Ms. McClure has 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.

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
  • Reappointed by the Court of Common Pleas of Erie, Pennsylvania as a member of the Board of View panel (1992 – present)

Honors & Ratings

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • 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

Speaking Engagements

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

Community & Professional Service

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

Firm Involvement

  • Shareholder
  • Board of Directors, Secretary

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

  • 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, House of Delegates (1993-present); Women in the Profession Commission (2010-present); Task Force on House of Delegates Term Limits (2017); Judicial Campaign Advertising Committee (2015-2017); 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); Chair Silent Auction Committee (2005-present)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Trust & Insurance Fund, Trustee (2008-2016); Secretary (2010-2016)
  • American Bar Association

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