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Why Work with Our Law Firm?
Locally, we've earned a reputation as one of the best law firms in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. But we're equally recognized throughout Pennsylvania and regionally in the Mid-Atlantic. We also work with clients throughout the U.S.
So, the next time you're trying to find a lawyer near you in the greater Philadelphia area, call us. Here's why.
First, you'll work with experienced attorneys with the knowledge and experience to tackle the most challenging legal issues. And they can do so at all levels, addressing local, state, and federal laws and courts.
That includes trial courts through appeals to the Superior and Commonwealth Courts. Plus, federal courts of appeals and the state Supreme Court.
Second, we staff our law offices with attorneys recognized by the legal industry across numerous practice areas. We're unlike smaller firms or solo law practices with a narrow or general focus. We can represent you with virtually any legal concern.
Third, and most importantly, each lawyer at our firm recognizes that they serve you first. So they work to apply the law to your advantage by talking with you, listening, and understanding your concerns.
Our focus is simple -- getting you results.Explore our Legal Practices
We’re Locally Grounded,
But Nationally Recognized
High Swartz LLP isn't your ordinary suburban law firm. Instead, our practice includes some of the best lawyers in the metro Philadelphia region. And each lawyer owns a focused practice area that extends nationally in scope.
U.S. News -- Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" and "Best Lawyers in America® recognized our firm and its attorneys with numerous honors:
- The Best Lawyers in America© 2024 edition includes 11 High Swartz Attorneys. It also mentions our attorneys in the Lawyer of the Year and Ones to Watch editions.
- Our firm garnered national recognition for real estate litigation, land use, and zoning law.
- We received honors for the metropolitan Philadelphia area across 12 practice areas, including numerous mentions for our litigation expertise.
Apart from industry accolades, we're equally proud of our Google Reviews. Our clients rate our services at 4.6. Read the reviews below to see what they say about our attorneys and firm.
Then, call our law offices next time you need to find an attorney near you. We'll work with you to deliver the best results.
Experienced Attorneys Focused on Your Legal Challenges
Our law firm has a long-standing and distinguished reputation dating back to 1914. Our headquarters is in Norristown, PA, steps from the Montgomery County Courthouse.
In 2016, we added a second office in Doylestown, PA, after merging with McNamara, Bolla & Panzer. That merger expanded our legal services to provide even broader representation for our clients.
Unlike other law firms that offer limited areas of legal experience, we can represent you across virtually any legal matter. So we can provide you with legal counsel for personal issues like a divorce, car accidents, or child custody. Or support your business with a critical merger and acquisition.
Our lawyers work with clients of all types. They include individuals, small businesses, corporations, non-profits, educational institutions, and government agencies. Regardless of your stature, you have our promise that our lawyers will remain in close communication.
Our Lawyers Start by Listening to You
We know that listening is what counts most. We need to understand your concerns and goals before tackling the legal considerations. Most importantly, our lawyers and attorneys want to address your problem with minimal disruption to your business or personal life.
We understand the personal stress that accompanies legal troubles. And that's true whether a family member suffered a personal injury or an employee filed a workers' compensation suit.
You can count on us to be your trusted partner through any legal trouble you face. That applies whether you're on the Main Line in and around Philadelphia or on main streets in Montgomery or Bucks County. Locally, our lawyers support individuals and businesses in these counties:
• Bucks County
• Chester County
• Delaware County
• Montgomery County
• Philadelphia County
But, our firm assists clients anywhere throughout the United States. And indeed, it owns national recognition for many of our legal services.
Judith A. Algeo
Judith A. Algeo
Recently named as a partner in the firm, Judith focuses her practice on domestic relations concerns, including divorce, custody, child support, and spousal support.
Judith is the past president of the Bucks County Bar Association (BCBA), serving several terms on its board of directors. She has received several awards for her pro bono services from BCBA, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and American Bar Association.
David J. Brooman
Land Use, Zoning, and Environmental Lawyer
David has over three decades of experience in environmental law, zoning and land use, and environmental litigation. He heads the firm's municipal law group.
David is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. Best Lawyers in America® has also included Brooman in its annual list since 2018. In addition, The Main Line's Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers® have honored him for the last five years.
