Richard L. Vanderslice

Richard L. Vanderslice

Attorney Richard L. Vanderslice is trusted by his clients for his pragmatism, personal attention and up-to-date knowledge of current developments in the legal sphere. He is very active in both American and Philadelphia Bar Associations, as well as in public interest work, and has been named to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Pro Bono Honor Roll.

Practice areas
  • General practice
  • Boundary disputes
  • Conveyancing
  • Land acquisitions, trusts and sales
  • Quiet title
  • Real estate contracts
  • Real estate errors and omissions
  • Real estate foreclosure
  • Real estate fraud
  • Real estate investment trusts
  • Real estate litigation
  • Real estate tax foreclosure
  • Residential real estate
  • Accidents
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Alimony
  • Family law
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Divorce


  • Domestic partnerships
  • Equitable distribution
  • Military divorce
  • Premarital agreements
  • Uncontested divorce
  • Spousal support
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Interstate support
  • International family law
  • Wills


  • California, 2002
  • Pennsylvania, 2006
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • J.D., Vermont Law School, 2001
  • Masters of Studies in Environmental Law, Vermont Law School, 2002
  • B.A., University of Kansas, 1997


    Professional information

    Professional associations

    • Philadelphia Bar Association (Former Chair, Real Property Section; Past Member, Young Lawyers Division Executive Board)
    • State Bar of California
    • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
      • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (Vice Chair, TIPS Business Litigation Section, Young Lawyer Outreach and Plaintiff ‘s Outreach Committees)

    Speaking engagements

    • Speaker for Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
      • Act 135 Conservatorship Cases at the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania’s Blight Summit
      • “Pennsylvania’s Conservatorship Law: An Effective New Tool to Combat Blight”
      • “Avoiding Disaster at Real Estate Closing”
      • 1031 Exchanges
      • Foreclosure Practice

    Other engagements

    • Participated in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Working Group to draft the general order regulating conservatorship cases
    • Participated in the Philadelphia Department of License and Inspections Working Group


    • Patel v. Byler  €“ Philadelphia County  €“ represented defendant Stephen Byler in contract action and obtained verdict for defense in amount of $25,000
    • Bostwick v. Thomas et al.  €“ Centre County  €“ represented plaintiff James S. Bostwick P.C. in fraudulent conveyance and obtained judgment for plaintiff on appeal
    • Palmer v. Catinzzo et al.  €“ Philadelphia County  €“ represented plaintiff Joel Palmer in Act 135 conservatorship and obtained title to subject premises in one of the first Act 135 conservatorship cases

    Pro bono

    • 10 percent of practice spent on pro bono work
    • Named to Philadelphia Pro Bono Honor Roll
    • Volunteer attorney for Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)
    • Judge pro tem for Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program


    • SuperLawyers  €œRising Star € (2010  €“ 2013)
    • 9.1  €œSuperb € Avvo ® rating


    Anthony J. Caiazzo, Jr., Of Counsel

    Anthony J. Caiazzo, Jr., Of Counsel

    The key behind the professional personal service that you will receive at the law offices of Anthony J. Caiazzo, Jr., Esquire, P.C.   is experience and dedication.   Founded in 1965 by Anthony Caiazzo, Sr., Esquire, the firm has been serving South Philadelphia for over 40 years.   The Caiazzo ‘s are truly the American story of success.   Anthony Caiazzo, Sr., Esquire came to Philadelphia as an Italian immigrant when he was four years old.   He could not speak nor read English.   His indomitable spirit and intelligence over came every obstacle placed in his way.

    Practice areas
    • Personal Injury
    • Estate Probate
    • Real Estate
    • Social Security
    • Workman ‘s Compensation


      • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, May 1988
      • U.S.   District Court, January 1989
      • U.S.   District Court of Appeals, February 1989
      • U.S.   Supreme Court, May 1992
      • Drexel University June 1981
        Business Administration Bachelor of Science

      • Oklahoma City University School of Law December 1987
        Juris Doctorate


        Professional information


        • American Trial Lawyers Association
        • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
        • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
        • American Bar Association
        • Pennsylvania Bar Association
        • Philadelphia Bar Association
        • Justian Society
        • Lawyers Club

        Largest Verdicts / Awards

        • Settlement for over $6.5 million dollars on a school negligence case  €“ One of the largest settlements in Pennsylvania in 2013.
        • One of the highest simple slip and fall jury verdicts in Pennsylvania ‘s history, $3.2 million dollars.
        • Product liability settlement,  1.7 million dollars.
        • Slip and fall jury verdict,  $1,000,000.
        • Product liability mediation settlement,  $550,000.
        • Failure to diagnose settlement,  $600,000.
        • Defective elevator verdict,  $400,000.
        • Other numerous mega-verdicts and settlements.