Closing our doors

After nearly 33 years, Popper & Yatvin will be closing its doors on December 31st, 2020.  Though we are sad to see this day come, we are also looking forward to our next chapters.

Howard Popper is retiring from the practice of law.  After nearly four decades as a trial attorney, Howard is looking forward to taking some time off, spending time with family and his dogs and, as soon as things improve, catching up on some long overdue travel.

Alan Yatvin will be joining the law firm of Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC (GPFF) as a partner. He will co-chair the firm’s Civil Rights department.  GPFF is a full-service law firm offering individuals assistance in virtually all areas of criminal, employment, personal injury, civil rights, and family law. The firm has three offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Alan also plans to catch up on cancelled travel.

Megan Springfield Chamberlain, our administrative assistant for the past ten years, will be joining Alan at GPFF.

Alan and Megan will continue to be available to serve Popper & Yatvin’s clients.  As of January 1st, they can be reached through the firm’s website  This blog will find a new home on GPFF’s website, where Alan will continue his Observations on legal sundry.

We thank all the clients and colleagues who have supported us over the years and trusted us to care for their legal needs.

Alan Yatvin (l) and Howard Popper (r)

Popper and Yatvin – 21 years of highest peer ratings

\"HDP_MH_2015\"F\"ALY_MH_2015\"or the 21st year in a row, Howard Popper and Alan Yatvin each received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbel.

The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer\’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary.


Thurgood Marshall Award Presentation

Here are a few pictures from the December 4, 2012 reception of the Criminal Justice Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, where Alan Yatvin was presented the 2012 Thurgood Marshall Criminal Justice Award.  Read more at the Section\’s blog.


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Busy November

November has been a busy month for Popper & Yatvin.  On November 15th the Philadelphia Inquirer published Howard\’s OpEd on a police officer\’s cell-room tasering of a handcuffed youth in Colwyn, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

On November 24th the New Jersey Star-Ledger published Alan\’s OpEd on the need to train New Jersey police to recognize the signs and symptoms of a diabetes emergency.


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