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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

Your community is our community. "Erie and Northwestern Pennsylvania is our home and has been the community where our families have worked for more than a century," says Tim George about his wife, Kathy Scibetta, also a lawyer, and their three chilldren. Tim's great-grandfather was a longshoreman in Erie. His maternal grandfather taught Math  for decades at Gannon College (now Gannon University) and Cathedral Prep High School.  In 1944, his paternal granfather founded WESPEN Audio Visual Company, now owned by his father and brother. And, for 20 years his mother worked at Mercyhurst College.

Solid training & unique experience.  After graduating  from St. Bonaventure University and reciveing a law degree from The Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Dickinson) Tim returned home in 1992 to practice law. He founded J. Timothy George, P.C. in 1996.  He credits the training provided by more experienced lawyers with whom he has worked, his time as a prosecutor, and his experience as an Army lawyer with shaping his practice. He was called to active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in January 2009 and served for 11 months as trial counsel for the 28th CAB where he handled military justice cases. Tim continues to serve as an Army lawyer and now is a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve.


Fewer cases means more time for you. Our clients are supported by four full-time administrative support personnel, including two paralegals. We embrace the efficencies of technology and, in particular, the many ways such advancements can improve the quantity, quality and timeliness of the services provided to our clients.  Tim is careful to limit the number of cases he handles because real communication requires time, especially with clients who have been injured or who face  criminal allegations for the first time. Fewer cases means more time for clients. Fewer clients allows more time to meet, listen and explain, and doing so with enough frequency to ensure that clients truly understand the process, their options and the best way ahead.


Convenient location.  In 2004, Tim moved his practice 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.  You can recieve directions elsewhere on our website.


Helping you & your family. Tim says, "Our objectives are to defend freedom and pursue justice, in the end, help people and their families."   All meetings are confidential, and the first office consultation is free.  Call toll free (866) 794-2525.



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

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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