Mr. McCarthy has practiced law in the Lehigh Valley for over 35 years and has assisted corporations, developers, municipalities, entrepreneurs and other individuals with their complex legal matters. His practice concentrates in real estate law, municipal law, land use and zoning, estate planning and administration, business collections, and commercial litigation. He is a member of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, having been elected in 2001. His professional experience includes having served as Assistant City Solicitor to the City of Allentown, Solicitor to the South Whitehall Township Authority, Northampton County Assistant Public Defender, Special Counsel to the Allentown Fire Civil Service Commission and the Allentown Police Civil Service Commission. Mr. McCarthy is the current Solicitor to the Allentown Parking Authority. He is President-Elect of the Bar Association of Lehigh County.
A former member of the Allentown Historical and Architectural Review Board, Mr. McCarthy is chairman of the Allentown Zoning Hearing Board and a licensed title agent.