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Harper J. Dimmerman

Harper J. Dimmerman

AV Rated by peers, Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, Lecturer, and Author
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Biography

Harper J. Dimmerman, Attorney at Law, holds the highest rating of his peers with Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent since 2009) and has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star on multiple occasions, amongst other honors. He is a lecturer to other attorneys, a trained Mediator, a former Professor in Temple University's Fox School of Business, a proven entrepreneur, the author of dozens of published legal articles with a prominent ALM news source, a bestselling novelist, and highly accomplished attorney. Most recently, in early 2022, he successfully completed an innovative blockchain program with MIT. He resumed contributing to The Legal Intelligencer in early 2023, with an emphasis on Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice topics.

Mr. Dimmerman considers a wide array of Pennsylvania Litigation and Real Estate Law matters, as well as Legal Malpractice and Estate Law. His lectures to other attorneys have related to Real Estate Law, Title Insurance and Landlord-Tenant subjects; he has received praise from his contemporaries, those fulfilling their educational requirements and furthering their own understanding of these complex topics. In his capacity as an adjunct professor at Temple University for a decade, he taught hundreds of undergraduate business students various areas of the law, with a special emphasis on myriad Real Estate Law subjects. In fact, his courses were a prerequisite for aspiring REALTORS, as he possesses an intense understanding of both Contract Law and the regulations governing real estate brokerage in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 2016, he was awarded "Best Adjunct Professor of the Year for Legal Studies," an incredible honor. Dimmerman PC's consulting arm also assists individuals and corporations, with value-added, bespoke solutions to difficult legal questions.

Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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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
Principal
Dimmerman PC
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Award-winning lawyer, Harper J. Dimmerman, Attorney at Law, is the Founder of this Philadelphia-based law firm. Attorney Dimmerman focuses on Litigation, Real Estate Law, Legal Malpractice, Family Law, Estate Law, and Consulting.
Adjunct Faculty
Temple University
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Harper J. Dimmerman, Attorney at Law, was an Adjunct Faculty member for approximately ten (10) years. He taught hundreds of undergraduate Business students Law and Real Estate Law topics.
Publications
Articles & Publications
How Difficult Are Legal Malpractice Actions Actually?
The Legal Intelligencer
Construction Contracts, The Statute of Repose and the Uniform Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law
The Legal Intelligencer
Standing and a Case of the Lost Note in a Foreclosure Action
The Legal Intelligencer
Res Judicata: A Bar to a Second Foreclosure Lawsuit?
The Legal Intelligencer
The Statute of Frauds as a Shield to Defeat Monetary Claims
The Legal Intelligencer
Time Restrictions for Striking a Mechanics’ Lien in Pennsylvania?
The Legal Intelligencer
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Clarifies Transient Rental Law
The Legal Intelligencer
Trying to Compel Arbitration in a Condominium Sale
The Legal Intelligencer
The Constitutionality of Philadelphia’s Windows and Doors Ordinance
The Legal Intelligencer
May a Second Purchaser Sue a Builder Under Pennsylvania’s UTPCPL?
The Legal Intelligencer
The Tension Between Real Estate Contracts and Ensuing Disputes
The Legal Intelligencer
Latent Defects and Implied Warranties in New Construction
The Legal Intelligencer
Uniqueness and the Availability of Specific Performance
The Legal Intelligencer
Impact of Attorney’s Involvement on Specific Performance
The Legal Intelligencer
Commonwealth Court Revisits Kardon Park Land Dispute
The Legal Intelligencer
Is Religious Group Committing a Trespass or Nuisance in Phila.?
The Legal Intelligencer
“Good Faith” Is Not a Defense in Granting Attorney Fees under CSPA
The Legal Intelligencer
Lessor Beware: Estoppel by Deed in Oil and Gas Leases Comes to Pennsylvania
The Legal Intelligencer
A Mysterious Case: Pennsylvania’s Seller Disclosure Law
The Legal Intelligencer
Toll Bros. Battles Contractor for Development Project Funds
The Legal Intelligencer
The Superior and Commonwealth Court Getting Aligned on the UTPCPL
The Legal Intelligencer
Speaking Engagements
Title Law in Pennsylvania, Ethical Considerations, Virtual
National Business Institute
The Attorney's Guide to Real Estate Closings, Ethical Issues in Real Estate Transactions, Virtual
National Business Institute
ALTA Protection Closing Letters, Virtual
Lorman Education Services
Obstacles and Considerations of a Solo Law Firm Practice, Virtual
Lorman Education Services
Avoid Disaster in Real Estate Closings
Lorman Education Services
Title Law Boot Camp, Ethical Considerations
National Business Institute
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
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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
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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
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    These are case-specific for litigation matters.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fee arrangements are also available.
Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate
    Legal Malpractice
    Personal Injury
    Premises Liability
    Family Law
    Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
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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Videos
In this AMA, Matt and I discuss some of the challenges of practicing law. We also cover intentional torts, such as Defamation, Invasion of Privacy and Civil Wiretapping. #RealEstate #Law #Attorney #Lawyer #Litigation #Torts #Pennsylvania #PA #Philadelphia #Philly AMA with Harper J. Dimmerman, Esquire, a Philadelphia lawyer (February 1, 2023)

In this AMA, Matt and I discuss some of the challenges of practicing law. We also cover intentional torts, such as Defamation, Invasion of Privacy and Civil Wiretapping. #RealEstate #Law #Attorney #Lawyer #Litigation #Torts #Pennsylvania #PA #Philadelphia #Philly

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Dimmerman PC, a leading #real #estate #law and #civil #litigation firm located in #Philadelphia, #Pennsylvania. Philadelphia real estate law

Dimmerman PC, a leading #real #estate #law and #civil #litigation firm located in #Philadelphia, #Pennsylvania.

