James E. McErlane

Senior Partner

  • Business
  • Banking and Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Municipal Finance
  • Attorney Discipline / Ethical Matters

Jim McErlane is a Senior Partner in the Law Firm of Lamb McErlane P.C., West Chester, PA. He is one of the founding members of the firm which organized on January 1, 1971. His practice has concentrated in the area of general business, finance, real estate, municipal and governmental regulations. He has been named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for General Business Law. He was in the U.S. Navy 1967-1970, with one year in Vietnam.

Jim has been actively involved with the Boards of many organizations over the years, including: Member, Board of Directors, The Chester County Community Foundation, The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board (former Chair), Business and Industry Chamber for Chester County (former Chair), the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, Chester Valley Bancorp (Chair), Paoli Hospital – Community Volunteers in Medicine, Board of Consultors of the Villanova Law School, West Chester University Foundation, Boy Scouts of America -Chester County Council; Chester County Food Bank; and Chester County Library Trust; among others.


  • Governmental Regulation


  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Federal District and Circuit Courts for the Third Circuit


  • Villanova Law School, JD
  • Villanova University, BA


A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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