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Timothy J. Colgan

Family Attorney at Mechanicsburg, PA

4.9   69 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1996
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About Timothy

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Tim Colgan helps individuals and families preserve, restore and move forward with their lives. He works with families facing separation and divorce reach fair agreements that allow them to put their children first and move past their divorce and separation. Colgan's work helps families minimize the emotional pain and financial destruction normally associated with separation and divorce.

Colgan also works with attorneys and individuals as a mediator and arbitrator. He assists the parties in determining their forward looking needs and interests to help them develop options for resolution that they believe are fair and equitable. He works best with clients who are interested in reaching fair agreements to achieve closure and preserve respectful relationships for the benefit of their children.

Additionally, Colgan provides peace of mind to individuals and their loved ones by preparing their estate plans and assisting with the administration of estates.

Mr. Colgan trained in Collaborative Practice in 2007 and Mediation in 2008. He was the 2008 and 2009 President of the Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania (CPCP). He is a court appointed Parenting Coordinator in York County and has also served as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) and Special Master in Dauphin County. He is a member of the Cumberland, York, Dauphin County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. He is also a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).

Colgan is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, University Park and the Widener University School of Law.

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Location

Colgan & Associates
611 Gettysburg Pike (Principal Office)
Suite 201
Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055
Colgan & Associates LLC
1 East Market Street
Suite 201
York, PA, 17401
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and reliable advice and counsel.
Mr. Colgan and his staff were courteous, empathetic, and professional. Always available when questions arose. I hired Mr. Colgan for my divorce and was well-pleased with the outcome. These are not always pleasant situations, but having Mr. Colgan as my attorney made things go a lot smoother.
Posted by Jeff | May 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional guidance and courtesy
Tim did an excellent job of assisting with the legal aspects and paperwork of executing an estate. He was very helpful with proper handling of difficult beneficiaries and guidance with the sale of the home for the estate. Highly recommended
Posted by Elizabeth | March 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowlegable and efficient
My husband I met with Tim to update our wills and have POAs and Living Wills created. We have two children of our own and my husband has two daughters. Tim helped us navigate the circumstances of the children from different marriages. All the while he was professional and friendly making the process quick and easy. Highly recommend Tim for a straight forward situation or estate planning that is more complex.
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Posted by Matt Ayers | March 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Tim helped my wife and I with estate planning and we had a wonderful experience. Tim was very knowledgeable, friendly and made the experience fast and painless. His fees are also very reasonable. I would definitely recommend his services.
Posted by Kevin | November 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prolonged Divorce
Tim guided me through a very difficult divorce over a three year period in which the opposition used no less than 5 lawyers. He is knowledgeable, supportive, and calm under fire. He not only kept me well informed thru the entire process but was able to flawlessly get all 5 of opposing counsels up to speed on the case. His advice to me was priceless, his office very responsive and I would not have wanted to go through this with any other lawyer. I chose Tim because when we initially discussed the case I felt he cared, not just about the law but about his client. I was correct. Every action Tim took, every piece of advice he gave, every conversation we had was with my best interest at heart and with my end goals in site. He truly cared about the outcome and the affect it would have on all involved. Cognizant of the rising cost of a prolonged divorce struggle, Tim was extremely judicious and efficient with his counsel to/with me. Whether it be verbal or written correspondence Tim always communicated in a clear and concise manner with expert legal opinion, not wasting precious resources. When a court battle loomed, Tim provided expert advice and developed a clear way-ahead for me, communicating with the court, opposing counsel and when need be with the other party in the case. Knowing I did not want to end this in court, Tim's proactive actions were instrumental in avoiding a court appearance, proving again he cared about his client. Tim is the consummate lawyer. I am extremely pleased with every facet of service provided by him personally and by his office. I do not ever want to go thru anything like we just concluded but if I did my first call would be to Tim...your's should be to. I trust him implicitly.
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Posted by Michael | October 24, 2022
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Estate Planning with Timothy Colgan
Tim helped me with my estate planning. I had a wonderful experience overall. I talked with Tim and he drew up my paperwork and was able to send it to me to review, and then assisted me in setting up my paperwork with what I needed and he answered all of my questions. Tim was very professional and courteous and I would highly recommend him and this office to anyone looking for an attorney.
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Posted by Denise | August 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible Attorney
Attorney Colgan is such a caring, kind and compassionate individual. He always suggests very level minded approach when handling delicate situations, resulting in a less stressful experience for the children involved. I can not thank him enough for his guidance.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Reassuring and calming guide
Attorney Colgan supported me through my divorce. He was always a steady guide for me throughout this process. He also helped me find ways to save a lot of money while transitioning some of our assets, like the mortgage for the home. It was a time with a lot of uncertainty for me and I very much valued his guidance. In addition, his staff was always friendly, helpful and quick to respond. I spoke quite a few times with his paralegal and his receptionist and both were so helpful.
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Posted by Carrie | July 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent to work with!
Tim Colgan executed all the tasks needed for me to settle my difficult situation of divorce and property settlement in a reasonable timeline. I appreciate the professional manner in which he worked with me and his attention to detail. His explanation of each step was clear and easy to understand. The staff and location of the office was also a plus.
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Posted by Holly | June 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Tim was very helpful to me and my boyfriend. We are very happy with the services that we’re provided to us and would recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by Jordan | May 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney for all estate work!
I hired Tim to draft my will. Tim was very informative and thorough. He listened to my requests and quickly drafted all the documents I needed. I would highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Tim provided the professional expertise we required to complete the task of setting our estate affairs in order. He made the possible uncomfortableness of discussing family and death, comfortable. He was knowledgeable about the legal side and was very helpful with any questions we had.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
We hired Tim to help with creating our wills and poa. Great experience, helpful insight and guidance.
Posted by Brad | April 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent response time and service
Tim was great! We needed our Wills and POAs re-written quickly for a last minute trip and he turned them around in 1 day. I was very happy and satisfied with his service, thoroughness, and response times.
Posted by Jim | March 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very personable and understandable
Time was very affable but still very business like. He explained things in a very understandable manner without talking down to us. I would be happy to use his services in the future if need be.
Posted by Laura | March 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A+ attorney and human
I hired Tim after my first attorney didn't work out as I had hoped. I wish I would have gone to Tim in the first place. He is incredibly professional and patient taking the time to explain the process and what my options were. I'm sure everyone going through divorce/custody issues feels as though their case is the worst and yet he made sure I felt as though my case was a priority and that I was being heard and my rights were being fought for. With stress levels high I genuinely appreciated all of his efforts to help resolve my case.
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Posted by john | October 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I've worked with Mr. Colgan in the past and when my personal needs required legal advice, I didn't hesitate to contact him. I'd highly recommend Mr. Colgan and his practice.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
will
Working with timothy was great he explained everything in detail He was understanding when i missed an appointment and I will call him with future changes that i decide to make.
Posted by Craig | September 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Help
Tim was excellent helping me through a very stressful divorce. His knowledge is spot on and he explained everything step by step through the process. He was always available anytime I needed his guidance or had questions. He was a godsend in a very difficult time. I could not be happier with his representation and would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Debbie | September 2, 2021
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Last Will and Durable Power of Attorney
Attorney Colgan is very efficient in his work and knowledgeable. He was able to explain many areas of our will and Health Durable Power of Attorney in a way we were able to understand. I recommend his office and associates highly.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Colgan & Associates LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Colgan Marzzacco LLC
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Partner/Managing Partner
  • The Wiley Group
  • 1998 - 2008
  • Attorney Examiner
  • The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • 1996 - 1997
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • The Pennsylvania State University -- University Park
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Associations

  • Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • George E. Hoffer Service to Youth Award
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Polar Bear Foundation
  • 2017
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Family Law from A to Z
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Navigating Complex Asset Cases
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Advanced Child and Spousal Support Issues
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Navigating the Fork in the Road...Fairly Dividing Assets and Liabilities
  • 2009
  • Institute for Paralegal Education
  • Divorce 101 For Paralegals
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • What Family Court Judges and Officers Want You to Know
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Getting a Divorce Case Off on the Right Foot
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association Continuing Education Conference
  • Collaborative Practice
  • 2009
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Meeting
  • Collaborative Practice
  • 2009
  • Family Law 101
  • Continuing Legal Education for Family Law Lawyers
  • 2009
  • A Roadmap Through Divorce Proceedings
  • Continuing Legal Education for Family Law Lawyers
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Timothy
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Atty. Colgan is a client-focused attorney with enough knowledge and experience to deftly handle any family law matter. He is well benefited by the respect he has earned in the legal community and shows tremendous confidence in navigating his clients through their cases."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tim is a tremendous lawyer, and he is well respected in the legal community. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Attorney Colgan. Attorney Colgan is experienced in all areas of family law. Attorney Colgan works to diligently protect his client’s rights - and helps his clients make informed decisions so they can move forward with their lives."
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Colgan strives to help families minimize the emotional pain and financial destruction normally associated with separation and divorce. He always appears to have a strong rapport with his clients - and takes the time to understand his clients’ individual situations. Attorney Colgan is an experienced Family Law attorney that I endorse."
General practice Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am extremely happy to endorse attorney Timothy Colgan. I have known Tim since the mid-1990's and have personally witnessed the quality and thoroughness of his work and his professionalism in representing his clients. In my opinion, Tim receives the highest rating possible and you would be lucky to have him as your attorney should you need one.”"
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim Colgan possesses the knowledge, experience and practical approach necessary to sucessfully represent persons experiencing family law issues. Tim is also an amazing collaborative divorce lawyer and a very fair and pragmatic mediator."
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