County Solicitor

Job Title:
County Solicitor
County Name:
Chester County
The County of Chester is seeking an energetic, motivated, driven individual to become County Solicitor.  This position is responsible for overseeing a team of lawyers ultimately providing legal advice and opinions relative to operational matters within county government, prosecuting all suits brought by the County, defending all actions or suits brought against the County, and serving as a proactive strategic partner with respect to legal implications for all County business.

Qualified applicants will:
  • Be currently and continually licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • At least ten years of experience in litigation, including significant experience with trials and appeals
  • Strong ability to analyze complex issues and provide concrete advice to various departments
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Ability to speak in public.
  • Exemplary judgement
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to master new subjects and areas of the law
  • Ability to understand systems and identify areas for growth
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to work with the public and various agencies
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience
  • Knowledge of municipal government law
  • Knowledge of civil rights statutes and laws
  • Knowledge of human resources and employment law
  • Working knowledge of the County Code

No outside practice of law permitted.  Salary based on education and experience, beginning at $125,000.00.

Please send all cover letters, resumes, and salary requirements to the attention of Robert J. Kagel, County Administrator, via Taylor Pettit at  The position will remain open until filled, however a first review of applications received will take place the week of August 15, 2022.
Posting Date:
Friday, July 22, 2022
Expiration Date:
Contact Name:
Taylor Pettit
Contact Link:
Taylor Pettit