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BROAD EXPERIENCE.  LOCAL FOCUS.

 

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KILKENNY LAW

We are a full-service firm, equipped to represent clients in an extensive range of complex legal issues with a special focus in Municipal Law and Zoning & Land Use. We assist individuals, families, businesses, and organizations in suburban Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania with conveniently located offices in Media, Newtown, Norristown, and West Chester.

"It is our mission to serve our clients’ needs with dignity, respect, and fiscal responsibility. We are a Veteran owned business that takes great pride in supporting many local organizations by actively participating in our communities."

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OUR TEAM

Clients benefit not only from our substantial experience handling zoning and land use matters for Pennsylvania municipalities – and developers with projects in the region – but also from our attorneys’ additional roles and experience.

Our team is led by Sean Kilkenny, Sheriff of Montgomery County and a retired member of the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Team members’ experience includes the following:

  • ​In-House Counsel to a regional home builder

  • Lieutenant Colonel and former Staff Judge Advocate of the 94th Training Division, U.S. Army Reserve

  • Professor at Temple University School of Law

  • Montgomery County LGBT Business Council, Founding Board Member

  • Council President, Jenkintown Borough

  • Senior Legal Instructor at the U.S. Army Military Police School

  • Chair, Montgomery Bar Association’s Municipal Law Committee

  • Appointee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s County Records Committee

  • Judicial Fellow, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

  • Assistant District Attorney, Montgomery County

  • Executive Board, Philadelphia Barristers Association

  • Board Member, Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority

 

Our municipal law attorneys also have experience as leaders and board directors of area nonprofits focused on education, health services, youth athletics, and local politics.

 

what we do
AREAS OF PRACTICE

We are a full-service firm, equipped to represent clients in an extensive range of complex legal issues with a special focus in Municipal Law and Zoning & Land Use. We assist individuals, families, businesses, and organizations in suburban Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania

Municipal Law

Municipal law encompasses the representation of local government units such as townships, boroughs, zoning hearing boards, authorities and commissions. Our attorneys advise local governments in all matters affecting their daily operation and governmental functions. This includes land use and zoning law issues, drafting and negotiating municipal contracts, labor agreements and development agreements, as well as prosecuting violations of codes and ordinances.

Zoning & Land Development

Zoning and Land Use law involves the regulation of the use and development of various real estate. Kilkenny Law is focused on working with our clients to reach their goals for zoning and land use. We purposely maintain an active practice representing developers in boroughs or townships to which we do not serve as solicitor. We firmly believe that the perspective we bring as a result of this work enables us to help municipalities and developers collaborate and negotiate more effectively, and achieve better outcomes.

Commercial & Personal Injury

Our lawyers know what it takes to help you assess the overall impact of the other party’s carelessness on your physical health, finances, work and personal life, and we may be able to help you obtain fair compensation in your case. We have successfully handled various kinds of personal injury claims, including vehicle accidents, product liabilities, wrongful death, and premises liability.  

Family Law

Family Law refers to the court proceedings involving the family unit, including custody and divorce, child and spousal support, adoption, child abuse, surrogacy and artificial conception, and parental rights and liability. The Firm represents individuals in family law matters, including those related to divorce and custody, in Montgomery County and other surrounding counties.

Labor & Employment

Labor and employment law includes employee discipline and discharge, harassment and discrimination, personnel policies / handbooks and affirmative action plans, labor management issues, including grievances and arbitration, employment contracts, ADA complaints and related issues.

Education Law

Education Law deals with issues of both student and teacher's rights, student safety, matters of code of conduct and student discipline, discrimination at school, and curriculum standards and funding.

Real Estate Law

Real Estate law directly impacts almost everyone on a daily basis and you might not even realize it! Real Estate Law covers disputes between landlords and tenants, homeowners issues such as property taxes, insurance, and home improvement, and land use laws.

Estate Planning, Trusts & Wills

Estate Planning, including trusts and wills, is an important step in protecting the client’s assets and ensuring that their wishes are carried out correctly. A properly planned estate will prevent intestate laws from determining the disposition of property in an estate and aids in reducing inheritance taxes. The Firm assists individuals in estate planning matters in Montgomery County and other surrounding counties.

Criminal Law

Criminal cases are pursued by prosecutors on behalf of the government in response to violations of criminal laws. Criminal law practice also covers juvenile justice, expungement, and criminal rights and defense. The Firm represents criminal defendants in a wide array of cases, in Montgomery County and other surrounding counties.

Civil Litigation

We provide plaintiff or defense representation in state and federal courts, and often resolve conflicts without filing a lawsuit and staking everything on a trial. Areas include breach of contract, tort claims, professional malpractice, real estate claims and construction disputes.

 
 

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CONTACT US

For general inquiries, please contact us via the button below.

Montgomery County

(Main Office)

519 Swede St, 

Norristown, PA 19401

Chester County 

(Appointment Only)

29 S. Darlington St.

West Chester, PA  19382

Bucks County 

(Appointment Only)

234 S. State Street

Newtown, PA 18940

Delaware County 

(Appointment Only)

117-119 Olive St.

Media, PA  19063