Contact Information:

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

Phone: 610.692.1371
averwey@utbf.com

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Anthony T. Verwey

Mr. Verwey joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2010. He has been practicing law in southeastern Pennsylvania for over twenty-five years and prior to joining the firm served for ten years as an attorney with Pennsylvania’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel investigating and prosecuting allegations of attorney misconduct. Mr. Verwey is the Chair of the Firm’s Appeals and Internal Investigation practice groups. He practices in the areas of appeals, internal investigations, zoning and land use law, governmental law and school law. Mr. Verwey represents and counsels private clients and governmental bodies on a variety of matters and litigates cases on their behalf through appeal.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, J.D. (1989)
    • Outstanding Service Award
    • Moot Court Honor Society
    • Editor-in-Chief, Delaware Law Forum
    • Student Review Board
    • Delaware Civil Clinic Intern
  • The Pennsylvania State University (1986)
    • B.S., Administration of Justice
    • Chief Justice & Associate Justice, Undergraduate Student Government Supreme Court

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1989)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1991)
  • United States Supreme Court (2003)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2013)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2014)

Memberships

  • Chester County Bar Association
    • Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Trial Run Committee (to raise funds for Legal Aid of SEPA)
    • Municipal Law Section
  • Chester County Workforce Investment Board (2010 to 2013)
    • Member, Board of Directors
    • Co-Chair, Governance Committee
  • National Organization of Bar Counsel (1993 to 2003)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee

Selected Reported Opinions

  • Friends of Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School v. Chester County Board of Assessment Appeals, 101 A.3d 66 (Pa. 2014)
  • In re: Appeal of Collegium Foundation and Collegium Charter School, 991 A.2d 990, (Pa. Cmwlth. 2010)
  • Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Marcone, 579 Pa. 1, 855 A.2d 654 (2004)
  • Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Jepsen, 567 Pa. 459, 787 A.2d 420 (2002)
  • In the Matter of Greenberg, 561 Pa. 154, 749 A.2d 434 (2000)

Publications

  • A. Verwey and K. Kline, Communications with Clients, in FUNDAMENTALS OF RUNNING A LAW OFFICE, P.B.I. No. 1997-1413 (1997)

          Presentations

          • Speaker, The Honorable John E. Stively, Jr. American Inn of Court, Helpful Hints in Preparing Your Case for Appellate Review. (April 2015)
          • Speaker, Chester County Bar Association 2014 Bench Bar Conference Program, Religion, Prayer and Public Meetings. (October 2014)
          • Speaker, Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce, Government 101 Programs, Municipal Law, Part 2 and Planning and Zoning. (November 2013)
          • Speaker, Brandywine Conservancy Municipal Assistance Program, Minimizing the Impact of Electronic Billboards. (March 2012)
          • Speaker, Chester County Association of Township Officials Spring 2012 Convention, Don’t Get Burned, What you need to know about Sunshine, Ethics and the Prevailing Wage. (March 2012)
          • Speaker, Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce, Government 101 Program (November 2011)
          • Speaker, Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, Zoning for Business Program (September 2010)
          • Speaker, Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce, Government 101 Program (November 2009)
          • Instructor, Revisions to the Rules of Professional Conduct, Chester County Bar Association, Lunch N Learn Ethics CLE (2004)
          • Speaker, Understanding Attorney Discipline, Chester County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Luncheon (2004)
          • Panelist, Law Journal: Scalia, Pazuhanich and Judicial Integrity, WFMZ-TV Broadcast, Program No. 0412 (2004)
          • Instructor, Top Five Ways to Make Yourself the Subject of a Disciplinary Complaint, Chester County Bar Association CLE Program (2001)
          • Speaker, Practical and Ethical Issues for Practicing Law Over the Internet, Chester County Bar Conference (1999)
          • Instructor, Investigative Techniques, National Organization of Bar Counsel Program (Orlando, FL, 1996)
          • Instructor, Products Liability Update, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Program (1995)
          • Co-Planner and Moderator, Audit, Investigation and Prosecution of the Excessive Fee Case, National Organization of Bar Counsel Program (Chicago, IL, 1995)
          • Co-Planner and Moderator, Cooperation Between Federal and State Disciplinary Agencies, National Organization of Bar Counsel Program (Miami, FL, 1995)
          • Panelist, Form 8300 Battleground: Confidentiality vs. IRS Reporting Requirements, Philadelphia Bar Education Center Continuing Legal Education Seminar (1994)

Latest News

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May

William J. Burke, III Participates on Panel at CII Council Presentation

On May 17, 2017  William Burke participated as one of a panel of three experienced Chester County real estate lawyers in a presentation entitled “Contracts and Booby Traps – How to Avoid Legal Issues in CRE Brokerage” for  members of the CII Council (Chester County Commercial Industrial Investment Council).  The …

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May

UTBF Attorneys Re-appointed to Pennsylvania Bar Association Committees

Congratulations to Attorneys Stephen P. Lagoy, Anthony T. Verwey and Nancy J. Glidden on being reappointed to Pennsylvania Bar Association Committees. PBA President, Sharon R. Lopez re-appointed Mr. Lagoy and Ms. Glidden to serve on the PBA Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee, and re-appointed Mr. Verwey to the Legal Ethics & Professional …

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May

Nearly Half of UTBF’s Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers in 2017

Eight of the 19 attorneys at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees have been recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for 2017. Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service and publication, selects outstanding attorneys by utilizing a multi-phase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. Only 5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys receive the …

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