John P. McShea

John P. McShea

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Phone: (215) 345-7000

Fax: (215) 345-9142


Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning


Municipal Law

Real Estate

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John P. McShea joined Eastburn and Gray in 2021 where he practices in the areas of litigation, real estate, land use and zoning, and municipal law. John represents clients before zoning hearing boards and municipal governing bodies in land development matters, zoning appeals, applications for zoning variances, special exceptions and conditional use approvals, and substantive and procedural validity challenges. John has litigated on behalf of clients before Pennsylvania courts of common pleas and the Commonwealth Court in land development and zoning matters, breach of contract cases, landlord-tenant disputes, violations of the real estate disclosure law, partition, and ejectment matters.

Prior to joining the firm, John was an associate in the Philadelphia office of a large, full service law firm. During that time, he represented corporate policyholders in complex insurance coverage disputes involving a variety of policy types and coverage issues.


John is a member of the Bucks County Bar Association, the Lackawanna County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Bar Admission

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


John received his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA where he served as Research and Staff Editor of Temple International & Comparative Law Journal. John received his B.A. in History from The University of Scranton, in Scranton, PA where he was a member of the Men’s Lacrosse team.

Clerkship Experience

Between 2018 and 2020, John served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James A. Gibbons of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas.

Volunteer and Community Work

  • John served as a Jesuit Volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in New Orleans, LA from 2012 to 2013. As a Jesuit Volunteer, John worked as a teacher in a high-needs school serving a 97% free and reduced lunch student population.
  • Assistant Coach, Men’s Lacrosse, Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School, 2018 – present.

Personal Data

John is a native of Strafford, PA and presently resides in Glenside, PA with his wife and Labrador Retriever. When he is not practicing law, he enjoys following local Philadelphia sports, running and spending time with family and friends at the Jersey Shore.