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John B. Whalen, Jr.

John B. Whalen, Jr.

• Premier Probate Wills Estates Lawyer • 63 Awards • 104 Top Client Review
  • Probate, Estate Planning
  • Pennsylvania
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John B Whalen Jr Esq

• John B. Whalen, Jr., JD., LL.M., is an AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent 5.0 and Avvo Rated 10.0 Superb (obtaining over 95 client reviews and peer endorsements) premier and prestigious Attorney and Counselor at Law. •

• He has amassed over 60 prestigious professional awards and over 5000 client reviews and endorsements.

• Mr. Whalen concentrates his three decade career in the legal areas of Pa Probate, Pa Last Wills, Pa Estates, and Pa Estate Settlement.

• Mr. Whalen provides brief free initial consults all seven days, requires a one hour ($450.00) consult fee paid in advance for client meetings, and provides home visits and flat fees.

• He is located at 1199 Heyward Road Wayne Pa 19087. Mr. Whalen serves all surrounding counties, all days, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and on evenings, weekends, and holidays.

• He can be reached by email at, and by telephone at 1-610-407-0220.

Practice Areas

• Mr. Whalen concentrates his legal practice solely in the areas of Pa Probate, Pa Model Court Accountings, Pa Estate Planning, Pa Estate Administration, Pa Estate Litigation, Pa Guardianships, Pa Beneficiary Representation, Pa Estate Law, Pa Last Wills, Pa Powers of Attorney, Pa Advance Directives, Pa Trust Law, Pa Living Wills, Fiduciary Law, Pa Inheritance, Pa Inheritance Tax, Pa Trust Administration, Pa Cemetery Law, Pa Tax Law, and Pa Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples.

Client Testimonials

• Mr. Whalen has over 3,967 LinkedIn Profile Followers. 99 LinkedIn Peer Endorsements. 27 Avvo Peer Endorsements. 24 Martindale Peer Reviews. 12 Lawyers Client Reviews. 68 Avvo Client Reviews - over 5,000 Reviews


• Mr. Whalen has achieved the AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent award from Martindale, AV Peer Judicial Preeminent award, the Avvo Rated Superb 10.00 award, the Avvo Rated Top Lawyer award, the Clients’ Choice Award, and the Top One Percent (1%) award.

Villanova University School of Law
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Widener University Delaware School of Law
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Temple University
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Professional Experience
Pa Probate Wills Estates Lawyer
John B. Whalen, Jr., J.D., LL.M
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Lamb McErlane
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Lastowka Messick
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Forceno Hannon and Arangio
Pa Probate Wills Estates Law Clerk/Lawyer
Joseph P. Lynch, Esq
Articles & Publications
Maintaining Power of Attorney in a HIPAA World
Settlement of Small Estates upon Petition
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Speaking Engagements
11th Annual Estate Law Institute., Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
AV Peer Review Rated
2019 Best Lawyers Daily Times
Delaware County Daily News
2019 Martindale AV Judicial
2019 Martindale AV Judicial
2019 Martindale AV Preeminent
2018 Lawyers AV Preeminent
2018 Top One Percent
American Registry
2018 Client Champion
2018 Martindale AV Judicial
2018 Best Lawyers DelCo Daily Times
DelCo Daily Times
2018 Avvo Superb
2018 Martindale AV Preeminent
2017 Top One Percent
American Registry
2017 Martindale AV Judicial
2017 Client Champion Gold
2017 Avvo Superb
2017 Top One Percent
American Registry
2017 Martindale AV Judicial
2017 Martindale AV Preeminent
2016 Awesome Attorneys
2016 Martindale AV Judicial
2016 Client Distinction
2016 Martindale AV Preeminent 10 Years
2016 Top One Percent
American Registry
2015 Awesome Attorneys
Suburban Life
2015 Avvo Superb
2015 AV Martindale Judicial
2015 Awesome Attorneys
Suburban Life Magazine
2015 Martindale 25 Years
2014 Client Distinction
2014 Top One Percent
American Registry
2014 Martindale AV Preeminent
2014 Martindale AV Judicial
2013 Martindale AV Preeminent
2013 Avvo Superb
2013 Awesome Attorneys
Suburban Life
2013 Client Distinction
2012 Martindale AV Judicial
2012 Martindale AV Preeminent
2012 Top Attorneys
Main Line Today
2012 Avvo Superb
2011 Martindale AV Preeminent
2011 Avvo Superb
2011 Awesome Attorneys
Suburban Life
2011 Martindale AV Preeminent 5 Years
2011 Top One Percent
American Registry
2010 Bar Register Law Firm
2010 Bar Register Lawyer
2010 Martindale AV Preeminent
2009 Bar Register Law Firm
2009 Bar Register Lawyer
2009 Martindale AV Preeminent
2008 AV Preeeminent
2007 AV Preeminent
2006 AV Preeminent
Professional Associations
State Bar of Pennsylvania  # 60297
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. My grandfather died without a will. My mother is deceased. can his 4 granddaughters all be executors of his estate?
A: … hello … … that’s a tall order - all of you would have to agree - and nothing would be done if one did not … … the institutions you will be dealing with also don’t want to deal with 4 people - it’s much to difficult … … I would suggest that all if your consult an experienced probate attorney … there are things that can be done - please don’t make a difficult job harder … John
Q. Is it mandatory to hire an attorney if will does not need to go into probate.
A: … there is no requirement that you need an attorney for this in PA … … however - you mentioned a Will as well as being on all of the decedent’s accounts or joint … … that doesn’t seem to make sense … whether a CPA can interpret that is up to you … John
Q. Good afternoon, As beneficiary of an estate I’m entitled to review all documention, statements, checks, etc?
A: … hello … … usually - no … that’s why there is an Executor … if you decide to force an Accounting, then most likely … Good luck … Let me know if you have any other questions … John
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Contact & Map
1199 Heyward Road
Wayne, PA 19087
Telephone: (610) 407-0220
Cell: (610) 999-2157