Stephen R. McDonald

Litigation Law Chair | Shareholder | Attorney


Stephen R. McDonald is Co-Chair of the Litigation Group and a shareholder with CGA who has been practicing law for over 25 years and has acquired extensive experience in multiple areas. He is a seasoned attorney in both civil litigation and criminal defense. Prior to joining CGA, Stephen worked at the York County District Attorney’s Office where he spent years doing jury trials.  

Prior to his time as a prosecutor, Stephen was the president of a title company and handled thousands of real estate transactions. He developed a thorough knowledge of title, contracts, assessments and easements. Additionally, Stephen is well versed in municipal law and serves as the solicitor for multiple municipalities in south central Pennsylvania, as well as the York County Clerk of Court’s Office. He has also represented clients in front of zoning hearing boards and other municipal and local government entities. 

Stephen is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and received his Bachelor’s Degree from the  University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He has been admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Maryland. He is currently a member of the York County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.

Stephen’s wide-ranging experience allows him to assist clients in the following practice areas: 

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
    • ARD Applications
    • Felony & Misdemeanor charges
    • Traffic citations & license suspensions
    • Protection from abuse orders
    • Expungement
  • Municipal Law
  • Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
    • Liquor license transfers
    • PLCB citations & violations
  • Real Estate
    • Commercial & Residential Sales
    • Title
    • Partition Actions
    • Seller Disclosure Violations
    • Foreclosures
    • Quiet Title
    • Tax Sale

Direct Phone Number

(717) 718-3978

Community Involvement
  • Shrewsbury YWCA, Board of Directors
  • Southern York Rotary Club
  • York County Food Bank, Board of Directors
  • Southern York County Business Association
Professional Affiliations
  • York County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • J.D., The University of Baltimore School of Law, 1996
  • B.A., University of North Carolina, 1991