Malcolm J. Gross


Fairly apply legal and ethical principles; treat others with dignity and respect.

Co-founder of Gross McGinley, LLP, Malcolm J. Gross practices law in all areas of civil litigation including business law, family law, media law, real estate, and construction.

In 2019, Mal was honored by The Legal Intelligencer with a Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his contribution to First Amendment and media law, as well as his dedication and service to the legal industry. 

Mal has authored articles on a wide range of topics which have appeared in such national publications as Social Work, Case & Comment, and Communications and the Law. He also has published work in the Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly and the Pennsylvania Law Journal Reporter. Some of his articles cover press law including defamation, subpoenas, and freedom of information issues. He also writes about general interest issues such as custody and domestic relations.

Mal frequently is invited to lecture on a variety of topics including history and law. He has lectured in law at Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College, and Lehigh University as well as in front of multiple Bar and community organizations, including the Lehigh County Historical Society, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Sigal Museum, and many others.

In 2004, 2006, and 2013-2020, Mal was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers editions, reserved for the top 5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys, and has held an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for over 30 years. Mal was also listed in the 2019 – 2021 editions of The Best Lawyers in America© and named Who’s Who in America by Marquis.

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1965 (Ed. Law Review)
  • Muhlenberg College, B.A., cum laude, 1962
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County, Board of Directors
  • Lehigh County Court, Mediation Panel
  • Donald E. Wieand Barristers Inn
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Hearing Committee and Disciplinary Board, Former Member
  • Harry C. Trexler Trust, Immediate Past Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Lehigh County Historical Society, Board of Directors, Former President
  • Da Vinci Science Center, Board of Trustees (2013-2015)
  • Allentown Parking Authority (2005-2012)
  • United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Executive Committee (2000-2004)
  • Muhlenberg College, Board of Associates, Executive Committee (1990-2006)
  • Sacred Heart Hospital, Board of Directors (2000-2003)
  • Lehigh Valley Business Partnership Coalition on Health Care (1993-2003)
  • Cotturo v. Angle, No. C-0048-CV-2006-05851 (Northampton County)
  • Karen Hess, D.V.M. v Walbert Animal Hospital, Inc., Linda Miller a/k/a Linda Betz, Individually and as president of Walbert Animal Hospital, Inc., 09-3549, United States District Court For The Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Jeremy Talanca v. Press Enterprise, Inc. d/b/a Press Enterprise, Brandon R. Eyerly, Dean Kashner, James Sachetti, and Ben Timberlake, 2008-CV-591, Columbia County, PA
  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania v. Bucks County Custom Cycles, LLC, Alan Shankin, Salvatore J. Salvagno, Allan Dawe, Dean Bianchini, John Rafetto, Alan D. Laird, Ron Pollastrelli, Greggory N. Pappas, and Bruce Shankin, 07-05224-29-1, Bucks County, PA.
  • Capital Blue Cross, Keystone Health Plan Central, Capital Advantage Insurance Company v. Stanford S. Feinberg, M.D., 08-13899, Berks County, PA.
  • 2019-2020 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013-2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, The Legal Intelligencer
  • 2011 Human Relations Award, Allentown Human Relations Commission
  • 2006 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2004 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers