UNRUH, TURNER, BURKE & FREES was founded in 1990 with a commitment to provide its clients with the highest quality legal representation. We strive to develop and maintain long-lasting relationships with our clients by responding promptly to client needs and providing effective representation on an ongoing basis. The firm has earned a reputation for competence and integrity among its clients and the legal community.

Our primary practice areas include commercial litigation, commercial transactions, creditors' rights, estate and trust planning and administration, general business representation, labor and employment law, municipal and school law, real estate transactions, taxation, and zoning and land use. In addition, attorneys in the firm provide a broad range of services in administrative law and other civil litigation.


Denise C. Werkley

Denise Werkley Named to the Penn State Great Valley Advisory Board

Denise Werkley, partner at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Penn State Great Valley. The Advisory Board is composed of business and education leaders from the region and influences the curriculum and services offered by Penn State Great Valley.


Amanda Sundquist is Co-Chair and Panelist at the American Bar Association's Young Lawyer Division Fall Conference

Amanda Sundquist was the co-chair and a panelist for the continuing legal education program "Introduction to Legal Issues Related to Bullying" at the American Bar Association's Young Lawyer Division 2013 Fall Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Amanda lectured on legal obligations that schools and other entities may have with respect to bullying and harassment and practical guidance for preventing, investigating and resolving allegations of bullying. In particular, Amanda focused on the intersection of bullying under state law and harassment under federal law and schools' resulting obligations. Amanda focuses her practice in the areas of municipal, land use, zoning and school law.

Amanda Sundquist


UTBF Sponsors Exton Chamber of Commerce Education Luncheon

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees was pleased to join the Hankin Group in sponsoring the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce Education Luncheon on September 17th, organized by the Business and Education Partnership Committee. Amanda Sundquist, associate at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, has been an active member of the committee for over two years and assisted with the organization of the luncheon. The event was held at the Chester County Intermediate Unit and attendees had the opportunity to sample cuisine prepared by the technical college high school's students and to tour the facilities after the luncheon. Amanda Sundquist and Ryan Trifelitti attended the event.

Ryan Trifelitti & Amanda Sundquist


Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Attorneys Named to "2013 Top Lawyers" List by Main Line Today Magazine

Four attorneys at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees were recently named to the 2013 Top Lawyers list by Main Line Today Magazine. The annual list of top local attorneys, as chosen by their peers, appeared in the August 2013 issue.

William J. Burke, III was recognized in the area of real estate law. Mr. Burke is a founding member of the firm and has been practicing law in Chester County for over twenty-five years. He concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, corporate and business acquisitions, and general business.

Brian Boreman was recognized in the area of labor law. Mr. Boreman focuses his practice on labor and employment matters. He has significant experience representing clients in employment and labor-related disputes, including defense of discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, as well as counseling employers on the implementation of employment policies.

Theodore Claypoole was recognized in the area of business law. Mr. Claypoole primarily represents businesses, tax-exempt entities, lending institutions and residential real estate developers.

William J. Burke

Brian Boreman

Theodore Claypoole

Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson was recognized in the area of personal injury. Mr. Wilson joined the firm in 2011 but has been practicing in Chester County for over thirty years. Mr. Wilson focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, products liability, civil litigation and mediation.


Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Attorneys Recognized by SuperLawyers® Magazine

Numerous attorneys from Unruh Turner Burke & Frees have been named as 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers® Magazine. Donald Turner, William Burke, III, John Fiorillo, Stephen Lagoy, Andrew Rau and Thomas Wilson were named as Super Lawyers for 2013. The Super Lawyers selection process is a multiphase process whereby candidates are evaluated on peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of the attorneys in Pennsylvania are recognized as Super Lawyers.

Donald C. Turner

William J. Burke, III

John K. Fiorillo

Stephan P. Lagoy

Andrew D.H. Rau

Thomas R. Wilson


Theodore Claypoole
Theodore F. Claypoole has been named as a Rising Star for the 4th consecutive year. As part of the selection process, outstanding attorneys who are under 40, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less, are nominated by their peers. The list is then vetted through an attorney led research team to ensure a diverse and well-balanced list. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Pennsylvania are named Rising Stars.