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J. Timothy George

J. Timothy George

also known as Tim George

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Car Accidents

About Me

Get our free books before you meet with a lawyer. Just Call (814) 833-7100. You have lots of questions. Don't know where to start? Get answers about DUI or car accident cases in Pennsylvania in our free consumer books, written by 10/10 and AV-Preeminent Pennsylvania lawyers, Tim George & Eric Purchase. Or call for a free consultation.


You get answers to your questions - and time with your lawyer.  We limit the cases we accept in order to give you more time and attention. The more information you get, the better decisions you make, and the better results we can achieve together.  


Tim credits the training provided by more experienced lawyers with whom he has worked for almost 25 years, his time as a criminal prosecutor, and his experience as an Army lawyer with shaping his "clients-come-first" practice.


Tim was called to active duty for one year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009 and continues to serve as an Army lawyer holding the rank of Major.  He says, "Young Soldiers leaving their families behind have lots of quesions, want information, and battle fear of the unknown much like our clients who have never been involved in the civil or criminal justice system. For most Soldiers, it was their first war. For many of our clients, it's your first time facing criminal charges or the first time you were  hurt in a car or truck accident.  You want - and deserve - answers to your questions and time to work through your options. You also want the best results possible.  We help you do that at Purchase & George, P.C."  


After returning from Iraq, Tim formed Purchase & George, P.C. in 2010 with Eric Purchase.  Both lawyers are rated 10/10 by Avvo and AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest lawyer rating company in the country. 


Helping you & your family. Tim says, "Our objectives are to defend freedom and pursue justice and, in the end, help people and their families."  You want good information and clear communication from your lawyer in order to work through the uncertainties of your case. We understand this. And you want a good result. So do we. You can get started by calling for our free consumer books today. Or you can schedule a free consultation at (814) 833-7100.


We don't accept every case.  We are not a mill.  We help people. One person at a time. One case at a time. Fewer cases for us means more time for you and your family. More time to meet.  More time to explain. More time to get the best results we can for you. If you think we might be a good fit for you and your case, call us today at (814) 833-7100. 


Convenient location for you.  In 2004, we moved to 2525 West 26th Street in Erie after overseeing extensive renovations made there. The location is centrally located and easily accessible, just one block west of I-79.  The location is convenient for clients throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania and offers free parking.  Call for directions at (814) 833-7100.





Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    21 years
  2. Car Accidents: 30%
    23 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 30%
    21 years



Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Kenneth Allen Bickel

    Tim is really a top notched guy and a top notched lawyer. He has always been friendly with me since my admission to the bar, despite the fact he was much more established than I was at the time and really there was no benefit to him. Tim helped guide me in the right direction in several cases. He is a very smart attorney with an unparalleled work ethic and integrity. I fully endorse Tim in any matter you may considering hiring him for.


    Kenneth Bickel Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eric Vaughn Hackwelder

    Mr. George is regarded as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the area. He is extremely skilled and knowledgeable in virtually every aspect of the law. I am proud to endorse this lawyer.


    Eric Hackwelder Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
The President's AwardErie County Bar Association2006
Cheryl Millage Public Interest Law FellowshipThe Dickinson School of Law1991

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge AdvocateUS Army JAG Corps2004 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderErie County Public Defender2002 - 2002
Assistant District AttorneyErie County District Attorney's Office1996 - 1998
FounderJ. Timothy George, P.C.1996 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Erie County Bar AssociationCivil Litigation Section2010 - Present
Erie County Bar AssociationLeadership Committee (Civil Litigation Section)2010 - Present
Erie County Bar AssociationLeadership Committee (Criminal Section)2010 - Present
Erie County Bar AssociationChairman, Criminal Practice Committee2006 - 2007
Erie County Bar AssociationCriminal Law Section2000 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1998 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of District AttorneysN/A1996 - 1998
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeN/A1993 - 2008
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Estate of Ryan Shampoe v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources$210,000 (statutory cap of $250,000)
Margaret W. v. Her Insurance CompanySettlement for policy limit of $100,000
Stephanie M. v. Russell T.Received underinsurance limit, plus $50,000

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Publication NameTitleDate
ebook for PA ResidentsHow to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Pennsylvania2013
ebook for Pennsylvania ResidentsThe Ultimate Guide to DUI Cases in Pennsylvania (2nd Edition)2013
Word Association PublishersThe Road to Justice: The Ultimate Guide to Car Accident Cases in Pennsylvania2010
Five Mistakes that can Wreck your Pennsylvania Car Accident CaseThe "Client Friendly" Fee Agreement: A Different Way to Set Lawyer Fees in Pennsylvania Car Accident Cases2010
The Secret to Real Communication with your DUI LawyerThe Three Questions you must ask Before you hire a DUI Lawyer2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
St Bonaventure UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Comcealed Carry Law in Pennsylvania: Our Rights & ResponsibilitiesConcealed Carry & Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania2014
Take the Pledge: Don't Text & Drive (or Ride with Anyone Who Does)Dangers of Texting & Driving2013
Jr. ROTC Awards BanquetPublic Service2010
Soldier Readiness ProgramsPreparing for Deployment2008
Stepping Out ProgramYouth & the Law1999