Harper J. Dimmerman

Harper J. Dimmerman

Adjunct Professor, AV Rated, PA Super Lawyer Rising Star - Redefining Lawyering
  • Real Estate Law, Legal Malpractice, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • Pennsylvania
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Biography

This leading real estate law and civil litigation firm was founded in 2004 by an adjunct professor, lecturer and published contributor to "The Legal Intelligencer." Mr. Dimmerman understands that you have choices and has the utmost respect for his contemporaries in the legal community. His approach to the practice of law is to treat all clients like family, and ensure that they are equipped to make the most cost-effective decisions possible. He strives to empower them with knowledge and also to discourage litigation when a cost-benefit analysis indicates a more productive outcome. He understands that law, especially litigation, can be emotionally charged. However, he is committed to not letting the emotion impact his judgment or the necessary dissemination of legal advice.

Mr. Dimmerman holds the highest rating of his peers (AV) with Martindale-Hubbell and has been named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer "Rising Star" on several occasions. He has a degree in English Literature from Vassar College, graduated "cum laude" from the University of Miami School Law, where he was a member of the Business Law Review, received an award for excellence in Research and Writing, and interned for a Federal Judge during his first summer. He also attended the Wharton School (evening, undergraduate) and Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

Education
University of Pennsylvania
The Wharton School, Undergraduate Evening Division
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University of Miami School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Business Law Review
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Vassar College
B.A. | English Literature
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Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
International Business and Language Studies
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Professional Experience
Adjunct Faculty
Temple University
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Adjunct Faculty teaching law subjects at the undergraduate level in the Fox School of Business.
Shareholder
Dimmerman PC
- Current
Shareholder of a Philadelphia-based law practice specializing in real estate and concentrating on civil litigation matters.
Publications
Speaking Engagements
Ethical Considerations, Advanced Real Estate Transactions, King of Prussia, PA
National Business Institute
Avoid Disaster in Real Estate Closings, Live Webinar
Lorman Education Services
Co-presenter on critical real estate law topics in Pennsylvania, impacting residential and commercial transactions.
Certifications
Admission to Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Awards
Best Adjunct Professor of the Year for Legal Studies
Temple University
Rising Star
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
Rising Star
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
Rising Star
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
Rising Star
Pennylvania Super Lawyer
Rising Star
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
AV Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
The highest rating by an attorney's peers.
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
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Philadelphia Bar Association
Member
- Current
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The Legal Intelligencer
Contributor
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Pennsylvania
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    As for legal fees, which he understands are particularly important at this time in our economy, he is flexible. However, he does not give free legal advice. If the matter is a potential contingency case, he will naturally confer with you. Consultations are also available, which sometimes suffice for smaller matters or situations where full engagement is not feasible.
Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Legal Malpractice
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Foreclosure Defense
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Defamation, Libel, Slander
  • Confession of Judgment
  • Adverse Possession
  • Partition
  • Defense
Languages
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. brought home frm estate, exec never had Ok from court to sell how can i get clear title if exec is in another state. PA
A: I concur with Mr. Snyderman that you should begin with the title insurance underwriter. It sounds like you may have a fraud claim (these are governed by a two year time limit), which could be a basis for rescission if you are willing to file suit. You should confer with an attorney immediately as the value of property and resale ability are obviously impacted. Also, you may want to explore a quiet title action if there is another ownership interest that can be extinguished. However, at the end of the day, you should have insurance coverage which would also cover the carrier's lawyer assisting to clear up this title defect.
Q. Do I need a lawyer to sell my house?
A: Although I agree with Mr. Snyderman that there is no actual requirement that one must utilize an attorney to sell his/her house, the disclosure laws in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania can be quite strict, considering that even an innocent misrepresentation can be actionable after the real estate is transferred. In my experience, ensuring that the proper disclosure is given, even before an offer in made by the buyer, can be an extremely important part of the process. Once the agreement is signed by both parties, generally the buyer's agent or the title company will request information from the seller. A lawyer may also be able to simplify those questions or to tender the necessary information. Finally, making sure that you are receiving all monies to which you are entitled is another task an attorney can help with. Best, Harper J. Dimmerman, Esquire (LLF)
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
Dimmerman PC
Professor Harper J. Dimmerman, Esquire - Lecturer, Published Contributor to "The Legal Intelligencer," AV-Rated, Super Lawyer, Rising Star
1835 Market Street, Suite 2626
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone: (215) 545-0600
Fax: (215) 240-1673
Monday: 6 AM - 11 PM
Tuesday: 6 AM - 11 PM
Wednesday: 6 AM - 11 PM
Thursday: 6 AM - 11 PM
Friday: 6 AM - 11 PM
Saturday: 6 AM - 11 PM (Today)
Sunday: 6 AM - 11 PM