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Centreville, DE
Centreville, DE

5721 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807

Hockessin, DE
Hockessin, DE

724 Yorklyn Rd #100
Hockessin, DE 19707

Kennett Square, PA
Kennett Square, PA

209 East State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

West Chester, PA
West Chester, PA

17 West Miner Street
West Chester, PA 19382

8:00am - 5:30pm
Opening hours Monday - Friday
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Home > Attorney > 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 in defending quiet title action, paving way for sale of jointly owned land to developer.
  • Represented many landowners in negotiations of easements 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 for client.
  • 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.


  • 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, Board of Directors

Community Involvement

  • Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, Incorporator and 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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