David Shulick - His Beloved Mother

David Shulick is a successful Philadelphia lawyer who has been practicing law for twenty years. He opened Shulick Law in August of 1999, and built the practice entirely through client referrals and by word of mouth.

He is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where he earned a Bachelor's degreeand of Temple University Law School where he earned a Juris Doctorate. In both cases he graduated with honors.

David Shulick has devoted much of his personal and professional life to the memory of his beloved mother, Judith B. Shulick. He recalls her as a woman who cared deeply about children and dedicated her life to childhood causes. She was an active member of the Philadelphia Area Organization for Retarded Children, and worked in the Philadelphia School District for more than ten years. A large part of that time was spent in the poorest of the district's schools, Kenderton Elementary. Later she worked at George Washington High School where David Shulick and his sister Kimberly were both students.

David Shulick was completing his Bachelor's degree at the University of Delaware in 1991 when his mother was severely injured when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was broadsided near her home. She was air-lifted to Hahnemann Hospital where she died from her injuries the following day. She was only forty-nine years old. Compounding this tragedy, David Shulick was alone with his grandparents when she died, and he never had the chance to see her.

More than one thousand mourners heard David Shulick, at the age of 21, deliver the eulogy at her funeral. In the years since he has done everything in his power to preserve her memory. He established the Judith B. Shulick Memorial Foundation and has made substantial contributions to benefit the causes that meant the most to her. He has also built or refurbished playgrounds in two states in her memory. He also named his first child after his beloved mother.