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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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  • Pennsylvania
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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 will also resume 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. Mr. Dimmerman has also reintroduced family law into the practice, an area with a significant personal connection.

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.

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
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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  • English
Professional Experience
Dimmerman PC
- Current
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
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.
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
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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Best Adjunct Professor of the Year for Legal Studies
Temple University
Rising Star
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
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Pennylvania Super Lawyer
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AV Rating
The highest rating by an attorney's peers.
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Current
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Philadelphia Bar Association
- Current
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The Legal Intelligencer
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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.
Admission to Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
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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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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