Boutique Law Firm Takes Space in Historic Doylestown Home-Turned-Office Building

Mannion Prior has opened an office in a recently renovated 1888 home-turned-office building in the heart of the Bucks County seat.

Nathan James Plaza

The Nathan James Plaza at 108 N. Main Street in Doylestown, where boutique law firm Mannion Prior LLP has leased space for its second office.

Mannion Prior, LLP, a King of Prussia-based boutique law firm specializing in fiduciary litigation, has taken space in the recently renovated Nathan James Plaza Building in Doylestown, where it will open a second office March 1.

The firm will occupy Suite 103 on the first floor, an office with 245 square feet of interior space plus a covered porch that brings the total leased space to 312 square feet.

The Nathan James Plaza Building at 108 N. Main St. occupies half of a twin structure at 108-110 N. Main St. designed by architect Milton Bean and built in 1888 as the home of prominent Bucks County attorney Nathan James, who lived in 108 and sold 110 to his son John D. James. Nathan James served as Bucks County district attorney from 1853 to 1859 and as a judge advocate during the Civil War. He was also president of the Bucks County Bar Association prior to his conviction in 1890 on embezzlement charges. He was pardoned after serving eight of the 22 years he was sentenced to serve in Eastern State Penitentiary on grounds of deteriorating health. The home, close to the new Bucks County Justice Center, was recently renovated into office space.

Building owner John Wolstenholme handled the lease to Mannion Prior.

The opening of the Mannion Prior Doylestown office is a homecoming of sorts for partner Karl Prior, who has lived in Newtown with his wife Theresa for more than 22 years. He will be joined in the office by Chalfont resident Obadiah (“Obie”) English. Both are active in the Bucks County Bar Association’s Orphans’ Court section.

Founded in 2001, Mannion Prior LLP focuses its practice on the Orphans’ Court divisions of Courts of Common Pleas across Pennsylvania, litigating matters such as wills, estates, powers of attorney and legal guardianships. It also maintains a select business dispute and commercial litigation practice.

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