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Timothy Dean McNair

Workers compensation Attorney at Erie, PA

4.3   6 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 42 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation

    41 years, 250 cases

  2. Car accident

    41 years, 200 cases

  3. Employment and labor

    26 years, 20 cases

  4. Admiralty and maritime

    31 years, 20 cases

  5. Probate

    42 years, 50 cases


Attorney Timothy D. McNair is the founding partner of McNair Law Offices, PLLC, and has served Erie and the rest of Pennsylvania for more than 3 decades. As a workers’ comp and personal injury attorney, McNair has been practicing since 1981. He is local to the area and lives in Erie with his wife, Karin, and 4 children. Attorney McNair is dedicated to helping Pennsylvania residents recover after workplace accidents, car crashes, and any situations that threaten their rights as employees or citizens. He received his B.A. from Allegheny College and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As a member of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Attorney McNair is the kind of experienced lawyer you want on your side during legal matters of all shapes and sizes.


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McNair Law Offices


4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2010
Vindicated by Justice
Mr. McNair Advocated for me on my PA Unemployment appeal. My former employer had lied about the circumstances regarding my lay-off. Mr. McNair made sure that all of my rights were protected and eventually prevailed by letting my ex-employer's 3rd party benefits administrator know that our defense was willing to go to the mat.
Posted by Yolanda | December 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney McNair is a kind, caring, dependable and extremely knowledgeable professional. My situation pertained to a wrongful, workman's compensation related, termination. I made contact with Attorney McNair because I felt like I was being harassed by my employer. The free consultation was impressive . I was terminated a few months later and immediately hired Timothy. Attorney McNair made it possible for me to obtain a major surgery and medical treatment . He negotiated two settlements on my behalf that were life changing . During the entire process he kept me informed and my mind at ease. Everything was done in a timely manner on my behalf. My life is better now because of Attorney McNairs professional and personal service. He honestly cares about his clients.
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Posted by Julie | December 5, 2013
Americans with Disabilities Act
Mr. McNair advocated for me on an ADA matter and was quick to respond. He stayed in touch with updates in a timely manner as well. Would highly recommend him to those facing employment issues or labor law questions.
Posted by Martin | May 13, 2013
Excellent Legal Representation
Atty. McNair has represented my wife and I in several legal matters. He has always been straightforward, honest and open with us. The work he has done has been excellent and I will continue to use his services in the future. In addition, I have, and will continue to recommend him to people in need of legal representation.
Posted by Gary | May 9, 2013
very professional and efficient.
I've worked with Tim for numerous years and have always been represented in a very professional and competent manner. I feel very comfortable knowing that he will not squander his time or my money billing me for work that was really not required. I also feel comfortable knowing that if Tim thinks the work might be outside his expertise he will advise and recommend other avenues. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Jim | June 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers Compensation
I would highly consider a different lawyer, didn't do anything to prepare for my case. Smart thing he did do was tell me 4 days before hearing that I did not have a chance, Thank you for that no sarcasm there, walked out hired a new attorney what a difference.
Response from Timothy McNair June 8, 2017
I am sorry you were not happy. My recommendation was based on the fact that the medical evidence was not sufficient to support your claim and that the Workers Compensation Judge is known to be very strict on the application of the law. I recommended that you withdraw and refile, which I offered to do. I am not surprised that your new attorney is more optimistic, since he is probably going by what you are telling him. Please accept my best wishes for success in your case.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-275 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McNair Law Offices, PLLC
  • 1986 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Mercyhurst University
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Hon. Jess S. Jiuliante, Erie County Court of Common Pleas
  • 1982 - 1984


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Allegheny College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977


  • Community Outreach Group
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • Past Co-chair
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Workers Compensation Section
  • Chairman
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 1995 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • George F. Douglas, Jr. Amicus Curiae Award
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • 2001


  • Speakeasy Publications
  • Injured On The Job? What Your Employer May Not Want You To Know About Workers Compensation.
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Workers Compensation Plant Closing Issues
  • Plant Closing Issues
  • 2004
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice, Workers Compensation Section
  • Recent Developments in Workers Compensation Law
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Timothy
Litigation Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I referred a client to Tim and he obtained a good result. Client was happy."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tim McNair is a great personal injury attorney and a fantastic person to work with."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tim is one of the leading practitioners in the field of workers' compensation, particuarly in the Erie area. He works hard for his clients and gives them the best representation possible. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
General practice Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a very hard-working and enthusiastic advocate for his clients."
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Erie Workers compensation Lawyer Timothy Dean McNair
Timothy Dean McNair
Workers compensation Attorney
Erie, PA
Licensed for 42 years
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