Mary Cushing Doherty
Mary Cushing Doherty specializes in all aspects of family law, specifically divorce, mediation, arbitration, and family issues.
Her accomplishments include:
- AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® since 1991
- Recognized by Super Lawyers® as a top-rated family lawyer since its inception in 2004
- Best Lawyers in America® for Philadelphia family law, 1995 – present
She is consistently honored for her community work in and around the Philadelphia region.
Sean G. Livesey
Real Estate Law and Zoning
Sean is a Montgomery County real estate attorney primarily focusing on real estate matters, which includes zoning and land development. He also consults with local businesses on property acquisitions, leasing, and real estate tax liability.
Renata T. Pabisz
Immigration Lawyer and Estate Planning Attorney
Renata is an English and Polish-speaking attorney who listens to you and your family members while offering effective legal advice. She can also refer you to one of High Swartz's attorneys and speak on your behalf.
She concentrates her practice on estate planning, probate, and estate administration, and immigration law.
Renata has developed unique and lasting relationships with her immigration clients who return for additional services or refer family members or friends throughout the years.
Gilbert P. High Jr.
Municipal Lawyer & Estates Attorney
Another High Swartz lawyer recognized with an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating for professional excellence, Gilbert High’s practice areas include municipal law, real estate, land use, estates, and trusts.
As a long-standing member of the legal community, he has received numerous awards:
- AV Preeminent Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Listed by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® as a top-rated state, local, and municipal attorney in Norristown, PA, from 2006 to the present
- Lawyer of the Year from The Best Lawyers in America© for the Philadelphia area, 2017-2018
William F. Kerr, Jr.
Real Estate Attorney
Bill Kerr brings extensive real estate law experience to the metropolitan Philadelphia area, including Bucks and Montgomery counties. His activities range from real estate taxation and eminent domain to land use and real estate valuation.
He has received awards from Best Lawyers in America® and The Main Line’s Best Lawyers since 2018. In addition, Bill has experience as special zoning and development counsel to several southeastern Pennsylvania municipalities.
Thomas E. Panzer
Municipal, Zoning, and Workers' Comp Lawyer
Tom Panzer focuses on litigation, zoning, land use, and workers’ compensation. He’s served numerous townships, municipalities, and counties in official positions and is a former treasurer of Bucks County.
Panzer is a highly regarded attorney with several prestigious awards:
- AV Preeminent Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Best Lawyers in America®, Workers’ Compensation Law since 2017
- Super Lawyers® List, 2019 – present
- Consistently recognized on the Top Lawyers of the Main Line and Western Suburbs list
Thomas D. Rees
Employment, Litigation, and Education Attorney
As an employment lawyer, Tom Rees represents businesses and nonprofit organizations with employment concerns, including severance agreements, discrimination, sexual harassment, restrictive covenants, and trade secrets. He is also an employment arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.
His honors include:
- AV Preeminent Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest peer rating standard
- Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for Employment Law, 2004, 2007-present
- Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2019, 2023
- Recognized on the Top Lawyers of the Main Line and Western Suburbs list
Richard C. Sokorai
Personal Injury Lawyer & Litigation
Rich Sokorai handles a variety of legal concerns, covering civil and business litigation, personal injury, real estate, municipal, and environmental law. Since 2008, he has been a judge advocate for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Sokorai has been honored by The Main Line’s Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America® for personal injury litigation since 2018. He also is a solicitor to Newtown Township in Delaware County.
Legal Services that Address Your Specific Concerns
High Swartz LLP lawyers handle diverse legal concerns. As a result, you'll work with an experienced attorney knowledgeable in your specific legal matter. We'll provide dedicated knowledge ranging from struggles with divorce to structuring a significant business contract.
We'll represent you with a local attorney versed in specific practice areas. We cover nearly 20 legal practice areas. These include family law, real estate, personal injury, employment law, workers' compensation, and business formation and contracts. In total, we address a wide variety of legal matters.
Equally important, that approach allows our lawyers to exchange legal insights with each other based on their specific practice areas. So, you'll receive more comprehensive counsel from our law offices to address your needs.
You can always count on getting the most comprehensive legal support to achieve the best results.
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Trust our non-profit lawyers to support your organization or business with formation, tax assessments, zoning, tax-exempt financing, even litigation matters.
