Kenneth West

Douglass, West and Associates
Contact: 866.446.2476
Experience:
Law School: Villanova University School of Law - Villanova University
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania

OVERVIEW

About Kenneth West
KENNETH EDWARD WEST, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 30, 1963; admitted to bar, 1988, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court District of New Jersey. Education: The Pennsylvania State University (Bachelor of Science - Finance, 1985); Villanova University School of Law (Juris Doctorate, 1988). Licensed, 1995 as a Real Estate Salesperson, Pennsylvania. Member, Delaware County Bar Association, 1988 - Present. Member, Delaware County Bar Association Pro Bono Advisory Committee, 1994 - Present. Member, Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, 1993 - Present. Member, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Member, Strathmore’s Who’s Who (1996 - Present), Who’s Who in American Law (1994 - Present), Who’s Who in Finance and Industry (1995 - Present), Who’s Who in the East (1995 - Present) and Who’s Who in the World (1995 - Present) . Practice has focused on negligence litigation, including automobile accidents and slip and falls, bankruptcy, small business matters and real estate.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
Professional Experience
Partner, Douglass, West and Associates
-Current
Twenty one years experience as the managing partner for a general practice firm. Office responsibilities include the management of and accountability for all aspects of the firm, which encompass client relations, marketing of the firm and management of personnel. Practice has focused on negligence litigation, including automobile accidents and slip and falls, bankruptcy, wills and trusts, small business matters and real estate. Conduct Bankruptcy Hearings, Arbitrations and Trials Consult with clients to prepare them for Hearings, Trial and Arbitrations Develop cases for hearings and/or or trial and handle all aspects of trying cases in court, as appropiate Responsible for legal research and the preparation of pleadings, motions, discovery, and routinely and effectively negotiating settlements with opposing counsel and/or claims adjusters Manage rotating caseload of 100+ cases involving consumer bankruptcy filings (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) and personal injury (automobile accident, slip and falls and wrongful death).
Assistant Public Defender, Motion/Hearing Division, Delaware County Office of the Public Defender
-Current
Individually handle defense at the initial phase of criminal prosecutions, i.e., the preliminary hearing stage. Responsibilities include legal research, reviewing case evidence, routinely meeting with defendants and district attorneys to effectively negotiate waiver agreements, developing cases for preliminary hearings and handle all aspects of those hearings in court, as appropriate.
Law Clerk, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas
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Honorable Gregory Mallon. Performed duties such as research, drafting, editing, proofreading and verification of citations additionally, drafted working opinions pursuant to the Judge's direction.
Associate, Pachtman, Douglass and Associates
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Researched legal issues and drafted memoranda regarding all aspects of the practice including criminal defense,personal injury, domestic relations, wills, estates, real estate, and consumer bankruptcy. Individually being responsible for the all phases of the criminal defense and bankruptcy practices.
Education
Villanova University School of Law - Villanova UniversityJ.D.
Pennsylvania State University - University ParkB.S.Finance

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830 Lansdowne Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
USA
Toll-Free: 866.446.2476
Telephone: 610.446.9000
Fax: 610.449.5380