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Jamie R. Schumacher

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Phone: (818) 870-7613
Fax: (818) 454-4647

100 State St #700
Erie, Pennsylvania 16507

Jamie R. Schumacher is an Associate in the Litigation Department at MacDonald Illig where she concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, and insurance defense. Ms. Schumacher is licensed to practice in all Pennsylvania state courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Schumacher is the current chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Erie County Bar Association.  She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates.  Ms. Schumacher also serves as a mentor for the Attorney Kids Together (AKT) Program.

Ms. Schumacher received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. During law school she was a Legal Writing Teaching and Research Assistant. She was also a Fellow of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project and taught courses in constitutional law and juvenile justice to local high school students. Ms. Schumacher also spent her time as a Pitt Law Ambassador- a liaison between the law school and future interested and admitted students. Before joining MacDonald Illig, she was an intern at the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office Domestic Violence Division.

Ms. Schumacher is both a student and an instructor at Long's School of Dance here in Erie, where she teaches classes in ballet, tap, jazz, Irish, and aerial arts. Ms. Schumacher is also a member of Long's Performing Arts Team and Captain of Long's Aerial Arts Team.


J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2014
Journal of Law and Commerce, Lead Articles Editor

B.A., Political Science, Legal Studies Certificate, Gannon University, May 2011
summa cum laude, with Honors
Archbishop John Mark Gannon Award
Excellence in Political Science Award

Bar Admissions Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Memberships & Associations

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Erie County Bar Association

Jamie R. Schumacher, Note, From Blackbeard to Jack Sparrow- Who are today’s pirates and why do we care? The effect the legal definition of piracy has on the international shipping industry and maritime insurance coverage, 31 Journal of Law and Commerce 135 (Fall, 2013).