Timothy D. McNair

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Erie, PA

McNair Law Offices, PLLC
 | 821 State Street, Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-326-2294
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (30%),
  • Civil Rights (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Timothy D. McNair is the founder and owner of McNair Law Offices, PLLC, in Erie, Pennsylvania. A lawyer since 1981, Mr. McNair has extensive legal knowledge and experience, and he provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout Erie, McKean, Warren, Sharon, Mercer and Forest counties who are dealing with complex, pressing legal issues involving any of the following:

    · Personal injury

    · Workers' compensation

    · Employment law litigation involving workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and other grievances

    · Civil rights violations

    In addition, Mr. McNair handles a variety of other matters for businesses and individuals across his region, including business organization and planning, real estate transactions, land use and zoning issues, collection matters and estate planning.

    No matter the issues his clients are facing or how complicated their situations, Mr. McNair delivers the highly personalized counsel they need to make the best-informed decisions, and he has earned a reputation for his zealous advocacy and aggressive approach to helping his clients toward the goal of receiving the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

    A leader in his field, Mr. McNair has served on a number of committees with the Erie County Bar Association, and he is a member of the board of governors of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, where he has served as chair for the organization's Workers' Compensation Section as well as member of the association's Amicus Curiae Committee, Legislative Affairs Committee and Auto Law Section.

    Mr. McNair is also a member of the Workers’ Compensation and Civil Litigation Sections of the Pennsylvania Bar Association as well as member of the Admiralty, Civil Rights, Employment and Workplace Injury Sections of the American Association for Justice. Outside his legal practice, he has served as parliamentarian of the Erie County Democratic Party and committeeman of Millcreek 11th District. He is also board member and president of the Community Outreach Group, Inc., as well as Artists Incorporated.

    A 1977 graduate of Allegheny College, Mr. McNair obtained his Juris Doctor in 1981 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he received a university scholarship and Owens Fellowship, and he was a finalist in the school's Trial Moot Court competition. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and both the Pennsylvania and U.S. Supreme Courts.

    Practice Areas
    • 30%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    • 30%Civil Rights
    • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Transportation/Maritime
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Americans with Disabilities Act, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination, Native Peoples Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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    About Timothy McNair

    Admitted: 1981, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: https://www.mcnairlaw.com/attorney-profile


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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1985
    • American Association for Justice, Admiralty, Civil Rights, Employment and Workplace Injury Section
    • U. S. District Court, W.D. Pa., 1981
    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1981
    • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors, 1995 – Present; Workers' Compensation Section, Chair 2003 – 2004; Amicus Curiae Committee; Legislative Affairs Committee, Auto Law Section
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation and Civil Litigation Section
    • Pennsylvania Association for Justice Board of Governors, 1995 - 2008
    • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Workers Compensation Section Chairman, 1998 - 1999
    • Erie County Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Committee, Chair, 2002; Legislative Affairs Committee, Chair, 2004, Civil Rules Committee
    • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2002 - 2010
    • Community Outreach Group, President, 2006 - 2007

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board Chair, Empower Erie Empower Erie is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that most recently advocated for and was successful in establishing a Community College in Erie County. We overcame substantial political opposition and were able to secure the charter for the County., 2017
    • Men’s Cursillo, 161 
    • Board Member, President, Artists Incorporated, Erie, PA 1989 – 1998

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Workers Compensation in Pennsylvania,” Erie, Pennsylvania, April 2002, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 2000
    • “Current Issues in Workers Compensation” (Course Planner) Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Hershey, PA, July 2004
    • “Vocational Experts in Workers Compensation,” Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association


    • Loftus v. Lawrence Park Township, 764 F. Supp. 354 (W.D. Pa., 1991) 
    • EMI Co. v. Workers Compensation Board of Review (Rathman), 738 A.2d 33 (Pa. Commonwealth Court, 1999)
    • Perez v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, 736 A.2d 737 (Pa. Commonwealth Court, 1999)

    Educational Background:

    • University Scholarship, Owens Fellowship. Trial Moot Court Finalist. Phi Alpha Delta
    • Allegheny College BA - Bachelor of Arts  , 1977
    • Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA, Diploma, 1972 
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    Office Location for Timothy D. McNair

    821 State Street
    Erie, PA 16501

    Phone: 814-326-2294

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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