Sheila V. O’Rourke

Attorney

Sheila is a member of the firm’s Advocacy Group.  She focuses her practice in the area of land use and zoning, as well as general litigation.

Before joining GKH, Sheila served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas G. Saylor of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and, later, to the Honorable John E. Jones III of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

In law school, Sheila was the Executive Notes and Comment Editor of the Roger Williams University Law Review and a member of the honors program.  She was selected for the Martin Luther King, Jr., summer internship program, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network.

Sheila is an avid volunteer and has dedicated her time as a domestic violence hotline advocate; a mentor to an incarcerated young adult; a therapeutic riding assistant; a tutor to at-risk youth; and a year-long volunteer at a peace and social justice organization in Northern Ireland.  She also enjoys running, horseback riding, and reading for pleasure.

Sheila lives in Lititz with her family.

Education

  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Mount Holyoke College, B.A., cum laude

Community Involvement

  • Lancaster YWCA Board of Directors

Clerkships

  • Law clerk to the Honorable John E. Jones III of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2013-2015
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Thomas G. Saylor of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2012-2013

Professional Affiliations

  • Lancaster Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section Chairperson – 2017)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Young Lawyer Zone 3 Delegate to the PBA House of Delegates)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Locations

MAIN OFFICE

2933 Lititz Pike, PO Box 5349
Lancaster, PA 17606
P (717) 291-1700

DOWNTOWN LANCASTER OFFICE (BY APPT. ONLY)

135 North Duke Street, Suite 4
Lancaster, PA 17602
P (717) 291-1700

ARDMORE OFFICE (BY APPT. ONLY)

Times Building
32 Parking Plaza, Suite 402
Ardmore, PA 19003
P (484) 416-0531