Contact Information:

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

Phone: 610.692.1371
slagoy@utbf.com

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Stephen P. Lagoy

With more than thirty-eight years of courtroom experience and training in alternative dispute resolution, Mr. Lagoy is often called upon by both private parties (including Fortune 50 companies) and the judiciary to serve as a mediator or neutral arbitrator in commercial, injury and probate cases. He counsels and represents a wide variety of clients, including businesses, municipalities, government agencies and individuals, both in and out of the courtroom.

Mr. Lagoy has been named a “Top Lawyer” by Main Line Today Magazine over multiple years. He has received the preeminent “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing superior legal ability as judged by his peers, and has been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers listing over multiple years.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D. (1974)
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
    • Graduate, Mediator Training Program (2008)
  • Northeastern University, M.S. (1975)
  • Georgetown University, B.S.F.S. (1971)

Admissions

  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (1974)
  • Supreme Judicial Court of Maine (1974)
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1976)
  • United States Supreme Court (1980)

Memberships

  • Chester County Bar Association
    • Co-chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2009-Present)
    • Mediator, Civil and Orphans’ Court Mediation Programs
  • Delaware County Bar Association, (Associate Member)
    • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Dispute Resolution Section
    • Member, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
  • Hon. John E. Stively, Jr. American Inns of Court
    • Charter Member and Master of the Bench
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Pennsylvania Council of Mediators
  • Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • Chairman, Hearing Committee 2.07 (1994 to 2000)
  • Penn State Great Valley Advisory Board
    • Founding Member (1991 to 1997)
  • Chester County Solid Waste Authority
    • Member and Vice Chairman (1987 to 1994)

Other Involvement

  • Special Counsel, Chester County Board of Commissioners (2004 to present)
  • Solicitor, Chester County Department of Community Development (2001 to present)
  • Solicitor, Controller of Chester County (1998 to 2003)
  • Solicitor, Chester County Office of Housing and Community Development (1993 to 2000)
  • Solicitor, Redevelopment Authority of Chester County (1990 to 1992)
  • Solicitor, Prothonotary of Chester County (1984 to 1987)

Martindale Hubbell Rating

  • AV Rated*

*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. For more information, see http://www.martindale.com.

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

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