Scott A Petri

Scott A Petri

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Mr. Petri is one of the most respected lawyers and leaders in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Admitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 1985, Mr. Petri has developed a reputation as a tireless servant to his clients. He is admitted to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He also has presented matters before various administrative agencies including the EEOC, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Department of Public Welfare.

As a State Representative for parts of Upper Makefield, Upper Southampton and Warwick Townships, and all of Northampton and Wrightstown Townships and Ivyboro Borough, Mr. Petri is on the cutting edge of the development of laws which effect each and every one of us. Before joining the legislature, Scott served as chairman of the Upper Makefield Planning Commission, and a member of the Joint Municipal Planning Commission. He also chaired the traffic impact committees and served as solicitor for Upper Makefield Township. He is currently special counsel for the township.

Scott is a 1985 graduate of Villanova University School of Law where he was a member of the moot court board. He is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science.

Scott, his wife, Ellen and their son, Drew are residents of Upper Makefield. In his free time, when he is not pursuing his clients' possibilities or advancing public policy, Scott enjoys playing basketball and golf.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1985


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Washington and Jefferson College
    • B.A. - 1982

Representative Clients

  • Architectural Concrete Design
  • BAFCO, Inc.
  • Bucks County Mental Health Clinic
  • Christopher McMahon Contracting, Inc.
  • CoreCare Systems, Inc.
  • Crossing Vineyards & Winery, Inc.
  • Early Learning Enterprises, Inc.
  • Independent Dealers Education Association Services
  • KNF Corporation
  • Meco Demolition, Inc.
  • Philadelphia Reserve Supply Company
  • Somerton Springs Swimming Club, Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Bio – State Official of the Year, 2012 - Present
  • BIO – 2015 State Legislator of the Year
  • Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter, Community Associations Institute – 2016 Public of Official of the Year Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pa. House of Representatives 178th District, State Representative, 2002 - Present
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Member
  • Upper Makefield Planning Commission, Former Chairman
  • Pa. Historic Museum Commission, Commissioner
  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Economic Development, Former Chairman
  • Life Science Caucus, Co-Chairman
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Liederbach, Hahn, Foy & Petri, Partner, 1985 - Present
  • Upper Makefield Township, Solicitor