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Jane serves as Chair of the Land Use and Zoning department. She represents individuals, businesses and developers in a matters pertaining to real estate, business practices and contracts, as well as labor agreements. Jane is also a trained Mediator.


Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Employment Law

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Environmental Law

  • Legal Malpractice

  • Litigation

  • Land Use


Recent Representations:

  • Successfully defended individual in breach of property settlement agreement action and secured award of costs and attorney fees.

  • Represented individual shareholder in trial against the two majority shareholders that resulted in a verdict for the full value of the minority shareholder’s interest in the company.

  • Represented homeowners in suit against sellers and others in a jury trial that resulted in a jury verdict finding that the sellers had defrauded the buyers.

  • Represented business in dispute with equipment manufacturer that resulted in a verdict for the business in the full amount of the value of the replacement equipment.

  • Defended Assistant District Attorney in civil rights action, resulting in dismissal of suit against the attorney.

  • Represented several individuals in successful negotiations of severance agreements.





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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
  3. Employment: 10%
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
  5. Other: 35%
  6. More 



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Michael Gerard Louis

    I endorse this lawyer. Jane has been practicing in the real estate field for years and knows all aspects of this area of the law.


    Michael Louis Commercial Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Joshua T. Mathews

    Having reviewed this attorney's written materials and experience, I would certainly recommend him.


    Joshua Mathews Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. West Chester

17 West Miner Street
Post Office Box 660
West Chester, PA, 19382

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. Kennett

211 E. State St.
Kennett Square, PA, 19348-3111

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. Centreville

5721 Kennett Pike
Centreville, DE, 19807



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Awesome AttorneySuburban Life Magazine2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2014
AV Distinguished for ethical standards and legal abilityMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Lawyer, Environmental/land useMain Line Today Magazine2012
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2010
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DirectorMacElree Harvey, Ltd.2004 - Present
PartnerFrock & Shields1997 - 2004
SolicitorChester County District Justices1991 - 2001
AttorneySiana & Shields1991 - 1997
AssociateLentz Cantor Kilgore & Massey1986 - 1991
Staff AttorneyCourt Of Common Pleas, Chester County, Pa1984 - 1986
Law Clerk to Hon. Robert S. Gawthrop, IIICourt Of Common Pleas, Chester County, Pa1981 - 1984
Staff AttorneyU.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Special Counsel, Philadelphia Regional Office1980 - 1981
AssociateBolger & Picker1978 - 1980
AttorneyPublic Defender's Office of Chester County1977 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
BNI, Edgmont ChapterPresident2012 - Present
Domestic Violence Center of Chester CountySecretary and Board member2010 - Present
Chester County Cycling Classic, Ltd.Board Member2007 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association House of DelegatesZone 9 Delegate2005 - 2012
Chester County General AuthorityTreasurer2004 - 2008
Brandywine Regional Police CommissionCommissioner1999 - 2006
Downingtown Area Senior CenterDirector1998 - 2003
Immaculata College Real Estate Advisory BoardBoard Member1994 - 1996
Wallace TownshipChairman and member, Board of Supervisors1992 - 2006
Wallace TownshipPlanning Commission1990 - 1992
Easttown Township Library BoardMember1988 - 1990
West Chester YWCADirector1982 - 1983
Easttown TownshipPlanning Commission Chairman and member1980 - 1986
Academy of AdvocacyFellowN/A
Chester County Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Association for Conflict ResolutionMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Counsel of MediatorsMemberN/A
Chester County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationPrevious memberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Purdue UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Live Well for Women at the LakeTame Your Reptilian Brain Avoid Workplace Pitfalls2012
Bryn Mawr Trust CompanyConservation Easements2012