Highly Respected.
Highly Successful.

Established 1914

Why Work with the Lawyers at Our 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, not to mention nationally throughout the U.S.


First, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to tackle the most challenging cases at all levels, from municipal and metropolitan Courts of Common Pleas to appeals at Commonwealth and Superior Courts through state Supreme Court.

Second, and most importantly, each lawyer at our firm recognizes that they serve you first. They work to apply the law to your advantage by talking with you, listening, and understanding your concerns.

Anytime or anywhere you or your business face a legal matter, our mission remains simple – to become a trusted advisor standing by your side through any legal need, large or small.

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We’re Locally Grounded, But Nationally Recognized

High Swartz LLP isn't your ordinary suburban law firm. Our practice includes some of the best lawyers in the metro Philadelphia region, each with aptitude in specific practice areas that extend nationally in scope.

For example, 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© 2023 edition includes 16 High Swartz Attorneys as well as inclusions 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.

Call our law offices next time you need a lawyer. We’ll work with you to deliver the best possible outcome.

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Experienced Attorneys Focused on Your Legal Challenges

Our law firm has a long-standing and distinguished reputation dating back to 1914. Our headquarters is based 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.

So unlike many firms that offer a limited practice scope, we can represent you across a variety diverse legal matters. So whether you’re facing a challenge personally or as a business owner, you can count on us to bring knowledge and proficiency to your specific issue. We’ll work with you to understand and address your legal matter, knowing it starts with listening. Moreover, we want to address that matter with minimal disruption to your business or personal life.

Our lawyers serve clients of all types – individuals, small businesses, corporations, non-profits, educational institutions, and other formations. Regardless of your stature, you have our promise that our lawyers will remain in constant contact throughout.

So whether you're on the main line in and around Philadelphia, on main streets in Montgomery and Bucks Counties, or the main street in any city in the mid-atlantic, you can count on us to address your legal concerns.

High Swartz Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® for 2023

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Judith A. Algeo

Judith A. Algeo

Recently named as a partner in the law firm, she focuses her practice on domestic relations concerns, including divorce, custody, child support, and spousal support.

Algeo 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

Brooman has more than three decades of experience in environmental law, zoning and land use, and environmental litigation. He heads the firm's municipal law group.

Since 2018, Best Lawyers in America® has included Brooman in its annual award. In addition, The Main Line’s Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers® have honored him for the last four years.

Mary Cushing Doherty

Family Lawyer

Cushing Doherty is a senior partner at the law firm, specializing in family law, specifically divorce and family issues.

Her accomplishments include:

  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year, 2018
  • 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.

Linay L. Haubert

SSDI Attorney and Family Lawyer

Honored by Best Lawyers in America for the last two years, Haubert oversees workers’ compensation, social security disability, and various family law matters. Her experience as a registered nurse for 15 years adds a unique perspective when handling medically complex cases.

The Main Line’s Best Lawyers has named Haubert to its listing since 2019. She represents clients in Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery counties.

Arnold Heller

Commercial Real Estate Attorney

Heller advises clients on transactional law and land development as a real estate attorney. He has consistently received accolades from The Main Line’s Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America®.

Martindale-Hubbell® rated him with an AV Preeminent Peer Review award, signifying that his legal peers rank Heller at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.

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Non-Profit Law

Trust our non-profit lawyers to support your organization or business with formation, tax assessments, zoning, tax-exempt financing, even litigation matters.

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Social Security Disability Law

You earned your benefits. Unfortunately, Social Security denies almost 65 percent of all first-time claims. Our disability lawyers can help get your benefits.

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Workers’ Compensation

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.

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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.

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Criminal Law

Getting convicted for a criminal charge has far-reaching consequences that can impact your life indefinitely. Make sure you have an experienced criminal lawyer near you to defend your interests.

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Immigration Law

Facing concerns about a green card, visa, DACA, or citizenship? Our immigration lawyers can support you at every step on your journey to U.S. citizenship.

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Municipal & Government Law

Our municipal lawyers support townships, boroughs, zoning hearing boards, municipal authorities, and other government agencies with various legal concerns.

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Personal Injury

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.

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Education Law

Your focus is on your students, not legal concerns. Trust our education lawyers to support you with everything from employment concerns to complex litigation.

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Franchise Law

Our franchise lawyers support you in all the critical variables for successful franchise ownership, including agreements, FDDs, operating manuals, and sales.

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Environmental Law

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.

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Employment Law

Employment issues can pop up at any time. Our employment lawyers can help with restrictive covenants, company policy creation, WPCL, and other concerns.

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Appellate Law

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.

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Social Security Disability Law

You earned your benefits. Unfortunately, Social Security denies almost 65 percent of all first-time claims. Our disability lawyers can help get your benefits.

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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Our Law Office Locations

We have offices conveniently located surrounding the greater philadelphia area. Our offices are located in Norristown and Doylestown, PA.

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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
(610) 275-0700

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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
(215) 345-8888

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