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Walter Patrick Eells

Divorce and separation Attorney at West Chester, PA

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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 35 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 38 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Walter Eells is chair of the firm’s Family Law group, which offers clients advice involving: adoptions, alimony, equitable distribution, custody, and prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. He previously served as the Chairperson appointed by the Chester County Court of Common Pleas to review and revise the Local Family Court Rules. A former winner of the Chester County Bar Association Public Service Award, Walter has worked closely over the years with Legal Aid of Chester County and the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County as pro bono counsel.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Family Law Section, and is active in the Chester County Bar Association, having served for a number of years as the Chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee.

Walter was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1985 and the New Jersey Bar in 1989. He received his law degree from Ohio Northern University and his undergraduate degree from Villanova University. Walter is a Barrister of the Honorable John E. Stively, Jr., American Inn of Court.

Walter has shared his extensive knowledge of family law through teaching Continuing Legal Education classes with the Chester County Bar Association. Courses he has taught include Support in Chester County and New Chester County Court rules in a Nutshell. Prior to joining Gawthrop Greenwood, Walter served as a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps.


Gawthrop Greenwood
17 East Gay Street
Suite 100
West Chester, PA, 19380-3144

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Posted by Ryan | March 18, 2015
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Walter Eells has been a very reliable, trustworthy attorney for me since he handled my divorce and custody matters in 2012. He was always on top of things and I can still easily contact him to discuss any ongoing/post-divorce and custodial issues that I have or anticipate, and he is always willing and able to assist me in any way necessary. Simply wonderful and put my mind at ease on many occasions while fighting for equal rights as a father!
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Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Gawthrop Greenwood, PC
  • 1997 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Gawthrop Greenwood, PC
  • 1989 - Present
  • Judge Advocate General
  • U.S. Army
  • 1986 - 1989


  • Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Villanova University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981


  • Chester County Joint Committee on Local Family Court Rules
  • Chairman
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Chester County Bar Association,Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Chester County Bar Association,Naturalization Committee
  • Member
  • 1991 - 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2009
  • Public Service Award
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • 1999
  • 5 Years of Service Award
  • Legal Aid of Chester County, Volunteer Attorney
  • N/A
  • Top Attorney
  • Philadelphia Life
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Chester County Bar Associaiton
  • New Chester County Family Court Rules in a Nutshell
  • 2004
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Support in Chester County
  • 1995

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West Chester Divorce and separation Lawyer Walter Patrick Eells
Walter Patrick Eells
Divorce and separation Attorney
West Chester, PA
Licensed for 38 years