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Thank you for looking at my profile. My 33 years of experience will assure you that I will anticipate issues that many less experienced estate planners would never anticipate.   I endeavor to make sure that every client fully and completely understands each and every document prepared for them as well as the complete probate administration process. As a result, much of my estate administration business comes from my estate planning clients who are faced with administering their parent's estates.   Estate planning is a process that requires a complete understanding of the client's situation and goals. My staff and I will devote the time necessary to complete your estate planning documents in a timely and  professional manner.  


I was recently designated as a Top Lawyer by Main Line
.  The magazine does an annual survey of lawyers.  Top Lawyers
are nominate and voted upon by their peers and not clients. 


Jay G. Fischer graduated from Pennsylvania State
University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law in
1977, where he was a member of the Law Review. 
He also received the American Juris Prudence Award in Trusts and Estates
in 1977.


 Jay G. Fischer was admitted to
practice law by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on October 28, 1977, the
Supreme Court of the United States on January 23, 1984, and the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on September 1, 1982.


 He is a member of the Chester
County Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association.  He has served on the Chester County Bar
Association Board of Directors, is an active member of the Chester County Bar
Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association Probate Committees and a member of
the Chester County Estate Planning Council.


 He has been active in many
community organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of the
Downingtown Area Chamber of Commerce and as its President in 2001 and 2008; on
the Board of Directors of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
and as its President from 1995 to 2000 ; and as an Assistant Scoutmaster with
Hopewell Troop 8, Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America from 1993 to 2005.




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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
  2. Estate Planning: 50%
    39 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Valocchi & Fischer
342 E Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA, 19335-2946


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top Lawyer DesignationMain Line Today Magazine2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
American Jurisprudence Trust and EstatesUniversity of Toledo College of Law1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerValocchi & Fischer1980 - Present
N/AChester County Court of Common Pleas1980 - 1985
AttorneyChester County Public Defenders Office1978 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
DNB Wealth Management Advisory BoardBoard Member2012 - Present
Chester County Estate Planning CouncilMember1996 - Present
Downingtown Area Chamber of CommercePresident and Member of Board of Directors1980 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Bruton Financial Partners, LLC Advisory BoardBoard Member2012 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re: Estate of Dorcas Hartman, DeceasedObjections to First and Final Account dismissed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
WebsiteDealing with Personal Property2015
JDSupraLiving Trusts - The Pro's and Con's2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Pennsylvania State UniversityCommunity DevelopmentBS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wills, Thorny Issues and SolutionsTrust Protectors2015