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Angela D. Giampolo

Estate planning Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   26 reviews

About Angela

Learn Angela’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%

    14 years, 100 cases

  2. Estate planning
    25%

  3. Adoption
    20%

    14 years, 10 cases

  4. Real estate
    20%

    14 years, 45 cases

  5. Civil rights
    10%

    14 years, 20 cases

Ms. Giampolo has worked inseveral facets of the legal field. She worked in a franchise boutique law firmand worked primarily with clients focused on expanding internationally. Shealso worked in government at the Office of General Counsel in Harrisburg mainlywith the Corporations Bureau and the Election Law Division. Lastly, she workedwith the United Nations, a non-governmental organization assisting theInternational Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in prosecuting the masterminds ofthe Rwandan Genocide of 1994.  Ms.Giampolo’s practice focuses mainly on corporate transactions, civil rights,employment discrimination, real estate, domestic and international adoptions,and estate planning and administration.

 

Education:  Ms. Giampolo received her Juris Doctorate degree from theTemple University, Beasley School of Law. While completing her Juris Doctorate,Ms. Giampolo earned a Certificate of Law in Chinese Law from TsinghuaUniversity in Beijing, China and took joint JD/MBA classes at TempleUniversity, Fox Business School. Prior to graduating, Ms. Giampolo was inductedas a Fellow of the Rubin Public Interest Society.  Ms. Giampolo received her Dual Bachelor of Arts in PoliticalScience and Psychology and Minored in Women’s Studies and InternationalRelations at La Salle University.

 

Activities:  In addition to the practice of law, Ms. Giampolo enjoyswriting. She co-authored a Continuing Legal Education textbook entitledResolving Real Estate Title Defects for the National Business Institute and shealso published a Note in the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review (16Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 195 (2006)) and the International Lawyer (41Int’l Law. 643, 661 (2007)) on the laws in the United States aimed at fightinghuman trafficking.  She alsoperiodically publishes legal and political columns in various publications andmaintains two blogs; http://phillygaylawer.com/ and http://lifeinhouse.com.She is currently working on a book highlighting the architecture, design andskyline vistas from rooftop bars around the world.  Ms. Giampolo complements her practice by actively engagingin several associations and non-profit organizations. In addition to havingvolunteered with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom,Women’s Law Project and Lawyers Without Borders, she is currently the Presidentof the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (www.dvlf.org).DVLF is a philanthropic organization that engages in capacity building andleadership development for LGBT organizations in the area.

 

Ms. Giampolo is a dual citizenof the United States and Canada. She speaks fluent French and beginnerMandarin. 

