John B. Whalen, Jr., J.D., LL.M. is an AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent 5.0 (Attorney and Counselor at Law, is Avvo Rated 10.0 Superb (obtaining over 55 client reviews and peer endorsements). He is a recipient of the Legum Magister Post-Doctorate Degree (LL.M.) in Taxation (from the Villanova University School of Law), a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Wills, Trusts, and Estates, from the Widener University School of Law), and a recipient of the ABA-BNA Law Award for Academic Excellence (from the Widener University School of Law). Mr. Whalen has also been named as an “Awesome Attorney” in the field of Estate Planning Law for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 (by the Suburban Life Magazine of the Philadelphia suburbs), as well as a “Top Attorney” for 2012 (by the Main Line Today Magazine of the Philadelphia suburbs).
Mr. Whalen is a frequent speaker and writer on the areas of Probate, Wills, Trusts, Estates. He has spoken for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Widener University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and the Delaware County Estate Planning Council. He has had his legal articles published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Law Weekly, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and the Martindale.Com website, the Lawyers.Com website, and the Avvo.Com website.
Mr. Whalen concentrates his legal practice solely in the areas of Estate Law, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Executor Representation, Probate, Ancillary Probate, Last Wills, Decedents Estates, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, Trust Law, Living Wills, Fiduciary Law, Inheritance, Inheritance Tax, Trusts and Estates, Trust Administration, Cemetery Law, Tax Law, Estates Taxation, and Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples.