Malcolm J. Gross

Mr. Gross was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 2, 1940. He is a founding and senior partner in the Allentown Law Firm of Gross McGinley, LLP, 33 South Seventh Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania. The firm has been in existence since 1976 and presently has 30 partners and associates. Mr. Gross is the son of the late Allentown Mayor John T. Gross (1959-1964) and grandson of the late Allentown Mayor Malcolm W. Gross (1920-1932, 1936-1940).

Mr. Gross graduated from Muhlenberg College, cum laude, in 1962 and Villanova University School of Law in 1965 where he was an editor of the Law Review. He has published articles on a wide range of legal and community topics in national publications such as “Social Work,” “Case & Comment”, “Communications and the Law” and state publications such as the Pennsylvania Law Journal Reporter.  His topics include particularly matters involving the law of the press including defamation, subpoenas and freedom of information issues as well as issues involving custody and domestic relations. In recent years, he has published articles in the Allentown Morning Call on various community and political topics.

He is also a frequent CLE lecturer on various legal topics, a lecturer in history at the Cedar Crest College ILR Program, and a member of the adjunct faculty at Muhlenberg College. Mr. Gross has also published numerous opinion pieces in the Morning Call, he has written several articles for the Pennsylvania Lawyer and two articles for The Proceedings of the Lehigh County Historical Society.

He also has represented numerous clients before various county courts and in Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth, Superior, Supreme Courts as well as Federal courts in other states.

He has been active in numerous Lehigh Valley charitable organizations and was founding member and president of Lehigh Valley Child Care and Community Services for Children. He served as a director of the YMCA, a director and executive board member of the United Way, president and director of the Allentown Symphony Association, director of Sacred Heart Hospital, and Board of Observers of Muhlenberg College. He recently served as president of the Lehigh County Historical Society where he remains a Trustee. He was recently elected to the Board of the Da Vinci Science Center and is a former vice-chair of the Allentown Parking Authority.

In 2000, Mr. Gross was named a Trexler Trustee by Lehigh County Court.

The Court reappointed him to a second, ten-year term beginning July 20, 2010.

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