Neal R. Devlin

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Neal focuses his practice on litigating complex disputes. He has litigated such disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. He is also experienced in addressing all manner of disputes in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Neal's practice includes litigating contract, business and intellectual property disputes, as well as white collar crime matters. After law school and working for Knox Law for one year, he clerked for the Honorable Richard L. Nygaard on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He serves as General Counsel for Knox Law, as well as Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer on our Board of Directors.

Practice Areas

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D.; summa cum laude; University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Editor-in-Chief; President's Scholarship; CALI certificate in Contracts, Legal Process and Civil Procedure
  • Colgate University, B.A.; cum laude; Phi Eta Sigma; Freshman Honor Society; Dean’s List
  • 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
  • Successfully defended dissenter’s rights of minority shareholder of a private corporation
  • Prosecuted several restrictive covenant cases
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  • Selected as one of 2015 Erie’s 40 Under 40, Erie Reader
  • Selected as a 2014 "Lawyer on the Fast Track," The Legal Intelligencer

Community and Professional Service

  • Hamot Health Foundation, Board of Corporators
  • Perseus House, Board of Directors
  • Church of the Nativity, Council Member
  • Church of the Nativity of Christ Foundation, President

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association, Mock Trial Committee; Board of Directors, Secretary (2009–2011); Delegate to Statewide Annual Meeting (2002)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, House of Delegates, Zone 7 (2018-present)
  • Federal Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Firm's Annual Professional Advisor Symposium, October 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018 & 2020
  • Firm's Workplace Law Forum, 2018
  • Firm's Annual Municipal Law Symposium (multiple years)
  • Federal Bar Association, Western District of Pennsylvania Chapter, CLE Program on ADR, May 2015
  • Firm's Litigation & Workers’ Compensation Seminar

Articles and Publications

Audio Presentations