Solicitor

The Solicitor’s Office, led by County Solicitor Raymond McGarry, Esquire provides legal advice and assistance to all county departments. In addition, the Solicitor acts as General Counsel to the county commissioners. The Solicitor's duties include the following:
  • Prepare and revise ordinances and resolutions.
  • Litigate legal actions and claims brought by or against the County.
  • Draft and approve all contracts, agreements or other legal documents executed by authorized County Officials.

The Office of the Solicitor is located on the eighth floor of One Montgomery Plaza, and may be reached at (610) 278-3033. A complete listing of the attorneys in the Solicitor’s Office, with their areas of responsibility, is set forth below.

Ray McGarry, County Solicitor
rmcgarry@montcopa.org
  • County Commissioners
  • Communications
  • Court Administrator
  • Correctional Facility Employment Matters
  • Detectives
  • Finance
  • Public Defender
  • Labor
  • Youth Center

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Joshua Stein, First Deputy
jstein1@montcopa.org
  • Assets and Infrastructure (Parks, Trails, & Historic Sites, Public Property, Roads & Bridges)
  • Information and Technology Services
  • Planning Commission
  • Retirement Office/Retirement Board
  • Public Safety
  • Commerce & Economic Development
  • Housing Services
  • Purchasing/Contracts
  • Archives

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Phil Newcomer, Chief of Litigation
pnewcome@montcopa.org
  • General Litigation
  • Waste System Authority

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Nicole Forzato, Senior Assistant Solicitor
nrforzato@montcopa.org
  • Board of Assessment Appeals
  • Correctional Facility/Prison Board
  • Adult Probation
  • Domestic Relations
  • Conservation District
  • Contract Review
  • Litigation
  • Behavioral Health
  • Voter Services
  • Mental Health Commitments

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Eric J. Cox, Jr., Assistant Solicitor
ecox@montcopa.org
  • Children and Youth
  • Juvenile Probation
  • Youth Center Board of Managers

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Maureen Calder, Assistant Solicitor
mherron@montcopa.org
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Mental Health Commitments
  • Resolution Drafting
  • Contract Review
  • Litigation
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Christina Terebelo, Assistant Solicitor
cterebel@montcopa.org
  • Children and Youth
  • Juvenile Probation
  • Youth Center Board of Managers

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