Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

Neal R. Devlin

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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D.; summa cum laude; University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 2001-2002; President's Scholarship; CALI certificate in Contracts, Legal Process and Civil Procedure
  • Colgate University, 1999, B.A.; cum laude; Phi Eta Sigma; Freshman Honor Society; Dean’s List

Admissions & Certifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association, Mock Trial Committee; Board of Directors, Secretary (2009–2011); Delegate to Statewide Annual Meeting (2002)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Mr. Devlin focuses his practices on litigating complex and commercial disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. After law school and working for the Knox Firm for one year, Mr. Devlin clerked for the Honorable Richard L. Nygaard on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Since returning to the Knox Firm, he has focused primarily on litigating contract, business and intellectual property disputes, though he also practices in constitutional law, appellate practice, and commercial, employment and tort litigation.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Successfully defended dissenter’s rights of minority shareholder of a private corporation
  • Prosecuted several restrictive covenant cases


  • Selected as a 2014 "Lawyer on the Fast Track," The Legal Intelligencer
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America®, (Commercial Litigation), 2013-2015
  • Included in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list for 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Firm's Professional Advisor Symposium, October 2013
  • Firm's Municipal Law Symposiums
  • Firm's Litigation & Workers’ Compensation Seminar
  • Frequent speaker on E-Discovery to various groups

Community & Professional Service

  • Hamot Health Foundation, Board of Corporators
  • Erie City Mission, Board of Directors
  • Church of the Nativity, Council Member
  • Church of the Nativity of Christ Foundation, President

Firm Involvement

  • Shareholder
  • Board of Directors