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Timothy M. Kolman

Libel and slander Attorney at Penndel, PA

4.7   72 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2023

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Libel and slander
    30%
    Timothy M Kolman secured a $1.4 million jury verdict in a defamation case and has tremendous experience and expertise in this area. Recently he lectured the Bar Association on the intersection of defamation and the First Amendment. These cases are no

  2. Litigation
    20%
    We have had tremendous success in areas of litigation, quite apart from employment law. We are clever, diligent and we know the law. Above all we know the stress points in the defense and we push them. We have got some record recoveries for our clients, recoveries that few law firms could ever get, sometimes against overwhelming odds. The firm is fearless and well armed. We will see you, with a free consultation. Hire us. We can help.

  3. Civil rights
    10%
    Civil rights is among the hardest area of legal practice. We handle it. One of our largest public settlements was in civil rights. If you have a civil rights case, you might have been rejected by other law firms. Do not lose heart. We have a heart that they do not and an expertise they may not possess. We have a strong sense of justice and we know how important civil rights are to the functioning of a fair and decent democracy but above all, we see the client, sometimes-often-up against

  4. Employment and labor
    10%
    Tim Kolman is in the top 10% of all lawyers handling employment and labor matters. He is endorsed by Avvo. He is a super lawyer. He is a member of the million and multi-million-dollar club, meaning he has secured multimillion dollar settlements. His firm is endorsed by the Better Business Bureau. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court and other federal courts. He is a top lawyer and his name is included in global Who's Who. Hire us. No recovery no fee. We will fight for you.

  5. Wrongful death
    10%
    The firm has secured jury verdicts and settlements for wrongful death clients.

  6. Wrongful termination
    10%
    Tim Kolman is in the top 10% of all lawyers handling employment and labor matters. He is endorsed by Avvo. He is a super lawyer. He is a member of the million and multi-million-dollar club, meaning he has secured multimillion dollar settlements.

  7. Discrimination
    5%
    Civil Rights is among the hardest area of legal practice. We handle it. One of our largest public settlements was in civil rights. If you have a civil rights case, you might have been rejected by other law firms. Do not lose heart. Call us now!

  8. Medical malpractice
    5%
    The firm has successfully litigated and settled serious medical malpractice cases.

Mr. Kolman was born in London, England and received his first law degree from the University of Glasgow in Scotland where he graduated with high honors. His second law degree was awarded from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was an Editor of the Law Review. Mr. Kolman is a member of the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District and the Western District of Pennsylvania.

An accomplished and highly experienced lawyer, Mr. Kolman has counseled hundreds of clients through complicated employment matters. A combat veteran who genuinely cares for his clients, Mr. Kolman prides himself on his tenacity, availability and his extensive trial skills, believing that the employees who he represents deserve an equal shot against the big corporations and their blue-chip law firms.

Location

Kolman Ely PC
414 Hulmeville Avenue
Penndel, PA, 19047

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  72 customer reviews
Posted by Amanda | April 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well Done
Timothy Kolman of Kolman Law P.C., handled my employment case and was able to settle it to my complete satisfaction. His attentiveness and genuine commitment made it all very seamless. He worked on a contingency basis and only got paid if I won. We won! Thank you for all your efforts. I would tell anyone who had an employment issue, to give them a chance.
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Posted by Michelle R. | March 21, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and Pleasant
The attorney and staff were very pleasant. Even though they could not help me with my case, they were very helpful with suggestions and referrals. Fast communication too. I highly recommend them.
Posted by Deborah | March 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Discrimination
Mr.Kolman, Handled my complex discrimination with confidence and straight on. I felt at ease and assured that he would fight for me and that he did, therefore I highly recommend Kolman Law.
Posted by Teri | February 2, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stellar experience
Timothy Kohiman and his team are amazing. Not only does Mr Kolman have an outstanding legal mind, but his empathy is unbelievable. He truly cares and it shows in everything he does. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and Persistent
Helped right a wrong with a prior employment contract. His office was friendly and easy to work with. I highly recommend.
Posted by Deborah | February 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Financially Exploited
Timothy Kolman understood my situation. I was scared, embarrassed and financially defeated by my employer. Tim brought justice to this bizarre situation I found myself in. Kat, Tim's assistant was also a bright spot in this legal journey of mine. A sincere thank you goes out to Kolman Law.
Posted by Amanda | January 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A genuine person to have fight in your corner
From our first conversation to the outcome of my case, Tim and his staff were more than lawyers— They were family friends at the end. He knew exactly what to do and how to advocate for the best outcome for me. Tim really gave me the impression he was always more interested in what would be the best settlement for me personally, not just financially. He is passionate about fighting for people who have been treated unfairly and discriminated against. I really couldn’t say enough good things about his representation, his amazing staff or the outcome. I will forever be grateful and am left with more dignity than I expected to have after experiencing what I did at my prior workplace.
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Posted by Jan | November 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
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Posted by Durran | May 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great law firm
I would definitely recommend Kolman Law P.C to my mom or anyone else.. They treated me like family from the start. Timothy kolman and his hole staff is great
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely competent and personable attorney
Mr. Kolman was retained by us on very short notice for our unemployment hearing. We spoke two or three times on the phone regarding my previous employers charge of willful misconduct. By the time Mr. Kolman was briefed on the facts of the case, he had literally two days to prepare( over a weekend) for Monday hearing. His performance and legal experience really put us over the top. It was well worth Mr Kolman's fee for his services. For as good an attorney as he is...he is an even better human being' as he truly listens to your case and takes a personable approach with his clients. I highly recommend Mr Kolman and his practice.
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Posted by Bill | December 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Result Driven
A professional team who listened, cared and generated results. Having never dealt with this type of issue before, they thoroughly explained the various legal perspectives, discussed possible ways to handle it, and made sure I was comfortable in proceeding. There was no pressure, no up front cost, and no lengthy process. They kept me informed throughout and the end result was positive. I would highly recommend them to anyone in an awkward situation which may require legal help. (Seeing their fantastic office alone is well worth the time for a consultation.)
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Posted by Thomas | August 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Professional
Mr. Kolman and staff were supportive and professional through every step of my situation. I feel very lucky to have had such strong representation.
Posted by Kelly | May 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The very best of the best.
I worked for a large printing company and suffered for years in a hostile work environment, complete with retaliative actions, due to absenteeism as a result of disability and chronic health issues. I was ultimately terminated, and my entire life fell apart. I had lost my job, my bills were not getting paid, I had no health coverage, my rent was falling behind and my credit had been destroyed. I do not believe this company ever thought one person would fight back against them. With the help of Timothy Kolman and the Kolman Ely team I was able to do just that. Mr. Kolman met with me and we discussed the details of the case. From that moment forward, I knew I had made the right decision in choosing their law firm. It runs like a fine machine - everyone works together very well. My case was a bit complicated but this did not deter Mr. Kolman in the least. From the beginning until the end he fought for my rights and for the compensation he felt I deserved. He won my case, but along with that I felt the satisfaction of knowing that we showed my ex-employer that we, as a team, were a force to be reckoned with. Their law firm is well-known and highly respected. They work exceptionally hard and are dedicated to your case. If you want the very best of the best in your corner, this is the place to call.
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Posted by Kelly | January 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Smart, stealthy and superior!
