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David Samuel DeRose

Estate planning Attorney at Greensburg, PA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1976
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Practice areas

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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Posted by Jean | February 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Kind,intelligent,and interested
The nicest man you you will want to spend this time with... There aren't enough kind words to describe my experience with Mr Derose and staff.... (And they won't forget about you afterward)
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2013
Attorney DeRose did an outstanding job in handling my uncle's estate. I had no idea what needed done and he guided me through the whole process. He patiently answered my questions and always returned my phone calls. I am very grateful to him.


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Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Quatrini Rafferty
  • 1994 - 2014
  • Solicitor
  • Treasurer Office West. Co.
  • 1991 - 2012
  • Solicitor-Zoning Board
  • Unity Township
  • 1991 - 2014
  • Solicitor-Planning Commission
  • City of New Kensington
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Solicitor-Zoning Board
  • City of Latrobe
  • 1989 - 2014
  • Solicitor-Zoning Board
  • Ligonier Borough
  • 1987 - 2014
  • Solicitor
  • Alle Kiski Board of Realtors
  • 1987 - 1995
  • Law Clerk
  • Hon. Donetta W. Ambrose
  • 1982 - 1991
  • Solicitor
  • Westmoreland County Recorder of Deeds Office
  • 1977 - 1981
  • General Practice of Law
  • Self Employed
  • 1976 - 1994
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  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973


  • Union Mission
  • Citizens Advisory Board
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adams Memorial Library
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Excela Health-Latrobe Hospital
  • member-Golden Hour Committee
  • 2001 - Present
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Latrobe Youth Commission
  • Chairman
  • 1992 - Present
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • Chair-Building COmmittee
  • 1988 - Present
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association group
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association group
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Monsour Hospital
  • Board of Directors
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Westmoreland County Girl Scouts Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Lawyers Abstract Company of Westmoreland County
  • Founding Member
  • 1987 - 1987
  • Lawyers Abstract Company of Westmoreland County
  • Board of Directors
  • 1987 - 1994
  • Latrobe Zoning Hearing Board
  • Member
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Latrobe Planning Commission
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1986
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Student Award
  • Duquesne University
  • 1976
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Penn State University
  • 1973
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1973
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Speaking Engagements

  • Classes
  • Paralegal Program
  • 1988
  • Classes--1977 through 1985
  • Real Estate Law
  • 1977
  • classes from 1977 to 1980
  • Real Estate Law
  • 1977

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Endorse David
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse David. Not only do I refer my clients to him, but he is my estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the most well like and admired attorneys in the Westmoreland County Area and one of the truly best!"
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is a well respected lawyer in the legal community and dedicated to his clients and the profession."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"David DeRose is an excellent attorney. During difficult times, David provides his clients with comfort because he is very careful to address their concerns. He explains what needs to be done and how he will go about doing it. David is also very well respected in the community and by his peers. I highly recommend him."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. DeRose is experienced and knowledgable in regart to esate planning matters. He also has the ability to effectively explain complicated concepts to his clients so that they understand the objectives of his estate planning recommendations. He is extremely professional, always well-prepared and is a wonderful advocate for his clients."
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Greensburg Estate planning Lawyer David Samuel DeRose
David Samuel DeRose
Estate planning Attorney
Greensburg, PA
Licensed for 46 years
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