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Joshua D. Macel




Joshua D. Macel
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Josh Macel is a litigation attorney in Wolf, Baldwin, & Associates' Pottstown office.  Mr. Macel represents several local businesses and individuals in breach of contract, employment, real estate, property dispute, and personal injury actions.

Mr. Macel strives to effectively communicate with his clients to understand their needs and explain how the legal process can work to help them.  He believes in a holistic approach to resolving disputes, crafting a strategy that zealously advocates for his clients' best interests while considering the financial and often personal nature of the issues at hand.  This style results in the best outcomes in and out of the courtroom.

Prior to joining Wolf, Baldwin, & Associates, Mr. Macel served as law clerk in the Berks County and Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  He also spent six years in private practice representing individuals, small businesses, and health care providers throughout the Philadelphia region.  This unique combination of legal acumen and experience allows special insight into the decision-making process and helps develop winning litigation strategies.  Adept at scrutinizing adverse claims and recognizing the true nature of a dispute, Mr. Macel devotes the same care and attention to each client regardless of the complexity of the issues involved.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Josh matriculated at Allegheny College and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History and minored in Classical Studies.  He was elected class president, president of the Alpha Chapter of Delta Tau Delta, and president of the Allegheny Interfraternity Council.  He was chosen Captain of the men's ice hockey team three of his four seasons and played two seasons as fullback for the college's rugby team, advancing to the Division III Final Four his senior year.  Josh also wrote for the Campus newspaper and played tuba with the college symphony.  An able, though oft-distracted student, Josh was an Alden Scholar and ranked near the top of his graduating class.  Like every Alleghenian, he completed a Senior Comprehensive Project, a significant piece of original work studying the political approach and motivation of founding father John Dickinson.  Josh - not coincidentally - obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law ("Penn State Law") while participating in the Environmental Law Society and Student Bar Association.  He won awards for excellence in Statutory Interpretation and Judicial Opinion Writing.

In his free time Josh indulges in stamp collecting and enjoys canoeing, camping, biking, and men's league ice hockey.  Josh and his wife reside happily in Collegeville with their daughter and two Black and Tan Coonhounds, Sherlock and Norman.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate and Business Representation
  • Employment Disputes
  • Property

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania


  • Penn State Law, University Park, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2010
  • Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 2007
    • Honors: Distinguished Alden Scholar
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Classical Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Berks County Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Montgomery Child Advocacy Project
  • Borough of Collegeville Planning Commission , 2020 to Present
  • Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville & Perkiomen Valley, Vice-President, 2015 to 2018
  • King of Prussia Historical Society, Member, Board of Directors, 2013 to 2016