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Jane M. Shields

Land use and zoning Attorney at West Chester, PA

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About Jane

Learn Jane’s areas of practice.

Jane represents individuals, businesses and developers in a matters pertaining to real estate, business practices and contracts, as well as labor agreements. Jane is also a trained Mediator.

 

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Litigation
  • Land Use

 

 

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Licensed for 45 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1977
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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MacElree Harvey, Ltd. West Chester
17 West Miner Street
Post Office Box 660
West Chester, PA, 19382
MacElree Harvey, Ltd. Kennett
211 E. State St.
Kennett Square, PA, 19348-3111
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Posted by Nancy | June 8, 2012
Jane Shields
Jane Shields is a true professional.... highly knowledgeable and able to untangle complex issues.. She was invaluable in handling a multi-family real estate issue . She also referred me to other top notch professionals in her firm when I required elder law and estate expertise. The average person is at their most vulnerable when needing legal help. Jane Shields guides one through this process with care and intelligence.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Partner
  • Frock & Shields
  • 1997 - 2004
  • Solicitor
  • Chester County District Justices
  • 1991 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Siana & Shields
  • 1991 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Lentz Cantor Kilgore & Massey
  • 1986 - 1991
  • Staff Attorney
  • Court Of Common Pleas, Chester County, Pa
  • 1984 - 1986
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Robert S. Gawthrop, III
  • Court Of Common Pleas, Chester County, Pa
  • 1981 - 1984
  • Staff Attorney
  • U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Special Counsel, Philadelphia Regional Office
  • 1980 - 1981
  • Associate
  • Bolger & Picker
  • 1978 - 1980
  • Attorney
  • Public Defender's Office of Chester County
  • 1977 - 1978
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Purdue University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Associations

  • BNI, Edgmont Chapter
  • President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Domestic Violence Center of Chester County
  • Secretary and Board member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce Iron Hill Twilight Race Series
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Previous member
  • N/A
  • Chester County Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Academy of Advocacy
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Counsel of Mediators
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates
  • Zone 9 Delegate
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Chester County General Authority
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Brandywine Regional Police Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Downingtown Area Senior Center
  • Director
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Immaculata College Real Estate Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Wallace Township
  • Chairman and member, Board of Supervisors
  • 1992 - 2006
  • Wallace Township
  • Planning Commission
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Easttown Township Library Board
  • Member
  • 1988 - 1990
  • West Chester YWCA
  • Director
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Easttown Township
  • Planning Commission Chairman and member
  • 1980 - 1986
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Environmental Law Attorney
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2016
  • Awesome Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Distinguished for ethical standards and legal ability
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer, Environmental/land use
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Suburban West Association of Realtors
  • FIRPTA
  • 2016
  • Suburban West Association of Realtors
  • Mediation of Real Estate Transaction Disputes
  • 2015
  • Live Well for Women at the Lake
  • Tame Your Reptilian Brain Avoid Workplace Pitfalls
  • 2012
  • Bryn Mawr Trust Company
  • Conservation Easements
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Jane
Real estate Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jane has been practicing in the real estate field for years and knows all aspects of this area of the law."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Other
"Having reviewed this attorney's written materials and experience, I would certainly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jane Shields has a depth of knowledge in all areas of the law, not just land use/zoning. I have known her for many years and she continues to impress me with her attention to detail, client relationships and her passion for the law."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Jane for many years and regularly refer her cases. Jane's knowledge of the law and advocacy skills are exceptional. She is well known and highly respected for her litigation skills and I highly endorse her."
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