Ross Unruh

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.

Ross A. Unruh

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Nov

UTBF Receives National Ranking for Land Use and Zoning Law by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms in America”, and Ranks Regionally in Multiple Practice Areas

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (UTBF) was honored to be named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms in America” again for 2023. The firm earned a National “Tier 1” ranking in Land Use and Zoning Law for the second year in a row; a Metropolitan “Tier 1” ranking for Philadelphia …

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31

Aug

Eleven UTBF Attorneys Recognized By Best Lawyers In America®

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (UTBF) is pleased to announce that eleven UTBF attorneys have been recognized in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch™.

For more than 40 years, Best Lawyers has been recognized as a reliable and unbiased resource to identify top legal professionals. …

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12

Aug

Fourteen Attorneys at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Named to “2022 Top Lawyers” List by Main Line Today Magazine

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is honored to have fourteen attorneys named to Main Line Today’s “2022 Top Lawyers” list. Each year Main Line Today publishes a list of “Top Lawyers” in the region. Attorneys are nominated by their peers and vetted through the magazine’s editorial process. Main Line Today is a regional magazine focusing …

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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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P.O. Box 289
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