Profile

Drew Crompton, former Commonwealth Court judge, is a member of McNees’ Public Finance & Government Services Practice Group who leverages nearly 30 years of experience in all three branches of Pennsylvania government to assist clients across multiple areas of law and government relations.

Crompton joined McNees after serving on the Commonwealth Court, where he heard administrative and civil public law cases and wrote more than 150 published and unpublished opinions that are straightforward, thoughtful and objective. He was confirmed to the position by a strong bipartisan Senate vote.

Previously, Crompton spent 26 years serving the Pennsylvania Senate. Named one of the 10 Titans in Pennsylvania by City and State Magazine, he began in the Senate Republicans’ policy office in his early 20s, quickly became former Senate President Pro Tempore Robert C. Jubelirer’s chief counsel and departed as general counsel to the Senate Majority Caucus and chief-of-staff to former President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati in 2019. Crompton managed dozens of high profile and extensive civil and criminal litigation cases in front of the Commonwealth and Supreme Courts — including redistricting cases, the NCAA matter, budget disputes and separation of power cases, to name a few — and drafted hundreds of state statutes affecting local and state tax laws, state agencies, education, health care, transportation and business development.

He also served as chief-of-staff and counsel to Scarnati when he assumed the role of Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor in 2008.

Over the course of his career, Crompton delivered speeches at hundreds of public and private forums and spoke to a large variety of media outlets on behalf of the Pennsylvania Senate – he has been quoted in over 500 news reports over the past decade. Crompton has also established extensive contacts with individuals and organizations across the Commonwealth during his career.

When he is not practicing law, the Montgomery County native coaches the Cumberland Valley Youth Basketball Association’s girls’ team and plays on the West Shore Country Club mens’ tennis team.

EDUCATION

Dickinson College, B.A. in Political Science, 1990

Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg Campus, 1993

  • Moot Court
  • Trial Advocacy

HONORS/AWARDS

Named Alumni of the Year, Phil-Mont Christian Academy (2020)

Named one of the 10 Titans in Pennsylvania (2016)

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee, Chair

Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority (Philadelphia) (2015-2019)

Cumberland Valley Youth Basketball Association, Girls’ Coach (2017-present)

West Shore Country Club Mens’ Tennis Team

Scarnati 100 Mile Bike Ride — Raised over $1 million for three Pennsylvania children’s hospitals (2008-2017)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania