Associates, P.C.

Representing public entities, their officials and employees for over four decades

Our Attorneys


EDUCATION:  Villanova University (B.A., 1970; J.D. 1973).  Projects Editor, Administrative Board, Villanova Law Review, 1972-1973.  

MEMBER:  Delaware County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations and the Defense Research Institute.  

ADMISSIONS: Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, 1974, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court

Direct Dial: 610-627-2439


Upon graduation, Mr. Holsten served as a law clerk to the Honorable Daniel H. Huyett, 3rd, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  This was followed by a position as an Assistant District Attorney, Trial Division, Delaware County, and an Associate position at the Philadelphia Law Firm of Leibert, Short, Fitzpatrick & Lavin.

In 1981, Mr. Holsten was elected as a Township Councilman in Middletown Township, Delaware County.  While in this position, he also served as President of the Delaware County Association of Second Class Townships.  

Mr. Holsten serves as litigation counsel in Delaware County for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) in matters relating to personal injury cases, civil rights and labor issues.  Since 1985, Mr. Holsten has served as a Solicitor for Upper Darby Township.  Since 1992, he has been Solicitor for Fair Acres Geriatric Center, a County operated nursing facility, the largest single site facility of its kind within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This experience, combined with his years as an elected and appointed Township official, provides him with the background and knowledge necessary for the successful representation of the municipal clients and their employees.

Over the years Mr. Holsten has litigated numerous cases of major importance in the areas of civil rights, municipal liability and employment law including maters that have been highlighted and reported in the national press and such broadcasts as “60 Minutes.”