Chesco attorney Patrick McKenna honored for his legal services

WEST CHESTER – Barrister Patrick McKenna has received the Chester County Bar Association Award for outstanding achievement in the legal profession and furthering the purposes and principles of the nation’s constitutional form of government.

The award was presented at the association’s annual president’s dinner on March 11 at the Aronimink Golf Club, Newtown Square.

Michelle Bernardo-Rudy, president of the association, said she was honored to present the award to McKenna, a partner at Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, West Chester.

McKenna is chair of the firm’s management committee and a member of the Department of Government and Education Law, which is nationally ranked for land use and zoning law.

He represents municipalities, zoning hearing boards, planning commissions in Delaware and Chester counties. He also provides legal advice to developers and landowners.

Community legal work

Matt Holliday, executive director of the Chester County Bar Association, said the association was fortunate to have had his leadership in so many positions for most of the past 20 years.

“Knowing him as I know him, I’m sure he will continue to be one of our biggest supporters as he seeks to consistently contribute to our Chester County community,” Holliday said.

McKenna received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Joseph’s University and a law degree from Widener University School of Law.

McKenna has been a member of the Chester County Bar Association since 2002 and has also served as Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.

In addition, he is past chair of the Young Lawyers Division and past chair of the Judicial Review and Bylaws Committees.

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