Hudson L. Voltz

Managing Partner
“2013’Top Lawyer’ ratings in Family Law and Elder Law”

Mr. Voltz has been a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association since his entry into legal practice in 1980. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania and Chester County Bar Associations, and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Federal Courts.

Mr. Voltz founded the law firm of Hudson L. Voltz, P.C. in 1992 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Since its establishment, the law has grown consistently each year.

Mr. Voltz has attained regional recognition for his work in the areas of personal injury, family, and small business law. His negotiation skills are frequently called upon to mediate disputes, both in the practice of law and in his public service to the community.

Mr. Voltz is a regular seminar presenter on the issues of risk management, new developments in family law and pitfalls of residential real estate transactions.

He is past President of the Philadelphia Area Dickinson College Alumni Club; has served as Chairman of the East Brandywine Township Board of Supervisors from 1993 to the present; serves on the board of directors of the Downingtown Area Recreational Consortium which serves nine separate municipalities with a budget of $1.5 million; is a member of th Chester County Water Resource Authority as one of two municipal liaisons; has served on the executive and steering committees to elect Senator James W. Gerlach and Representative Curt Schroeder, and serves as a coach for the East Brandywine Youth Association. Mr. Voltz lives in East Brandywine Township with his wife and three children. He is a member of St. James Church.

Mr. Voltz received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania with honors and a double major in American Studies and Political Science in 1977. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1980 from Dickinson School of Law, serving in the trial moot court board and being elected as a Student Bar Association Officer. He was elected to the prestigious Corpus Juris Society by his peers.

Mr. Voltz’s reputation has led to his regional referral practice located in southeastern Pennsylvania. If a client’s legal problem requires attorneys in other parts of the Commonwealth, or out of state, Mr. Voltz’s reputation and recognition facilitate securing distinguished reference counsel to serve them. When a client’s needs are beyond Mr. Voltz’s experience or expertise, he will find reference counsel to address those specific concerns.

Areas of Practice
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • ProbateEstate Litigation
  • Small Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1981
  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania J.D. – 1980
  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania B.A. – 1977 Honors: Corpus Juris Societ1
Published Works
  • Pennsylvania Lawyer’s Almanac
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1979
Representative Cases
  • LYNETTE GAYDOS v. ERIC BERRY, 88-7433 (U.S. Federal Court-E.D. 1988)
  • BARBARA GOFF MYERS v. SCHINDLER GREENFELD, ET AL, 87-5055 (U.S. Federal Court-E.D. 1988
  • JAMES ANDERSON v. TRACEY TAYLOR-MILLER, 89-08973 (Chester County 1988)
  • ANTHONY JONES v. COVE HAVEN, INC., 296 CIVIL 1989 (Wayne County 19
Honors and Awards
  • Pi Delta Epsilon, Journalism Society
  • Top Lawyers, Family Law by Mainline Today, 2013
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Jefferson Forum, Member, 1983 – 1987
  • Boy Scouts of America, 1985 – 1989
  • Dickinson College, President, 1986 – 1988
  • Sigma Chi
  • Pi Delta Epsilon

Janet J. Satterthwaite

Areas of Practice
“2013 ‘Top Lawyer’ ratings in Elder Law”

Elder Law, Estate Planning and Estate Administration (including assistance with probating an estate – both testate and intestate), capacity or guardianship issues, fiduciary/trustee or beneficiary representation, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, intestate administration. Elder Law encompasses all aspects of planning for aging, illness, and incapacity.

Family Law practice includes divorce, custody, child and spousal support, visitation, property division, prenuptial and separation agreements, protection from abuse, contempt proceedings, emergency petitions and the numerous variations of legal analysis necessary to proceed with these matters.

Corporate practice includes incorporation filings, contracts, employment agreements, non-compete and stock option agreements, sale of assets or stock for partnerships, limited liability corporations and subchapter S or C corporations.

Real Estate practice includes residential real estate sales and purchases; review of commercial leases, and landlord-tenant disputes.

Ms. Satterthwaite is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1987. She received her Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, from Villanova University with a major in Accounting in 1984. Ms. Satterthwaite’s practice focuses on small business, estate planning, family law and residential real estate matters. She resides in Birmingham Township with her husband and four children, is a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Roman Catholic Parish in West Chester, serves under the Access to Justice Program of the Chester County Bar Association, and serves as a volunteer harpist with numerous hospice and special needs organizations.

Areas of Practice
  • Family Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Corporate Practice
  • Real Estate Practice
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania, 1989
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • Massachusetts, 1988
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia J.D. – 1987 Law Journal: Journal of Law & Technology, Production Editor, 1986 – 1987
  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania B.S. magna cum laude – 1984 Major: Accounting
Honors and Awards
  • Top Lawyers, Elder Law by Mainline Today, 2013
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Chester County Bar Association, Member
  • Pro Bono Activities: Access to Justice for Chester County Bar Association – primarily custody matters
Past Employment Positions
  • Widett, Slater & Goldman – Boston, MA, Associate, 1987 – 1990
  • Sole Practitioner, Attorney, 1991 – 1998
  • Past Harpist Carlson Center at Villa St. Martha, Downingtown, PA
  • Harpist for Coatesville Veterans’ Hospital, Hospice Center & 138A Building; Devereux Center, Hankin Building, Berwyn, PA and Community Volunteers in Medicine, West Chester, PA.
  • Member Handbell Choir, St. Max, West Chester

Heidi M. Terrels

Pennsylvania Certified Paralegal since 2008

Mrs. Terrels studied Accounting at Widener University, and History at West Chester University. With prior experience in the medical and dental fields, she began working for the firm in 1996 as a legal assistant and office manager. She is a commissioned Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Terrels obtained her Paralegal Certificate from the Keystone Alliance of Paralegals in 2008.

She is a member of the Chester County Paralegal Association. She regularly volunteers for the Wills for Heroes program, and also at the Trial Run 5k fundraiser for Legal Aid of Southeastern Pa. Mrs. Terrels is also an instructor (crafts) for two local night schools.

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