Maureen M. McBride


  • Appellate
  • Litigation

Co-chair of the firm’s Appellate Department and member of Lamb McErlane’s Litigation Department and the Firm’s Executive Committee, Maureen Murphy McBride concentrates her practice on appellate law and litigation in state and federal courts. Named a “ten year” Super Lawyer, Maureen provides counseling and advice to a wide array of corporate clients and individuals.

Prior to joining Lamb McErlane in 1997, Maureen worked for a number of years at Schnader Harrison where her practice focused on appellate work as well as complex commercial litigation and product liability claims.

Maureen is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy Committee and frequently shares her experience with her fellow attorneys through the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s continuing Legal Education courses. Maureen has presented on appellate issues to the Pennsylvania State Trial Judges’ Association conference.

In 2016, Maureen was appointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to serve as Chair of the Supreme Court’s Committee on Rules of Evidence. Maureen also serves as a Hearing Committee member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Previously, Maureen served as Vice-Chair and Treasurer for the Pennsylvania Lawyer’s Fund for Client Security and was a member of the Merit Selection Panel to recommend candidates for United States Magistrate Judge. Maureen also is an active member of the Inn of Court of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

Maureen is active in her local community as the current President of the Board of Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless or near homeless families in Chester County stabilize their lives and find or maintain permanent housing.


  • Product Liability Law


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Villanova University School of Law, JD
  • King’s College, BA – Communications and English


  • Immediate Past President of the Board, The Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children
  • Hearing Committee Member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Chair, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Committee on Rules of Evidence
  • Member, Merit Selection Panel for the Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge
  • Treasurer, Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association Gaming Law Committee
  • Member, Chester County Bar Association Civil Litigation Section
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Volunteer, T&E Cares
  • Liaison, Project PEACE


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