Dimmerman PC, a leading #real #estate #law and #civil #litigation firm located in #Philadelphia, #Pennsylvania. Philadelphia real estate law

Dimmerman PC, a leading #real #estate #law and #civil #litigation firm located in #Philadelphia, #Pennsylvania.

AMA WITH HARPER J. DIMMERMAN, ESQUIRE, A PHILADELPHIA LAWYER In this video, I am grateful to have my friend, Matt, rejoin me for another AMA. We had a conversation about general Pennsylvania litigation topics. Matt served on a Philadelphia jury and I try to shed some light on the basic legal concepts that were in play in that case. This includes filing the Complaint, conducting Discovery, the Battle of the Experts and getting the case to Trial. AMA with Harper J. Dimmerman, Esquire, a Philadelphia lawyer (January 24, 2023)

AMA WITH HARPER J. DIMMERMAN, ESQUIRE, A PHILADELPHIA LAWYER In this video, I am grateful to have my friend, Matt, rejoin me for another AMA. We had a conversation about general Pennsylvania litigation topics. Matt served on a Philadelphia jury and I try to shed some light on the basic legal concepts that were in play in that case. This includes filing the Complaint, conducting Discovery, the Battle of the Experts and getting the case to Trial.

In this video, I am joined by a friend to discuss Pennsylvania real estate law concepts. Topics include contracts, contingencies, security deposits, closings, title insurance, investing and a real estate lawyer's function in a transaction. #DimmermanPC #HarperJDimmermanEsquire #RealEstate #Law #Attorney #Lawyer #Transactions #BuyingAHome #SellingAHome #Contracts #Purchases #Sales #Closing #Settlement #TitleInsurance #Residential #Commercial #Pennsylvania #PA #Philadelphia #Philly AMA With Harper J. Dimmerman, Esquire, a Real Estate Lawyer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In this video, I am joined by a friend to discuss Pennsylvania real estate law concepts. Topics include contracts, contingencies, security deposits, closings, title insurance, investing and a real estate lawyer's function in a transaction. #DimmermanPC #HarperJDimmermanEsquire #RealEstate #Law #Attorney #Lawyer #Transactions #BuyingAHome #SellingAHome #Contracts #Purchases #Sales #Closing #Settlement #TitleInsurance #Residential #Commercial #Pennsylvania #PA #Philadelphia #Philly

Dimmerman PC is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Practice areas include: Real Estate Law, Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Family Law, Estate Law, and Consulting. Dimmerman PC, a Philadelphia Law Practice - About

Dimmerman PC is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Practice areas include: Real Estate Law, Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Family Law, Estate Law, and Consulting.

Harper J. Dimmerman, Attorney at Law, offers Family Law representation. He is interested in Protection from Abuse ("PFA"), Custody, Support, and Divorce matters. Dimmerman PC, a Philadelphia Law Practice - Family Law

Harper J. Dimmerman, Attorney at Law, offers Family Law representation. He is interested in Protection from Abuse ("PFA"), Custody, Support, and Divorce matters.

Dimmerman PC, a firm located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, handles Legal Malpractice Litigation. Attorney Dimmerman is particularly interested in matters where the lawyer missed critical filing deadlines, such as statutes of limitation. Dimmerman PC, a Philadelphia Law Practice - Legal Malpractice Law in Pennsylvania

Dimmerman PC, a firm located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, handles Legal Malpractice Litigation. Attorney Dimmerman is particularly interested in matters where the lawyer missed critical filing deadlines, such as statutes of limitation.

Harper J. Dimmerman, Attorney at Law, is an award-winning Real Estate Litigation lawyer. His firm is located is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dimmerman PC, a Philadelphia Law Practice - Real Estate Fraud

Harper J. Dimmerman, Attorney at Law, is an award-winning Real Estate Litigation lawyer. His firm is located is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

On February 7, 2023, Matt and I discussed Pennsylvania litigation, concentrating on judgments. Thank you for watching. Law Conversation With Matt on February 7, 2023

On February 7, 2023, Matt and I discussed Pennsylvania litigation, concentrating on judgments. Thank you for watching.

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Dimmerman PC
Harper J. Dimmerman, Attorney at Law - Award-Winning Lawyer, Lecturer, Author, and Novelist
1835 Market Street, Suite 2626
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone: (215) 545-0600
Fax: (215) 240-1673
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