Patrick J. McMonagle, Esquire
I have practiced a wide variety of law in the public and private sector, civil and criminal, litigation and transactional, representing plaintiffs and defendants, from 1998 to the present.
Attorney - A. Victor Meitner, Jr., P.C., 2007 – Present.
As a general practice attorney, I handle many areas of the law: from contracts; personal injury; estate planning; estate administration; family; motor vehicle; real estate; construction; incorporation of small businesses; employment and civil rights matters; to misdemeanors, DUIs, and expungement. I have practiced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, and the Montgomery, Bucks, Philadelphia, Delaware and Chester County Courts of Common Pleas. I have taken appeals to the aforementioned courts, in addition to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Attorney - McGlinchey & McGlinchey, Oreland, PA, 2006-2007
I obtained broad experience in handling matters in the private sector.
Deputy Attorney General II, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Philadelphia, PA 2000-2006
Lead trial attorney and second chair in federal civil rights trials. Areas of practice included Section 1983, Title VII, and response to habeas corpus petitions. Obtained dismissals and summary judgment on behalf of Commonwealth agencies and officials in state and federal court.
Judicial Law Clerk, The Superior Court of Pennsylvania, The Honorable John T.J. Kelly, Jr.
Philadelphia, PA 1998-2000
Researched drafted judicial opinions concerning contracts, employment, insurance, family, criminal and real estate law and criminal, civil and appellate procedure. Served as judge’s liaison to any state or county prosecutorial office and supervised interns.
Student Attorney, Columbus Community Legal Services, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington D.C. 1997-8
Provided legal representation for individuals from the community, including child custody disputes.
Student Intern, The Superior Court of Pennsylvania, The Honorable Justice Frank J. Montemuro, Jr. Philadelphia, PA 1997
Researched drafted memoranda and judicial opinions in all matters before the appellate court.
Student Intern, The Federal Communications Commission, Bureau of Small Business Opportunities, Washington, D.C. 1996
Researched and drafted memoranda for staff attorneys reviewing government and private sector contracts awarded to small businesses in the communications industry.
*Completed at least 12 hours of Continuing Legal Education since passing the Bar in order to practice and be licensed as a Pennsylvania lawyer.
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC- Juris Doctor, 1998
Coursework included contracts, property law, torts, criminal law, tax, ethics and all other required coursework.
Lead Articles Editor, CommLaw Conspectus, Journal of Communications Law and Policy, Moot Court Associate.
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA- BA in History, Minor in International Studies, 1994
Course work included Business Law, qualified for Dean’s list multiple semesters, participated on the crew team, student government and local politics)
LaSalle College High School, Cheltenham, PA —1990
Education and experience in the law from 1995 to present.
My wife and I have two young boys, two old dogs, two middle-aged goldfish and we all live in Oreland, Pennsylvania.