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Donald Litman

Mr. Litman is the seventh son of a Philadelphia physician, who operated a hospital in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. Mr. Litman attended public school in Philadelphia, until his father’s passing, and then graduated at age 15 from Radnor Senior High School.

He earned his BA, Psychology and Biology, Temple University at age 19, his JD from Antioch University (now University of the District of Columbia Law School) at age 21, and his Masters in Forensic Sciences from Antioch University (now University of the District of Columbia Law School) at age 22. Mr. Litman became a lawyer to help his mother after the passing of his father.

Background & Experience

Mr. Litman served as Head of the Litigation Department of American Patent Services, Vice President of the American Academy of Advertising and Marketing, as Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania in the Tort Litigation Section, trial counsel with Harleysville Insurance Companies, associated with Tallman, Hudders, Sorentino, and with Margolis Edelstein. He was named to the transition council for the School District of Philadelphia, governing board to the National Center for Autism Resources and Education, general counsel to Autism, Ltd., board member and past president of the North Penn Special Education Council and serves as an advisor the several non-profit organizations serving individuals with exceptional needs.

Outside the Office

Mr. Litman works with various non-profit organizations including National Sojourners promoting the cause of patriotism. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Montgomery Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute.

Mr. Litman has published legal articles in Food and Drug Law, as well as Trademark Law. He is married with two sons and has been in law practice for approximately thirty-seven years. Philadelphia Magazine has named Mr. Litman a Super Lawyer in School and Education Law.

His specialties include: Civil and Criminal Litigation, Education Law, Juvenile Matters, Real Estate, Corporations, Intellectual Property, Environmental Law, and Forensic Sciences.

Bar Admissions

State-Level

  • Maryland State Bar

  • New Jersey State Bar

  • Pennsylvania State Bar

  • Virginia State Bar

  • Washington D.C.

Federal-Level

  • U.S. Court of Appeals

    • Third Circuit

    • Fourth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of International Trade

  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals

  • U.S. Claims Court

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. Tax Court

  • U.S. Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals

Education

  • J.D. - Antioch University, 1981

  • B.S. - Temple University, 1978

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Montgomery County Bar Association

  • D.C. Bar Association

Awards

  • Super Lawyer in School and Education Law