Tony with his wife Kathy and son Matthew

The Court of Common Pleas of Chester County is a general jurisdiction trial court located in West Chester. There are currently 13 full-time Judges (including 3 D’s and 10 R’s) and 1 Senior Judge, and 2 openings on the 2021 ballot. Voters can therefore vote for both Dem candidates: Tony Verwey and Alita Rovito, who are the only 2 candidates who earned the highest rating of “qualified” from the Chesco Bar Association.

Tony Verwey has over 30 years of diverse legal experience and a proven track record of public service. Since 2017 at Gawthrop Greenwood in West Chester, he has worked with elected officials at the county and municipal level, appointed boards and commissions, and private clients on a wide range of legal matters including government, ethics, taxation, prevailing wage, education law, real estate development, zoning and land use. In 2006-2017 he was at Unruh, Turner, Burke and Frees, and in 2004-2006 was sole proprietor of a law practice representing clients in a variety of matters including legal ethics, professional discipline defense, litigation and wills and estates. In 1993-2004, for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, District II, he directed investigations of alleged attorney misconduct. He received his J.D., 1989, from Widener University School of Law after graduating in 1986 from Penn State University. He has made many professional presentations and most recently earned recognition as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – 2020 (Land Use/Zoning) and as a Main Line Today – 2020 Top Lawyer (Municipal Law).

More about Tony Verwey:

•  Tony was raised by his single working mother and grandmother.
•  He served as a US Air Force Law Enforcement Specialist (photo to the right)
•  Endorsed by Planned Parenthood PA Advocates, PSEA/Pace, Emgage PA, Sierra Club of PA and AFL-CIO
•  The only candidate who has successfully argued cases before Pennsylvania’s Superior, Commonwealth and Supreme Courts
•  The only candidate to have received the Chester County Bar Association’s Service Award and a Citation from the Chester County Commissioners for his work on the County’s Workforce Investment Board, helping the unemployed and underemployed

See Tony Verwey’s web site, Facebook and Instagram. View his 5:41-minute video here.


“Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part.”

-- Sen. John Lewis

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37 South High St., West Chester, PA 19382

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