Gawthrop Greenwood adds two to firm


Amanda Dougherty

WEST CHESTER – Amanda J. Dougherty and Elizabeth V. Gavin have joined the law firm of Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, as associates. Dougherty is a member of the litigation and criminal law departments, and Gavin is a member of the firm’s municipal government law department.

“As our law offices in Pennsylvania and Delaware expand, so does the need for associates with proven track records of high-quality service and personal attention to clients,” says Walter Eells, Chair of the Gawthrop Greenwood Management Committee. “Amanda and Elizabeth are ideally suited to serving the growing needs of our clients.”


Liz Gavin

Concentrating her practice in real estate tax, criminal law and personal injury litigation, Dougherty began her career as a prosecutor in Montgomery County, where she handled general pretrial work and bench trial. She moved on to a civil practice with the City of Philadelphia Law Department, focusing on real estate tax and insurance defense work. She represented the City and School District in trials and motions in the Court of Common Pleas, appeals in the Superior and Commonwealth Courts, and arbitrations in Philadelphia County’s Compulsory Arbitration program. Most notably, Amanda successfully handled a real estate tax assessment trial and subsequent appeal to the Commonwealth Court that resulted in more than $3 million of additional revenue to the City and School District of Philadelphia.

Gavin will concentrate her practice in municipal law, as well as land use, education and special education. She began her law career as an associate at Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg LLC in Blue Bell, PA, where she defended clients in automobile and premises liability cases. She also handled property disputes, landlord-tenant disputes and contracts. While attending Villanova University School of Law, she clerked for The Honorable Kathrynann W. Durham of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas and worked for Robert J. Casey & Associates, Employees of the Corporate Law Department of State Farm, where she had been a Claims Representative prior to attending law school. She holds a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and was an elementary education teacher for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.

   Send article as PDF   

Share this post:

Related Posts

Leave a Comment