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.



LATEST FIRM NEWS

Nine UTBF Attorneys Named 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is pleased to announce that seven of the firm's attorneys have been selected as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for 2014. Two additional attorneys were named as 2014 Pennsylvania Rising Stars. The lists appear in the June 2014 issues of Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine. Each year only 5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys receive the Super Lawyers honor. The UTBF attorneys named to the 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list are:



Brian D. Boreman


William J. Burke, III


John K. Fiorillo


Stephan P. Lagoy

 



Andrew D.H. Rau


Donald C. Turner


Thomas R. Wilson
 

 

Rising Stars is a listing of premier attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Pennsylvania receive the Rising Stars honor. The UTBF attorneys named to the 2014 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list are:



Denise C. Werkley


Amanda J. Sundquist

 

Kim Venzie Appointed to the Board of the Chester County Solid Waste Authority


Kimberly P. Venzie

Kim Venzie has been appointed by the Chester County Commissioners to serve on the Board of the Chester County Solid Waste Authority ("CCSWA"). The CCSWA, established by the Chester County Commissioners in August of 1984, is the owner and operator of the Lanchester Landfill in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. The CCSWA is responsible for the design and implementation of solid waste planning activities and providing the County with a stable, economic and long term option for solid waste management. Kim will be serving on the CCSWA Board through June 30, 2015. All board members are appointed by the Chester County Commissioners and are volunteers who serve without compensation or benefits.

 

Nancy Glidden Elected to Board of the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators

Nancy Glidden has been elected to a two-year term as a Director of the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators ("PCM"). The members of the PCM elected Nancy at their Annual Meeting and Conference held in Harrisburg, PA on April 25 - 26th. The PCM works closely with the Pennsylvania Bar Association and other organizations within the Commonwealth to advance the use of mediation for dispute resolution. The PCM strives to increase the use of mediation through education, increasing the demand for qualified practitioners, and providing a network for professional development.


Nancy J. Glidden

 


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