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Richard Lee Vanderslice

Real estate Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.2   5 reviews
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  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 17 years
    California - CA 21 years
    New Jersey - NJ 14 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Richard

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RICHARD L. VANDERSLICE P.C. IS A LAW FIRM DEDICATED TO CIVIL LITIGATION AND REAL ESTATE MATTERS.

Richard Vanderslice handles all forms of civil litigation in state and federal court, with an emphasis on Act 135 Conservatorships, land use and real estate, environmental law, professional liability, and family law. His areas of practice include litigation, environmental law, administrative law, professional malpractice, officers and directors, personal injury, real estate, premises liability, family law and domestic partnership law. He has tried cases to verdict, appealed cases in State and Federal Court, and has brought many cases to conclusion through alternative forms of dispute resolution.


As a trial lawyer, Mr. Vanderslice's philosophy is that both the simplest slip-and-fall case and the most complex environmental tort case require an attorney to constantly analyze the costs and risks of pursuing the matter for the benefit of the client, so as to give that client options for the optimal resolution.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Vanderslice advises small to mid-size businesses, homeowners, and political organizations regarding environmental reporting and impact statements, risk assessment, insurance and reporting requirements. He has also consulted for local candidates for partisan and non-partisan offices.

Prior to joining the firm in November 2005, Mr. Vanderslice practiced  in San Francisco, California with the leading professional liability defense firm and personal  injury firms in California, the San Francisco Bay Keeper and at the Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Division.
 

Location

Richard L. Vanderslice, PC
1445 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19145
Richard L. Vanderslice, PC
1445 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19145
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2008
Client Review
Richard is practical and advocates your position.
Posted by James | September 24, 2010
If you are looking for a great lawyer
I can't say enough good things about Richard. He is everything you can ask for in a lawyer. He is highly knowledgeable in his fields of practice, motivated, respectful, patient, compassionate and responsive to majority of your needs. I primary use him for custody and support issues. His experience backed by his understanding of family law and knowledge of how to the court system works has prepared me for a positive experience each time. He often goes above and beyond the call of duty. From my experience I would highly recommend him to be your lawyer.
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Posted by Christina | July 3, 2013
Richard Vanderslice is OUTSTANDING!
Mr. Vanderslice is the absolute top-flight best. He is immediately engaged and genuinely concerned, open, and reassuring. He is also incredibly knowledgeable, on point, intelligent, current, and ready to take action. I felt nothing but confidence and trust in his presence. I couldn't be in better legal hands. Highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2011
Excellent Lawyer - very knowledgeable
Richard is very knowledgeable in a variety of areas. This was very helpful in a particularly stressful landlord/tenant situation I faced. Richard was very patient, understanding, and will fight for you. He also has a strong knowledge of the court system and a very sharp mind. He is very fair. I highly recommend Richard as a lawyer.
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Posted by Mark | November 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Non responsive and very uninformative...
I hired Rich Vanderslice in Nov. 21 to do an "easy" subdivision of my property in S Philadelphia for a possible pending sale. Rich told me that it would be about 4 to 5 months and gave me an estimated cost of around $3500 to $4500. After about 4 months I reached out to Rich for an update and exactly nothing was even started at that point and he was very hard to get a return call back from. Finally In April 22' he got the ball rolling hired the surveyor company and finished the survey and then unexpectedly told me that I have to hire an expeditor to move it ahead $3500 on top of the $3500 I had already given him, always like pulling teeth trying to get a callback from him. The expeditor submitted the file and zoning approved a permit in Sept 21 and off to the OPA it went. After finally talking to Mr Vanderslice he kept telling me that the subdivision is done as soon as OPA gets finished...A few months went by and nothing and he was beating around the bush saying that the expeditor (he hired at my expense) wasn't returning his calls. I then lost the pending sale...I couldn't get any solid answers or information from this guy and finally came to the conclusion that he had no idea what he was doing and promptly fired him... The only thing I can say in Rick's defense, is after hiring a new attorney he did try and connect the attorney and the expeditor, but the expeditor, Baker and Co. refused to do it...So after 2 years of aggravation, Im out about $9100 and still haven't gotten my subdivision as of yet...
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Richard L. Vanderslice, PC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Paul Hanley And Harley Llp
  • 2002 - 2003

Education

  • Vermont Law School
  • MA - Masters
  • 2002
  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Kansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Section, Business Litigation Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • Real Property Section, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Past Chair
  • 2007 - Present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Nicholas A. Cipriani Family Law Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Executive Committee
  • 2006 - 2010
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Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Philadlephia Court of Common Pleas
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Philadlephia Court of Common Pleas
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Philadelphia City Council
  • Act 135 Conservatorship
  • 2014
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Real Estate Closing
  • 2013
  • Homes Within Reach
  • Act 135 Conservatorships
  • 2012
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Act 135 Conservatorship
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
Endorse Richard
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard has a deep knowledge of many aspects of real estate law. I definitely give him 2 thumbs up."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred Richard at least 10 clients, all of whom thanked me for referring the cases to him. Richard is a zealous advocate for his clients and a beast in the courtroom."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Vanderslice's responses on Avvo are very insightful and helpful. He has a great understanding of the law. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation"
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as a valuable member of this forum. Attorneys who participate in this forum are providing useful information for those in need and should be commended. Further, the type of information conveyed is in the true spirit of professionalism where information is provided to help those in need which is the underpinning of the legal profession. Often the users of this forum are given second opinions that expand on information or provide contradictory information. Providing information empowers the uninformed to go forward with confronting their legal problems. I recommend and endorse this attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is my co-counsel in a real estate letter and is excellent."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer many of my own clients to Richard because I know he'll fight hard for them, and his knowledge of the law is very good. The clients that I've referred to him have been pleased with him. He has a good demeanor, and keeps active in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend and endorse this lawyer's work. His zealous advocacy for his clients is demonstrated by the results he obtains and the respect he commands from his adversaries."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Richard is an accomplished lawyer who relentlessly fights for his clients rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Personal injury
Criminal defense
White collar crime
Lawsuits and disputes
Land use and zoning