Contact Information:

P.O. Box 515
West Chester, PA 19381-0515

Phone: 610.692.1371
asundquist@utbf.com

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Amanda J. Sundquist

Ms. Sundquist has experience in advising school districts, townships, boroughs, counties, authorities, business improvement districts, zoning hearing boards and planning commissions with respect to a wide range of topics, including policy and ordinance development, application of state and federal law, personnel and student issues, contracting and bidding and the Right-to-Know Law.  She also guides developers, business owners and homeowners through the development and approval process, including advocacy at hearings and the appeals courts.

Ms. Sundquist was named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by the Legal Intelligencer in 2010 and received the Chester County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Service Award in 2011. In 2014 and 2015, Ms. Sundquist was selected as a Rising Star in Philadelphia Magazine by Super Lawyers.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D. (2006)
    • Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, Senior Staff Member
    • Moot Court Board, Intra-Scholastic Chair, Oral
  • Bucknell University (2003)
    • B.S., Biology

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (2006)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2008)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2013)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2015)

Memberships

  • Chester County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division, Chair (2010)
    • Board of Directors (2009 to 2012)
    • Law Day Committee (2009 to present)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Education Law Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division State and Local Government Law Subcommittee (2013 to present)
  • Chester County Workforce Investment Board
    • Governance Committee (2013 to present)
    • Governance Chair (2015 to present)
  • Chester County Association of Township Officials
    • Education Committee (2015 to present)
    • Affiliate Member Council (2015 to present), Secretary (2015 to present)
  • Exton Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Business and Education Partnership (2011 to present)
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center
    • Board of Trustees (2007 to 2010)
    • Secretary (2007 to 2010)
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Delaware Area Alumnae Chapter
  • Junior League of Wilmington
  • P.E.O. International

Publications & Presentations

  • Moderator, Scrambled Eggs: What You Need to Know About Backyard Chickens, Chester County Association of Township Officials (2015)
  • Author and Presenter, Religion, Prayer and Public Meetings, Chester County Bar Association, Fall Bench Bar Conference (2014)
  • Researcher and Author, Case Update for Solicitors and Labor Counsel, PELRAS 32nd Annual Training Conference, State College (2014)
  • Author and Presenter, Introduction to Legal Issues Related to School Bullying, American Bar Association, YLD Fall Conference – Arizona (2013)
  • Author and Presenter, Don’t Get Burned, What You Need to Know About Sunshine, Ethics and the Prevailing Wage, Chester County Association of Township Officials, Spring Conference (2012)
  • Guest, Legal Talk, 1520 AM (2011)

Latest News

11

Apr

Denise Werkley Appointed as Member to Chester County Fund for Women and Girls Make a Difference Luncheon Committee

Denise Werkley has been appointed a member of the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls Make a Difference Luncheon Committee. The Committee helps plan and implement the Fund’s signature fundraising event that takes place each spring and attracts a sold-out crowd of more than 300 business friends, generous individuals, and community …

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22

Mar

UTBF Sponsors Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce Municipal Update Luncheon

Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees, P.C., was pleased to once again be the Presenting Sponsor for the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce Municipal Update Luncheon on March 18th. Attorneys Theo Claypoole, Kim Venzie and Tony Verwey attended this annual event, which provides an opportunity for municipal officials to network, discuss pressing …

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17

Mar

Kim Venzie Appointed as Solicitor to Avondale Borough

Kim Venzie of Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees was recently appointed as Solicitor to Avondale Borough. Avondale Borough is located in the southern part of Chester County and is surrounded by New Garden and London Grove Townships. In addition to her other municipal clients, Ms. Venzie serves as lead Solicitor to West Caln Township …

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West Chester, PA
17 West Gay Street
P.O. BOX 515
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 692-1371

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