Attorney Bio

Jim Ruggiero founded the Ruggiero Law Offices in 1990 to offer personalized guidance to residents in Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley area to protect their life’s work and utilize resources available to remain independent and enjoy the golden years. Having grown up in a home where three generations resided together, he carries a special understanding of the importance of estate planning and the balance of handling the elderly client and those with special needs with respect and sensitivity.

Additionally, Jim understands the needs and passions of business owners. He advises business owners on growth strategies and the importance of estate planning since the business usually constitutes a large portion of estate assets.


  • Ursinus College, B.A. 1986
  • Widener University, J.D. 1990

Professional Accomplishments and Honors

  • Awarded the Accredited Estate Planner designation, granted by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, 2010
  • Named a Top Attorney in Trusts and Estates & Elder Law in Main Line Today Magazine, 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Received the Five Star Wealth Manager, Best in Client Satisfaction Award, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Awarded the Estate Planning Law Specialist designation, granted by the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc., 2013


  • Chester County Bar Association: Member, Elder Law; Probate and Trust; Real Property Sections
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association: Member, Sections on Elder Law, Probate and Trust; Real Property; Legal Services to Persons with Disabilities Committee
  • American Bar Association: Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys: Council Relations Committee
  • Chester County Estate Planning Council: President 2011-2012
  • Lehigh Valley Estate Planning Council: Member 2014-present; Board Member 2016-present
  • Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Pennsylvania Foundation, President 2013
  • Immaculata University: Business Department Advisory: President, 2010-2012

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