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Denise M. Antonelli

Denise M. Antonelli is a member of Gawthrop Greenwood’s Trusts & Estates department, practicing in the areas of Estate Planning and Estate and Trust Administration. A partner with Gawthrop Greenwood since 2016, and a member of the firm since 2012, Denise has practiced law in West Chester for more than 30 years. She cites client service as her greatest professional satisfaction and enjoys the long-term relationships she has developed with her clients during her many years of practice.

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Denise is a member of the board of the Chester County Community Foundation, which brings together donors and beneficiaries of charitable funds to create lasting legacies, and the Chester County Estate Planning Council, which focuses on furthering the education of members and the public in estate planning. Since May 2014, Denise has served as President of the Board of Directors of ACT in Faith of Greater West Chester, a social service agency serving the un- and underemployed in the borough.

Prior to receiving her law degree from Widener University School of Law, Denise worked as a reporter for the Delaware State News and an associate editor for Delaware Today Magazine.


  • Pennsylvania, 1986


  • Widener University School of Law
  • American University, M.A., Journalism and Public Affairs
  • University of Delaware, B.A., English and Journalism


  • Chester County Community Foundation, board member
  • Chester County Estate Planning Council, board member
  • ACT in Faith of Greater West Chester, board president


  • Top Lawyers, Main Line Today, 2014, 2016-2021
  • Daily Local News Best Lawyers – 2021 Readers Choice Awards


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