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Peter John Dolan

Divorce and separation Attorney at Pottstown, PA

5.0   10 reviews
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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1999
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About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Managing all types of divorce from amicable to litigated and from local to international. Also taking care of spousal support, alimony pendente lite, and alimony.

    24 years

  2. Estate planning

    24 years

  3. Child custody
    Taking care of all custody matters including, relocation cases, grandparent rights, shared custody and custody litigation.

    24 years

  4. Litigation
    Taking care of all types of civil litigation and estate litigation. I have successful experience representing clients in contract litigation, commercial litigation, estate administration disputes and tort defense.

    24 years

  5. Probate

    24 years

  6. Wills and living wills


I take a very practical approach toward the law.  If I can save my client time and money by reaching a settlement, I will do it.  Particularly in divorces when there are minor children, it is best to keep things as amicable as possible.  After all, when the parties have children, they will be in each other’s lives for the rest of their lives – sharing custody, going to birthday parties, graduations weddings, etc.  It’s best for the children and the parties to be as amicable as possible and get the divorce over and move on.  However, if the case must be litigated, I will not hesitate to strongly advocate for my client starting with good communication with my client, researching the law and always being prepared for the case.

In all matters, my client is my boss.  I am available by phone, cell phone, email and Skype.  I do my best to return phone calls by the end of each day and will keep you thoroughly informed of you case.


Client's Choice 2014
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Dolan Ray Law, LLC
2500 E High St BLDG 700
Pottstown, PA, 19464
Dolan Ray Law, LLC
875 Berkshire Blvd
Reading, PA, 19610
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Posted by Jeff | March 23, 2012
I have had the privilege of working with Mr Dolan on several matters. He is always very insightful, open, straightforward, knowledgable and a true pleasure to work with.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2011
Knowledgable and confident representation
Peter Dolan represented me in my divorce proceedings a decade ago, his demeanor and professionalism immediately put me at ease at this difficult time. Peter was focused on my concerns, asking pertinent questions related to details that I had been overlooking, Peter made suggestions that were spot on, drawing on his experience to guide me through my divorce in as seamless a manner as possible. Peter took care of literally every detail, making sure to keep me updated as to the status of the divorce proceedings. Five years later, I returned to Peter to get my will in order and once again, I could not have been more pleased, Peter exhibited all of the positive traits that I had seen five years earlier. Peter is truly a lawyer committed to his clients, taking the time to understand their concerns, fears, and objectives. I can say with all certainty that I could not have had better representation in either one of my deaings with Peter.
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2017
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Caring, dedicated and thoroughly professional
I could not have asked for a better lawyer to handle my divorce case! Peter was caring, courteous, professional and knew exactly what he was doing! I was under a lot of stress when I first met him but he helped me calm my nerves down, took bull by the horns(I had a difficult case) and came out victorious! Kudos to Pete, I highly highly recommend him for any family issue!
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Posted by Lisa | December 12, 2014
Excellent Service
Mr. Dolan helped me get custody of my child without any extra hassles! No court appearances and no CYS involved! This was very important to me, and he expedited it all in a very timely matter.. Mr. Dolan even went the extra mile and spoke with family members to reassure them that the proper channels were be taken. He backed me all the way, 100% on my side and I felt from day 1 that I had chosen the perfect lawyer to represent me!
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Posted by Angela | December 12, 2014
Highly Recommended!!
Mr. Dolan walked me through the divorce process with efficiency, impressive knowledge, professionalism, and a relatable sense of humor. (Sometimes you need to have a laugh in times like these!) All of my questions were answered, things were explained (and sometimes re-explained) to me, decisions were supported, and I was kept in the loop with each step. None of my questions or "what-if's" were "silly" or minimized. If you're in need of a lawyer or legal advice for any reason, give Peter Dolan a call!
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Posted by Ashraf | December 5, 2014
best service ever!!
We had Mr. DOLAN representing us in our zoning variance application. From day one I felt so comfortable working with Pete. He was very professional but in the same time you feel like you know him for ages.. of course we won the case because of his hard work knowing researching all the in and out .. I recommend his honesty work to anyone ..and definitely we will call him when we need him again ..
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Posted by Karen | December 5, 2014
Getting the job done right!
I had a wonderful experience with Pete and my grandparents rights . We were have issues seeing our grandson. Pete took the time he needed to understand the dynamics of the problem, asked our goals , laid out the options, pointed out some things we never would have thought of and guided us through the process. I now have a legal , documented , and enforceable right to see my grandson every Sunday.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2014
Very professional and On Point.
I was referred to Pete Dolan by a family member. I was the defendant in my very long and difficult custody case that I eventually won. Pete really came through for me in the toughest time of my life. He was always really confident that we would get the best outcome for my children. He was always friendly and made me feel comfortable when I was ready to lose my cool. In the courtroom, he was on point and always in control. He was always a step ahead of whatever my ex tried bring to the table. I have already recommended his services to other people I know who are about to go through the same thing.
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Posted by Laurie | May 17, 2012
Excellent Representation
Mr. Dolan made me feel completely comfortable from the first meeting we had. He represented me in my divorce. I knew within 5 minutes of our consultation that I did not need to look any further in my search for excellent counsel. He explained every step of the preceedings to me in a clear and precise manner. He was excellent at communicating with me and returning my phone calls in a very timely fashion. I knew at all times he had my best interests in mind and never questioned his counsel because he made me feel like he truly cared.
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Posted by Cathy | May 16, 2012
I have had many attorneys for my case and to be honest Mr. Dolan has been the most honest and hard working attorney I have hired. With his help we have felt safe and that finally somone was on our side. The outcome of our case has been the best! He stayed completely focused and on top of fighting for what was right. Mr. Dolan never onced made us feel like we couldn't win but then again he is very honest too. Thank you Mr. Dolan for all your honesty, hard working and dedication to our case!
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Township Commissioner
  • Upper Pottsgrove Township
  • 2006 - 2013
  • In-house Counsel
  • FirstService Financial
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Yergey Daylor Allebach Scheffey Picardi
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Security Police with K-9 (patrol, drug and bomb)
  • United States Air Force (Active Duty)
  • 1988 - 1992
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  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • Community College of the U.S. Air Force
  • Associates
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • J.K. v W.L.K 2014 WL 5140279
  • Court reversed Judge and trans case
  • Paying for College
  • On appeal to Superior Court
  • Exclusive Possession
  • Agreed Order for Exclusive Possession
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  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Berks-Mont Business Assoc.
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Law Affiliates
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • TriCounty Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • #1 Rated Lawyers
  • The Mercury
  • 2014
  • Top 100
  • National Advocates
  • 2014
  • #1 Rated Lawyer
  • The Mercuy
  • 2013
  • Awesome Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2012
  • Accredidation
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2012
  • Client Distinction
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Readers' Choice Award (Honorable Mention) 2007,2008, 2009
  • The Mercury
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (17)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great person to work with; Very practical and committed."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dolan is creative is his use of argument and pleadings, and knowledgeable in the law."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have found Pete to be honest, ethical, professional and straightforward. I would endorse him for any matrimonial matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter Dolan is knowledgeable, efficient and effective. Though his professional credentials are significant, it is his ability to communicate--with his clients, opposing counsel and other interested parties--that enables me to endorse Peter."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Peter Dolan. Having worked on several family law matters with Peter, he is a strong advocate for his clients and courteous to his colleagues. I recommend his legal services."
Family Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Dolan is not only a highly competent and knowledgeable attorney, he is professional and honest in his dealings with opposing counsel and his clients. Having had cases with Attorney Dolan, I have observed that he is courteous and respectful of the judicial process while zealously representing the interests of his clients. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Pete as opposing counsel in a number of divorce cases. He advocates well for his clients and has a practical approach to resolution of a case. Pete has an excellent reputation in the community."
Family Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel with Mr. Dolan on several matters. He is always professional and prepared. He aggressivley advocates for his clients. I endorse Mr. Dolan."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Peter both personally and professionally for many years, and have found him to be smart, knowledgeable, a zealous advocate for his clients, and a genuinely pleasant person. I have referred cases to him in the past and will do so in the future without hesitation."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter is pragmatic and easy to work with. He knows the law!"
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Pete. I have had several cases with Pete and he always has a great relationship with his clients. He is very easy to get along with and always seems to make good deals for his clients. Paul Bauer"
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pete and I were involved in Schuylkill County custody case together. Pete was very professional and advocated well for his client. He is not the type of attorney who will waste your money advocating for unreasonable expectations. He is down to earth and will be attentive to your needs."
Family Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. It has been my pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet and work with Attorney Dolan on multiple occasions. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and is a very friendly and approachable attorney. I recommend Mr. Dolan with the highest of confidence."
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