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Gilbert P. High Jr.: Municipal Law Attorney

Municipal Law Attorney Gilbert High is experienced in all facets of public law.

Municipal Law Attorney

Phone: 610-275-0700

Fax: 610-275-5290

Email: ghigh@highswartz.com

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Gilbert P. High, Jr., municipal law attorney, has devoted his career primarily to the practice of Municipal and Real Estate and Land Use Law.  He has extensive experience in legislative drafting, subdivision and land development, zoning litigation, public employment issues, local taxation, public contracting, and the law of easements and rights of way.  He regularly speaks on issues pertaining to municipal liability, particularly regarding the maintenance of the Urban Forest, a subject on which he has lectured nationally.

Mr. High also practices in the area of estate planning, particularly in the administration of complex estates, will drafting, the creation and administration of trusts, and representation in Orphan’s Court litigation.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1965

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1967


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1965

  • Princeton University, B.A., 1962

Noteworthy Cases

  • Peden v. Gambone Bros. Development Co.,

  • FW Triangle L.P. v. Zoning Hearing Bd. of Upper Dublin Township

  • R&J Holding Co. v. Redevelopment Authority of County of Montgomery

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • Montgomery Bar Association, 1965-present (past Chair of the Municipal Law and the Judiciary Committees)

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1999-present (former member of the House of Delegates)

  • American Bar Association, 1990-present

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Municipal Law Colloquium, 1999 – 2017

  • Pennsylvania State University Extension School, Urban Forest Liability Issues, 1994 – 2017

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2006-present

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016- present in the field of Municipal Law

  • Lawyer of the Year The Best Lawyers in America© Philadelphia Region, 2017-2018

Civic & Community Activities

  • Abington Health Foundation, Emeritus Trustee

  • Abington Presbyterian Church, Elder

  • Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, Director and President, 2018

Military Service

  • United States Army Reserve, Captain