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

Phone: 610.692.1371
rjennings@utbf.com

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Ryan M. Jennings

Ryan Jennings is a partner in the Firm’s Municipal and Land Use departments, where he focuses his practice on zoning and land use law, as well as municipal representation. His legal experience and additional areas of specialization include appellate and governmental matters, as well as litigation.

Private, corporate, and municipal clients have all been 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 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 in 2007, finishing in the top 1% of his graduating class.

During law school, Ryan’s legal training included several 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). Most recently, Ryan practiced law at a Chester County-based firm where he focused his practice on civil litigation, land development, and municipal law.

Ryan has been recognized as a 2019 Main Line Today “Top Lawyer” in Municipal Law. 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 (Member)
    • 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

Ryan M. Jennings

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