Ryan Jennings

Contact Information:

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

Phone: 610.692.1371
rjennings@utbf.com

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Ryan M. Jennings | Zoning & Land Use and Municipal Partner

Ryan Jennings is a partner in the Firm’s Zoning & Land Use and Municipal departments. In addition to those primary areas of professional focus, Ryan’s legal experience and interests also include appellate, governmental and litigation matters.

Private, corporate, and municipal clients alike are all well-served by Ryan’s legal representation. Ryan has appeared before hearing officers, magisterial district justices, and judges of the Courts of Common Pleas, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, as well as Pennsylvania’s Federal Courts. Ryan additionally appears regularly before municipal bodies, such as Boards of Supervisors, Zoning Hearing Boards, and Planning Commissions.

Ryan is a 2010 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and a summa cum laude graduate of the same undergraduate institution, where he double-majored in Political Science and Journalism. Ryan, a recognized and awarded Seton Hall Servant Leader Scholar, completed his undergraduate studies, finishing in the top 1% of his graduating class.

During law school, Ryan’s legal training included several valuable internships. He served as a law clerk in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas (West Chester, PA), the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (Newark, NJ), and a general practice law firm (Chester County, PA). Ryan has practiced law at Chester County-based law firms for the entirety of his legal career.

Ryan has been recently and repeatedly recognized as a Main Line Today “Top Lawyer” in Municipal Law, as well as being selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list for Land Use & Zoning law. Additionally, Ryan has been selected for inclusion among The Best Lawyers in America in Land Use and Zoning Law. He was also recognized as a Daily Local News “Top Lawyer of Chester County” in three separate categories (Government, Real Estate, and Appellate Law).

Ryan was also recently named a “VISTA Millennial Superstar”. The Vista Today publication recognized Ryan as a professional under the age of 40 who is breaking down walls, shattering expectations, and making Chester County a better place.

Clients and colleagues alike appreciate and value Ryan’s efficient, responsive, and strategic approach to their legal needs. Ryan takes great pride in providing comprehensive legal representation through the use of thorough preparation, coupled with zealous advocacy.

Outside of his legal practice, Ryan, a lifelong resident of Chester County, enjoys staying active and volunteering his free time within the community, as well as participating in a various fitness and sporting-related activities.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. (2010)
    • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, NRHH
  • Seton Hall University (2007)
    • B.A., summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (2010)
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey (2010)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2015)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2013)

Memberships

  • Chester County Bar Association
    • Member
    • Board of Directors
    • Young Lawyers Division (Chairman)
    • Municipal and Land Use Section (Member)
  • Hon. John E. Stively, Jr. Americans Inns of Court
    • Barrister Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Member
  • Transportation Management Association of Chester County
    • Board of Directors
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Sixteen Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Attorneys Selected To The 2024 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is proud to announce that eleven firm attorneys have been selected to the 2024 Super Lawyers list and five firm attorneys have been selected to the 2024 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas …

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Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Attorneys Participate in Chester County Bar Foundation Law Day Ceremony

The Chester County Bar Foundation Law Day Ceremony took place on May 1, 2024, at the Chester County Justice Center. Law Day  was established in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to celebrate the rule of law in a free society.

Amanda Sundquist, Chair of the 2024 Law Day Event Committee, worked closely …

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Jan

Attorney Ryan Jennings Takes The Helm As 2024 Chair Of Chester County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division

UNRUH TURNER BURKE & FREES is pleased to announce the appointment of Attorney Ryan M. Jennings as the Chair of the Chester County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division (YLD) for 2024. In his new role, Ryan will spearhead initiatives that advance the professional development of younger members, while promoting camaraderie and community engagement within the …

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Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Announces Attorney Ryan Jennings’ Appointment To Board Of Directors Of The Transportation Management Association Of Chester County (“TMACC”)

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees proudly announces that Ryan M. Jennings, Esquire, a partner in the Firm’s Zoning & Land Use and Municipal departments, has been appointed to the Transportation Management Association of Chester County (“TMACC”). This appointment reflects Ryan’s multifaceted legal expertise and unwavering commitment to the community.

