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Gilbert P. High, Jr. practices in the area of estate planning, particularly in the administration of complex estates, the creation and administration of trusts, and representation in Orphan’s Court litigation.


Mr. High also has extensive experience in legislative drafting, subdivision and land development, zoning litigation, public employment issues, local taxation, public contracting, and the law of easements and rights of way.  He regularly speaks on issues pertaining to municipal liability, particularly regarding the maintenance of the Urban Forest, a subject on which he has lectured nationally.


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Practice areas


  1. State & Local Law: 40%
  2. Estate Planning: 40%
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 20%



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Cash, Check, Credit card

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High Swartz LLP

40 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA, 19401-4803


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Pennsylvania Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHigh Swartz, LLP1965 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennypack Ecological Restoration TrustDirector2000 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteSpeaker1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Abington Health FoundationDirector Emeritus1980 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1968 - Present
Montgomery Bar AssociationMember1965 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of PennsylvaniaN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1965
Princeton UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1962
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Penn-Del Shade Tree SymposiumAboraculture and the Law2015
CLE SeminarLand Development Agreement Enforcement2015
Tree Ordinance WorkshopOrdinances Regulating Trees2012
CLE SeminarRight To Know Appeals2012
Environmental Law ColloquiumLand Development Agreements2010