Attorney Joseph J. McGrory, Jr. Elected Chair of Pennsylvania Bar Association Municipal Law Section


Joseph J. McGrory, Jr.

Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupinis pleased to announce that Joseph J. McGrory, Jr. has been elected chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Municipal Law Section for a two-year term. The Pennsylvania Bar Association Municipal Law Section is charged with the task of commenting on pending legislation or encouraging the introduction of legislation that would affect municipal government. Members of the Section come from counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As chair, Mr. McGrory plans to have the Section become active with not only opposing bad legislation, but also becoming more proactive by actually proposing legislation that would be helpful to municipalities. Every citizen in the Commonwealth is affected in some manner by local government and it is imperative that attorneys undertake the social responsibility of making sure the residents of the Commonwealth have appropriate protection from their local governments, while at the same time, limiting unfunded mandates that drive up the cost of government.

Joseph J. McGrory, Chairman of the Municipal Law Department at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell and Lupin, and a member of the Real Estate Department. He has 33 years of experience handling zoning, subdivision, land development and municipal law matters. Joe currently serves as Township Solicitor for Upper Merion Township, Limerick Township, Douglass (Berks) Township, West Vincent (Chester) Township, East Whiteland (Chester) Township, and West Conshohocken Borough. He is also the Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor for Plymouth Township. He has represented many townships in the past and he is currently special counsel to townships for difficult or complex cases. In the land use area, Joe has significant experience in cases involving power plants, quarries, mobile home parks, high rise complexes, a 2,000 unit complex, billboards, trash to energy plants and many other difficult land use cases. A past chairman of the Montgomery Bar Association Real Estate Committee, Joe has also served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Bar Association. Joe currently serves as Chair of the Municipal Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. A frequent lecturer on real estate law subjects, Joe has been called upon to speak several times at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Real Estate Institute and at the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors. In 1998, Joe formed the Montgomery County Zoning Officers Association and he continues to be its solicitor and a frequent speaker at its meetings. Joe has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for the years 2013-2015. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. A graduate of Delaware Law School, (J.D. 1983), Joe received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University (B.S. 1980).

Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin is one of the leading law firms in Eastern Pennsylvania providing legal counsel to businesses, municipalities and individuals in such areas as business law, litigation, real estate matters, municipal law, trusts and estates, family law, criminal law and personal injury matters. The firm’s singular focus is on achieving the best possible result for its clients. For more information, please go to

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