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Your Erie DUI & Criminal Defense Team
Your community is our community
"Erie and Northwestern Pennsylvania is our home and has been the community where our families have worked for more than a century," says Tim George about his wife, Kathy Scibetta, also a lawyer, and their three children. Tim's great-grandfather was a longshoreman in Erie. His maternal grandfather taught Math for decades at Gannon College (now Gannon University) and Cathedral Prep High School. In 1944, his paternal grandfather founded WESPEN Audio Visual Company, now owned by his father and brother. And, for 20 years his mother worked at Mercyhurst College (now Mercyhurst University).
Solid training & unique experience
After graduating from St. Bonaventure University and receiving a law degree from The Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Dickinson), Tim returned home in 1992 to practice law. He founded J. Timothy George, P.C. in 1996. He credits the training provided by more experienced lawyers with whom he has worked, his time as a prosecutor, and his experience as an Army lawyer with shaping his practice. He was called to active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in January 2009 and served for 11 months as trial counsel for the 28th CAB where he handled military justice cases. Tim continues to serve as an Army lawyer, now a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Fewer cases means more time for you
Our clients are supported by four full-time administrative support personnel, including two paralegals. We embrace the efficiencies of technology and, in particular, the many ways such advancements can improve the quantity, quality and timeliness of the services provided to our clients. Tim is careful to limit the number of cases he handles because real communication requires time, especially with clients who face a DUI or criminal allegations for the first time. Fewer cases means more time for clients. Fewer clients allows more time to meet, listen and explain, and doing so with enough frequency to ensure that clients truly understand the process, their options and the best way ahead. Check our what others say about our team here.
In 2004, Tim moved his practice to 2525 West 26th Street in Erie after overseeing extensive renovations made there. The location is central and easily accessible, just one block west of I-79. The location is convenient for clients throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania and offers free parking. You can receive directions elsewhere on our website.
Helping you & your family
Tim says, "Our singular objective is to defend freedom and, in the end, help people and their families." All meetings are confidential, and the first office consultation is free. Call toll free (888) 748-0090 or In Erie (814) 636-1618.