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.
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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
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|The President's Award||Erie County Bar Association||2006|
|Cheryl Millage Public Interest Law Fellowship||The Dickinson School of Law||1991|
|Judge Advocate||US Army JAG Corps||2004 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||Erie County Public Defender||2002 - 2002|
|Assistant District Attorney||Erie County District Attorney's Office||1996 - 1998|
|Founder||J. Timothy George, P.C.||1996 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Erie County Bar Association||Civil Litigation Section||2010 - Present|
|Erie County Bar Association||Leadership Committee (Civil Litigation Section)||2010 - Present|
|Erie County Bar Association||Leadership Committee (Criminal Section)||2010 - Present|
|Erie County Bar Association||Chairman, Criminal Practice Committee||2006 - 2007|
|Erie County Bar Association||Criminal Law Section||2000 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Association of District Attorneys||N/A||1996 - 1998|
|Pennsylvania Association For Justice||N/A||1993 - 2008|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||N/A||1992 - Present|
|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 Company||Settlement for policy limit of $100,000|
|Stephanie M. v. Russell T.||Received underinsurance limit, plus $50,000|
|ebook for PA Residents||How to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Pennsylvania||2013|
|ebook for Pennsylvania Residents||The Ultimate Guide to DUI Cases in Pennsylvania (2nd Edition)||2013|
|Word Association Publishers||The Road to Justice: The Ultimate Guide to Car Accident Cases in Pennsylvania||2010|
|Five Mistakes that can Wreck your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case||The "Client Friendly" Fee Agreement: A Different Way to Set Lawyer Fees in Pennsylvania Car Accident Cases||2010|
|The Secret to Real Communication with your DUI Lawyer||The Three Questions you must ask Before you hire a DUI Lawyer||2010|
|Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|St Bonaventure University||Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1989|
|Comcealed Carry Law in Pennsylvania: Our Rights & Responsibilities||Concealed Carry & Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania||2014|
|Take the Pledge: Don't Text & Drive (or Ride with Anyone Who Does)||Dangers of Texting & Driving||2013|
|Jr. ROTC Awards Banquet||Public Service||2010|
|Soldier Readiness Programs||Preparing for Deployment||2008|
|Stepping Out Program||Youth & the Law||1999|