A south-central Pennsylvania attorney with extensive knowledge of, and
experience in, governmental law has been awarded this year’s Distinguished Municipal Law Service Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Municipal Law Section and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
The honor went to Harry L. McNeal, Jr., a York, Pa.-based attorney whose practice involves municipal law, as well as wills and estate settlement.
McNeal has served as a solicitor for Pennsylvania townships and boroughs, zoning hearing boards and municipal authorities, according to a biography provided by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
He has also represented private landowners in legal disputes with municipalities.
McNeal has chaired the PBA’s Municipal Law Section and a bar related Title Insurance Study Committee, and he has participated in various Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminars as course planner, author of course materials, lecturer and moderator.
The PBI is the continuing legal education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
McNeal is the author of a chapter of the Solicitor’s Handbook that deals with zoning hearing boards, a publication distributed by the Governor’s Office to municipal solicitors throughout the commonwealth, and he has penned analyses of state Supreme Court regulatory taking opinions for both the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and the Pennsylvania Law Journal.