Licensed for 14 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/04/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Giampolo Law Group
1221 Locust Street
Suite 202
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Giampolo Law Group
1101 Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002
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Posted by Rizzo | November 28, 2022
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Philly's Gay Lawyer!
Angela truly is Philly's gay lawyer. I would know, as I have been assisting the Giampolo Law Group as their notary for a couple years now. Angela and her staff always ensure everything is properly prepared and in order for every appointment. The Giampolo Law Group treats every client with respect and compassion. Angela and her staff are patient, kind, dedicated, and just overall outstanding individuals. I always look forward to my notary appointments with GLG. Furthermore, Angela, and her firm, are amazing advocates for the community. Always willing to give sound counsel, and words of wisdom for those seeking assistance, even for the most sensitive of matters. I highly recommend Angela, and the Giampolo Law Group.
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Posted by Nicole | October 1, 2022
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Highly Recommend Angela!
Angela made the daunting process of estate planning for me and my wife super easy. She was thoughtful, kind, with a touch of levity to get us through the tough parts. Angela answered all of our questions in a timely manner. We have found our go-to attorney for all of our life needs!
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2022
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It's a YES for me!
Angela Giampolo has been a great resource and sound council for me on multiple occasions. Angela was able to help me with all aspects of legal life from estate planning, to business matters. She has a gift for cutting through the noise and getting to the route of the issue and assisting in clear and decisive decision making. I highly recommend Angela Giampolo!
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Posted by Jaymie | January 24, 2022
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Giampolo Law Gives Lawyers a Good Name
Angela Giampolo and Giampolo Law make estate planning a smooth and painless process! In addition to getting my end-of-life affairs in order, I had to navigate an exceedingly painful and complicated family situation that I was thoroughly supported through by the thoughtful, patient, and knowledgeable folx at Giampolo Law. From the beginning, Angela communicated the steps we would need to take to address the issues I presented, and she checked in with me regularly to make sure I understood each step of the process. I especially appreciated the consistent, clear communication from Angela and her staff, as well as Angela’s willingness to coordinate with my family members, best friend, financial planner, and another, much less stellar law group. I felt so supported in the hands of Giampolo Law that I immediately referred my sibling who also had a positive experience. Could not recommend Giampolo Law more! My gratitude is endless!
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Posted by Jesse | December 13, 2021
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The best!
I got in touch with Angela when I was feeling confused and overwhelmed dealing with paperwork after my mom’s passing. When I first spoke with her, I was put immediately at ease. She helped to explain something to me so simply after months of things not making sense when dealing with my mom’s lawyer. She went on to help me to create my own will, to file paperwork to create my LLC, and to create a document of agreement between myself and my business partner. It is so empowering to know that I can take on so many challenges, and leave these very important details to Angela. She provided the support I needed to take my life’s goals and visions to the next level. To top it off, she is not just a member of the LGBTQIA community. She is a trailblazer. She is engaged, connected, and committed to advocacy work. As a trans man, the sometimes conflicting documents (related to pronouns and name changes) was a complete non-issue. I know that others who are in the same boat know how priceless this is and how something like having someone whole-heartedly in our corner can be the difference between not doing something and doing everything we set our minds to.
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Posted by Lars | August 22, 2021
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Expertise and Compassion
Angela is a wonderful attorney who is truly thoughtful and compassionate. She helped me with a complex family and real estate law issue and was very empathetic and professional along the way. She took the time to listen and understand. Every question I had was answered and every difficult topic was handled with great skill and sensitivity. She was very thorough and followed up every step of the way. It was a pleasure to work with her on every level. I would highly recommend her for anyone seeking an exceptional and compassionate attorney.
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Posted by Mike | July 20, 2021
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Don't put it off any longer!
I had put off estate planning for a long time. The task seemed overwhelming. Luckily I found Angela Giampolo to help me. She broke it down for me and made it easy. There is a lot to consider with estate planning but with Angela's guidance I feel confident that together we made the right decisions.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2021
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Angela is the best! She made a difficult and confusing process so easy to go through! She is truly always looking out for her client's best interests!
Posted by Leo | June 1, 2021
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The best there is.
Estate planning is one of the most difficult thing I have ever done. We all work hard for our money and that should be respected in life and after it. It’s so complex it is easy to find any excuse to not do it. Angela Giampolo made me feel completely at ease. We had a discussion of assets and I was given alternatives for distribution. We discussed estate taxes and set up an option that made the most sense for me- a trust. And after that we talked about power of attorney, living will and a trust to care for my dog when I am gone. Angela is as patient as she is knowledgeable. I am so glad I found her and used her legal services. End of life planning is hard. Angela made it much easier. She is the best there is.
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Posted by Michael | January 20, 2021
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The help you need
I enthusiastically recommend Angela Giampolo Esq. for her attention to detail, and her professional yet personal touch. Angela handled my Last Will and Testament, my Living Will, and a Real Estate purchase. She made the process easy and stress free. She also answered any concerns/issues I had with empathy and a steady hand. Recently, I needed to reach out for advice and help out of the blue, and she responded to me immediately. Assisting me through a stressful moment in my life, that ended up not being the problem it could have been, due to her great work. I am confident that my experience is not an anomaly – each and every person will receive the same respectful, thorough, proficient service. The LGBTQA community in Philadelphia is blessed to have her in our corner!
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Posted by Jeremiah | January 17, 2021
