Contact Information:

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

Phone: 610.692.1371
runruh@utbf.com

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Ross A. Unruh

Ross A. Unruh, a founding member of Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, has been practicing law for over forty-five years. During that time, he has focused his law practice in the areas of land use, municipal, and school law. He has represented land developers and land owner applicants, townships, zoning hearing boards, and municipal authorities. Since the mid-1970’s he has been involved in the representation of the West Chester Area School District, East Bradford Township, Pocopson Township and the West Goshen Sewer Authority.

Named a “Top Lawyer” by Main Line Today magazine, Ross received a preeminent “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbel, recognizing his superior legal ability as judged by his peers. In addition, Ross has been listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers multiple times, as well as among the 2019 Best Lawyers for Land Use and Zoning Law.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Straus Institute at Pepperdine University
    • A Systematic Approach to Mediation Strategies (2012)
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D. (1972)
  • Lafayette College (1969)
    • B.A., History

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1972)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Red Cross, SEPA Chapter (1994 to 1999)
    • Past Chairman, Brandywine Branch Board (1996 to 1997)
    • Board Member
  • Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce (1993 to 2000)
    • Past Chairman, Board of Directors (1999)
    • Board Member

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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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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Aug

Stephen Lagoy Issued Captain License by U.S. Coast Guard

Steve Lagoy has been issued a captain’s license by the United States Coast Guard. The requirements for this credential (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel of Less Than 100 Gross Tons) include successful completion of a written test, 360 days of sea service and a satisfactory medical examination. This license is required for charter boat …

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Jul

Every Partner at UTBF Named a Top Lawyer by Main Line Today Magazine

For the second year in a row, every partner at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees was named to the 2019 “Top Lawyers” list by Main Line Today magazine. Attorneys are nominated by their peers and vetted through the magazine’s editorial process. Sixteen attorneys at the firm, including all partners, were named to the list in …

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