Dilworth Paxson LLP
Dilworth Paxson LLP

Dilworth Paxson LLP

3 Star Rating     1 review

Main Office:

1500 Market St. 3500E | Philadelphia | PA | 19102

Phone: 215-575-7000  | Fax: 215-575-7200 

Follow This Firm Write an Anonymous Review

Year of establishment 1933 Number of partners 69
Number of offices 6 Partner to associate ratio 2.90
Biggest office Philadelphia Percentage of women attorneys 25.90
Number of attorneys 106
Number of associates 24
   1 review

Dilworth Paxson LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Get your name out there and look for opportunities to bring in more accounts. This firm needs dynamic people working for it to breathe life into it and make people recognize the firm.

Pros: This firm has a slow work environment that allows for time to work on cases. You will not feel rushed to get jobs done so you are able to put more quality in the work. The staff is helpful when you need it.

Cons: The firm gets lost in the shuffle when it comes to getting noticed in a world of large firms and specialty firms. The identity of the firm isn't really made clear.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Founded in 1933, Dilworth Paxson conducts a broad and diverse regional law practice representing non-profit foundations, a wide variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held businesses, governmental entities and individuals. The firm proudly embraces its distinguished and rich history, and continues to rely on the values of providing clients with quality, responsive legal service at a fair price accompanied by a tradition of civic and public service set many decades ago by its named partner, the late Richardson Dilworth. Our Commitment The firm's commitment is to provide results-oriented legal service by fostering an environment which encourages entrepreneurial, independent, and creative thinking. This commitment is predicated on the belief that clients deserve lawyers who anticipate their needs, who thoroughly understand the task at hand, and who demonstrate the expertise and sound judgment to work efficiently with clients using the latest technology. Dilworth Paxson continues to maintain its strong and unique tradition of public service and civic involvement which includes many former and present members of the firm serving in a wide variety of offices at the federal, state, and local levels of government and on the boards of charitable and civic institutions. Our Approach The firm culture engenders an abiding loyalty to both its clients and its members. The firm believes that the most effective representation of a client's interests flows from a multi-disciplinary approach incorporating the various specialty practice areas in the firm drawn upon according to the requirements of each representation.

Legal Jobs in Philadelphia and Near Locations

Dilworth Paxson LLP Awards and Recognitions

Dilworth Attorney James Landgraf Receives 2014 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award for Burlington County

Mayor Nutter opens Nominations for the Richardson Dilworth Award

Judge Nelson Diaz to be Honored at the Annual Puerto Rican Festival Awards Gala

Mayor Nutter Announces 2013 Winner Of Richardson Dilworth Award For Distinguished Public Service

The Honorable Nelson Diaz Honored at the Eleventh Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards

Mayor Nutter Opens Nominations For The Second Annual Richardson Dilworth Award

Mayor Nutter Announces Richardson Dilworth Award for Distinguished Public Service Recipient

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter Announces the First Annual Richardson Dilworth Award for Distinguished Public Service

Dilworth Partner Samuel T. Cooper Receives PBA Lifetime Achievement Award

Dilworth Partner Receives Urban Angel Award

Nelson Diaz Honored With Sotomayor Diversity Award

Sam Cooper named as a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient by The Legal Intelligencer

Nutter announces 2015 Dilworth Award winners

Additional Subcontractor Review Required For School Construction Awards


Since the firm's inception over 75 years ago, Dilworth Paxson has promoted and fostered a working environment supportive of diversity. In 1952, William T. Coleman Jr., an African-American, in spite of a Harvard law degree and clerkship with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, could not get a job in a major Philadelphia law firm until Dilworth made him an offer. Many of the Plaintiff's briefs in Brown v. Board of Education are significantly a Dilworth work product authored by Mr. Coleman. He became a Partner in 1957 and was followed a few years later by Judge Dolores Sloviter, former Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, who became one of the first women Partners in a large Philadelphia firm.

More Law Firms in Philadelphia

We at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin maintain a steadfast commitment to providing our clients with a consistently high level of defense representation and service. Our firm is committed to providing our clients with professional, responsive and courteous treatment from all of our staff members. The attorneys of our law firm continue to strive for excellence in their professional work, client relations and personal growth....

Write an Anonymous Review

Founded in Philadelphia in 1904, Obermayer is one of the region's most respected law firms. Throughout our history, we have provided comprehensive legal services to a diverse client base, including Fortune 500 corporations, technology companies, prominent regional businesses, banks, insurance and lending institutions, hospital and physician groups, charitable and non-profit institutions, municipalities, public utilities, fiduciaries and individuals....

Write an Anonymous Review

Our roots can be traced to attorney and art collector John G. Johnson, the most prominent and influential Philadelphia lawyer of the late 19th century. Mr. Johnson tried 182 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and practiced law until his death in 1917, whereupon he bequeathed his collection of more than 1,200 paintings to the citizens of Philadelphia. Despite his death, attorneys who practiced under the esteemed Mr. Johnson continued to work together and founded in 1921 the genesis of what has ...

Write an Anonymous Review

Legal Recruiters in Philadelphia

BCG Attorney Search

Since the year 2000, the founder of BCG Attorney Search, Harrison Barnes, and his expert legal recruiters have placed thousands of attorneys and are at the top of their field in servicing attorneys. These businesses include the largest and most popular legal job site in the world, LawCrossing; the l...

Rank 1

SMR Legal Search

SMR Legal Search was founded by Susan M. Rubinovitz, Esq. a former practicing attorney and experienced legal recruiter, to provide in house legal departments and law firms with top attorney talent in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner. SMR Legal Search is based in Philadelphia and New...

Rank 41

FirstPRO Inc

When I established firstPRO in 1986, our goal was to provide the very best talent in the marketplace. We have grown to over $30 million in annual revenue and are now one of the fastest growing independently owned firms in the country. In 2007, firstPRO was ranked #1 in Contingency Executive Recruitm...

Rank 45