WEST CHESTER, PA — Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, one of Chester County PA’s largest law firms, announced that partner John K. Fiorillo has been elected the 2022 President of the Chester County Bar Foundation. Mr. Fiorillo is the immediate past president of the Chester County Bar Association.
The mission of the Foundation is to help Chester County citizens understand, gain access to and benefit from the legal system. Programs supported by the Foundation include, among others, Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Family Services of Chester County, Law Related Education for Youth program, Elder Law Education programs, the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, Domestic Violence Center of Chester County and the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County. Since 1985, the Foundation has become a force within the community by helping people of all ages and backgrounds understand the legal process and their rights as citizens of Chester County. Through organizations such as Legal Aid, the Foundation directly contributes to organizations who provide those less fortunate in Chester County with free legal representation.
Said Fiorillo: “I am honored to be elected to President of the Foundation and look forward to leading it in carrying out its mission to help Chester County citizens understand, gain access to and benefit from our legal system. In 2021, the Foundation donated $175,000 to 15 different organizations and programs, including Legal Aid of Southeastern PA, Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, Crime Victims Center of Chester County, and others. It is my goal to not only continue but to sizably increase this support within our community.”
In his third decade of practice, Mr. Fiorillo co-chairs the Firm’s Litigation and Creditor’s Rights Departments. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, business litigation and real estate tax assessments. He is the first member of the firm to become President of the Foundation. He also serves on UTBF’s Executive Committee. Named to the Pennsylvania “Super Lawyers” list consecutively since 2010, Mr. Fiorillo has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by Main Line Today magazine multiple times.
A dedicated member of the CCBA since 1995, Mr. Fiorillo has served on its Board of Directors for many years and held other leadership positions such as Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice-President in the years leading up to being elected President. He is also a Zone 9 delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, Mr. Fiorillo received his law degree from Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law.
Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is a Pennsylvania law firm with 21 attorneys and offices in West Chester, Phoenixville and Paoli. The firm is dedicated to providing clients with the extraordinary representation and service that they require to succeed in today’s sophisticated and competitive regulatory and business environment and in their personal lives. Clients range from individuals and entrepreneurs to major corporations, and include governmental entities, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations. The firm advises on business and tax law; commercial and real estate transactions; business and creditors’ rights litigation; wealth preservation, estate and trust planning and administration; labor and employment law; municipal and school law; and zoning and land use.
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