Jamie R. SchumacherAssociate
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, insurance defense, and municipal/ordinance enforcement. She is also a member of the firm's Commercial/General Litigation Practice Group, Labor & Employment Practice Group, Government Services Practice Group, Marketing Committee, and the Recruitment Committee. Ms. Schumacher is licensed to practice in all Pennsylvania state courts, the United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Schumacher is the former chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Erie County Bar Association. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates. Ms. Schumacher is also a frequent speaker and author on issues of substantive law and practice.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Schumacher enjoys spending time with her daughter and continuing her involvement as both a student and an instructor at Long's School of Dance here in Erie. 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.
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2014
Journal of Law and Commerce, Lead Articles Editor
Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, Fellow
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
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Erie County Bar Association
Former Chair, Young Lawyers Division, Erie County Bar Association
House of Delegates, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Board Member, Early Connections
Admissions Committee and Hazard Society, The Erie Club
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).
Jamie R. Schumacher, Legal Brief, Pregnancy in the Workplace: Ensuring Compliance in Accommodating Employees & Spouses, Manufacturer & Business Association Business Magazine, Volume XXVIII No. 3 (March 2015).
Jamie R. Schumacher, Five Key Differences Between a Summer Position & Becoming an Associate, Legal Intelligencer, Young Lawyers Column (August 26, 2015).
Jamie R. Schumacher, Legal Brief, Nonprofit Board Members: Legal Duties & Obligations, Manufacturer & Business Association Business Magazine, Volume XXIX No. 7 (July 2016).
Jamie R. Schumacher, Uber Faces More Problems in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, At Issue (Winter, 2016).
Lisa Smith Presta and Jamie R. Schumacher, Legal Brief, Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch: What Employers Should Know, Manufacturer & Business Association Business Magazine, Volume XXX No. 4 (April 2017).
Lisa Smith Presta and Jamie R. Schumacher, Presentation: "Chart Smart! Save a Life and Your Career" (Spring, 2017).
Lisa Smith Presta and Jamie R. Schumacher, Presentation: "Legal Update: The Changing State of 'Normal' - What You Need to Know About Legal Controversies in Medicine in 2017" (Spring, 2017)
Jamie R. Schumacher, Presentation: "Refusal of Care, Documentation and Court-Ordered Cesarean Sections" (Fall 2017)
Jamie R. Schumacher, Presentation: "Complying with New and Existing Labor & Employment Laws in an Ever-Changing Legal Environment" (Fall 2017)
Lisa Smith Presta and Jamie R. Schumacher, Legal Brief: Women in the Workplace: Facing the Same Challenges Generations Later, Manufacturer & Business Association Business Magazine, Volume XXXI No.4 (April 2018)
Lisa Smith Presta and Jamie R. Schumacher, Presentation: "Medical Marijuana: What Employers Need to Know" (Summer 2018)