Partners at LaBrum & Doak voted yesterday to close the 93-year-old Center City law firm by August.
The decision to dissolve the firm came after they failed to agree on a reorganization strategy. The firm has 66 lawyers and 100 support staff members.
``The decision does not surprise me . . . unfortunately,'' said Robert Denney, president of Robert Denney Associates Inc., a law firm consulting company in Wayne. ``Some of the partners in the firm realized the need to focus on other areas of law [besides maritime and insurance defense]. . . . Efforts to agree on redirecting the practice were unsuccessful because they didn't have the full commitment of the partnership.''