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Incomparable
I’ve known Angela for almost a decade now, aside from her invaluable legal mind, fierce and honest advocacy for her clients, and bold approach to any and all of her client’s needs, she is a truly good person. A rare find. In this complex, and challenging, world that we’re living in at this moment she has counseled me in the area of educational faculty advocacy - not necessarily a primary field within the scope of her practice - she was astonishing, to say the least. I would recommend her, and her law firm, to any one without pause. It doesn’t hurt that her powerful advocacy for the LGBTQ+ sits proudly next to her practice’s name, to be so committed to one’s beliefs while unapologetically doing what she does best are but a few of the ingredients that maker utterly incomparable.
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Posted by Jordan | January 5, 2021
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Simply the Best
I reached out to Angela when the pandemic shutdown through a major wrench in divorce proceedings. Within a day of my initial inquiry she had already reached out to me and gotten together my paperwork. She was efficient and incredibly supportive of me through this process. Got everything perfectly streamlined and I didn’t have to worry about anything. So grateful to her and I cannot recommend her enough. She takes care of everything, even in the midst of a pandemic. I didn’t have to go down to the city once. She did everything electronically. An awesome lawyer.
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Posted by Joni | December 13, 2020
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Helpful & Understanding
My wife and I worked with Angela and her team and we genuinely appreciate how wonderful and professional they are to work with. We had a very vague idea of what we needed, and Angela took the time to listen to our concerns, answer our questions, and clearly explain each step of the process. She made a potentially stressful experience simple and painless. I can't recommend Giampolo Law Group enough!
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Posted by Rohan | September 28, 2020
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Terrific Estate Planning Experience with Angela
My wife and I needed to create a will for our little one and had a wonderful experience working with Angela at the Giampolo Law Group. Angela was very responsive throughout the process and had great advice for us across all estate planning matters: Will, POA, Revocable Trust, etc. She is very sharp and professional, and we had an extremely smooth experience signing the prepared documents in her lovely new office. We were very pleased with the service & outcome, and look forward to working with her again on any future needs.
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Posted by Ari | September 16, 2020
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Giampolo Law Group for the WIN!
Angela and her team are the best in the city at what they do, hands down. Not only did they provide an extremely high quality, effective and reliable service, they worked with me as if I was a member of their family going through a difficult moment. A rare approach in the legal world. In addition, if you're looking to work with a women-led, LGBTQIA+ friendly organization with one of the region's most active advocates for equity and human rights, you're in the right place. After having worked with the Giampolo Law Group, I now consider Angela an inspiration, an incredible attorney, and a dear friend.
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Posted by Desiree | September 1, 2020
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Name Change
My son and I met Angela in February, she was referred to us. My son wanted his last name changed before he graduated HS. His dad walked out when he was 8, and my son just wanted a new start after graduation. Our court date was in March, but then Covid-19 hit Philadelphia and everything shut down. Knowing that the courts were closed my son was not only upset about no HS graduation but the name was eating at him. But in late May we got a letter from Angela, I just assumed it was an update which she kept us well informed as the months passed. But to our surprised it was a signed Order by a Judge that his name had changed (during Covid). Angela knew how important it was to my son to have that done before he graduated and she got it done! We are so greatful for her hard work. Thank you so much Angela!!!
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Posted by Monika | August 16, 2020
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Reproductive law/donor contract help
We worked with Angela to put together a donor contract as we began the process of making a family. We initially tried to do this with template contracts, but this aspect of the law is very complicated, especially if you happen to be gay. Angela did an amazing job of guiding us. The contract she wrote was brilliant and thorough (and believe me, I never imagined I would call a contract brilliant). She has helped us look further down the road at all the things we will need to do to have legal stability and to ensure our rights as a family. I'm so glad that Angela is our lawyer; I can't imagine how difficult and confusing this process would have been without her. Or rather, I can imagine how hard it would have been and, by contrast, with Angela it has been very clear and approachable. I can't recommend her highly enough.
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Posted by Emile | May 22, 2020
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Top Quality
Mrs. Giampolo provided services for obtaining an updated power of attorney first, then drafting all relevant estate planning documentation (will, deed, trust, executor, notary, and related court filings). I have never needed to hire a lawyer before, so my scope of experience is limited. From our interaction, Mrs. Giampolo is a very thorough, friendly, and attentive Law Professional who I would recommend very highly.
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Posted by Maryann | May 20, 2020
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Estate Planning
Angela Giampolo has provided family law and estate planning services for me since 2012. I first met her through her pro bono work in the Philly LGBT community. After a Lamda Legal program on the importance of estate planning for LGBT adults I contacted her and she had just the right combination of family law knowledge and estate planning acumen to help me confidently fine tune my retirement savings plan and put power of attorney documents in place. It was great to feel like a financial grown-up at last, something that was hard to do before civil marriage. Over the following years she helped me with developing a mindset to move from just saving to truly building generational wealth. Recently we revisited some of my estate planning as time, finances and my family needs changed. Her warmth, compassion and intelligence helped me in responding to a special needs situation for a family member through revising my will and beneficiary designations.. She spent extra time developing a mental health POA that was fine-tuned to my needs. Every time I work with Angela, I learn something new about being an ally, giving back to the community and the value of being authentic in my professional relations.
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Posted by Mark | April 8, 2020
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Estate Attorney
Awesome attorney! Knowledgeable, down to earth, and handled my estate plan expeditiously. She is a great estate planning attorney
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Education