This firm is the absolute best at what they do. If you’ve got an employment issue that resembles discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation or a host of many others, this is who you need to call. Everyone in this firm does their job right and they do it well. If they feel they can help you they will fight for you. Timothy Kolman is a God of a lawyer, but also a perfect gentleman. It was a true privilege to be his client. The firm works as one, they all assist each other and the process is flawless. They always had my best interests at heart and are truly compassionate people. I was one person fighting a huge corporation for discrimination and ADA violations, and they won it for me. I didn’t win it. The team at Kolman Ely did. Excellence from start to finish. They are, indeed, the best there is.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2017
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Secret Weapon
Mr. Kolman exemplifies professionalism. He is courteous, punctual in responses, deliberative in thought and his judgement demonstrates his many years of experience and expertise. Additionally, his staff demonstrates similar professional qualities. This a firm I will continue to turn to in times of need and remains at the top of my recommendation list, as it was recommended to me. Mr. Kolman and his staff are a secret weapon. He truly understands, respects and is devoted toward the vital need of employment to humanity. I admire his work ethic and his service to the public.
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Posted by Mike | May 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He carried me over a field of thorns.
Tim gave a me advice and helped me with a civil law suit against me by my former employer. Once the Preliminary Objections were provided by Tim and his associates, the case was dropped by the plaintiff. This was done quickly and now I have peace of mind and can focus on my work and my family. I really respect his honesty and legal advice!
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Posted by Vindicatedatlast | April 29, 2017
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The best Lawyer you can ask for
Knowledge: There is not a single lawyer out there that is as intelligent, knowledgeable, polished, professional and well spoken as Timothy Kolman. He will take the time to communicate with you. I value Timothy and his team and trust him. He is a good person and a fabulous lawyer. Timothy has represented me twice and both times we won. I just love working with him and the other lawyers in his office. All are helpful and do not like when someone is treated unfairly. They will fight your fight and will not tolerate any nonsense from employers or people that discriminate against innocent victims. I can't thank Timothy Kolman enough for his candid personality, his talent and expertise in what he does. He is a true artist when defending you and your case. If I could give him 10 stars I would.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Totally impressed with Tim Kolman - Highly Recommend
Knowing his practice included other attorneys, I expected to get a call back from one of his associates. Especially as the consultation was "no charge". But Tim took the time to call me and spent over 90 minutes with me on the phone. I had sent a 5 page synopsis of my situation and he clearly read it before calling me. Which made the conversation much more efficient. He was very patient, listened to everything I had to say, explored every possible scenario with me, and did not give me any indication that he needed to hang up. He was sensitive, concerned, and stayed with me and talked with me until I was 100% convinced and comfortable with the course of action I needed to take. He clearly had the right experience to advice me on my claim. I would recommend Tim Kolman to anyone who feels they have a discrimination claim. Thank you Tim.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
We couldn't be happier!!!
After literally being abandoned by my long-term attorney when the going got tough, Tim Kolman and his team stepped in with energy, intelligence, and passion to pick up the pieces, to build a winning attack plan, and to ultimately resolve an employment dispute that had been outstanding for over seven years. Tim's deep experience -- and his calming counsel -- both won the day and helped me and my family through a very, very difficult time. I can't thank Tim and his team enough. Without his outstanding perspective, his endless energy, his deep intelligence, and his proven experience, I am certain we would have come-up empty in this litigation. If you have been treated unfairly, and you need a "modern gladiator" to be a champion your family, you need Tim Kolman. You can't do better. My wife and I trust him implicitly, and we are very happy to give him our highest recommendation!
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Response from Timothy Kolman January 31, 2017
Kolman Ely PC is privileged to represent all of its clients and to provide the highest quality of legal representation.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
honesty
said the specifics would be great to give an accurate decision about the case.
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AVVO RATING 6.2 (Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023.

Public Reprimand issued in PA, 2023
updated on 03/13/2024

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Managing partner
  • Kolman Ely PC
  • 1990 - Present
  • Intern
  • The Honorable Judge Harry A. Takiff
  • 1985 - 1986

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Glasgow University
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1976

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • United States District Court
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • American Association of Retired Persons
  • 2003
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • 1990
  • Law Revew Editor
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • 1985
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Publications

  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • 10 More Discovery Abuses to Look Out for During Litigation
  • 2012
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • Law Firms Dirty Little Secrets
  • 2011
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • 10 Discovery Abuses to Look Out for During Litigation
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
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Endorse Timothy
Wrongful termination Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim Kolman is an extremely insightful and knowledgeable lawyer. I conferred with him about a potential wrongful termination case and I was extremely impressed by his legal analysis, practicality, and good judgment. I'd jump at the chance to co-counsel a case with him."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer. Well respected."
This attorney hasn't created any attorney endorsements recently on Avvo.
Penndel Libel and slander Lawyer Timothy M. Kolman
Timothy M. Kolman
Libel and slander Attorney
Penndel, PA
Licensed for 36 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details