Douglas Palmer Humes

Douglas Palmer Humes

Practice areas:

Real estate, Estate planning, Business, Contracts and agreements

About me


I am a 50-something Pennsylvania lawyer in solo practice with my office in an old mansion outside of beautiful downtown Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in suburban Philadelphia.


I have worked in each area where a lawyer can work – in a corporation, in government, in a law firm, and for the last ten years in solo practice.  Each of those experiences came along at the right time in life – but I am very happy with a seven minute commute these days, working in a beautiful old Main Line home, and running a low overhead law practice. 


As my own boss, I do not need to squeeze every matter for every last nickel, but I can do what I went into the field of law to do – help people with their problems.  My practice areas include real estate, contracts, finance, construction, business formation (corporations, partnerships, LLC’s) and operation, estate planning – wills, powers of attorney, living wills and trusts- and probate and estate administration.  

Contact info

Millridge Manor House Ste E
975 Mill Road
Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010

Customer Reviews

Having moved to Swarthmore, PA in 2009 I needed to have an up-to-date will, a Transfer on Death Agreement and a Power of Attorney. My daughter and her husband knew Doug and had used him for there legal information, so I used him to prepare those legal papers for me.

Doug handled 2 estate settlements for me during 2013 & 2014, doing an excellent job in a very confusing environment – much of that confusion created by his customer. Doug provided sage legal advice with humor and grace – couldn’t ask for better -so maybe we shouldn’t kill all the lawyers!

I have been using Mr. Humes’ legal services since 1990, for all of my half-dozen businesses that I own and control – businesses locally and a nationwide business. And personal matters as well. Here are just some of the legal services that I have received from Mr. Humes throughout the years: Drafting Tenant and Landlord Leases, Lease Negotiations (represented me as a tenant and landlord – on separate occasions, on both sides of the issues), Real Estate Transactions (bought and sold), Court Representation (only once, thank god! That’s because before I started using he’s leases. NO MORE OFF THE SHELF LEASES FOR ME, thank you!! And NO more problem since then – commercial and residential leases), Real Estate Planning, Formation of Corporations, Contract Negotiations, and many many more! I find him to be extremely knowledgeable in the field that he’s in. Highly recommended, for both business or personal legal services!

Doug helped us every step of the way while handling a very difficult inter-family real-estate sale. He was available anytime I called, even on holidays. He promptly answered my questions, provided legal documents and provided real-time advice over the phone during negotiations. I was very please with Doug’s professionalism, attention to detail and quick response. I highly recommend his services.

State Status Acquired Updated
PA Active 1980 10/15/2016
Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Attorney at law Law Office of Douglas P. Humes 2003 – Present
Attonrey at law Riley Riper Hollin & Colagreco 1997 – 2003
Section Chief: Real Estate Resolution Trust Corporation 1991 – 1995
Associate Counsel Reading Company 1980 – 1991
Association name Position name Duration
Newtown Square Historical Preservation Society President 2007 – Present
Publication name Title Date
A Pennsylvania Lawyer My Lender Forgave My Mortgage Debt. Now what? 2014
A Pennsylvania Lawyer Taxes: better late than never 2014
A Pennsylvania Lawyer Unemployment Benefits and Taxes 2014
What’s Right with the World? Ten on the Man Scale 2014
Marple Newtown History Blog Requiem for the Pond House 2014
A Pennsylvania lLawyer IRS Warns of Phone Scam 2013
A Pennsylvania Lwyer Last minute tips for last minute taxpayers … 2013
A Pennsylvania Lawyer Nine Tips on Deducting Charitable Contributions 2013
Marple Newtown History Blog The History Behind St. David’s Road Bridge 2013
A Pennsylvania Lawyer Defending the Supreme Court Regarding Obamacare 2012
What’s Right with the World COMING FULL CIRCLE 2012
What’s Right with the World April 12, 1912: And the Band Played On 2012
Marple Newtown History Blog Silent Night … Newtown, Connecticut 2012
A Pennsylvania Lawyer Reporting Child Abuse in Pennsylvania 2011
A Pennsylvania Lawyer Portability and the Federal Estate Tax: You can take it with you! 2011
A Pennsylvania Lawyer Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act 2010
A Pennsylvania Lawyer Those Evil Corporations 2010
A Pennsylvania Lawyer Anatomical Gifts – the gifts that keep giving … 2010
A Pennsylvania Lawyer Small Claims Court in Pennsylvania 2010
What’s Right with the World For Whom the Bell Tolls … 2010
A Pennsylvania Lawyer Secret Santa: The State Escheat Lists 2009
A Pennsylvania Lawyer Finders Keepers 2009
School name Major Degree Graduated
Boston University School of Law Law J.D. 1980

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