  • La Salle University
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  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
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  • Tsinghua University of Beijing
  • Masters of Law in Chinese Law
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English
  • Mandarin

Publications

  • Echelon Magazine
  • Monthly column on LGBT business issues
  • 2011
  • ABA International Lawyer
  • Analyzing the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act
  • 2007
  • Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review
  • The Trafficking Victims Protection Re-Authorization Act of 2005
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • LGBT Estate Planning for Couples
  • Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education Conference
  • “Your Family Law Practice in the 21st Century”
  • 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education Conference
  • “LLC Formation to Special Uses”
  • 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education Conference
  • “How to Obtain Good Title in Real Estate Transactions”
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked on cases with Angela for more than 10 years and she is always prepared and fights hard for her clients. She is a zealous advocate who is capable of winning every single case she undertakes. Highly recommend."
Business Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have collaborated with Angela in the past and must say that she is a tremendously talented attorney. I never hesitate to refer her business-related transactional matters such as entity formation and business structuring. Additionally, Angela is highly responsive, intelligent and empathetic. This is a special attorney in the Philadelphia community."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable and honest attorney. Always looking out for the client's best interest."
Business Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Angela is one of the best legal minds in the business. Her legal knowledge on business/family/estate issues is second to none. I wholeheartedly endorse Angela.."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Angela is an outstanding attorney, she is thoughtful and diligent in the representation of her clients interests; I would recommend her with full confidence."
Business Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Ms. Giampolo for many years. Not only does she effectively represent her clients' interests, she has a warm demeanor and she takes pride in her work. An attorney's bedside manner can be as important as anything else and Ms. Giampolo comes through in all respects."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Angela is an effective lawyer and I strongly recommend her for matters involving corporate transactions, civil rights, employment discrimination and adoption issues. Angela has successfully struck the difficult balance of building strong community ties within the Philadelphia region while expanding her law practice to handle international matters. Angela’s professionalism and strong work ethic are among many positive qualities that she possesses. On many occasions, Angela has served as my mentor and provided valuable feedback on complicated legal matters. Without any reservation, I endorse this attorney."
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Philadelphia Estate planning Lawyer Angela D. Giampolo
Angela D. Giampolo
Estate planning Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 14 years
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