Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

Bryan G. Baumann

bbaumann@kmgslaw.com

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Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2002, J.D. Staff Editor, The Loyola Consumer Law Review
  • West Virginia University, 1998, B.A, John Maxwell Historical Research Prize

Admissions & Certifications

  • Illinois, 2002
  • Pennsylvania, 2005
  • New York, 2013

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Ratings

Mr. Baumann is a full-time litigator, and is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (Martindale-Hubbell). Before joining the Knox firm, he practiced in Chicago, where he focused on complex civil litigation. Mr. Baumann has extensive experience representing clients in commercial and construction disputes, injunction proceedings and trust & estate disputes. He has argued before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and represented clients in federal and state courts in various jurisdictions. Mr. Baumann is licensed to practice in Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Represented prominent author of Mathematics textbooks in action commenced by major publishing house seeking to enforce non-competition clause. Case settled favorably prior to trial
  • Obtained special injunction in favor of condominium association against amusement park seeking to construct new roller coaster near condominium development. Case settled favorably after special injunction was issued
  • Represented major radio broadcasting corporation in action against former on-air personality seeking to enforce non-compete provisions of employment and tortious interference claims against rival broadcasting corporation. Case settled favorably following arbitration
  • Represented beneficiaries of life insurance policy in bad faith action against insurance company alleging wrongful denial of death benefits. Case settled favorably at mediation
  • Obtained judgment in favor of property owner in challenge of validity of deed granting future interest in real property. Judgment affirmed on appeal
  • Obtained judgment in favor of corporate client against insurance company seeking declaration that allegations pending in class action lawsuit were not covered under terms of policy

Speaking Engagements

  • Firm's Litigation & Workers’ Compensation Seminar
  • Firm's Next Generation Happy Hour Series

Awards & Honors

  • Included in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2013

Community & Professional Service

  • Erie Dance Conservatory Company, Board Member
  • Volunteer Football Coach

Firm Involvement

  • Shareholder
  • Associate Development Committee, Chair
  • Recruitment Committee
  • Summer Associate Mentor

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