Top Lawyers 2011: The Main Line Area's Best Attorneys in 15 Specialties

Local lawyers pick the 250 best among their peers.

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Photo by Jared CastaldiTax Law: James B. Urie

MacElree Harvey, 17 W. Miner St., West Chester; (610) 840-0221,
Years in practice: 10
Education: Widener Law (2001)

“As most lawyers will attest, the job never stops,” James B. Urie says. “Just because you left the office for the day doesn’t mean you’re done working—or, worse yet, it doesn’t mean you’re done thinking about work.”

And with tax law as his specialty, it’s no wonder Urie’s got business on the brain. After a three-year stint with the IRS, Urie left the federal government to tackle the challenges of tax law on his own—and his expertise continues to evolve. “I like that it’s very technical,” he says. “You have to know the code.”

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