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Denise Cingle Werkley

Denise Cingle Werkley

Practice areas:

Business, Real Estate, Intellectual Property

About Me

I have experience in counseling small and large business and entrepreneurial clients with respect to various business issues, contract drafting, financing, real estate, and structuring, negotiation and closing complex acquisitions and divestitures. I have also developed a specialized practice in trademarks, copyrights and technology law, including software, Internet, and e-mail issues.


Fun Facts: I enjoy speaking engagements and networking.  I am a Past President of the Board of Directors for the Women's Referral Network of Chester County which is an organization of over 250 professional women whose purpose is to work together to build each others businesses.  In 2010 I was honored by being named a Top Lawyer by Main Line Today magazine, a Lawyer on the Fast Track by the Pennsylvania Legal Intelligencer (a legal publication for lawyers) and a Superlawyer-Rising Star in Superlawyers Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Business: 50%
    15 years
  2. Real Estate: 40%
    15 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
    15 years



Hourly ($275-325/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eric Stepanov

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    Eric Stepanov Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees

17 W. Gay St.
West Chester, PA, 19381



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2010
Lawyers on the Fast TrackPennsylvania Legal Intelligencer2010
Business Woman of the YearWomen's Referral Network of Chester County2009
Chester County Leadership ConnectionUnited Way/Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerUnruh Turner Burke & Frees PC2005 - Present
AssociateMacElree Harvey, Ltd.2000 - 2005
Summer AssociateMcQuaide, Blasko, Schwartz, Fleming & Faulkner, Inc.1999 - 1999

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chester County Chamber of Business and IndustryChair, Women in Business2011 - Present
Greater West Chester Chamber of CommerceMember, Future Leaders of West Chester2010 - 2010
Chester County Chamber of Business and IndustryMember, Women in Business Committee2010 - Present
Chester County Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Women's Referral Network of Chester CountyPresident2006 - 2008
Women's Referral Network of Chester CountyPresident-Elect2005 - 2006
Women's Referral Network of Chester CountyVice President2003 - 2005
YWCA of Greater West ChesterVice President2001 - 2002
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate blogSprinklers Required in PA Homes2010 blogBusiness Name Registration2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Business WorkshopStarting a Business2011
WRN Business ExpoBusiness Relationships2010
CareerCureBusiness Basics2010
Stopping Litigation Before It Starts--Home Builders SeminarNew Home Construction Issues2008
PAR New Home Specialist Certification CourseLegal Aspects of New Home Construction2008
Community ProfessorHow to Form a Non-Profit2005
WRN LuncheonBusiness Issues When Hiring2004
Is Your Technology Putting Your Business At RiskBusiness and Technology Issues2003