Paige Macdonald-Matthes (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Paige Macdonald-Matthes (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

Paige Macdonald-Matthes

Licensed for 24 years

Practice Area: Commercial Litigation, Construction, Eminent Domain 3 more areas of practice + 3 more

Awards
BV Distinguished

Paige Macdonald-Matthes

Serving Harrisburg, PA view address

About Paige Macdonald-Matthes

A partner in the firm's Litigation Department, Paige Macdonald-Matthes, concentrates her practice in commercial, business and real estate litigation. She has litigated a wide range of commercial contract and liability issues including construction litigation, enforcement of non-compete clauses, lease disputes, as well as other various complex litigation matters in state courts and in federal district and bankruptcy courts. Ms. Macdonald-Matthes has also litigated a variety of matters before state administrative agencies including the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, the State Real Estate Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. As part of h...

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A partner in the firm's Litigation Department, Paige Macdonald-Matthes, concentrates her practice in commercial, business and real estate litigation. She has litigated a wide range of commercial contract and liability issues including construction litigation, enforcement of non-compete clauses, lease disputes, as well as other various complex litigation matters in state courts and in federal district and bankruptcy courts. Ms. Macdonald-Matthes has also litigated a variety of matters before state administrative agencies including the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, the State Real Estate Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. As part of her litigation practice, Ms. Macdonald-Matthes also represents clients in complex domestic law matters. Ms. Macdonald-Matthes is a member of the Attorney Network who handles Hague Convention abduction cases.

Ms. Macdonald-Matthes has extensive zoning litigation experience, and has assisted clients in real estate litigation matters involving zoning and tax appeals. She has presented before various municipal zoning hearing boards and planning commissions throughout Dauphin and Cumberland counties. In addition, she regularly handles a broad range of real estate litigation matters, including failure to disclose cases, eminent domain proceedings, boundary disputes, restrictive covenants and enforcement of conservation easements.

Ms. Macdonald-Matthes has been involved in a variety of well-known land use cases, including Ulsh v. Zoning Hearing Board of Lower Paxton Township, et al. and Snyder v. Zoning Hearing Board.

Ms. Macdonald-Matthes was named one of Pennsylvania's 50 Best Women In Business by The Business Journals of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. She has also been recognized as one of Central Pennsylvania's Forty Under Forty by the Central Penn Business Journal.

Active in the legal community, Ms. Macdonald-Matthes is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and served as Co-Chair of the Program Presentation Subcommittee of the Trial Evidence Section of the American Bar Association from 2004 to 2007. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania and Dauphin County Bar Associations.

In addition to being active in the legal community, Ms. Macdonald-Matthes is also active in the Central Pennsylvania community, serving as a member of the Leadership Council for the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the MS Society, and as an Alumni Admissions Representative for Lafayette College. She previously served as a member of the Board of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and is a past member of Pinnacle Health's Womancare Advisory Board.

Ms. Macdonald-Matthes is a former adjunct faculty member at the Harrisburg Area Community College where she taught courses in civil litigation and family law. She continues to regularly lecture on a variety of litigation issues for both Lorman Educational Services and for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Honors & Awards

•2015 William G. Wilson Distinguished Service Award, Lafayette College
•Forty Under 40 Award Recipient, 2002
•National Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Award, 2003
•Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business, 2004

Presentations

•Civil Litigation, Harrisburg Area Community College, 1994 - 2000
•Working with the Media in High Profile Cases, ABA Annual Meeting, August 5, 2005
•Talking and Defending Depositions, Lorman, December 2, 2005
•Handling the Failure to Disclose Case, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, March 15, 2005

Related Firm News

•Paige Macdonald-Matthes Recognized by Lafayette College for Distinguished Service
•Paige MacDonald-Matthes Featured on Lafayette Website
•Obermayer Continues to Build Practice with Addition of Paige Macdonald-Matthes

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Areas of Law

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Eminent Domain
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning and Land Use

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  • 4.4/5.0 11 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 07/02/15 in Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/02/15 in Civil Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/02/15 in Employment Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 07/02/15 in Professional Licensing

    Very strong advocate for her clients with a high degree of professionalism. Read more

    Very strong advocate for her clients with a high degree of professionalism.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/24/15 in Corporate Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/16/15 in Litigation

    Paige was a colleague of mine when we were both at Saul Ewing. She is an excellent attorney and has my full confidence. Read more

    Paige was a colleague of mine when we were both at Saul Ewing. She is an excellent attorney and has my full confidence.

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/16/15 in Civil Litigation

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/02/12 in Litigation

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  • 3.6/5.0 by a Principal on 06/16/15 in Litigation

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  • 3.4/5.0 by a Partner on 06/17/14 in Civil Litigation

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1992, Pennsylvania
      United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
      United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
      United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
      United States Supreme Court
      United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
      Law School Attended
      Widener University School of Law
      Class of 1992
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Lafayette College
      Class of 1989
      B.A.
      Honors
      Birth Information
      Born in 1967
      Boston, Massachusetts, May 29, 1967
      Associations & Memberships

      Professional & Civic Activities

      •Lafayette College, 1994 - Present, Alumni Admissions Representative

      •American Bar Association, 2004 - Present, Co-Chair, Program Presentation Committee, Evidence Section 2004-2007

      •Board Member, Trinity High School Development Board, 2014-

      •Immediate Past President of the Trinity High School Athletic Association

      •Pro Bono Activities: Mid-Penn Legal Services, 1992 - Present
      •Fraternities/Sororities:: Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity


      Kappa Kappa Gamma

      Pro Bono

      Mid-Penn Legal Services, 1992 - Present