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William J. Bolla

Phone: 215-345-8888

Fax: 215-345-5358

Email: wbolla@highswartz.com

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Bill Bolla joined High Swartz in 2016 as a result of a merger with McNamara, Bolla & Panzer Attorneys at Law, a firm for which he served as a founding partner. Bill has been practicing in Bucks County since 1973, focusing on real estate law, zoning and land use, commercial and residential real estate transactions, business advice and business transactions. Bill has represented many local municipal zoning hearing boards since 1984 and has served as special solicitor on major land development projects and as a hearing officer for conditional use approvals.

Bill currently represents the zoning hearing boards in Doylestown Township, Bedminster Township, Upper Makefield Township, Middletown Township, Warrington Township, Warwick Township and New Hope Borough. He has served as a hearing officer on conditional use applications and as special solicitor to townships in land use litigation, and has counseled several Bucks County municipalities in specific areas involving public employees, land use and police issues. Bill is currently the solicitor to Newtown Borough.

Bill is an active member of the community and has been involved with many charitable organizations. He was past president of the local American Cancer Society, as well as the founder and president of the Bucks County Challenger Division (now Miracle League), a baseball program that provides the opportunity for handicapped and special needs children to play that sport.

In 2001, Bill received the Beverly Frantz Advocacy Award in appreciation of 25 years of volunteer service from A Woman’s Place. He is also the 2003 recipient of the Mark E. Goldberg Community Service Award from the Bucks County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1973

Education

  • J.D., Penn State University, The Dickinson School of Law, 1972

  • B.A., psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 1969

  • St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, 1965

Achievements

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

  • 2003 recipient of the Mark E. Goldberg Community Service Award from the Bucks County Bar Association

  • 2001 recipient of the Beverly Frantz Advocacy Award from A Woman’s Place

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • Bucks County Bar Association

    • Member, board of directors, 1993–1998, 2001–2002
    • President, 1996–1997
    • Vice president, 1993–1996
    • Chairman, Young Lawyers Committee, 1977
    • Family Law Committee, 1982–1983
    • Merit Selection of Judges Committee, 1984–1985
    • Bench Bar Committee, 1986–1992
    • Real Estate Section, 1987–1988
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

    • Member
    • Board of delegates, 1997–1998