When you need a workers comp lawyer in Montgomery County or Bucks County, call High Swartz. We have more than four decades of experience representing clients with workers’ comp issues.
Our litigation lawyers handle trials, hearings, appeals, and pre-trial proceedings in federal and state courts in the tri-state area and mid-atlantic region.
Criminal convictions have far-reaching consequences that can impact your life negatively. Call the criminal defense lawyers at our Montgomery County and Bucks County law firm for the best defense.
If you have a visa, green card, or citizenship issue, talk to an immigration lawyer near you. Don’t undergo any immigration process without appropriate legal support. Skontaktuj się z polskim prawnikiem w Filadelfii.
Municipal & Government Law
Our municipal lawyers support townships, boroughs, zoning hearing boards, municipal authorities, and other government agencies with various legal concerns.
If a third party's negligence or reckless behavior causes harm to you or a loved one, our injury lawyers will fight to get you compensated for your injuries.
Your focus is on your students, not legal concerns. Trust our education lawyers to support you with everything from employment concerns to complex litigation.
Our franchise lawyers support you in all the critical variables for successful franchise ownership, including agreements, FDDs, operating manuals, and sales.
It's not easy dealing with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies. Our environmental lawyers can help ensure you comply to avoid those legal issues.
Employment issues can pop up at any time. Our employment lawyers can help with restrictive covenants, company policy creation, WPCL, and other concerns.
Appellate court requires the knowledge of a seasoned appeals attorney. Our team can assist in the appeals process in your efforts to overturn the judgment.
What Our Clients are Saying
We were very happy to have Sean Livesey assigned to be our real estate attorney, to explain and prepare the necessary paperwork and arrange the closing of our home in Horsham, PA. During the stress of selling a home we had lived in for 46 years and the purchase of another home he guided us through the process and communicated regularly by phone and emails. I was able to supply the necessary documents on my part with his guidance. He also communicated with the buyer who felt confident in the process. I would recommend Sean to anyone involved in needing his services and would seek him out if I have further need for a lawyer.John L.
I have nothing but high praise for Renata Pabisz at High Swartz! She was extremely helpful, yet friendly and personable in helping me with my US Naturalization application! It seems to me the process would take a lot more time than the few months and two "in person" meetings we had. Renata was always genuinely supportive and kind and responded very quickly to my email inquiries. I would recommend her to anyone in the Bucks County area who needs support with USCIS issues.Krister H.
I have worked with Shari for about 5 years now, as she has represented me through some of the most challenging times in my life. I cannot express enough how truly grateful I am for her wealth of knowledge, flexibility and dedication. I wouldn't be able to do it without her. I thank her from the bottom of my heart and know my children will one day as well!Brittani V.
I cannot say enough good things about Shari Williams. She is extremely knowledgeable of family law, professional, and above all empathetic. She takes the time to get to know you on a personal level, and treats your case personally. Shari has been handling my child support, custody, and divorce for the past two years and she is wonderful. She has a great sense of humor and is honest about outcomes and expectations from the get-go. I highly recommend Shari.Ayesha R.
I found Renata to be very professional, experienced and was very understanding. With no doubt, I would highly recommend her for a green card process.Najeem K.
Glen-David is an excellent attorney when pursuing a commercial Real Estate Tax Assessment appeal in NJ or PA. Very knowledgeable of the jurisdictional procedures in both states and very responsive to the client's needs.Jerome M.
I have had a great experience with the legal services I have received and will continue to use High Swartz in the future.Stephanie D.
It was a long legal process, but in the end, High Swartz delivered. They worked with me and proved to be extremely accommodating.Michael T.
My experience was beyond my expectations. Melissa Boyd was professional, well prepared and represented me with knowledge and confidence. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone needing legal services.Eileen B.
Jim has done a tremendous job for our company in representing us in employment litigation matters. He is always thoroughly prepared and exercises very good judgment.
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Montgomery County, PA
High Swartz’s Norristown office was built in 1935 and sits a block away from the Montgomery County PA Courthouse on East Airy Street.
40 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Bucks County, PA
High Swartz’s Doylestown office is located just down the street from the Bucks County PA Courthouse and was built in 1897.
116 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901