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General Defense


10 West Third Street, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701

Established: 1976

Practice Areas

  • Automobile
  • Commercial Liability
  • Contracts
  • Construction Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Fire
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Defense
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Subrogation
  • Trial Practice
  • Workers' Compensation

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About Us

Mitchell Gallagher is a Williamsport, Pennsylvania law firm that concentrates on defending individuals, businesses and insurance companies in civil law suits and related legal proceedings. Our attorneys regularly appear in the Courts of Common Pleas of the counties of Lycoming, Clinton, Sullivan, Wyoming, Union, Snyder, Columbia, Montour, Bradford, Tioga, Cameron, Elk, Centre, Potter, McKean, Susquehanna, Mifflin, Northumberland, Clearfield, Luzerne, Carbon and Lackawanna. Our attorneys also handle federal court cases filed in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Our attorneys have experience in litigating cases covering a vast range of subjects. Recent trials have dealt with physician and hospital malpractice claims, gun liability, occupational disease liability, motor vehicle liability, legal malpractice, contracts, dog bites, premises liability, property damage, utility liability, insurance policy interpretation, construction claims and more.

Mitchell Gallagher has a strong reputation in Workers' Compensation matters. Our attorneys are well known to Workers' Compensation Judges in the region. We have long represented employers in disputes involving employee injury claims.

For more than 40 years, Mitchell Gallagher has provided excellent service to its clients. Our philosophy is to thoroughly prepare every matter, to diligently press each case to a conclusion, and to try cases if that is the approach the client desires. While settlement is often the favored resolution, the best position from which to settle a case is from one of strength - fully prepared to present the case to judge or jury. In recent years, our attorneys have tried dozens of cases in many forums. These trials have resulted in an extraordinarily high success rate.

Mitchell Gallagher is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and represents multiple mutual insurance companies in Pennsylvania.


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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • First Energy Corporation
  • Geisinger System Services
  • Lycoming County Register & Recorder's Office
  • Pennsylvania Electric Company, a Division of First Energy
  • PPL Electric Utilities Corporation
  • Truck-Lite Co. LLC
  • Ward Manufacturing LLC
  • Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Founding Partner


J. Neafie Mitchell — (1919-1996)

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Partners


C. Edward S. Mitchell

Williamsport, PA

Years of Experience: 50

Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1970
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1970
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2018
Additional Biographical Details:

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2005, 2007, 2012-Present

Memberships:
  • Federal, American and Pennsylvania (Zone Delegate, 1993-2018) Bar Associations
  • Lycoming Law Association (Treasurer, 1984-1986; President, 1990; Bench Bar Committee Chairman)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
Certifications:
Certified Mediator, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of PA, 1994-Present
Education:
  • Lafayette College, A.B., 1965
  • The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1970

Born: 1943


Robert A. Gallagher

Williamsport, PA

Years of Experience: 41

Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1984
Additional Biographical Details:

Associate Member of the CCAP - County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Memberships:
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lycoming Law Association
  • American Inns of Court
Education:
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1976
  • The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1979

Born: 1954


Gary L. Weber

Williamsport, PA

Years of Experience: 38

Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1993
Additional Biographical Details:

Editor, Lycoming Reporter; Solicitor, Lycoming County Register & Recorder

Memberships:
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lycoming Law Association (Rules Committee, Chairman, 1992-Present; Secretary, 1996-1997; President, 2003-2004; Webmaster, 2000-Present)
Education:
  • Grove City College, B.A., 1979
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1982

Born: 1957


Jessica L. Harlow

Williamsport, PA

Years of Experience: 12

Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2014
Additional Biographical Details:

Lycoming Law Association (Executive Committee, 2018-Present; Social Committee Chair, 2019-Present)

Memberships:
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lycoming Law Association
  • American Inns of Court
Education:
  • Muhlenberg College, B.S., 2005
  • Liberty University School of Law, J.D., 2008
Clerkship:
Law Clerk, The Honorable Charles H. Saylor, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Northumberland County (February 2009-May 2012)

Born: 1983

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Service Area Map

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Service Areas

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA 43 miles

Clearfield, Pennsylvania, USA 91 miles

Danville, Pennsylvania, USA 34 miles

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA 24 miles

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, USA 27 miles

Montrose, Pennsylvania, USA 90 miles

Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA 85 miles

State College, Pennsylvania, USA 63 miles

Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA 35 miles

Towanda, Pennsylvania, USA 65 miles

Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, USA 77 miles

Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, USA 51 miles

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA 70 miles

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