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Thomas G. Wolpert, Partner

Thomas WolpertThe following is my bio on our law firm website.   What the bio doesn’t say is that prior to becoming a lawyer, I was a writer and this blog gives me the chance to unlimber my writer’s block on all sorts of topics.  My current reading interests are the political writings of John Locke, and the Federalist Papers.   My political leanings tend to be irregularly conservative, sporadically independent, and always interested in connecting the past with the present.

Feel free to email me at Thomas.Wolpert@verizon.net.  If you have a legal matter in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, please feel free to call 610-792-3304.  My business address is 527 Main Street, Royersford PA 19468.  My home address is 1204 Clearbrook Road, West Chester PA  19380.

Practice Areas: Business Law; Wills and Trusts; Real Estate; Employment Law, criminal law, general practice.

Admitted: 1993, Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Law School
: Widener University, J.D., summa cum laude, Valedictorian, 1993

College: Villanova University, B.A., 1981

Biography: Order of Barristers; Moot Court Honor Society. Winner: 1992 Fred G. DiBona Moot Court Competition; 1993 International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Competition. Recipient: 12 American Jurisprudence Awards; Anthony J. Santoro Scholarship; Dean’s Award. Captain, Minnesota Civil Rights Moot Court competition team. Author: “Product Liability and Software Implicated in Personal Injury,” Defense Counsel Journal, Oct. 1993.

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 19, 1951

Tom began his interest in the law as a pro se litigant in 1990, in a dispute over the provisions of his father’s will. His scholastic career was very successful, and after graduating from Widener University School of Law as Valedictorian in 1993, winner of a national writing competition, captain of a moot court competition team and winner of the DiBona Moot Court competition, he began as an associate in the commercial real estate department of one of Pennsylvania’s large law firms.

He opened his own practice in West Chester in 1995 and has expanded his areas of practice over the years to include trial law, business law, employment law, criminal defense, wills and estates and Orphans Court practice, construction law, real estate, and civil rights.  He resides and still maintains a home office for meeting clients in West Chester. In 2002 Tom moved his main office location to Royersford, PA.

Tom oversees the general practice client representation in the firm, which runs from business and contract law, employment law (representing both employees and employers), criminal defense, real estate and property issues, foreclosure, condominium and homeowner’s association law, DUI/ARD, to major construction litigation (for contractors, architects and owners) and wills and trusts.

Tom worked for a legal services agency, both as a law student and as an attorney, representing claimants in unemployment compensation hearings. He has represented landlords and tenants in lease issues involving restaurants, bars and inns, including issues concerning liquor licenses. He assists clients in starting and forming businesses, buying franchises and collecting commercial debts. He represents clients in estate planning, drafting Wills, health care directives and powers of attorney, and represents executors in the administration of estates and trusts.

Tom and his wife, Erma married in 1984, in Bear, Delaware.  They have four children, currently aged 20 to 27. He is a graduate of North Penn High School and Villanova University, 1981. He is active in the community and has been a Vice President and Director on the West Chester Area School Board (1999-2003) and on the Chester County School Authority (2001 to present, the last ten years as Chairman). He is counsel for the Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce and active with the Spring-Ford Rotary. He is on the Board of Open Door Ministry in Royersford and on the finance committee at his church.  He is an avid reader, particularly Presidential biographies and American history, and enjoys walking Valley Forge Park, travel, golf and fishing.

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joseph johnson June 1, 2023 at 7:12 pm

reading your website, it is unclear to me whether or not a release is required by law in pennsylvania before disbursements of inheritance funds, whether interim or final disbursement.
other websites indicate that such a release is not required, but my decedent’s executor is requiring one that clearly protects them but not me. i was denied early disbursement 18 months ago for not signing and now am being denied final disbursement if i again refuse to sign.
i am willing to have them file in court and pay fees if necessary if that will protect me in the future, especially since they are also talking about possibly receiving more bills from their attorney after the disbursement.
please contact me if u have any information that can help me with this matter.


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