Theodore F. Claypoole
P.O. Box 515
West Chester PA  19381-0515
Phone:(610) 692-1371
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Theodore F. Claypoole, a partner of Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees, primarily represents businesses, tax-exempt entities, lending institutions, and commercial and residential real estate developers and landlords. Mr. Claypoole is active in his community, presently serving as a member of the Historic Commission for West Brandywine Township and previously serving as Chairman of the Planning Commission for Sadsbury Township and as a member on the Township's Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance Committee, Act 209 Study Committee, and Zoning Ordinance Committee. From 2008 through 2009, Mr. Claypoole served as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association LLC Standard Forms Task Force and in that role, contributed to the Pennsylvania Bar Association's publication, Pennsylvania LLC Documents (William H. Clark, Jr., Ed., 2d ed. 2010, PBI Press). In 2010 and 2011, Mr. Claypoole was named a Top Lawyer in the Business practice area by Main Line Today Magazine. Additionally, Mr. Claypoole was named a Pennsylvania Rising Star in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in Philadelphia Magazine by Super Lawyers©, a Thomson Reuters company, and a "Lawyer on the Fast Track" in 2010 by the Legal Intelligencer.


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D. (1998)
  • Villanova University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation (2003)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (1995) 
    • B.A., Sociology
      • Minor, Philosophy
      • Member, Shippensburg Rugby Club


  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1998)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2000)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2000)
  • United States Tax Court (2000)
  • United States Supreme Court (2002)


  • Chester County Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Charitable Organizations Committee
    • LLC Standard Forms Task Force (2008-2009)
    • Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Chester County Commercial Industrial Investment Council
  • Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties
  • Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce
    • Board Member (2009 - Present)
    • Government Affairs Committee
    • Regional Planning Initiative Committee

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AV Rated*

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