535 North Church Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Experienced representation to empower people


Penelope A. Boyd

Penelope A. Boyd has been practicing law for over 35 years in Pennsylvania.  A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and the Villanova School of Law, she has represented people who need help in both state and federal courts and began her legal career representing people with mental health and intellectual disabilities. Twenty five years ago she opened her practice in Chester County and, in addition to helping people with disabilities, she began representing people in education and  family law matters, such as custody, divorce, support and Protection from Abuse (PFA) actions.  Ms. Boyd is a trained family and elder law mediator. She would be happy to represent you and your family resolve the legal issues you face.

Practice Locations

Ms. Boyd represents clients in Chester, Delaware, Lancaster and Berks Counties.  Where clients have an issue that requires representation in federal courts, she appears in the federal district courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  She also is available by videoconference for mediations.

Firm Philosophy

Legal representation requires a variety of services to get to a solution that works for the client.  First and foremost,  good representation involves communication, and advice.  If a consultation does not resolve the legal problem, the next step is negotiation.  Negotiation gives clients the opportunity to reach an agreement without going to court.  Mediation is another avenue to pursue when parties need someone to help them focus on the issues.  Litigation is sometimes necessary to secure a fair result, but it should be undertaken with a clear understanding of its costs , both emotional and financial.  I fight for my clients, but I do my best to make sure it is the best option.