Dale Larrimore graduated from Swarthmore College and received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1976 and to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1981. He has tried major civil litigation in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and has received multiple million dollar verdicts or settlements on behalf of his clients. Dale has an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell, a rating by his peers at the highest level of professional excellence.
Dale has been recognized as a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer" since 2005, a Thomson Reuters peer reviewed selection of the top 5% of outstanding lawyers in various practice areas. He has also been selected for inclusion in "Best Lawyers," the oldest and most highly respected peer review guide to the legal profession. Dale has the highest possible rating (10 - Superb) on Avvo.
Dale serves on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, where he was chair of the Amicus Curiae Committee from 2000-2002. He received the prestigious George F. Douglas, Jr., Amicus Curiae Award for outstanding and industrious appellate advocacy on behalf of the citizens of Pennsylvania in 2003. Dale is an active member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and served on its Board of Governors from 1999 to 2001, and he has also served on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. He sits as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia. He initiated and organized the Compulsory Arbitration Training Seminar and was responsible for the training of all arbitrators for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas from 1979 through 1995. Dale has been actively involved with the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent (VIP) Program and is a member of the Hamilton Circle of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.
In addition to his practice of law, Dale helps law students and current lawyers develop the skills needed to successfully represent clients in their practices. He directed the BARBRI bar review program for Pennsylvania and New Jersey for 40 years and helped over 75,000 applicants pass the Pennsylvania or New Jersey bar examinations. He lectures and writes extensively on issues of Pennsylvania civil procedure, vehicle law and wrongful death claims. Dale was an Adjunct Professor at Temple University School of Law from 1998 until 2015, and has been an Adjunct Professor at Villanova University School of Law since 2010. Dale is also an active member and serves on the Executive Committee of the Villanova Law J. Willard O'Brien American Inn of Court, a nationally recognized and award-winning member of the American Inns of Court - the oldest, largest, and fastest growing legal mentoring organization in the country.
Dale has published three books and numerous articles and seminar handouts. He is the author of Pennsylvania Rules of the Road, an authoritative book which is used by trial lawyers throughout Pennsylvania as a reference on the laws, regulations and precedential cases which control the manner in which vehicles must be operated on the streets and highways of Pennsylvania. Dale's Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Litigation is a reference book for attorneys on how to properly investigate and litigate claims for their clients arising out of motor vehicle accidents. Dale has also written Pennsylvania Civil Procedure: Cases and Materials, a text book used by law students in learning about this area of the law. All three books are published by the West Group, the world's leading publisher of law books for attorneys and law students. Dale wrote and edited the Handbook for Arbitrators, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and used in the education and training of attorneys in Philadelphia. He has also served as Editor of The PaAJ Automobile Law Newsletter, published by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and is currently the Executive Editor of The Verdict, the monthly newsletter of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.