Lawrence J. “Skip” Persick
Lawrence J. “Skip” Persick focuses his practice on adoption, divorce, custody, support, dependency, and guardianship. His experience also includes cases dealing with school discipline and the termination of parental rights.
Skip has represented the prevailing party in many notable cases including a Berks County decision granting compensatory and punitive damages on tort claims raised in the context of a divorce action. The case is believed to be one of the few decisions, if not the only one, granting this relief.
In a case that received national attention, Skip represented the Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families in state court proceedings relative to the placement of an African-American child for adoption with an African-American family over the objections and collateral lawsuits of a white foster family.
A former assistant public defender for Chester County, Skip has remained active within the county and also delivers annual talks on young people and the law to various secondary schools.