TMACC, known for advancing equitable, …

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Aug

13 Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Lawyers Recognized In The 2024 Editions Of The Best Lawyers In America® And The Best Lawyers In America: Ones To Watch®

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is proud to have ten lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® and three in The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2024 editions. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

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21

Jul

Every Attorney At Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Named To The Daily Local News 2023 Top Lawyers List For The Second Consecutive Year

Daily Local News readers voted for Chester County’s Top Lawyers in the annual Top Lawyers Readers’ Choice Poll earlier this year. Readers voted online for their favorite lawyers in various practice areas.

This is the second year that every lawyer at the firm has been recognized and the third consecutive year that firm attorneys have …

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13

Jul

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Community input and engagement are a vital part of land use planning. Getting the community, including adjacent and nearby landowners involved in a positive way, however, can be challenging. Doing so often requires a concerted effort by community groups, developers, individual stakeholders, and planning practitioners. A well-thought-out and organized approach using the following best practices …

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Jun

Navigating Municipal Subdivision Regulations: Tips for Developers and Builders

Subdividing refers to dividing a large plot of land into smaller parcels. For a landowner, subdividing land can be highly profitable; however, it is imperative to avoid common pitfalls that can diminish the profitability of subdividing land. With that in mind, consider the following tips for developers and builders when navigating municipal subdivision and …

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19

May

Fifteen Attorneys at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® for 2023

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (“UTBF”) is pleased to announce that eleven attorneys have been selected to the 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and four firm attorneys have been selected to the 2023 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice …

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May

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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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Jul

Every Attorney at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Receives the Daily Local 2022 Top Lawyers Reader’s Choice Award

Chester County has voted and the results are in. Every attorney at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (UTBF), one of Chester County, Pennsylvania’s largest law firms, has been voted a Top Lawyer for 2022 by Daily Local readers. Unruh Turner Burke & Frees’ attorneys were recognized in the following practice areas:

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Jun

Eleven UTBF Attorneys Recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2022

Ten attorneys at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees have been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for 2022, in addition to an attorney being named among the 2022 Pennsylvania Rising Stars. The Rising Stars list includes attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing law for 10 years or …

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Mar

Ryan Jennings Named a “2022 VISTA Millennial Superstar” Only 40 Professionals in the County Recognized

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is pleased to announce that Ryan Jennings has been named a “2022 VISTA Millennial Superstar.” According to VISTA.Today, they, along with presenting sponsors Penn State Great Valley, and the Chester County Economic Development Council, recognized “40 professionals under the age of 40 who are breaking down walls, shattering …

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Nov

UTBF Listed Among U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms in America”

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 2022. The firm earned a National “Tier 1” ranking in Land Use and Zoning Law; a Metropolitan “Tier 1” ranking for Philadelphia in three practice areas: Land Use …

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Sep

UTBF Attorneys Recognized By Best Lawyers In America®

WEST CHESTER, PA ─ Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (UTBF) is pleased to announce that ten UTBF attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America.

In the area of Real Estate Law, partners William J. Burke, III, Theodore F. Claypoole and Donald C. Turner were named to the Best Lawyers …

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Main Line Today Magazine Recognizes 13 Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Attorneys as “Top Lawyers” in 2021

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is honored to once again have multiple attorneys named to the annual “Top Lawyers” list by Main Line Today magazine. Main Line Today is a regional magazine focusing on the communities, traditions and lifestyles of Philadelphia’s western suburbs. Attorneys are nominated by their peers and vetted through the magazine’s editorial …

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16

Jul

Twenty UTBF Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in Chester County by the Daily Local News Readers Choice

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is honored to have twenty attorneys named to the Daily Local News 2021 Best Lawyers Readers Choice list. UTBF attorneys recognized are:

Brian D. Boreman was selected in Labor & Employment and Employment Discrimination William J. Burke, III was selected in Real Estate Theodore F. Claypoole was …

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May

Twelve UTBF Attorneys Recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2021

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Jul

Fifteen Attorneys at UTBF Named Top Lawyers by Main Line Today Magazine

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Jun

Ten UTBF Attorneys Named Among 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Honorees

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Feb

Ryan Jennings Joins Unruh Turner Burke & Frees

WEST CHESTER, PA, February 10 ─ Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (UTBF) is pleased to announce that Ryan M. Jennings has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s municipal and land use practice groups. Ryan’s legal experience and areas of specialization also include appellate and governmental matters, as well as …

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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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120 Gay Street
P.O. Box 289
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-8069