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Patricia L. McGrail

State, local, and municipal law Attorney at White Oak, PA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1980
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Practice areas
  1. State, local, and municipal law
    40%
    Attorney Patricia McGrail and her associates have extensive backgrounds in the public sector, including but not limited to both school and municipal law. The firm’s experience, achievements and clearly defined focus, offers our clients expert attention to their needs and demands, as well as cost conscious and effective representation. In addition to receiving the benefit of our attorneys’ extensive legal experience, clients also benefit from our firm’s size in the form of individualized attentio

    42 years

  2. Family
    20%
    Listed below are some of the issues representative of our family law practice: Divorce Annulment Adoptions Child Custody, Support or Visitation Modification of Child Support, Custody or Visitation Qualified Medical Child Support Orders Property Distribution Qualified Domestic Relief Orders Partition Alimony Modification of Alimony Marital Settlement Agreements Pre/Postnuptial Agreements Contempt and Enforcement Appeals Declaratory Relief/

    38 years

  3. General practice
    20%
    The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in serving as Solicitor or Special Counsel for school districts, cities, boroughs, townships, municipal authorities, zoning hearing boards, assessment appeals board, planning commissions and civil service commissions. We also provide representation for clients in the area of delinquent tax collection, family law, real estate, corporate, bankruptcy and criminal defense.

    42 years

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    Our firm has the experience and the proven track record of success that make us formidable opponents. We have worked with insurance companies, their adjusters, and defense attorneys who recognize and appreciate our experience and credentials when assessing cases for settlement and will work with us for a positive and cost effective resolution.

    38 years

Patricia L. McGrail is the President and Managing Attorney of McGrail & Associates, LLC, formerly Law Offices of Patricia L. McGrail, LLC.  She has been engaged in the practice of municipal and school law since 1980.  She represents public sector clients in all areas of public sector law, including labor and employment, delinquent tax collection, land use and zoning.  Mrs. McGrail has been able to offer her public sector clients a broad range of services so that they are able to utilize the firm as a “one stop shop”, while maintaining cost effective representation for all necessary services. 

            Prior to founding the Law Offices of Patricia L. McGrail, LLC, Mrs. McGrail was a shareholder at Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C.  Mrs. McGrail is a former shareholder with Metz Lewis formerly Sweeney, Metz, Fox, McGrann & Schermer, LLC and Wick, Streiff, Meyer, McGrail & O’Boyle, P.C.  She received a B.A. from Marietta College in 1977 and her J.D. from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1980.  She is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, as well as the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Solicitor’s Division of the Pennsylvania School Board Association

            Mrs. McGrail is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals, for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  She was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners and served from 2001 through 2005.

             Mrs. McGrail is on the Board of the Elizabeth Township Area EMS, a nationally accredited emergency medical service for whom she acts as general legal counsel.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of Center for Victims Inc., one of four centers for victims of violence in Allegheny County.  She has served as President of the Board of Directors of Serra Catholic High School and is founder and past-president of the Serra Catholic Mother’s Guild, which is responsible for fundraising for the student scholarship fund.   In 2003, the YWCA of McKeesport named Mrs. McGrail a Woman of Achievement in Business. Mrs. McGrail is an active member of the Mon Valley and Pittsburgh communities and lives in Elizabeth Township with her husband and son.

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McGrail & Associates, LLC
1714 Lincoln Way
White Oak, PA, 15131-1716

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Posted by Robin Miller Elizabeth Borough | June 3, 2015
Municipal Law
I have had the opportunity to work with attorney Patricia McGrail on all types of legal aspects, she has explained the laws and has moved forward on many of our issues . She is a fierce attorney in the court room and would highly recommend her law firm
Posted by Maureen | April 7, 2015
Personal Injury
I found Patricia McGrail to be extremely helpful in working with the insurance company after I was involved in a traffic accident. My settlement was handled quickly and efficiently and I was kept informed by Attorney McGrail as to it's progress. She made a stressful situation much easier to deal with and negotiated a fair settlement in a timely manner. I would definitely trust any future legal needs to Patricia McGrail.
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Posted by KEN | March 27, 2015
EXCELLENT FIRM
MY EXPERIENCES IN DEALING WITH PATRICIA MCGRAIL'S FIRM SPANS SEVERAL YEARS NOW, AS BEING A MEMBER OF PORT VUE COUNCIL, MRS. MCGRAIL'S FIRM HAS PROVIDED US EXCELLENT LEGAL ADVISE AS OUR SOLICITOR. WE HAVE BEEN KEPT UP TO DATE WITH ALL CASES IN WHICH SHE IS INVOLVED IN. THE FIRM WILL DIG DEEP INTO ANY ACTION TOO MAKE SURE WE GET THE CORRECT ADVICE, AND KEEPING ALL OF THE MEMBERS INFORMED OF PROGRESS ON ANY EXTENSIVE, LONG TERM INVESTIGATION(S). THEY GET RESULTS WE NEED IN A TIMELY MANNER...GOOD OR BAD. IN OTHER WORDS,,,THE FIRM ALWAYS HAS OUR BACK COVERED. THE OTHER NOTE I HAVE TO MAKE...ALL THE EMPLOYEES AT THE FIRM A VERY DOWN TO EARTH, EASY TO TALK TO,,,NO STUFFED SHIRTS! THEY ARE VERY PERSONABLE, UNDERSTANDING, AND ALWAYS MAKE YOU FEEL WELCOME IN THEIR COMPANY.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2015
Law office of Patricia McGrail
I have had the opportunity to use the Law office of Patricia McGrail, Attorney McGrail answered all the questions that I had and handled everything promptly . Attorney McGrail is a very experienced attorney and handled everything with professionalism. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone in need of legal advise,estate planning, auto accidents, etc.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • McGrail & Associates, LLC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, PC
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Shareholder
  • Metz Lewis
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Shareholder
  • Wick, Streiff, Meyer, McGrail & O'Boyle, P.C.
  • 1986 - 1999
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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Marietta College
  • B.A.
  • 1977

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Member/Presenter
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  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2005
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Honors and Awards

  • Achievement Award
  • Woman's Place
  • 2012
  • Woman of Achievement in Business
  • YWCA
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Municipal Law Coll
  • Ethics and the Role of the Solicitor
  • 2015
  • Council of Governments Joint Blight Summit
  • Act 90 and Blighted Properties
  • 2014

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State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney McGrail is an excellent attorney and is very knowledgeable on issues related to municipal law and school law. She is passionate about this area of the law, has strong ties to the local community, and genuinely cares about her clients as their Solicitor."
General practice Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I fully endorse Attorney McGrail. She is a well-rounded attorney with strong ties to the surrounding communities and a passion for the law."
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White Oak State, local, and municipal law Lawyer Patricia L. McGrail
Patricia L. McGrail
State, local, and municipal law Attorney
White Oak, PA
Licensed for 42 years