Jane M. Shields Partner


Jane M. Shields

Jane represents individuals, businesses and developers in matters pertaining to real estate, business practices and contracts. She is also a trained mediator, who conducts mediations regarding real estate, construction, contract and other disputes.

Recent Representations

  • Successfully had zoning amendments in two different townships declared invalid because townships failed to follow proper notice procedures.
  • Successfully aided family members defend quiet title action, paving way for sale of jointly owned land to developer.
  • Represented many landowners in negotiations of easement offers related to Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 project and secured fair compensation for clients.
  • Successfully defended individual in breach of property settlement agreement action and secured award of costs and attorney fees.
  • Represented many landowners in eminent domain proceedings in both state and federal courts.
  • Represented individual shareholder in trial against the two majority shareholders that resulted in a verdict for the full value of the minority shareholder’s interest in the company.
  • Represented homeowners in suit against sellers and others in a jury trial that resulted in a jury verdict finding that the sellers had defrauded the buyers.
  • Represented business in dispute with equipment manufacturer that resulted in a verdict for the business in the full amount of the value of the replacement equipment.
  • Defended Assistant District Attorney in civil rights action, resulting in dismissal of suit against the attorney.


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Chester County Bar Foundation
  • Academy of Advocacy
  • Pennsylvania Counsel of Mediators
  • Association for Conflict Resolution

Previous Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division, Ad Hoc Committee on the Judiciary
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, House of Delegates, Constitutional Review Commission and Chair of the Constitutional Review Commission Local Government Committee
  • Chester County Bar Association, Incorporator and Advisory  Board

Community Involvement

  • Domestic Violence Center of Chester County,  Advisory Board
  • Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce Iron Hill Twilight Race Series, Board Member

Previous Community Involvement

  • Brandywine Regional Police Commission, Former Chairman
  • Wallace Township Board of Supervisors, Former Chairman
  • Easttown Township Planning Commission, Former Chairman



Practice Areas


  • Temple University School of Law
  • Purdue University
    Political Science


  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania


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