Gawthrop Greenwood

Gawthrop Greenwood, PC
17 East Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19381

ph: 610.696.8225
fax: 610.696.7111


Gawthrop Greenwood, PC
3701 Kennett Pike, STE.100
Wilmington DE 19807

ph: 302.777.5353
fax: 302.777.5229


The attorneys at Gawthrop Greenwood have decades of experience practicing in Chester County.  They represent your townships, your schools, your businesses, and your families.  And they’re looking forward to meeting you.

2 Super Lawyers
4 Rising Stars
8 Top Lawyers


The Gawthrop Greenwood business law practice is a mainstay of our firm. We advise and assist our clients with a full range of issues that arise during the life of a business. Along with our clients’ accountant, banker, insurance broker and other advisors, we strive to become part of the business team, providing the advice, counsel and support necessary to allow our clients’ businesses to realize their full potential.

The family law practice at Gawthrop Greenwood deals with some of the major life changes of our clients. Our experienced attorneys provide legal counsel for individuals in anticipation of marriage, adoption, divorce, support and child custody. As a couple contemplates marriage, we provide legal advice regarding the protection of assets through pre-nuptial agreements.

Litigation attorneys handle matters that require court intervention.  This can include everything from complex corporate litigation to personal injury cases to criminal defense.  Our litigators work hand-in-hand with attorneys in the business, municipal, trusts & estates, and family law divisions in order to tailor an appropriate litigation strategy for every client.

At Gawthrop Greenwood, we have a long history of serving as solicitors for municipal authorities, townships, boroughs, police departments, zoning hearing boards and other governmental entities. Because of the breadth and impact of this area of the law, we provide advice and representation in areas such as land use, municipal finance, public contracts, law enforcement and other regulatory matters. Our attorneys understand the issues that face governmental entities today and provide the legal support to address these challenges.

At Gawthrop Greenwood, our estate planning practice includes sophisticated wealth planning, business succession planning and land planning. We assist some of the wealthiest families in the area in managing and disposing of their assets, going beyond simply writing wills and trusts. Using a holistic approach to estate planning, we assist clients with gift planning, charitable giving, investment management and the exercise of intricate powers of appointment over long-term family trusts.

Multiple Practice Areas
so we can focus our practice on you.

Founded in 1904, the law firm of Gawthrop Greenwood has a long tradition of exceptional service to a diverse portfolio of clients in southeastern Pennsylvania and the greater Mid-Atlantic United States. Businesses, government entities, and individuals have trusted Gawthrop Greenwood with an assortment of legal matters for more than a century. With lawyers in fields from Family Law to Maritime law, Gawthrop Greenwood has the experience that you need.

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An Innovative Firm in Complex Times.

Gawthrop Greenwood is a diverse modern practice that has a history that spans over a century. Today our firm provides  legal services in more than 15 practice areas ranging from business transactions to banking, to land use, municipal and education issues, to personal injury cases, to tax and insurance matters and estate planning — just to name a few.