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David Samuel DeRose

David Samuel DeRose

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Family, Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate

About Me


David S. DeRose is an associate at the firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, family law, real estate and zoning.


 


With over 30 years of experience as an attorney, Mr. DeRose is a member of the Westmoreland County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Association for Conflict Resolution. For more than eighteen years, Mr. DeRose has served as Chair of the Westmoreland County Bar Association Building Committee and is a founding member of Lawyers Abstract Company of Westmoreland County and served on its Board of Directors from 1987 – 1994. He is presently serving on the Board of Directors of the Westmoreland Bar Association.


 


 


Mr. DeRose is a former instructor of real estate law at Pennsylvania State University, Westmoreland County Community College and the paralegal program at St. Vincent College. He has extensive firsthand experience in real estate and zoning matters by serving as Solicitor for numerous area zoning boards. He has represented the boards for the City of Latrobe since 1989, the Borough of Ligonier since 1987 and the Township of Unity since 1992. In addition, Mr. DeRose serves as Solicitor for the Treasurer’s Office of Westmoreland County since 1992, and served as Solicitor for the Westmoreland County Recorder of Deeds Office from 1977 to 1981. He also served as judicial law clerk for the Honorable Donetta W. Ambrose from 1982 – 1991.


 


 


Mr. DeRose has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Westmoreland County Girl Scouts Council and Monsour Hospital. Since 1992, he has been the Chairman of the Latrobe Youth Commission, a group of citizens appointed by the Court to informally adjudicate non-violent criminal offenses committed by children, to counsel the children and/or their parents, and to rehabilitate through community service and other projects. He is also a member of the Latrobe Area Hospital’s Golden Hour Committee whose purpose is to educate on the importance of a quick medical response to the symptoms of a heart attack. Further, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association and the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation.


 


 


In his spare time, Mr. DeRose enjoys traveling with his family, playing the piano, gardening and attending Penn State football games.


 


 


Mr. DeRose received his B.A., with high distinction, from Pennsylvania State University in 1973 and his J.D. from Duquesne University in 1976, where he was editor-in-chief of Juris magazine. Mr. DeRose lives in Latrobe with his wife, Johnette, and their chocolate Labrador retriever, Liza. They have two sons, Nathaniel, who lives in Washington, D.C., and Christopher, who lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    39 years
  2. Family: 30%
    39 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    39 years
  4. Land Use & Zoning: 15%
    39 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Peter Joseph Gough

    I highly endorse David. Not only do I refer my clients to him, but he is my estate planning attorney.

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    Peter Gough Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Brian Patrick Bronson

    I endorse this lawyer. One of the most well like and admired attorneys in the Westmoreland County Area and one of the truly best!

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    Brian Bronson Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Quatrini Rafferty, PC

550 E. Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA, 15601

Quatrini Rafferty, PC

941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

Quatrini Rafferty, PC

816 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA, 15650

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive197605/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Distinguished Student AwardDuquesne University1976
Magna Cum LaudePenn State University1973
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa1973

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateQuatrini Rafferty1994 - 2014
SolicitorTreasurer Office West. Co.1991 - 2012
Solicitor-Zoning BoardUnity Township1991 - 2014
Solicitor-Planning CommissionCity of New Kensington1991 - 1995
Solicitor-Zoning BoardCity of Latrobe1989 - 2014
Solicitor-Zoning BoardLigonier Borough1987 - 2014
SolicitorAlle Kiski Board of Realtors1987 - 1995
Law ClerkHon. Donetta W. Ambrose1982 - 1991
SolicitorWestmoreland County Recorder of Deeds Office1977 - 1981
General Practice of LawSelf Employed1976 - 1994

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Union MissionCitizens Advisory Board2014 - Present
Adams Memorial LibraryBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable FoundationBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Excela Health-Latrobe Hospitalmember-Golden Hour Committee2001 - Present
Association for Conflict ResolutionMember1994 - Present
Monsour HospitalBoard of Directors1993 - 1997
Latrobe Youth CommissionChairman1992 - Present
Westmoreland County Girl Scouts CouncilBoard of Directors1991 - 1995
Westmoreland County Bar AssociationChair-Building COmmittee1988 - Present
Lawyers Abstract Company of Westmoreland CountyBoard of Directors1987 - 1994
Lawyers Abstract Company of Westmoreland CountyFounding Member1987 - 1987
Latrobe Zoning Hearing BoardMember1987 - 1989
Latrobe Planning CommissionMember1984 - 1986
Pennsylvania Bar Association groupMember1976 - Present
Westmoreland County Bar Association groupMember1976 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
QR Legal UpdateESTATE PLANNING IN A TECHNOLOGICAL AGE2012
QR Legal UpdatePROBATE - IS IT REALLY AN EXPENSIVE BURDEN?2008
QR Legal UpdateADVANCED HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES2007
QR Legal UpdateDYING WITHOUT A WILL2007
QR Legal UpdateSAFEKEEPING DOCUMENTS2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Pennsylvania State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ClassesParalegal Program1988
Classes--1977 through 1985Real Estate Law1977
classes from 1977 to 1980Real Estate Law1977