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I have had the honor and privilege of serving Delaware County and surrounding communities in the profession of law for many years, and have practiced out of my hometown, Ridley Park, for over twenty years. I am passionate about the practice of law and, throughout my career as a general practitioner, have gained extensive experience in civil, criminal, appellate, Orphans’ Court and Family Court litigation — including drafting pleadings, motions, petitions, discovery requests and responses, depositions, briefs, pre-trial memorandums, points for charge, voir dire questions and other legal documents. I also provide expertise in estate planning and administration, small business matters, real estate and family law matters. Experience My experience includes representation of: Plaintiffs and defendants (including insurance carriers) in hundreds of civil lawsuits involving personal injury claims, property damage claims, breach of contract cases, real estate title disputes, disputes involving wills and estates, workers compensation claims, social security claims, and veterans affairs claims. Hundreds of small business owners in connection with business entity formation, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and sole proprietorships. Hundreds of buyers and sellers of real estate. Numerous land developers or builders before municipal zoning boards and other municipal authorities. Hundreds of individuals in connection with the preparation of wills, living trusts, irrevocable and revocable testamentary trusts, living wills (healthcare declarations) and durable and special powers of attorney. Parties for over thirty years in divorce actions and in the negotiation and drafting of marital agreements, including child custody agreements, child and spousal support agreements and other family law matters. Hundreds of criminal defendants, and tried hundreds of criminal cases in the Common Pleas Courts of Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Berks, Bucks, and Philadelphia Counties, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, including eleven First Degree Murder Jury Trials. Personal I am a resident of Ridley Park and have been active in the community for many years. I have been married to my best friend, Peg, since 1989, am the proud father of six daughters, and am grateful for eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild. I am an avid sailor and Captain and can be found at times cruising the waters of the Bahamas. Education Temple University, School of Law, Philadelphia, PA J.D., 1967 Grove City College, Grove City, PA B.A., History, 1964 Ridley Park High School, Ridley Park, PA Graduate, 1960
I am a high-energy people person who is passionate about helping individuals, families and small businesses overcome significant legal challenges. I have enjoyed a broad and diverse thirty-year career serving in positions of leadership and providing generalist legal and business advice in both large law firm and in-house business environments. I have helped companies in diverse industries at various stages of development, from startups to Fortune 500 businesses. My executive-side experience has helped me gain solid overall risk-reward perspective and hone legal communication, judgment and decision-making skills. Along the way, I have been fortunate to represent many executives and friends and family in their personal matters involving complex issues of family law, estate, tax and elder care planning, real estate and personal injury matters, and employment disputes. Experience General Counsel roles have provided me extensive opportunities to develop as a generalist; in addition, I have gained deep experience and offer cost-effective legal services in the following specialty areas: Business Matters, including Mergers and Acquisitions Employment Law Intellectual Property and Licensing Litigation Estate and Elder Care Planning & Administration Family Law Personal Injury Law Personal I was raised in Ridley Park, where my parents owned and operated two nursing homes. I had my first job as a janitor at Ross Manor Nursing Home, which is now the site of a 10-home residential development known as Kearney Place. I was able to help my Uncle make that transition and protect his family before his passing at a time when he was battling terminal cancer. In high school, I did painting and maintenance work at Conner Williams Nursing Home, which still serves the elderly today. Those wonderful and at times fascinating experiences working with the elderly drive my interest in elder care law today. I am living my dream providing legal services from the business district of Ridley Park streets I walked as a child. I am grateful for the love and support of my wife of over 30 years, Vonnie, and three wonderful children, Ian, Zachary and Rachel, who light my world. Education The Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, PA J.D., 1987, Magna Cum Laude Class Rank: 4/166 Published author and member of Dickinson Law Review Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA B.S., Accounting, 1984, Cum Laude GPA: 3.6/4.0 Saint Francis University Honor Society
AMANDA J. DAVIDSON I am a proud alumnae of The Temple University Beasley School of Law. I have been practicing law in the Delaware Valley for the past twenty years. I focus primarily on representing individuals who have been seriously injured or disabled. I also represent clients in criminal and family law proceedings. Over the past twenty years, I have learned how important it is to stay in communication with my clients throughout the entire litigation process. I am committed to my clients and dedicate the time necessary to fully understand their unique circumstances and expectations. I believe there is no substitute for hard work and preparation. From the initial client interview through the end of the case, I aggressively fight for my clients and devote my time and energy to achieving their goals. Experience: I have worked as a solo practitioner for twelve years before joining Adams Kearney Law. I am experienced in the areas of personal injury, criminal law, workers compensation, social security, family law and contract matters. I am an experienced trial attorney and I have represented clients in Court throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Personal: In my free time, I like to travel, exercise and spend time with my family. Education: The Temple University Beasley School of Law- Graduated 1994 Philadelphia, PA The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ-B.A. Political Science Magna Cum Laude Bar Admissions: PA/NJ
I am a 2013 graduate of the Widener University School of Law.
