West Chester, PA – Lamb McErlane PC, a full service law firm located in West Chester, has named Stacey Willits McConnell, Mary-Ellen H. Allen and Mark P. Thompson as partners at the firm.
“We congratulate these outstanding attorneys and are pleased to welcome them to the partnership,” states Managing Partner Joel L. Frank. “They all bring tremendous experience as well as dedication and a focus on successful outcomes to their practice and to the firm as a whole.”
McConnell has been in private practice in the Philadelphia area for more than 20 years representing both individuals and institutions. Her practice focuses on estate planning, administration of trusts and estates, orphans’ court litigation, charitable giving, and sophisticated wealth preservation and transfer techniques. She has served as President of the Chester County Estate Planning Council and is a member of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council. Recently, McConnell was named a “Five Star Wealth Manager” by Philadelphia Magazine.
Allen concentrates her practice in civil litigation including commercial litigation and employment law. She is among a group of several attorneys who handle a large volume of cases involving contract disputes for a Fortune 500 client in all stages of litigation before both state and federal courts. She also represents clients in a variety of employment discrimination claims as well as negotiates, drafts and enforces various employment contracts including restrictive covenants, non-compete agreements and severance agreements.
Thompson practices in the areas of municipal, land use, environmental law and property tax assessment matters. With his experience at the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board and on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, he also counsels clients in the areas of solid waste, water, sewage and environmental litigation. Mark advises townships, boroughs, school districts and municipal authorities, as well as corporations and individuals. He has represented clients before state and local administrative tribunals, as well as before the Courts of Common Pleas, the Commonwealth Court and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Mark has regularly contributed articles for the Pennsylvania Law Weekly covering topics related to Municipal Law.