About Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett

Board Photo 2014 Small Cropped

Board of Directors: (l-r) Neal R. Devlin; Richard A. Lanzillo, Vice President; Thomas A. Tupitza, President; Christine H. McClure, Secretary; and Jerome C. Wegley, Treasurer


Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. was founded in Erie in 1958. Today we are one of the largest law firms in the region, with more than 40 attorneys, 20 paralegals, a dedicated support staff, and a growing, dynamic practice throughout Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and beyond. We are down-to-earth professionals who successfully combine the diverse disciplines and skills of a large firm with the accessibility and personalized manner of a small firm.

We provide earnest and attentive advocacy and counsel grounded in a comprehensive knowledge of the industries in which our clients operate. Our attorneys include title insurance agents, certified public accountants, and members of the bars of several states. Our broad-based team approach enables us to leverage individual attorney strengths, assuring that clients benefit from our collective experience.

Our clients include a wide array of businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit institutions, insurance companies and financial institutions, as well as individuals and families. Whether you are the CEO of a large company or a young family developing an estate plan, we understand your needs and strive to fulfill them in a friendly, responsive and cost-effective manner.

Our Values 

  • Integrity
  • Excellence 
  • Client Focus
  • Responsiveness
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Community

Our Mission

  • To achieve our clients' objectives
  • To invest in people who will best serve our clients
  • To be leaders in our profession and the community

Our Related Services

As a complement to providing traditional legal services, we offer a variety of educational programs to clients and their professional advisors through the Knox Law Institute®. Many of these programs provide continuing education credits to accountants, financial planners, human resource professionals, educators, attorneys and insurance professionals.