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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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The DS&T Story

After their careers in a major center city Philadelphia law firm, Jerry Dolchin and Mark Slotkin (1944-2015) formed their law firm in 1980, which when joined by Joel Todd (who retired in 2011) became Dolchin, Slotkin & Todd, P.C. in 1986. The three attorneys’ shared commitment to ethics and old-fashioned values soon became evident, as did their penchant for winning. They formalized this synergistic relationship to enable each attorney to offer more complete client services.

After more than two decades, DS&T has continued on this path of organic expansion, growing to meet the needs of its clients into a full-service, boutique law firm which still puts a premium on long-term personal relationships, loyalty, old-fashioned values and, of course, winning.

A major coup for the firm was the decision by one of Philadelphia’s leading family lawyers, Arlan Kardon, to join DS&T in 1990 to chair its Domestic Relations Practice Group.

The firm’s founding values and legal prowess are evident in its premier ranking of AV—the highest rating in both professional excellence and ethics—by Martindale-Hubbell®. These ratings, which are determined based on peer review, are one of the primary ways attorneys are evaluated by corporations seeking counsel and by other attorneys making referrals or seeking counsel outside their jurisdiction. Not only does the firm as a whole rank AV, but all of its senior shareholders have earned that same rank for their individual skills and ethics.

Conveniently situated in Two Liberty Place in downtown Philadelphia, the firm has three practice groups, with attorneys licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland. As part of its commitment to serve its clients with all of their legal needs, the firm also has offices in Alexandria, Virginia.