Family Law and Criminal Defense Attorney Kelly A. Jurs Joins Gawthrop Greenwood, PC

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WEST CHESTER, PA — Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, a regional law firm with offices in West Chester, PA and Greater Wilmington, DE, welcomes Kelly A. Jurs as an associate attorney practicing in the firm’s Family Law as well as Criminal Defense departments.

With 15 years of litigation experience in the Chester County Court system, Jurs 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. Jurs also handles plea negotiations, treatment court resolutions, probation and parole violations as well as juvenile court.

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“Kelly is a zealous advocate while providing compassionate representation for clients experiencing upheaval in their lives. We’re looking forward to sharing her experience and knowledge with our clients,” says Patrick M. McKenna, chair of the management committee at Gawthrop Greenwood, PC.

Before entering private practice, Jurs made sure every voice was heard as an attorney at the Chester County Public Defender’s Office. A member of the Chester County Bar Association, Jurs was a moderator for the West Chester Mayoral Candidate Policing Forum. Active in public service and her community, Jurs 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. Jurs volunteers for the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls.

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