Brian Nagle, Partner and Chair of MacElree Harvey’s Land Use Department, was recently elected President of the Chester County Bar Association for 2023.
As a member of the Chester County Bar Association, Brian has also served on the Board of Directors and as the Public Outreach Committee Chair.
A brief history of the Chester County Bar Association:
“Chester County is one of the three original counties of Pennsylvania, established in 1682. Its Court is well over three centuries old, as is its Bar.
One needed an attorney in order to safely navigate the maze of procedures and technicalities, but attorneys were scarce. They were disliked. In fact, in 1677, attorneys were banned altogether from practicing in the predecessor court at Upland in what became Chester County upon William Penn’s arrival.
The number of members of the Bar in Chester County grew during Colonial and Revolutionary times.
In the last half of the nineteenth century the Chester County Bar Committee was formed. It advocated in a more formal way for the advancement of the profession.
In 1910, the number of members of the Bar was just over 50. By 1929, the Bar Committee had given way to the Chester County Bar Association.
During the post-war years, the population of the County grew at a dramatic rate, and the number of attorneys in the Association also grew. The Bar Association began to concern itself with public service as well as the advancement of the profession. In 1975, the membership of the Bar was 230 lawyers. Membership now stands at nearly 1,000.”
Learn more at www.chescobar.org.