Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

Christine Hall McClure

cmcclure@kmgslaw.com

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Practice Areas

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D.; cum laude
  • Chatham College, B.A.; Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions & Certifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Trust & Insurance Fund, Trustee (2008-present); Secretary (2010-present)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, House of Delegates (1993-present), Women in the Profession Commission, Task Force to Recommend Revisions to the Pennsylvania Code of Judicial Conduct (2012), Board of Governors (1999–2002)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Vice President (2006–2007); Secretary (2008–present)
  • Erie County Bar Association, President (2002), Board of Directors (2000–2003; 1992–1994)
  • Erie County Bar Foundation, President
  • American Bar Association

Ms. McClure has more than 35 years of experience, having practiced previously in the Erie firm of McClure & Miller, LLP. She serves in numerous leadership capacities of the Erie County Bar Foundation, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and the Pennsylvania Bar Trust & Insurance Fund. Her practice includes estate planning, representation of borrowers or lenders in business transactions, general business counsel, municipal and school district law.

Representative Experience

  • Arranged for the world-renowned ceramic artwork of a Benedictine Monk to be sold through a private gallery with the proceeds going to a branch of the Boston Foundation which helps assist struggling artists
  • Won a precedent setting case in U.S. Supreme Court that determined a certificate of deposit is not a security and is therefore not subject to antifraud provisions
  • Successfully argued an appeal before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on behalf of a school district establishing the correct seniority date to be used in a teacher suspension
  • Successfully represented a school district before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upholding the suspension of a professional
  • Successfully defended before the Pa. Commonwealth Court an appeal from a township’s denial of a request by a landowner for a curative amendment to its zoning ordinance

Honors & Ratings

Speaking Engagements

  • Firm's Municipal Law Symposiums
  • Frequent speaker at Springhill

Community & Professional Service

  • Ball Pavilion, Inc., Director and Board President
  • Springhill, Board of Governors
  • Asbury Communities, Governance Committee
  • Arts Erie, Past President (2008)
  • Brevillier Village Foundation, Past Vice President
  • Chatham College, Board of Trustees, Former Member

Firm Involvement

  • Shareholder
  • Board of Directors, Secretary