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Alexander Louis Silow

Criminal defense Attorney at West Chester, PA

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 20 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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

About Alexander

Learn Alexander’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Criminal Defense, DUI, DWI, Drug Offenses, Assaults, Sex Offenses, Child crimes, Juvenile, Thefts and major crimes.

    21 years

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    Automobile Accidents, slip and fall and medical malpractice.

    19 years

  3. Workers compensation
    20%

    13 years

  4. Business
    5%
    Contracts and formation of LLC.

    19 years

  5. Wills and living wills
    5%
    Wills, Trusts, Estates and Power of Attorney.

    19 years

Alexander Silow has been an active litigation attorney for many years in Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, Berks, Lancaster and Philadelphia Silow has been an active litigation attorney for many years in Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, Berks, Lancaster and Philadelphia counties.  The concentration of his practice is criminal law and he also represents clients in injury claims and other trial matters. 

He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Chester County where he handled all levels of criminal cases, including violent crimes, DUI, drug cases, and domestic violence and also handled cases in the Pennsylvania appeals courts.   His insight into how Pennsylvania’s criminal and court systems work and how prosecutors think is invaluable to successfully defending any criminal case as well as pursuing any claims on behalf of his clients.

Alex joined the criminal defense bar in 2005 and was quickly recognized as one of the top criminal trial attorneys in the Philadelphia Area by Main Line Today Magazine. As a criminal defense attorney, Alex has successfully defended cases including homicides and murders, violent crimes, drugs, domestic violence and also DUI cases as well traffic offenses. Alex is also highly experienced in the Appeals Courts.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Chester County Bar Association and was admitted to practice as an attorney in the District of Columbia. Alex comes from a family of attorneys and judges and always knew that being an attorney was his calling.  He graduated from West Chester University and then studied at and graduated with honors from Widener University School of Law.  Alex, his wife and his family have lived in Chester County for almost 20 years.

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Recognized as one of the 2010 Top Criminal trial attorneys in the Philadelphia Area by Main Line Today Magazine.
Alex Silow has been an active litigation attorney for many years in Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, Lancaster and Philadelphia counties.  The concentration of his practice is criminal law and he also represents clients in injury claims and other matters.

Location

Law Firm of Alexander Silow
213 West Miner Street
Suite 100
West Chester, PA, 19382
Law Firm of Alexander Silow
213 West Miner Street
Suite 100
West Chester, PA, 19382
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Posted by Scott | November 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal advice for business contract
Hiring Alex might have been the best decision that I've made over the past five years. He single handedly reviewed, explained and negotiated my partnership agreement. In a situation that that sometimes could be tenuous, Alex showed the finesse of an expert in his field. He listened to my concerns, informed me of potential issues with the contract, then formed a plan of attack to protect my best interests. Alex then began a formal discussion with the Group and represented me in the best light possible. When it was all said and done Alex made this process easy, stress free and secured my future. His confident yet humble nature made this an enjoyable experience. I recommend him without a doubt.
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Posted by Rebecca | November 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best!
Alex supported my case when I was injured in a car accident a few years ago. In my experience working with Alex, he proved himself to be a consummate professional, competent, and reliable. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable, but Alex also took the time to make sure I was thoroughly informed of my rights, responsibilities, and options. He treated me like family and without hesitation I would recommend him time and time again. Don't go anywhere else!
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Posted by Ellen | October 31, 2016
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Trusted attorney for my family trust
I needed an attorney to help with my family estate and was recommended Alex Silow. ​My brother was about to inherit money from our grandmother, which would have interfered with his ability to continue to receive his social security disability check. My brother is mentally ill and incapable of managing his own finances. At present, I take care of his finances. ​Alex reviewed our situation and needs and advised me that a Special Needs Trust was necessary. This type of trust would enable my brother to retain his benefits which can be used for special needs other than rent and food such as dental, medical bills, clothing and travel. ​I developed trust in Alex's advice and also asked him to act as the Co-Trustee with me on the Trust. I needed the peace of mind that if I die first, someone will help my brother with his finances. Alex is very compassionate and bright and I trust him with my family's finances. Ellen
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Posted by Lynn | October 31, 2016
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THANK YOU!
Alex represented one of my key employees. Due to Alex's diligence, work release was granted and we were able to maintain continuity at our business. He was efficient and caring.
Posted by Joanne | October 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Alexander Silow
Alex Silow represented our grandson in a very professional and compassionate manner. Alex is an excellent listener and communicator. Phone calls and texts were returned in a very timely fashion We felt that Alex cared about our grandson and our family. We received the best possible outcome for our case.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Alex Silow was extremely professional and compassionate throughout all of our interactions. He took time to hear what I had to say, explain what my options were and made recommendations on how to proceed. He made me feel confident throughout the entire process. I am extremely pleased with the end result. Without his expertise, composure and compassion the end result would not have been the same.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney - Owner/Principal
  • Law Firm of Alexander Silow
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Goldberg, Meanix & Muth
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Goldberg, Meanix & Muth
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Chester County District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Chester County District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Long sentence for long-time heroin dealer
  • Sentenced to 88 to 240 months in prison, a minimum of seven years and four months in jail.

Associations

  • Republican Committee of Chester County
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • 2011 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • West Chester University Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Community Criminal Defense Day
  • Community Criminal Day
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Alexander
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. great guy and lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ales is a professional and competent attorney who is well known in Chester County. Highly recommended"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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