I am a 2013 graduate of the Widener University School of Law.
At Adams Kearney Law I focus my practice around addressing plaintiff rights in personal injury, workers compensation and unemployment compensation, real estate, and family law — including divorce, equitable distribution, spousal and child support, child custody matters, and protection from abuse proceedings. I zealously represent my clients and bring to the practice of law years of process improvement and customer and client service experience gained while serving as a General Manager to a resort and restaurant business located in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. I am licensed to practice law in both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of New Jersey.
Before joining Adams Kearney Law, I gained legal experience in Pennsylvania’s First Judicial District Judicial Fellowship Program in Philadelphia in the Orphan’s Court Division under the Honorable George W. Overton. There I performed judicial law clerk responsibilities, reviewing settlement agreements and judicial orders, processing judicial decrees, and participating in pre-trial attorney conferences and hearings before the Court.
My wife Heather and I reside in Wallingford, Delaware County. I enjoy cooking and can be found on the golf course, where too frequently my woodsman skills come into play.
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, PA
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
B.A., Interdisciplinary Science with Biology Concentration, 1994
Lori Seiple is a versatile member of the Adams Kearney team, contributing to office management and administration, client service, scheduling and file management, as well as serving as an assistant in processing letters and other transactional documentation. Before assuming her role with Adams Kearney Law, Lori served for nine years as an assistant to F. Kirk Adams, Esquire and John Del Collo, Esquire, up until John’s passing in April of 2016. Before that, Lori gained several years of legal support and paralegal experience in several law firms. Lori enjoys spending time with her family, and being a good, loving and supporting Mom to her daughters.
Marge Ellers provides clerical and receptionist services to Adams Kearney Law and, on the firm's relocation to the first floor of the former Harper Building in Ridley Park, is pleased to return to the location where she served Harper Real Estate for twenty five years providing clerical office and receptionist support. Marge takes pleasure in interacting with clients and helping to ensure their needs are met. Marge is a life-long resident of Ridley Park and can be found walking the park adjacent to where she has resided for most of her life. She enjoys spending time with her son and grandson and large, extended family.
Peg Adams, in addition to being Kirk Adams’ wife, best friend and right arm for many years, brings excellent paralegal and client-relations skills to Adams Kearney law. Like Kirk, Peg has been a resident of Ridley Park for many years and an active contributor to the community. Peg is retired from her job as a legislative assistant for Pennsylvania Representatives Ron Raymond and Nick Miccarelli and now enjoys sailing with Captain Kirk in Florida and the Bahamas.
Adams Kearney Law
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania Attorneys
Experienced, Passionate and Practical Business and Personal Law Attorneys Based in South Eastern Delaware County, PA
The Founders of Adams Kearney Law share over eighty years of general practitioner experience in business and personal matters. We believe that there are certain significant events that occur in each of our lives when having experienced, practical and passionate legal counsel can provide value, peace of mind, and the comfort of knowing that we are in good hands.
Without excellent legal representation, such events can be overwhelmingly stressful — and even adversely life altering. Therefore, our Ridley Park attorneys focus on legal representation in areas including:
- Starting, buying or selling a business
- Buying and selling commercial or residential real estate
- Employment law issues
- Family law issues, including divorce, custody, and support
- Alleged criminal matters
- Engaging in estate planning and administration or elder care planning
- The pain and suffering of a personal injury
We at Adams Kearney Law, through our extensive experience, are sensitive to the concerns raised by all of these matters. And we provide practical legal solutions and peace of mind to our clients through compassionate and value-enhancing representation. While, at our core, we are general practitioners, our extensive experience also allows us to provide our clients with sophisticated expertise in complex business and planning matters. We are grateful to have longstanding relationships with many clients that appreciate the value of the committed and comforting representation we provide.
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While our Founders have strong community ties to the Ridley area, our attorneys serve clients throughout Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County, Bucks County and Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. We also serve clients in New Jersey matters. We invite you to learn more about our areas of legal practice and our attorneys. For additional information or to schedule a consultation, please contact Adams Kearney Law by telephone or online. We look forward to working with you.
Craig Burke, Esq. Awesome
You're the best!! Always there to talk about stuff...! Thanxx... love you!
If you live in or around Delaware County and you are looking for a caring and knowledgeable attorney, then Kirk Adams is the one. No matter what I've gone through in life, Kirk has always been a calm voice of reason. He's never pushed an agenda and always had my best interest at heart. I highly recommend Kirk Adams.
Kirk Adams handles everything professionally and in a timely manner. Everything is done with personal attention, and he has an experienced eye for detail. He is great, and I would highly recommend him.
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