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Kelly A. Jurs

Kelly A. Jurs is a dedicated legal advocate known for her ability to provide compassionate representation for clients experiencing upheaval in their lives. Whether a client is facing conflict within their own family, or even a criminal charge, Kelly ensures that her experience in the courtroom guides clients through the court system to the most beneficial outcomes.

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With 15 years of litigation experience in the Chester County Court system, Kelly practices in Family Law and is a member of the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators. She handles all aspects of family law including pre- and post-nuptial planning, divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, child custody, property settlement, and related litigation and mediation.

Criminal Defense is an important part of Kelly’s practice. She is qualified in Pennsylvania to serve as defense counsel on capital cases. She represents counsel in felony and misdemeanor cases, from the filing of a criminal complaint through trial and post-trial review, on issues ranging from DUI, Possession, Theft, Assault and Drug Trafficking to First-Degree Homicide. Kelly also handles plea negotiations, treatment court resolutions, probation and parole violations as well as juvenile court.

Before entering private practice, Kelly made sure every voice was heard as an attorney at the Chester County Public Defender’s Office. She handled all aspects of felony and misdemeanor cases from the preliminary hearing to trial and through all stages of state appellate review. She also served as first chair for numerous jury trials, including first-degree homicide and more than 15 other felony trials.

A member of the Chester County Bar Association, Kelly was a moderator for the West Chester Mayoral Candidate Policing Forum ahead of the Fall 2021 election and served as a co-panelist for the Continuing Legal Education course “How You Can Uniquely Contribute to Nonprofit Boards for Lawyers.” Active in public service and her community, Kelly serves on the board of Marshallton Conservation Trust Inc. and the board of the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center. She is also a member of the West Bradford Historical Commission and on the West Bradford Open Space, Recreation and Environmental Resources plan steering committee. Kelly volunteers for the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls.

Kelly earned her Juris Doctor at Loyola University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Immaculata University. She resides in West Bradford Township, PA with her husband and two children.

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2005
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals

 Education

  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Immaculata University, B.A., English, 2000 cum laude

 Membership & Service

  • Chester County Bar Association (Stively Inn of Court; Membership Committee; Key Gala Committee)
  • Pennsylvania Council of Mediators
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Charles A. Melton Center Board of Directors
  • Marshallton Conservation Trust Board of Directors (Secretary)
  • West Bradford Township Historical Commission
  • West Bradford Open Space, Recreation and Environmental Resources Steering Committee
  • The Fund for Women and Girls – Igniting Change in Chester County (Volunteer; Luncheon Committee)

Additional Distinctions

  • Main Line Today Top Lawyer, 2020
  • Suburban Life Magazine Five Star/Top Lawyer, 2020
  • Daily Local News Chester County Top Lawyer, 2021
  • Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, Top Ten Oralist in the Eastern Region, 2004

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