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W. Patrick Delaney

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Phone: (814) 870-7658
Fax: (814) 454-4647

100 State St #700
Erie, Pennsylvania 16507

Patrick Delaney is a Senior Partner at MacDonald Illig. He concentrates his practice in the area of Commercial Litigation. During the course of his career, Mr. Delaney has litigated disputes in the federal and state courts throughout Pennsylvania and in various other jurisdictions. He has also handled numerous complex commercial disputes before arbitration tribunals, including panels convened through the American Arbitration Association and the International Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Delaney has years of experience handling contract disputes, including those involving professional services, the sale of goods, real estate sales, stock purchase agreements, commercial and industrial construction, and executive employment. He also has extensive experience in litigation involving business relationships, such as, partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, dissenter rights, buy/sell agreements, business succession, issues of corporate governance, and breach of fiduciary duties. In addition to being admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, Mr. Delaney has been admitted pro hac vice in multiple jurisdictions throughout the United States.


J.D., Capital University Law School - Columbus, Ohio , 1976

B.A. Political Science, Gannon University - Erie, Pennsylvania, 1972

Bar & Court Admissions Pennsylvania
All Pennsylvania State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Federal Bar Association

Erie County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice


Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Frequent Speaker on Issues of Substantive Law, Evidence, Trial Practice and Ethics

Selected for inclusion in the publication Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Construction Litigation (2013-2018)

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2013-2018)