Contact Information:

P.O. Box 515
West Chester, PA 19381-0515

Phone: 610.692.1371
slagoy@utbf.com

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Stephen P. Lagoy

With more than forty years’ experience, both in and out of the court room, and extensive training in alternative dispute resolution, Mr. Lagoy is often called upon by both private parties (including Fortune 50 companies) and the judiciary to serve as a mediator or neutral arbitrator in commercial, injury and probate cases.

Mr. Lagoy has been named a “Top Lawyer” by Main Line Today Magazine over multiple years. He has received the preeminent “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing superior legal ability as judged by his peers, and has been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers listing over multiple years.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D. (1974)
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
    • Graduate, Mediator Training Program (2008)
  • Northeastern University, M.S. (1975)
  • Georgetown University, B.S.F.S. (1971)

Admissions

  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (1974)
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1976)
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland (2015)
  • United States Supreme Court (1980)

Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association
    • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Kent County Maryland Bar Association
  • Chester County Bar Association
    • Co-chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2009-2017)
    • Mediator, Civil and Orphans’ Court Mediation Programs
  • Delaware County Bar Association, (Associate Member)
    • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Dispute Resolution Section
    • Member, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
  • Hon. John E. Stively, Jr. American Inns of Court
    • Charter Member and Master of the Bench
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Pennsylvania Council of Mediators
  • Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • Chairman, Hearing Committee 2.07 (1994 to 2000)
  • Penn State Great Valley Advisory Board
    • Founding Member (1991 to 1997)
  • Chester County Solid Waste Authority
    • Member and Vice Chairman (1987 to 1994)

Other Involvement

  • Special Counsel, Chester County Board of Commissioners (2004 to 2017)
  • Solicitor, Chester County Department of Community Development (2001 to 2017)
  • Solicitor, Controller of Chester County (1998 to 2003)
  • Solicitor, Chester County Office of Housing and Community Development (1993 to 2000)
  • Solicitor, Redevelopment Authority of Chester County (1990 to 1992)
  • Solicitor, Prothonotary of Chester County (1984 to 1987)

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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John Fiorillo Elected as Treasurer for Chester County Bar Association

John Fiorillo, a partner at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, has been elected to serve as Treasurer of the Chester County Bar Association effective January 1, 2018. John was a member of the Board of Directors for the Chester County Bar Association from 2012 through 2014 and again from 2016 to the present. John …

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Jan

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Announces the Naming of a New Partner, Kristen Ladd

Kristen Ladd has been with the firm since 2010 and is a valued and respected member of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy and Litigation Departments. Kristen’s practice is focused primarily in representing institutional lenders, in both commercial and residential mortgage foreclosures, confessions of judgment, contract disputes, garnishments, replevin actions, levies, loan workout actions, …

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Nov

Laura Stavetski Sworn in to Chester County Bar

In a ceremony held Thursday, November, 2, 2017 before the bench of the Court of Common Pleas, Chester County, Unruh Turner Burke & Frees’ newest associate, Laura Stavetski, was sworn in to the Chester County Bar. William J. Burke, III, partner at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, sponsored her and …

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

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