(From a press release)
After serving nine years as Chester County commissioner, Michelle H. Kichline joined Lamb McErlane PC as an of counsel attorney.
Kichline will focus her practice on municipal and government law, as well as litigation. During her time as commissioner, Kichline served as the Chair of the board and the chair of the county Election Board.
She developed regional planning expertise while serving on the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and garnered experience in transportation related issues as a board member on the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF) and Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC).
Her service as a board member on both the Delaware River Port Authority and on the Regional Advisory Committee III for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) give her valuable insight into multi-state governmental operations.
Her work as a board member of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) has broadened her knowledge of all aspects of county government. Her time as both chair of the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors and the chair of its Zoning Hearing Board makes her one of the few attorneys in the region with local, county and state government experience as an elected official.
“I know Michelle had multiple suitors, and am thrilled she chose to join us,” said Joel L. Frank, Lamb McErlane’s chairman and managing partner. “There are not many attorneys who possess the diversification and sophistication of experience that Michelle does. Those attributes certainly will serve our clients well.”
Kichline’s leadership in the business and transportation communities has been recognized by multiple organizations. Kichline received the Leadership Award for Elected Service from the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Association; the Senator Robert J. Thompson Public Service Award from the Exton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Helena Devereux Women in Leadership award from the Main Line Chamber of Commerce.
“I am eager to continue my career with Lamb McErlane, one of the most well-regarded law firms in the region. I am looking forward to bringing my unique perspective and knowledge to assist the firm and its clients, as well as continuing my community and regional involvement,” remarked Kichline. Kichline attended the University of Pennsylvania for undergraduate studies and earned her JD from Beasley School of Law at Temple University.
Lamb McErlane PC is a full service regional law firm based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with additional offices in Philadelphia, Newtown Square, Oxford, Exton and Mount Laurel, N.J. The firm has 48 attorneys and it offers an environment focused on personal attention and results. Bringing the sophistication and experience equated with large, metropolitan firms, Lamb McErlane’s offers a highly efficient, goal oriented and focused approach.