Stephen R. McDonald

Litigation Law Chair | Shareholder | Attorney


Stephen R. McDonald is Chair of the Litigation Group and a Shareholder with CGA who has been practicing law for over 25 years. He has acquired extensive experience in multiple areas. Stephen 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’s wide-ranging experience allows him to assist clients in the following practice areas: 

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

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.

Direct Phone Number

(717) 718-3978

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