McGinley to Seek Seat on Court of Common Pleas

Pittsburgh, PA (February 14, 2017) – Attorney Mary McGinley today announced that she is seeking one of the two vacant seats on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. McGinley has practiced law for nearly 15 years at the law firm of Meyer, Unkovic and Scott, LLP, where she is a partner and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. She represents clients – from small businesses to the region’s largest companies – in contractual and other commercial disputes. McGinley also represents families and individuals in estate litigation matters.

McGinley’s ability was recognized early in her career when in 2009, The Legal Intelligencer, named her one of Pennsylvania’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track”, an honor recognizing lawyers under the age of 40 who have contributed significantly to the practice of law.

“I am honored to be seeking a seat on the Court of Common Pleas because I believe that I have the experience and temperament to serve the people of Allegheny County well,” McGinley said. “I have had the honor of representing an array of clients, taking me to numerous counties within Pennsylvania, to federal court and before administrative agencies. It is that broad based experience that I hope to bring to the bench.”

McGinley is active in the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) and has served on the Judiciary Committee which is tasked with rating all candidates who desire to run for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and other Courts. For over ten years, she has chaired the Allegheny County Bar Foundation Attorneys Against Hunger Campaign through which she connects resources and volunteers to numerous hunger agencies. The Campaign has raised more than $1.5 million. In 2011, McGinley was recognized by her peers when she received the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.

McGinley’s leadership transcends the legal community. She is the first, and only, woman to have been elected to the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc. where she still serves. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Carlow University. In 2012, McGinley was an Athena Young Professional Award finalist, a program that recognizes an emerging female leader. She is also a Jefferson Award recipient, which is a prestigious national recognition honoring community and public volunteerism in America.

McGinley resides in Squirrel Hill with her husband, Patrick Earley, and their children, Kristina and Jack, who joined the family when they were adopted from Russia and China, respectively.

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