Contact Information:

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

Phone: 610.692.1371
kladd@utbf.com

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Kristen Wetzel Ladd

Kristen Ladd pursues creditors’ rights and remedies in collections, asset recovery, loan workouts, mortgage foreclosures, confession of judgments, contract disputes, garnishments, replevin actions, levies, preference actions and bankruptcies. She represents institutional lenders in state and federal courts, as well as in forums involving alternative dispute resolution.

Kristen is appreciated for her unwavering commitment to her clients and their often specific needs and objectives. Kristen’s personal dedication to those she serves allows her to consistently respond quickly and with actionable solutions to requests and concerns. Over the course of her career, Kristen has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of her clients, who value her acute ability to safeguard their assets and serve as a catalyst to achieving the best possible result.

Listed among Main Line Today’s “Top Lawyers” in 2017, Kristen thrives under the challenge of advocating her client’s position both in court and behind the scenes. She always strives to identify the appropriate argument in order to persuade judges in her client’s favor, which incorporates not only the critical elements of the law, but also the equities associated with any given matter. Her comprehensive understanding of creditors’ rights law, calming presence and effectual oral and written skill are key in delivering client satisfaction.

Having worked at the firm for nearly a decade, Kristen’s work ethic is enhanced not only by her determination, but also by her ability to establish relationships of trust across all fronts. Passionate about the law and litigation, Kristen remains focused on the cost-effective delivery of high-quality legal services.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D. (2008)
  • Dickinson College (2001)
    • B.A., International Studies

Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2015)
  • United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (2016)
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (2008)
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey (2008)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2008)
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey (2009)

Memberships

  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
    • Co-Chair of Trial Run Committee

Latest News

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Jan

John Fiorillo Elected as Treasurer for Chester County Bar Association

John Fiorillo, a partner at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, has been elected to serve as Treasurer of the Chester County Bar Association effective January 1, 2018. John was a member of the Board of Directors for the Chester County Bar Association from 2012 through 2014 and again from 2016 to the present. John …

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12

Jan

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Announces the Naming of a New Partner, Kristen Ladd

Kristen Ladd has been with the firm since 2010 and is a valued and respected member of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy and Litigation Departments. Kristen’s practice is focused primarily in representing institutional lenders, in both commercial and residential mortgage foreclosures, confessions of judgment, contract disputes, garnishments, replevin actions, levies, loan workout actions, …

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15

Nov

Laura Stavetski Sworn in to Chester County Bar

In a ceremony held Thursday, November, 2, 2017 before the bench of the Court of Common Pleas, Chester County, Unruh Turner Burke & Frees’ newest associate, Laura Stavetski, was sworn in to the Chester County Bar. William J. Burke, III, partner at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, sponsored her and …

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

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