Harry P. McGrath has extensive experience representing students, administrators, teachers, other licensed professionals as well as public entities, particularly in education and employment related matters in state and federal court, before administrative agencies, and special education due process hearings.

Having served as solicitor for public schools for over 30 years, he possesses a wealth of knowledge in this specialized field of law. As a result of litigating cases pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Americans With Disabilities Act, his expertise can help provide students  with individualized educational plans based upon their unique needs.

Another principal area of his practice is white-collar crime.  Mr. McGrath routinely  represents professionals whose conduct and/or substance abuse problems have resulted in criminal charges and/or the possible loss of a professional license  including teacher certifications as well as medical and nursing licenses.  He also has extensive experience representing individuals accused of DUI and/or drug related offenses.

As a former United States Secret Service agent assigned to the Department of the Treasury, he conducted investigations into crimes against the United States monetary system including counterfeiting as well as bank and credit card fraud. This experience has proved invaluable in the defense of clients charged with white-collar crimes.


Mr. McGrath received his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law, cum laude. He graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with dual majors in Criminal Justice and Political Science.

In 1992, he began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable William J. Nealon in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  A member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, he is also admitted to practice in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Mr. McGrath has twice chaired Senator Robert P. Casey’s Judicial Selection Committee for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.