Frank Lavery Jr.

Frank Lavery Jr.

Managing Partner
Managing Shareholder
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Frank J. Lavery, Jr. is the managing shareholder of the firm. His area of practice primarily involves the representation of public entities and their officials and employees in litigation matters and labor law. In addition, he defends malpractice claims on behalf of attorneys, accountants and other professionals. He manages the firm's appellate practice.

Mr. Lavery has been engaged in civil defense litigation since 1984 and has considerable jury trial experience in both state and federal courts in cases with exposures in excess of $1 million. He has lectured on the subjects of labor and employment law, governmental liability, and the Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Act to various business groups, insurance companies, local government officials, and law enforcement officials. He serves on the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. He has been selected by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to serve as a certified mediator in the court annexed mediation program.

Areas of Practice

  • Public Entity Liability/Civil Rights
  • Labor and Employment
  • Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified mediator, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude - 1984
    • Honors: Member, Law Review, 1982-1984
  • King's College, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude - 1981
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Theta

Published Works

  • Culver v. Slater Boat Company: The Fifth Circuit Allows Consideration of Inflation When Assessing Lost Future Earnings 29 Loyola Law Review 202, 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Dauphin Bar Association, Member
  • Lehigh Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia County Bar Association, Member

Ancillary Businesses

  • Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission


  • Delta Epsilon Sigma