Published in the July 2014 issue of the WC Press
Joseph “Skip” Brion has quietly been one of the most influential businessmen in the borough, if not this half of the state. Throughout his time as a partner at Buckley, Brion, McGuire & Morris LLP, the firm has doubled in size, and Philadelphia magazine named him one of the “Super Lawyers” of Philadelphia. He has served as Chairman of the Republican Committee of Chester County, and sits on the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board after being personally appointed by Governor Corbett in 2011.
Skip came to Chester County to take a clerkship in Downingtown when he graduated from Villanova Law School and moved to West Chester a few years later. While he moved here for a job, he never returned to Philadelphia because “he stayed for a woman”- his wife Glenda. Skip has twice served on borough council and remains active in politics, a role he gladly took on because he felt “it was the best way to give back to the community”
His advice: “Always do the right thing, If you try to always do what’s right, you’ll flourish in this town. When you help the community, and when you say you’ll do something and you do it, people will notice and you will be well respected. Throughout 43 years of law, people came and went, but those who stayed and did well always did the right thing.”
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