MacDonald, Illig, Jones and Britton LLP is one of the largest law firms in northwest Pennsylvania. For more than a century, the firm has provided sophisticated legal counsel to clients that range from business owners in Erie to international corporations abroad. MacDonald Illig handles matters in a timely and effective manner, by attorneys that understand business, are sensitive to the market and have the depth of resources necessary to succeed.

The firm's clients are Fortune 100 corporations, small and mid-size businesses, and individuals. MacDonald Illig has established powerful practices for solving and resolving transactional and litigation matters, including employment and labor, tax, real estate, environmental, and intellectual property law. Many firm clients turn to us for personal legal services, including trusts and estates, real estate, immigration, personal injury and family law.

Backgrounds in industries including health care, banking and insurance combined with the ability to navigate through municipal and government channels, puts the firm and its clients in the best position to succeed. It is that ability to identify the underlying issue, provide practical advice and serve as a trusted counselor that has allowed the firm to establish long-term relationships that have lasted for generations.

With offices directly across from the Bayfront Convention Center and Lake Erie on 100 State Street, the firm and its more than 40 attorneys are easily accessible to our local clients. At the same time, the firm's downtown Erie location makes it easy to handle matters throughout the tri-state area. Whether you are in Ohio, New York or across the border in Canada, MacDonald Illig can provide the depth of service and experience without the overhead and expense often associated with firms in Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Toronto. The location also allows our attorneys easy travel routes to clients throughout the U.S. and abroad.

As solid corporate citizens, MacDonald Illig and its attorneys contribute heavily to Erie's legal, civic and charitable organizations. It is that mutual sense of commitment between community and the firm that allows it to continue to grow after more than 100 years in business.

In changing times, MacDonald Illig continues to work with clients that seek creative means to a positive resolution. Whether the use of alternative dispute resolution makes a corporate or domestic matter more effective and efficient than litigation, alternative fee structures make more sense, or simply through the use of improved technologies, the firm understands the pressures and expectations of our clients.

We look forward to having the opportunity to serve your legal needs. Please feel free to contact our attorneys or staff for additional information.
Management & Demographics
Management & Personnel
Managing Partner
Male: 34
Female: 7
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 2
Male: 4
Female: 4
About Our Clients

Your business is our passion.

For over 100 years, leading businesses and institutions have turned to MacDonald Illig for clear explanations of the risks and rewards of their potential actions, and for no-nonsense advice on what direction to take. We are committed to developing strategies together with each client that will confidently address that client's goals, intentions, and desires. When we don't think something is possible, or advisable, we don't tell you what you want to hear; we tell you what you can't afford not to know.

Representing Fortune 100 corporations, small and mid-size businesses, and individuals, MacDonald Illig has established strategic and efficient practices for managing transactional and litigation matters. Our clients look to us to have their matters handled in a timely and effective manner by attorneys who understand their business, are sensitive to the market, and have the depth of resources to succeed.

We have lawyers who concentrate in all areas of business law and litigation, including labor and employment, tax, real estate, bankruptcy and restructuring, succession planning, contract negotiation and enforcement, and environmental law. Many of our clients also turn to us for personal legal services, including trust and estates, real estate, and family law.

Our experience with industries included health care, construction, manufacturing, banking, higher education, and insurance, combined with our ability to navigate through municipal and government channels, puts our clients in the best position to succeed.

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  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Cannabis Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Municipal Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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