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17 West Gay Street, Suite 200
West Chester, PA 19380

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 and 2018, 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 Supreme Court (2018)
  • 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
  • Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce
    • Chamber Ambassador Committee

Latest News

13

Sep

Three UTBF Partners Recognized by Best Lawyers

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (UTBF) is pleased to announce that three of our partners are listed among 2020’s The Best Lawyers in America. This year’s honorees include David M. Frees, III for Trusts and Estates Law in Phoenixville, PA, as well as Andrew D.H. Rau and Ross A. Unruh for …

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5

Sep

Denise Werkley Named Main Line Today’s 2019 #1 Regional Banking & Finance Attorney

WEST CHESTER, PA, September 5, 2019 ─ We are pleased to announce that our very own Denise Werkley was just named as the #1 Banking & Finance attorney in the region by Main Line Today magazine. Over the course of Denise’s career, she has successfully negotiated, documented and closed hundreds of millions of dollars …

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15

Aug

UTBF Collects School Supplies for Children in Need

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees participated in a Back to School Drive to collect and provide new school supplies for children who could not otherwise afford them. The items donated will benefit the children of clients of the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County (“CVC”). The CVC, acts as liaison to distribute the school …

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West Chester, PA
17 West Gay Street
P.O. BOX 515
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 692-1371
Phoenixville, PA
120 Gay Street
P.O. Box 289
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-8069
Paoli, PA
43 Leopard Road, Building II
Suite 103
Paoli, PA 19301
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