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Sayde Joy Ladov

Just say: Sayde!   In April, 2010, Sayde Joy Ladov, 83rd Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the nation’s oldest metropolitan Bar Association joined Dolchin Slotkin and Todd as a partner. Her e-mail handle trialgirl@ says it all. As the recipient of the 2013 PNC Lifetime Achievement Award, Sayde brings practical and common sense solutions to complex legal problems, making her a sought after advocate for her clients.

Sayde has abroad based network of contacts in the Federal and Common Pleas judiciary. In over thirty years of practice, she has tried complex personal injury, business and domestic cases throughout the Commonwealth.

A graduate of Fordham University and Fordham Law School, before moving to Philadelphia, Sayde was an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx. After coming to Philadelphia in 1982, Sayde immersed herself in the Philadelphia legal system. She has obtained multi-million dollar awards and settlements on behalf of her personal injury clients and has achieved economic justice on behalf of individuals who are going through divorces. Sayde has also represented commercial clients in state and federal court.

Sayde takes her responsibilities as a Philadelphia lawyer very seriously. In addition to serving as Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, she has also served on the, the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Association for Justice and was the Chancellor of the Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society. In 2015, Sayde became the president of the Brandeis Law Society Foundation and is a Board member of the Gershman Y. Sayde has lectured extensively for the Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, National Business Institute and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on topics ranging from uninsured and underinsured motorist practice to ethics in arbitration. She has been the course planner and moderator for numerous seminars. She is a hearing officer for the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board.

Sayde has significant contacts in electronic and print media. She comments on legal issues of the day and has been seen on KYW 3, Channel 6, CN8, CNN, and WB17. She has been heard on NPR and quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Business Journal.