Joseph J. McGrory, Jr., chair of the Municipal Law Department at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell and Lupin, recently participated as a panel member in the “Philadelphia Mental Health Court Civil Commitment CLE Update 2013,” – a seminar sponsored by the Court of Common Pleas – First Judicial District of PA. The panel provided an update for attorneys and judges involved in the mental health system throughout the five-county area. The seminar was held at Philadelphia City Hall.
Joe has over 29 years of experience handling zoning, subdivision, land development and municipal law matters. He currently serves as Township Solicitor for Upper Merion Township, Limerick Township, Douglass (Berks) Township, West Conshohocken Borough, and the Upper Merion Municipal Utility Authority. He is also the Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor for Plymouth Township. Joe 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 bio-generation gasification plants, 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. 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 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. 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.