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Government Law, Land Development Attorney Robert C. Jefferson Joins Gawthrop Greenwood


Robert Jefferson IVGawthrop Greenwood, PC welcomes Robert C. Jefferson, IV as an associate attorney practicing in municipal government law, as well as land use, land development and zoning.

A former Assistant District Attorney, Jefferson spent six years at the Chester County D.A.’s Office prosecuting 19 jury trials and more than 20 bench trials for criminal cases ranging from felonies to misdemeanors. His career in public service, along with experience navigating the adversarial court system, have proven beneficial to both public and private sector clients as they face testimony and cross examination before zoning hearing boards, planning commissions and other municipal authorities

“Robert’s years of public service are an ideal fit for the firm’s Government Law Department, which is thriving as it represents several local municipalities, including new solicitorships for the City of Coatesville as well as West Bradford Township,” says Sandra L. Knapp, chair of the management committee at Gawthrop Greenwood, PC.

A member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Chester County Bar Association, Jefferson has been a member of the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls Grants Allocations Committee. He also supervised the certified legal internship program at the Chester County D.A.’s office, drawing on his own valuable experiences as a legal intern at the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Office of General Counsel at the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority as well as State Farm Insurance.

Jefferson graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance in 2007. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2010, and spent a year defending criminal cases in private practice before joining the D.A.’s office in 2012.

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