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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Distinguished Student Award||Duquesne University||1976|
|Magna Cum Laude||Penn State University||1973|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Phi Beta Kappa||1973|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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||Board of Directors||1987 - 1994|
|Lawyers Abstract Company of Westmoreland County||Founding Member||1987 - 1987|
|Latrobe Zoning Hearing Board||Member||1987 - 1989|
|Latrobe Planning Commission||Member||1984 - 1986|
|Duquesne University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Pennsylvania State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Classes--1977 through 1985||Real Estate Law||1977|
|classes from 1977 to 1980||Real Estate Law||1977|