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Cardinal O’Hara High School, Marple, PA - 1979

Member: National Honor Society


 Heythrop College, University of London, England - 1982

 Curriculum: British Government and Politics


Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

B.A. in Political Science, 1983

Member: Dean’s List


University of Bridgeport School of Law, Bridgeport, CT

Juris Doctorate Awarded, 1987



As a sole practioner, John "Jay" Wills has the ability to provide individualized legal services to his clients. He has over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of legal areas ranging from estate planning to criminal defense to real estate. He currently serves as solicitor for several local municipalities, volunteer fire companies and homeowners associations.  Mr. Wills has received numerous awards and recognitions for his municipal services and he prides himself on his efficient and expeditious work ethic.


In addition to practicing law, Mr. Wills has also served as an adjunct professor at several local universities and colleges. He is the Owner and Broker of Record for Brandywine Real Estate, a real estate sales company located in Upper Chichester, Pennsylvania and servicing the entire Delaware County area.



Supreme Court of the United States


All Federal and State Courts of Pennsylvania



President, Delaware County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section - 1994


 Chairman, Delaware County Young Republicans, 1990 -1991


 Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

 Member, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

 Member, Delaware County Bar Association




Principal - Law Offices of John Jay Wills,

4124 Chichester Avenue, Boothwyn, PA 19061              1998 - Present

Partner - Pagano, Wills, & Friedman,

Offices located in Media and Boothwyn, PA                    1992-1997

Solicitor, Upper Chichester Township Zoning

Hearing Board                                                                 2012- 2017

Solicitor, Parkside Borough, Delaware County, PA         2000-2021

Solicitor, Upland Borough Zoning Hearing Board,

Delaware County, PA   

                                                                                        2005 - Present

Special Counsel, Upland Borough, Delaware

County, PA                                                                       2010 - Present

Solicitor, Morton Borough, Delaware County, PA            1994-2013


Solicitor, Parkside Borough Zoning Hearing Board,

Delaware County, PA                                                       1998-2000


Solicitor, Southwest Delaware County Municipal

Authority, Aston, Delaware County, PA                           1997-2000


Assistant County Solicitor, Delaware County, PA,

Office of the Solicitor, Delaware County Court House     1990 - 2000


Judicial Clerkship - Honorable Rita E. Prescott,

Delaware County Court of Common Pleas                      1989


Deputy Court Administrator, Delaware County Court

of Common Pleas                                                            1987-1988


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