Timothy M. Kolman

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Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Penndel, PA

Kolman Ely, P.C.
 | 414 Hulmeville Avenue, Penndel, PA 19047
Phone: 215-750-3134
Fax: 215-750-3138
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Rights (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • General Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

Practicing employment and complex litigation, Timothy M. Kolman is managing partner at Kolman Ely, P.C. He represents employees and litigants throughout Pennsylvania in matters such as discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, hostile work environment, wage and hour disputes, and medical leave issues.

Approaching each case with a compassion for the client, Mr. Kolman recognizes the emotional toll these cases may take. He provides people with peace of mind through crafting an effective strategy to secure a favorable legal remedy. As an experienced litigator and negotiator, he has found success both in and out of the courtroom.

Mr. Kolman was selected as the top employment lawyer in 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals(IATOP). Further, as a testament to his accomplishments, Mr. Kolman holds an Avvo “Superb” rating; he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; he is a member of the Lawyers of Distinction; the National Employment Lawyers Association honored him with its Distinguished Service Award and he has received the Lead Counsel designation in labor and employment law.

Mr. Kolman holds two law degrees. In 1976, he received a Bachelor of Laws with double honors from the University of Glasgow School of Law in Scotland. He then earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was the editor of the school’s law review. 

A native of London, England, Mr. Kolman has practiced in Pennsylvania for nearly 30 years. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Rights (20%): Americans with Disabilities Act, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination

Employment & Labor (50%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

General Litigation (30%): Litigation, Restraining Order

Focus Areas

Americans with Disabilities Act, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Litigation, Restraining Order


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Super Lawyers: 2005

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About Timothy Kolman

Admitted: 1988, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.kolmanelypc.com/attorneys/


  • In 2017, Mr. Kolman received the award for the top employment and labor lawyer in the United States by the International Association of Top Professionals. This caps a prior series of significant awards including but not limited to top lawyer in Who's Who, lawyers of distinction, lead counsel, top attorney for Avvo, Avvo client's choice award, the million and multimillion dollar club and lawyers of distinction (top 10%)., Top employment lawyer in the United States, International Association of Top Professionals, 2017
  • Selected by Who’s Who worldwide as a top lawyer
  • Million-Dollar and Multi-Million-Dollar Forum
  • Lead Counsel Designation in Labor & and Employment Law from Thompson Reuters
  • Avvo (10 out of 10)
  • Super Lawyer
  • Top 10% of employment lawyers in the United States, by Lawyers of Distinction

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court for District Court of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mr. Kolman regularly represents clients for no fee and takes cases of lawyers would not take or have refused to take.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Mr. Kolman has written numerous articles for the Legal Intelligencer, most specifically on discovery abuses and prior to this, has had an article published in the Scots law Journal (he has a Scots law degree) regarding the Piper alpha oil rig disaster.


  • Mr. Kolman has achieved multi million dollar results for his clients but almost all of these cases settled with a strict non disclosure and confidentiality agreement. As eveidence of his acheivements,  he was inducted into the million and multi-million dollar club. Black v. Allegheny, a civil rights wrongful death case settled for $2.2 million and Tim won $750,000 in a jury trial in Charnitski v. Motorworld, 2012

Representative Clients:

  • Mr. Kolman is a lawyer's lawyer. He has represented attorneys, doctors, teachers, pharmaceutical representatives, research scientists athletes, clergy, professors, including professors of law, teachers, police officers, academics, nurses, firefighters, police officers, managers, directors and CEOs.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mr. Kolman's play, 'The Roses in June' was performed at Place and Players Theater in Philadelphia for a run of over three weeks., 2017

Educational Background:

  • University of Glasgow in Scotland with high honors
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Office Location for Timothy M. Kolman

414 Hulmeville Avenue
Penndel, PA 19047

Phone: 215-750-3134

Fax: 215-750-3138

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Last Updated: 10/4/2018

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