Margaret M. Harrington (Meg) is a civil litigation attorney with 20+ years of experience defending clients in a broad range of matters.

Upon joining Cranfill Sumner, Meg took a deep dive into admiralty and maritime law by heading pre-litigation investigations, handling litigation, and resolving cases through mediation regarding claims with boat accident cases as well as shipping and storage issues.  She has also had the opportunity to expand her practice into Homeowner and Yacht Owner Association cases (HOA) and (YOA), again touching on Maritime issues. Going back to her roots, she has been able to expand into the practice of first-party insurance litigation, as well as construction defect cases. Regarding her medical malpractice experience, she has been able to represent and counsel in production and testimony regarding privileged medical records in response to third-party subpoenas. Stemming from her previous real estate and transactional work, Meg has also recently started assisting clients in business loan reviews.

In 1996-1997, to enhance her skills, Meg attended and graduated with honors from the LL.M. program in Trial Advocacy from Temple University School of Law and learned from some of the premier attorneys in the Philadelphia, PA legal community. She has tried numerous cases to verdict with successful outcomes.

During her career, Meg has served as a member of the faculty at Harcum College and the Community College of Philadelphia, teaching courses in Business Law, Microeconomics, Business and Professional Communication, as well as Civil Litigation, Political Science, American History and Paralegal Studies. Meg has also served as a Moot Court Judge at Widener University School of Law and as volunteer faculty in its Intense Trial Advocacy Program. In addition, Meg was an instructor for the Lorman Seminar on Discovery in Civil Litigation for Paralegals.

Sitting as an arbitrator, and most often as the chairperson, with the Philadelphia Compulsory Arbitration program for over 20 years, it naturally led to volunteering as a Judge Pro Tempore at the Philadelphia County Dispute Resolution Center in 2016, where she tried to facilitate settlements of litigation prior to trial.

Meg has also mentored high school students in inner-city Philadelphia through the Victory Schools program, and paralegals through CCP. Starting in 2020, she was part of a new program with Abington Friends Upper School’s “Legal Externship Program”, called “Law Ex.”

Meg, her husband Mark, and their two sons, Max and Mason, live right outside of Wilmington in Leland, where they have two rescue dogs. They participate in and enjoy all types of local sports as well as the arts and music. Since relocating, Meg and her family have become involved in coaching junior varsity soccer teams and basketball teams for Brunswick County Recreation and Sports.  In addition, she has volunteered for fundraising and social events at the local Bellville Elementary School and PTO. Meg and her family have also been active in supporting the “Kevin from Heaven” Foundation.

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