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At MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser, we strive to provide our clients with well-rounded representation. We go the extra mile to perfect our litigation strategy for every case we take. We always consider the practical side of our clients’ legal issues, and have earned a reputation for delivering first-rate, cost-effective representation. Our seasoned lawyers have an exemplary track record of defending against a variety of claims and obtaining successful results.

Some of our clients include law enforcement agencies, local government bodies, schools, small businesses, and professionals. Our practice is focused on the following substantive areas:

  • APPELLATE LAWOur team of appellate practice lawyers stay abreast of constantly evolving case law. We exhaustively research whatever legal issue is presented, and generate a creative and persuasive argument on our clients’ behalf. We routinely handle a broad array of legal matters, including public sector liability, education law, employment litigation, civil rights, and constitutional law.
  • EDUCATION AND SCHOOL LAWOur education practice group has represented school districts, charter schools, private schools, and institutes of higher education. We counsel schools on a broad array of issues including compliance with federal and state laws, discipline, special education (IDEA), contracts, land use, and employment matters. We have defended educational institutions in all types of litigation, including those related to Title IX, EEOC, Pennsylvania DOE, Pennsylvania Charter Appeals Board, and local Boards of Education.
  • EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAWWe provide all types of employment law services, including employment litigation defense, human resources counseling, and labor relations representation. Our experienced team of employment defense lawyers currently represents municipal, public and private employers in local, state, federal, and administrative courts. Our seasoned trial attorneys and litigators handle wrongful discharge claims, contract and labor disputes, discrimination and sexual harassment defense, FLSA, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, and state employment claims. We also counsel employers regarding union relations, drafting employment contracts, employee training, and policy development.
  • GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY REPRESENTATION AND CIVIL RIGHTS DEFENSEAmong our team of seasoned litigators, we have a former Pennsylvania State Trooper and several former prosecutors. We have successfully defended thousands of governmental liability and civil rights claims for counties, cities, townships, and public agencies in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Our prominence in the field is recognized by national counsel who specifically retain us to oversee high profile and complex litigation across the United States. We also provide clients with pre-litigation counseling, review of policies and practices, assessment of potential claims, and internal training and seminars to help governmental agencies and officials avoid litigation and be better positioned to successfully defend claims when suits are brought.
  • PROFESSIONAL LIABILITYProfessionals are vulnerable to various claims including negligence, malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and conflict of interest. We represent attorneys, judges, mental health professionals and counselors, medical professionals, accountants, dentists, and building and design professionals. We understand the implications that a claim can have on our professional clients beyond the suit itself, and as such, identify cases that are good candidates for settlement early on. Our team of professional liability lawyers are highly skilled and experienced negotiators.
  • RELIGIOUS ENTITIES AND NON-PROFITSWe recognize that these clients are unique, in that they are driven by their mission, and see their objectives as broader than the entity itself. Our experienced team is well-equipped to address the unique challenges brought on by these types of cases, and provide our religious entity and non-profit clients with the specialized counsel and personal attention that they need and deserve.
  • SMALL BUSINESS LAWAs business owners ourselves, we understand the challenges small business owners face. We provide a broad array of services to small and mid-size businesses including entity selection and formation, drafting shareholder and membership agreements, buy-sell agreements, dissolutions, employee retention, compliance, and more.

MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser is focused on the representation, counseling and defense of public entities and officials, law enforcement, corrections, private and public and charter schools and universities, employers, non-profits, religious institutions, and small businesses, through direct retention and/or retention through insurance companies and self-insurance pools. To learn more about the services our attorneys provide, contact us online.

A Message to Our Customers About Coronavirus COVID-19:
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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends,
Like all of you, we have spent much attention and effort to determine the most responsible manner to navigate the challenges associated with the COVID-19 health crisis. We continue to follow daily developments prioritizing the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families, while continuing to fulfill our commitment to our clients. Effective Friday, March 20, our physical office will be temporarily closed. Our attorneys and staff will be working remotely and available by e-mail and phone. Please be assured, that we will promptly return all calls that go to our voicemail.

We are confident that the measures we have taken will enable continuous and uninterrupted service to you, while joining in the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and meeting our professional commitments. MacMain Connell & Leinhauser remains devoted to fulfilling the needs of our clients, and our team will continue to deliver legal services that are ‘real, practical and excellent’ in this challenging time. Should you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to us.

We thank you all for your anticipated cooperation during this difficult period, and wish you and your family good health, protection and safety.

The Attorneys and Staff of MacMain Connell & Leinhauser