Our Team- Real Estate Lawyers, Pipeline Lawyers, Litigation Lawyers.

James S. Tupitza  was born in Erie, PA. In 1976, he was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In 1981 he was admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals (Third Circuit).  In 1988 he was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, and in 1990 before U.S. Tax Court. Read More…



M. Bobbie Kalia.   
Bobbie concentrates her practice on all matters of real estate litigation, banking litigation, foreclosure and contract negotiation. Bobbie spends a significant amount of time each day representing and protecting property owners who are impacted by pipelines, rail expansion, and highway expansion.  She deals regularly with the Sunoco Mariner East Pipeline and the Columbia Gas pipelines.  Prior to her current employment, she practiced in Southern Florida working with large international financial lending institutions handling creditor’s rights issues and all stages of the foreclosure process, including both commercial and residential litigation.  She is experienced in the areas of commercial litigation, community association law, landlord/tenant issues and construction litigation, spending several years representing large general contractors, developers, and subcontractors.  She has significant experience in the area of eminent domain, as a pipeline lawyer, dealing with pipelines and their associated easements. While obtaining her J.D. degree, from Thomas Jefferson Law School in San Diego, CA, she studied Comparative Constitutional Law in Nice, France under the direction of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Currently, Ms. Kalia is a member of both the Pennsylvania and Florida Bar Associations and in addition to co-authoring the 2015 PBI course materials Who’s on First Lien Priority in Pennsylvania, she co-authored the 2014 PBI course materials Litigating with Home Builders and Home Improvement Contractors, and the 2016 PBI Course Boundary Law in Pennsylvania.  In her spare time, she volunteers as the 6th District Leader for the Humane Society of the United States, working with local area shelters, nonprofits and with Pennsylvania House and Senate officials to draft local ordinances and lobby for enacting important state-wide legislation.


Joseph P. D’Alonzo, II    Joe has joined us to enhance our trial team.  He will work from our West Chester offices and new offices to be opened in Media,  PA.  Joe has many years of significant trial experience in both criminal and civil law. His experience includes countless jury and bench trials.  He has practiced law for 10 years in Pennsylvania, 5 of which were with the Delaware County Public Defender’s Office.  Joe has been designated as a Super Lawyer, and was named a Rising Star in both 2016 ad 2017. Main Line Today Magazine named him #1 in criminal law. The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys has ranked him in the top 10 of lawyers under the age of 40.  For 2017 he was awarded a Lawyers of Distinction designation.  The America Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys named him to the top 10 best for Client Satisfaction (2016 and 2017).  He has been named to the writing faculty for an upcoming Pa Bar Institute Course entitled Construction Defect Litigation. 

He is admitted in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  His areas of practice have been *Personal Injury * Civil Litigation * Land Use & Zoning * Tax Assessments Appeals * Criminal Law and * Real Estate

His law degree is from California Western School of Law in SanDiego, CA, and his undergraduate degree is from Clemson University in Clemson,  South Carolina.  In his spare time, Joe coaches girls lacrosse.


   Ronald M. Agulnick,  of counsel

Ron is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and has been active in drafting important parts of the Land Use enabling Acts that regulate land use in Pennsylvania. He has worked on the Legislative Task Forces established by the Pennsylvania Legislature to draft and revise state land use statutes. He has served on the Legal Action Committee and Litigation Oversight Subcommittees of the National Association of Home Builders for more than 25 years.  He is well known and well respected in the field of land use regulation, and generally represents the land owner in enforcing and protecting their property rights against excessive governmental intrusion.

The environmental work he does is in normally in connection with land use and real estate development work. Almost all of his cases involve state and environmental aspects in obtaining governmental approvals for development, including flood plain issues, wetlands, endangered species, water quality, dredge and fill regulations, NPDES permitting, etc.

He has held Martindale Hubble’s highest rating (Av) for more than 25 years. He is a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and various other professional organizations such as the education programs of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, the the Professional Engineers and the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.  He teaches Advance Land Use at the Villanova Law School.