Hugh M. Emory

Hugh M. Emory

Of Counsel
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
(610) 567-0712

Hugh M. Emory, Esquire graduated from Cornell University in 1967 with a B.A. Degree. Mr. Emory then served in the United States Army for two years before attending Temple University Law School, now Temple University, Beasley School of Law, from which he received a J.D. Degree in 1972. During his third year, Hugh was the Editor-in-Chief of the Temple Law Review.

Hugh then joined the Duane Morris & Hecksher law firm working out of its Philadelphia and Paoli offices, where he practiced until 1997. Most of his practice was in insurance defense litigation, in which he developed a specialty in the representation of ski areas and other resort activities. His practice also included commercial litigation and employment law.

In 1997, Hugh co-founded the firm of Ryan, Emory & Ryan, located in Paoli, Pennsylvania, at which he continued his specialty of representing ski areas and other resort activities until he joined Cipriani & Werner as Of Counsel on January 1, 2012.

Hugh is a member of the Pennsylvania and Chester County Bar Associations. He is a Master in the Stively Inn of Court. He is also a founding director and member of the Association of Ski Defense Attorneys. He is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania State Courts. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Hugh has tried over 130 cases to verdict, with at least 1 trial to verdict in the following counties: Adams, York, Lancaster, Berks, Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Lackawanna, and Susquehanna, as well as in the Federal Courts in Philadelphia, Easton, Scranton, Reading and Harrisburg.

Hugh and his wife, Karen, live in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration
  • General Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Premises Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1972
    • Law Review: Temple Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • Cornell University
    • B.A. - 1967

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Chester County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Ryan, Emory & Ryan
  • Duane Morris & Hecksher