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Andrew J. Bellwoar

Land use and zoning Attorney at West Chester, PA

5.0   6 reviews
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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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Andrew Bellwoar has been practicing law for over thirty years; he served as an Assistant District Attorney before becoming a partner at a firm, where he represented many clients across Pennsylvania. Andrew has represented individuals, businesses, and public entities; aside from representing numerous of clients, he also provides instuction for other attorneys and public officials. His areas of practice vary from will/trusts/estate administration, business contracts, municipal law, and real estate/land development/zoning. Andrew has won numerous Top Lawyer Awards from Main Line Today Magazine, with his most recent award being in 2019. 

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Bellwoar Kelly, LLP
Bellwoar Kelly, LLP
110 State St #305
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
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934 E High St #2
Pottstown, PA, 19464
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111 N Olive St
Media, PA, 19063
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Posted by Kathy | October 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Kathy - Client
Andy provided outstanding attorney services, guiding me through a difficult contract negotiation. His extensive knowledge of contracts was invaluable during this period. He was professional, extremely well-versed in the topic, and was always available to answer any questions that I had. I would highly recommend Andy and will continue to use him as my attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2017
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An excellent outcome
Andy was highly involved, kept me informed and followed up on every aspect of the case with an eye to keeping attorney costs under control while providing expert legal guidance. Last minute negotiations were extraordinary and resulted in an excellent outcome
Posted by Greg Prowant | November 9, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Municipal Attorney
Andrew served as a consultant for two municipalities that I worked for. He was paid to serve as a municipal solicitor in each community. He did excellent work that was always on schedule and done very well.
Posted by Stan | October 30, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Andrew Bellwoar-Phoenixville Area School District Review
Andy and his firm have performed in an outstanding manner for the District. From the initial coneptual discussions through strategy through execution through mid-course corrections through conclusions, the work has been brilliant. His creativity, ability to read signals from friend and foe, knowledge of the law and persistence to close the case have been wonderful to observe. The District was faced with a challenging land development need and Andy scoped out the issues perfectly. From day one, he had a grasp of the difficult journey ahead for the District, advised the District of the likely problem areas and assisted in knocking down the barriers or avoiding the barriers. His advice was sometimes not what we wanted to hear but it was presented clearly with options on how to keep the project moving forward.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2009
Twp Manager
Attorney Bellwoar has always been very professional and has assisted our Township with various types of litigation cases as well as day-to-day local government law services. I have found Mr. Bellwoar and his firm, Siana Bellwoar & McAndrew to be great attorneys to work with.
Posted by Vincent | October 4, 2009
not your typical lawyer
Andy is a very conscientous lawyer who exhibits the highest integrity. He is extremely knowledgeable and seems to have numerous helpful connections. If he can't find the answer, he'll point you to someone who can. i would not hesitate to call upon his services again. You will not be disappointed!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 305-465 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bellwoar Kelly, LLP
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Siand, Bellwoar & McAndrew, LLP
  • 1998 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Holsten & White
  • 1992 - 1998
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office of Delaware County
  • 1988 - 1992
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  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Georgetown University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • CEO successfully defended in fraud case
  • Verdict in favor of Bellwoar's client
  • The Intersection of Contract Law and Land Use Approvals
  • Verdict in favor of Bellwoar's client.
  • Real Estate & Development
  • Approvals to develop
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  • Defense Research Institute
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 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
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • PA Land Use Institute - simulcast
  • Ethical Lessons from Comm. v Moran
  • 2012
  • Zoning and Building Officers Seminar
  • Public Officials' Liability
  • 2011
  • Chester County Bar Association, Municipal and Land Use Section
  • Bias Claims in Municipalities
  • 2010
  • Second Annual Land Use Institute
  • Civil Rights-Are Claims by Developers Still Viable
  • 2008
  • Agricultural Law Forum
  • A Municipal Perspective on the Recent ACRE Legislation and Litigation
  • 2006
  • Successful and Strategic First and Fourth Amendment Litigation
  • First Amendment Claims in Employment Matters
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Andrew
Land use and zoning Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bellwoar has done excellent work for the township in which I am the chairman of the board of supervisors."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Land use and zoning Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Andy is down to earth, up on the law, persistent and presents himself well. That says a lot."
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