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Attorney John H. May


John H. May joined the firm in January 2004. He is the third generation of his family to practice in the firm started by his grandfather, Louis S. May, in 1929.

Mr. May’s practice is focused primarily on the litigation of cases on behalf of seriously injured persons, with a secondary focus on estate administration, estate planning, and Orphans’ Court litigation, such as guardianships.

During his career, John has made multiple recoveries in excess of $1 million on behalf of his clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury / Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Orphans’ Court Litigation / Guardianships
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2000
  • New York, 1998 (inactive)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland (pro hac vice)


  • University of Vermont (B.A.)
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D.)

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Past Employment

  • Office of the District Attorney of Lancaster County, Assistant District Attorney and Lead Attorney in the Child Abuse Unit
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Joseph C. Madenspacher, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas
  • Assistant Agent, SFX Entertainment, New York, NY

Honors / Activities

  • Lancaster Bar Association
    • President, 2017
    • Treasurer (past)
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Section (past)
  • Lancaster Early Education Center, Board President (past)
  • Lancaster County Children’s Alliance, Board Member (past)


  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Crime Victims Bar Association