settled for a substantial sum before trial.
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Associations

  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Villanova Law School Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2006 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Villanova Law J. Willard O'Brien American Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1998 - 2007
  • Waldron Mercy Academy Parent Teacher Cooperative
  • Board of Directors
  • 1989 - 1993
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • Selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2009
  • Selected as Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Key Professional Media, Inc.
  • 2008
  • Selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Key Professional Media, Inc.
  • 2007
  • Selected as Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Key Professional Media, Inc.
  • 2006
  • Selected as Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Key Professional Media, Inc.
  • 2005
  • George Douglas Amicus CUriae Award
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2003
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • Outstanding Parent Service Award
  • Waldron Mercy Academy
  • 1996
  • Selected in "100 People to Watch"
  • Business Philadelphia Magazine
  • 1995
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Publications

  • The Verdict (Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association - Vol. 2017-18 Issue 3)
  • Closing Arguments in Jury Trials
  • 2018
  • The Verdict (Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association - Vol. 2016-17 Issue 5)
  • The "Usual" Stipulations
  • 2017
  • The Verdict (Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association Vol. 2015-16 Issue 3)
  • Jury Orientation in the Eastern District
  • 2016
  • West's Pennsylvania Practice Vol. 13 by Thomson Reuters WESTLAW
  • Pennsylvania Rules of the Road 2013/2014 Edition
  • 2013
  • The Verdict (Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Sources of Recovery in Motor Vehicle Claims
  • 2013
  • West's Pennsylvania Practice - Volume 13
  • Pennsylvania Rules of the Road 2009/2010 thru 2012/2013 Editions
  • 2012
  • Book - Published by West Group, Eagan, MN
  • Pennsylvania Rules of the Road 2007/2008 Edition
  • 2007
  • Book - Published by West Group, Eagan, MN
  • Pennsylvania Rules of the Road - 2006/2007 Edition
  • 2006
  • The Verdict (Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Assn.)
  • Videotaping Discovery Depositions
  • 2004
  • The Verdict (Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Mediation
  • 2003
  • The Verdict (Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Assn.)
  • Coordinate Jurisdiction Rule
  • 2003
  • The Verdict (Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Post Accident Conduct
  • 2002
  • The Verdict - Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Witherspoon vs. Philadelphia
  • 2001
  • PaTLA Auto Law Section Newsletter
  • Dual Recovery Exclusion
  • 2001
  • Course Book - Published by West Publishing, Eagan MN
  • Pennsylvania Civil Procedure: Cases and Materials
  • 2000
  • Book - Published by West Group, Eagan MN
  • Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Litigation
  • 1999
  • Book - Published by West Group, Eagan, MN
  • Pennsylvania Rules of the Road - 2nd Edition
  • 1997
  • Pennsylvania Law Weekly
  • Governmental Immunity: Grief v. Reisinger
  • 1997
  • Book - Published by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing
  • Pennsylvania Rules of the Road
  • 1995
  • Widener Law Forum
  • Passing the Pennsylvania Bar
  • 1995
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • Supreme Court Tightens Bar Admission Rules
  • 1994
  • Juris, Duquesne Law School Newsmagazine
  • How Many Will Make the Grade in PA
  • 1994
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • 'Twas the Night Before Trial
  • 1993
  • Philadelphia County Reporter (24 Phila. i)
  • Compulsory Arbitration in Philadelphia
  • 1992
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)
  • Handbook for Arbitrators
  • 1986
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Speaking Engagements

  • Luncheon Lecture
  • Trying Your Cases in Favorable Places
  • 2019
  • 36th Annual Auto Law Seminar
  • Vehicle Code's Rules of the Road
  • 2018
  • 35th Annual Auto Law Seminar
  • Maximizing Recoveries in Extraordinary Cases
  • 2017
  • 34th Annual Auto Seminar
  • Wrongful Death Damages
  • 2016
  • 33rd Annual Auto Law Seminar
  • Using the Procedural Rules to Help You Win for your Clients
  • 2015
  • 32 Annual Auto Law Seminar
  • Proving Damages and Maximizing Verdicts
  • 2014
  • 31st Annual Auto Law Seminer
  • Pennsylvania Rules of the Road
  • 2013
  • 30th Annual Auto Law Seminar
  • Proving Damages to Enhance Recoveries for your Clients
  • 2012
  • PA Association for Justice Annual Retreat
  • Annual Update of the Law for Civil Litigators
  • 2008
  • Auto Law Seminar
  • Legal Ethics in Handling Auto Cases
  • 2008
  • PaTLA Annual Convention
  • Annual Update of the Law for Civil Litigators
  • 2007
  • PaTLA Annual Convention
  • Annual Update of the Law for Civil Litigators
  • 2006
  • PaTLA Annual Convention
  • Annual Update of the Law for Civil Litigators
  • 2005
  • PaTLA Annual Convention
  • Annual Update of the Law for Civil Litigators
  • 2003
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Practice Institute
  • Philadelphia Civil Practice
  • 2001
  • Discovery Tactics
  • Depositions: Tactics for Trial Lawyers
  • 2000
  • UM and UIM Arbitration Seminar
  • Effective Advocacy of UM and UIM Claims
  • 1998
  • Compulsory Arbitration Seminar (1997-2000 Annually)
  • Philadelphia Arbitration Procedure
  • 1997
  • Trial Evidence
  • Evidence Rules
  • 1996
  • Advocacy Skills for Young Lawyers
  • Effective Civil Litigation Advocacy
  • 1996
  • Survival Tactics in Philadelphia Trial Courts
  • Philadelphia Civil Litigation Practice
  • 1995
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • $50,000 in Eight Months or Less
  • 1994
  • Torts (First Year Guest Lecturer)
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • 1993
  • Compulsory Arbitration Seminar (1992-1996 Annually)
  • Philadelphia Arbitration Procedure
  • 1992
  • Compulsory Arbitration Seminar (1979-1991 Annually)
  • Philadelphia Arbitration Procedure
  • 1979
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (6)
Car accident Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dale is an extremely competent attorney who obtains excellent results for his clients. He is a great advocate for his clients. Very professional and knowledgeable."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dale is a highly-skilled and competent lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dale is a great mentor to young lawyers and a wonderful resource to all lawyers throughout Pennsylvania. He is smart and always generous with his time and knowledge."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dale is an exceptionally well informed attorney who other attorneys turn to solve complicated legal matters. He goes out of his way to help teach other attorneys about the latest developments in the law."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Dale for five years now and he has always exemplified the highest level of care and ethics."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dale is an excellent attorney and is always available to clients and fellow attorneys. He has been an awesome mentor and friend. I highly recommend him."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Larrimore for many years. He was one of the best respected lawyers in the personal injury field. A zealous advocate, his integrity is above reproach."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Larrimore is a knowledgeable attorney who I would certainly recommend and endorse."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Larrimore for 9 years. He is extraordinarily knowledgeable in the area of motor vehicle law in Pennsylvania. I whole-heartedly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I sincerely endorse attorney Larrimore! The answers of Mr. Larrimore are consistently accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would be looking for in hiring an attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the best."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer."
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