Christine H. McClure

Of Counsel

Christine has over 40 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.

Practice Areas

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


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


  • 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
  • Reappointed by the Court of Common Pleas of Erie, Pennsylvania as a member of the Board of View panel (1992 – present)
  • Named among Pennsylvania’s most influential female leaders in The Pennsylvania Power of Diversity: Women 100” by City & County Magazine, 2022
  • Anne X. Alpern Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2022
  • Cornerstone Award for Women in Law, Chatham University, 2018
  • President's Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2018
  • 2017 Chancellor of the Bar Award, Erie County Bar Association
  • Women Making History Honoree, Mercy Center for Women, 2016
  • Women Who Achieve Award, PNC Bank
  • Board of Governors Service Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2002

Community and Professional Service

  • Brevillier Village Foundation, Board Member and Past President
  • Ball Pavilion, Inc., Board Member and Past President
  • Springhill Retirement Community, Past Member, Board of Governors, and Past Chair
  • Arts Erie, Past President (2008)
  • Chatham College, Board of Trustees, Former Member

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association, President (2002); Board of Directors (2000–2003 and 1992–1994)
  • Erie County Bar Foundation, President (1995-present); Board of Trustees (1993-present)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Women in the Profession Commission (2010-present); Judicial Campaign Advertising Committee (2015-2023 and Vice Chair 2021-2023); House of Delegates (1993-2021); Task Force on House of Delegates Term Limits (2017); Task Force to Recommend Revisions to the Pennsylvania Code of Judicial Conduct (2012); Board of Governors (1999–2002)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Secretary (2008–present); Vice President (2006–2007); Board of Directors, Zone 7 Director (2002-2005); Investment Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Trust & Insurance Fund, Trustee (2008-2016); Secretary (2010-2016)
  • American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Firm's Annual Municipal Law Symposium
  • Frequent speaker at Springhill Retirement Community