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We Are Hiring: Municipal & Land Use Attorney

Gawthrop Greenwood, PC is a mid-sized law firm based in West Chester, PA with offices in Berwyn, West Chester and Wilmington.  We are known for our firm’s engagement with our community and constantly innovate our workflows to ensure our attorneys and staff are serving our client’s needs while achieving a sustainable work/life balance.  (Check out our Careers Portal.) We have an immediate opening for a mid-level attorney with 3-5 years of experience serving clients with zoning and land use needs, as well as advising municipal entities in PA.

Responsibilities & Tasks You Should Expect to Perform

As a Municipal & Land Use Attorney at Gawthrop, you should expect to perform the following responsibilities and tasks independently:

  • Provide representation for private and public clients, including elected officials, in a variety of municipal and land use matters;
  • Attend and maintain a steady schedule of public and client meetings and conferences (i.e. Board of Supervisors/Council, Municipal Authority, and Planning Commission Meetings; Zoning Hearing Board Hearings, etc.);
  • Represent clients during hearings, trials, appeals and quasi-judicial matters;
  • Draft necessary legal documents (i.e. agreements, applications, ordinances, zoning decisions, legal opinions); and
  • Update clients regularly on their case status.

Minimum Criteria for Eligibility

  • J.D.  and bar admission in Pennsylvania
  • 3-5 years of legal practice focused on Municipal, Zoning and Land Use
  • Excellent initiative
  • Experience in marketing legal practice and originating new clients
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and able to multi-task
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products

PT/FT:  Full-time

Location:  17 E. Gay St, West Chester, PA 19381


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:  Monday to Friday, and some evenings

Application Questions:  Please be specific about your salary and benefits requirements in your cover letter

Work Location:  In person, but with remote options


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Gawthrop Greenwood, PC has offices in West Chester, PA and Wilmington, DE serving clients throughout the greater mid-Atlantic region and nation. For more than a century, the firm has stood behind its core principle of providing high-quality legal services with personal attention. Gawthrop Greenwood’s diverse portfolio of clients comprises entrepreneurs, businesses, and governmental entities that entrust the firm with their representation in a wide range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, estate and tax planning, land use and development, and domestic relations. A complete listing of the firm’s practice areas and attorneys, as well as a variety of legal resources, can be found at

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