Over 50 Years of Helping Injured Clients

Our Firm

Larrimore & Farnish, LLP, has a long history of helping injured people obtain full and fair compensation for their harms and losses. After graduating from Temple Law School in 1960, Myron "Mike" Deutsch founded this firm, dedicated to helping clients recover from companies or negligent tortfeasors who caused their injuries. Although Mike died in 1994, his compassion for clients and his desire to help innocent accident victims continues to drive all of us in the firm he founded.

Dale Larrimore and Tom Farnish were both taught by Mike to take care of our clients, giving them personal attention and obtaining the highest possible recoveries for their injuries. We have 55 years filled with satisfied clients and we have earned a reputation as one of the most well-respected personal injury firms in Pennsylvania. Many attorneys refer their complex cases or matters involving clients with significant injuries to us for litigation. As evidence of our success, most of our new clients come to us through referrals from satisfied former clients.

With a concentration in the settlement and trial of significant cases, our firm has helped thousands of clients recover financial stability after many devastating personal tragedies. We are proud of our reputation for

  • providing personal attention to our clients;
  • fighting hard to achieve maximum recoveries for our clients from insurance carriers, careless corporations, or negligent defendants;
  • working ethically and responsibly on behalf of our clients;
  • where appropriate and desirable, effectively utilizing all forms of alternative dispute resolution to help clients achieve their goals without trial; and
  • teaching law students and other attorneys and helping them to work effectively for their clients.

We have attorneys licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and we have successfully handled claims and recovered funds in courts throughout both states. We have prevailed in cases filed in numerous counties in Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Berks, Lancaster, Allegheny, Lehigh, Dauphin, and many others. In New Jersey, we have recovered funds for our clients in various counties, such as Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Cape May, and Burlington Counties. Through our trial lawyer contacts across the country, we are also able to assist our clients with claims arising from serious injuries that occur anywhere in the United States.

After decades of representing victims of traumatic accidents, the attorneys in our firm have come to enjoy the professional satisfaction of seeing the smiles on the faces of our clients when they receive a substantial check at the end of a claim, compensating them for their economic losses, for their pain and suffering, and for the loss of enjoyment of life caused by their injuries. The clients of Larrimore & Farnish, LLP, return to us with other claims, and refer their friends and neighbors to us, because they ultimately receive full compensation for their losses. Our repeat business depends upon your satisfaction.

Teaching the Law

Focused on Education

The attorneys at Larrimore & Farnish are dedicated to quality legal education. Through teaching in law schools, training for licensing examinations and helping with the process of becoming attorneys, our partners have been extensively involved in the process of assisting thousands of law students become attorneys in Pennsylvania and in New Jersey. Our attorneys also have vast experience in teaching other lawyers to improve their skills through numerous continuing legal education courses and through books and articles written in our fields of expertise.

The partners in Larrimore & Farnish have funded the Myron H. Deutsch Memorial Scholarship, awarded annually to a top student in trial advocacy at Temple University Beasley School of Law. The involvement and commitment of the partners at Larrimore & Farnish to law student education is unique and unparalleled at any other firm in Pennsylvania or New Jersey.

Dale Larrimore has lectured to students in law schools throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware for many years. From 1986 to 2006, Dale was a guest lecturer in a course on Alternative Dispute Resolution at Temple Law School. He has also been been a guest lecturer on Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University. Since 1996, Dale has lectured on the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure at the law schools at Villanova University, Widener University, and Temple University. Dale lectures to attorneys from throughout Pennslvania every year at the Pennsylvania Association for Justice's Update of the Law seminar.

Dale is an Adjunct Professor of Law at both Temple University's Beasley School of Law and at Villanova University School of Law, where he teaches courses on Pennsylvania Civil Procedure. In July of 2000, Dale's casebook, Pennsylvania Civil Procedure - Cases and Materials, was published by the custom publishing service of West Group. Numerous articles in various law school publications have also been authored by Dale Larrimore and Tom Farnish, on a variety of topics.

Thomas Farnish has been lecturing for many years on Ethics and Professional Responsibility in law schools throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Tom helps students prepare for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam, one of the components necessary for admission to the bar in almost every state. Tom has also been a guest lecturer in courses at Temple University School of Law and at Villanova University School of Law. Tom is also an active member of both the Professional Responsibility and Professional Guidance Committees of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Dale Larrimore and Thomas Farnish also run the BARBRI bar review program for Pennsylvania and New Jersey. BARBRI is the nation's largest school devoted to training prospective lawyers to pass the bar examination. Attorneys in our firm have been running BARBRI since 1974 and have helped over 75,000 students become lawyers. More information about BARRI is available at www.barbri.com. Dale is a Regional Vice President for BARBRI and teaches Pennsylvania Civil Procedure and essay writing. Tom is a Senior Director of Legal Education and teaches Professional Responsibility. Dale and Tom have been instrumental in implementing Bar Exam Accelerated Training (BEAT) programs to foster academic achievement and bar exam success in law schools throughout Pennsylvania.

Continuing legal education seminars also offer the attorneys at Larrimore & Farnish greater involvement in legal education. All of the attorneys in the firm attend at least twelve hours of legal education annually, to maintain and improve our knowledge and our ability to fully represent our clients' needs. We are committed to making sure that we remain on the cutting edge in all relevant areas of the law for our practice.

The attorneys in our firm are also involved in training other attorneys to improve their professional knowledge and skills through teaching in continuing education programs. For over twenty years, Dale has been a frequent lecturer in a variety of Continuing Legal Education Seminars sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. In 1979, Dale created and organized the Compulsory Arbitration Seminar, which he ran for over fifteen years, training all new arbitrators for the arbitration program run by the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia. Dale wrote the Handbook for Arbitrators, providing the statutes, rules and case law for arbitrators. Tom Farnish has also organized and taught various seminars for attorneys in numerous legal education programs.

Dale Larrimore has also written several books which are used by lawyers practicing civil litigation in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Rules of the Road, was initially published by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company in 1995. Since 1998, the book has been published by the West Publishing Group, the largest publisher of legal materials in the world. The book has been cited in judicial opinions as a reference source and it is used by attorneys handling motor vehicle claims throughout Pennsylvania, offering a solid grounding in the substantive law governing motor vehicle operation on the roads of Pennsylvania. The book covers the full text of each provision of the Vehicle Code's Rules of the Road, with the author's analysis of the intent, and court interpretations and citations to the relevant statutes and cases. It is updated annually.

Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Litigation, also written by Dale Larrimore, was published by the West Group in 1999. This book is a procedural companion to Pennsylvania Rules of the Road, offering advice, citations, checklists and legal forms for each step of a motor vehicle accident claim. It is used by attorneys throughout Pennsylvania in effectively representing clients, helping lawyers gather the information and evidence needed to shape a strong case and present it convincingly to an insurance adjuster for settlement or to a jury at trial. Approximately 800 pages in length, it provides guidance to attorneys about jury selection, motion practice, insurance medical exams, and all aspects of trial.