About Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett


Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. was founded in Erie in 1958. Today we are a firm of nearly 40 attorneys, over 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

Knox Law Institute®

As a complement to our traditional legal services, we offer a variety of educational programs to clients and 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.

Knox Law ADR Services

ADR Services offers cost-effective mediation, early neutral evaluation and arbitration services. This group of trained and certified attorneys is committed to helping resolve legal disputes without the disruption, delay and costs typically associated with litigation. Our neutrals are experienced in a broad range of civil law areas, including disputes concerning labor and employment matters, contracts, personal injuries, insurance coverage, and intellectual property.

Knox Law Public Strategies

Public Strategies provides consulting services to private and public entities on Opportunity Zones and Funds, public policy, strategic communications, economic development, and public affairs. We leverage our collective knowledge and experience in advising the public and private sectors to help you achieve your goals. Let our experience work for you.