CCBA Member Profile: Attorney Brian L. Nagle

September 2017

Brian L. Nagle Brian L. Nagle is a land use and zoning law attorney at MacElree Harvey, where he guides real estate developers, property owners, entrepreneurs, institutions and individuals in a wide range of real estate related matters, including land use and zoning, tax assessment, and land acquisition in Chester County and neighboring counties. To learn more, please click here.


Role at the Chester County Bar Association (CCBA):

CCBA Board of Directors; Chester County Bar Foundation’s Vice President and Chair of the Golf Fundraising Committee.

What have the Boards and Golf Classic Committee done since you’ve been involved?

We established corporate fellows, revamped the scholarship program, and raised funds to support the Domestic Violence Center, the Crime Victim’s Center, and Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania. We supported other organizations that help Chester County citizens understand, gain access to and benefit from our legal system. That’s our mission.

What is a goal for the Golf Classic Committee?

To raise money, promote our charitable efforts, and to have a little fun in the process.

What is your favorite memory of the CCBA?

My favorite memory is organizing the mock trial competition when I was in the Young Lawyers Division of the CCBA. I was amazed not only by the preparation and talent of the high school students, but also by all of the volunteers who make it happen. It is a great program.

If you could have dinner with someone living or dead who would it be?

George Washington. I have read a lot about the revolutionary war. There are a few questions that I need to ask him.

What would I find in your refrigerator?

Lots of milk and a smattering of leftovers. I try to hide grape juice in the back corners, but the kids usually find it. I really enjoy cold grape juice.

What’s a random fact about you that our members may not know?

I have my bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Archaeology. If I had a retirement hobby, that would be it. I occasionally reflect on the sign that hung prominently in the CUA Archaeology Lab “Love is fleeting, stone tools are forever.” I learned a lot in my studies and work there. One of those lessons: Some things will remain unknowable, no matter what you do, but that doesn’t mean you can’t complete the project.

And lastly, if you had to do it all over again, would you be an attorney today? If not what do you think you would be?

Absolutely. It gets in your blood. I love my job.


Brian L. Nagle can be reached at 610-840-0224 or [email protected].