Jeffrey T. McGuire

Jeffrey T. McGuire

Location:
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
Phone:
717-884-8923
Fax:
717-975-3846
Email:

Jeffrey T. McGuire, Esquire specializes in Civil Litigation. In addition to litigation matters, he represents local and statewide associations as both general and special counsel. He further represents licensed professionals before the various Pennsylvania licensing boards.

He is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Accredited Agency. Mr. McGuire has completed the training and serves as an arbitrator for the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. He is also a certified mediator through the Lancaster Mediation Center. He is honored to have been selected in 2006, 2007 and 2009 as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Law Politics and Philadelphia Magazine for civil litigation and to have been selected as a 2003 Lawyer on the Fast Tract by the American Lawyer Media and as one of Central Pennsylvania's Forty Under 40 award winners in 2002 by the Central Penn Business Journal.

Mr. McGuire was educated at the Pennsylvania State University and Temple School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania as well as the United States Supreme Court and in the federal district court for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals where he handles construction litigation, professional negligence, insurance defense, personal injury, subrogation, veterans' disability claims, as well as other general civil litigation matters.

Mr. McGuire worked as an actuary at two different insurance companies before deciding to go to law school. He uses his actuarial knowledge and skills in many aspects of his practice including his insurance defense practice and any case involving future losses.

Mr. McGuire is a member of the Pennsylvania and Dauphin County Bar Associations. Within the Pennsylvania Bar Association, he is also a member of the Civil Litigation Section and the Professional Liability Committee. Within the Dauphin County Bar Association, he is a member of the Court Relations Committee, as well as the Continuing Legal Education Committee. He is a Senior Hearing Committee member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Further, he is a member of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute.

He assists with the Widener Law School's Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at the Harrisburg campus. He has presented several seminars to lawyers and/or paralegals in Dauphin County and the surrounding counties in the central Pennsylvania area. He has served on the Speakers Panel for the Professional Liability Committee and has presented several seminars on avoiding legal malpractice. In addition, Mr. McGuire has participated in the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Leadership Institute Program.

Mr. McGuire is a former elected member of the Central Dauphin School Board. He is a past-president and former board member of the Harrisburg East Shore Kiwanis Club. He is a former board member of the Clinton County United Way and the Clinton County Kiwanis Club.

Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • General Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Mediation
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Licensure

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2005
  • Certified Arbitrator, Council of Better Business Bureaus Inc., 2011
  • Certified Mediator, Lancaster Mediation Center, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals, 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctor - 1994
  • Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. - 1988

Published Works

  • Lie to a CPA, Go to Jail, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Volume 76, No. 1, 2005
  • Removing Fear from the Candid Employee Appraisal, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Volume 76, No. 4, 2006
  • Lobbying Law may Affect CPAs with Government Contacts, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Volume 78, No. 3, 2007
  • "CPA's Want to Know is Estate Tax Filing the Unauthorized Practice of Law?", Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Volume 80 No. 1, 2009
  • "Big Mac Attack", Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Volume 80 No. 2, 2009
  • "New Law Requires Clean Slate to Work on Municipal Pension Plans", Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Volume 80 No. 4, 2010
  • "Auditor Protection When Clients Break the Law", Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Volume 81 No. 2, 2010
  • Can a Defendant in a Professional Liability Case be Asked for His Opinions?
  • Governmental Auditors are Not Subject to a Right-to-Know Request
  • In Pari Delicto Defense The importance of the in pari delicto defense in accounting and other professional liability cases
  • What is Cyber Risk and Why Should You Care?

Representative Cases

  • Bennett v. Mucci
  • Greene v. GuideOne Mutual Insurance Company
  • Kvitka v. The Puffin Company

Representative Clients

  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Tri-County Regional Planning Commision

References

  • Albert E. Trexler - PICPA

Classes/Seminars

  • Legal Malpractice Implications of Y2K, Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Legal Malpractice Avoidance, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Risky Business: How to Avoid the Perils of the Practice of Law, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Top 10 Legal Malpractice Landmarks, Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Auto Law Practice Tips (Top 10 Legal Landmines), Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Automobile Injury Case for Paralegals, Pennsylvania, IPE
  • Auto Law, New Twists in Preparing, Settling & Trying Your Case
  • Faculty, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Widener University School of Law
  • Opening Statements: The Lawyer as Storyteller, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Civil Court Judicial Forum: Advanced Discovery and Trial Practice, National Business Institute
  • Annual Auto Law Update, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • My First Auto Case, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Haneling the Dog Bite Case, Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer on the Fast Track by the American Lawyer Media, 2003
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Law Politics and Philadelphia Magazine for 2006, 2007 and 2009
  • Central Pennsylvania Business Journal Forty under 40 by the Central Penn Business Journal, 2002 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association's Leadership Institute Program

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Supreme Court of PA Disciplinary Board, Hearing Committee Member, 2008 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Member
  • Speakers Panel for the Professional Liability Committee
  • Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Senior Hearing Committee member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Professional Liability Committee
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Member of the Court Relations Committee and Continuing Legal Education Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Roberts, Miceli & Boileau, Associate, 1995 - 1998

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Volunteer, Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Federal Pro Bono Volunteer - Prisoner Litigation cases
  • Past-president and former board member of the Harrisburg East Shore Kiwanis Club
  • Former elected member of the Central Dauphin School Board
  • Former board member of the Clinton County United Way and the Clinton County Kiwanis Club