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Burke Carlton receives leadership award


The Women Lawyers Division of the Bucks County Bar Association presented the Harriet M. Mims Award to Curtin & Heefner partner Maureen Burke Carlton at its annual dinner in December.

The award recognizes Carlton’s professional strength and integrity, as well as her leadership among both peers and aspiring young attorneys. Given to outstanding women attorneys, the award is named after the first woman member of the Bucks County Bar Association and first woman judge in Bucks County, Harriet Mims.

Among several colleagues nominating Carlton was recipient of the 2012 Harriet M. Mims Award, Bonnie Stein, also of Curtin & Heefner. “Maureen is highly deserving of this award. Her work ethic and dedication to the community is impeccable,” Stein said. Also nominating Carlton were Kyong Ha Growney, Charissa Liller and Theresa Golding.

With more than 30 years of experience, Carlton focuses on commercial and real estate law, including financing, zoning, leases, tax appeals, and land use.

Carlton has served as president of the Board of Trustees of the Bucks County Bar Foundation and as a Trustee of the Bucks County Bar Association.

She serves as a delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates for Zone 9; she is on the Executive Committee and serves as a Trustee of the Bucks County Historical Society; and she serves as Co-Chair of the Bucks County Historical Society’s annual “Cocktails at the Castle.”

Carlton’s charitable, community and civic involvement includes work with the Bucks County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Board of Bucks County Opportunity Council and the Bucks County Historical Society.