Paul W. Minnich
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Education

  • The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Millersville University, B.A., magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court of Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Fourth Circuit and the District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Recognitions

  • Select Lawyer, Polk-Lepson Research Group; Commercial Litigation and General Civil Litigation
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars (2005, Litigation)
  • Central Penn Business Journal (Forty Under 40)

Memberships

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • York County Orphans Court, Rules Committee
  • Maryland State and Baltimore County bar associations
  • Pennsylvania and York County bar associations

Presentations

  • "Guardianship Practice and Procedure", York County Bar Association (March 2015)
  • "Risk Management: How to Mitigate Risk", ACC Seminar: What Keeps You up at Night? (September 2013)
  • "Creating A Successful Inside-Outside Counsel Partnership", ACC Seminar: What Keeps You up at Night? (September 2012)
  • "Construction Lien Law Seminar" Lorman Education Services
  • "Pennsylvania Construction Defect and Mold Litigation Seminar" National Business Institute
  • "Operational Considerations for Small Business" Pennsylvania Bar Institute Publication Counseling Small Businesses
  • "Should Punitive Damages be Recoverable from a Decedent's Estate" Dickinson Law Review

Community Involvement

  • MS Leadership Lancaster Class of 2007
  • Leadership York; graduate, former board member
  • York County Law Explorers; former attorney advisor
  • Young Lawyers Division of the York County Bar Association; former board member
  • Statewide Model Guardianship Training and Education Program Advisory Council
  • York County Bar Foundation; board member and chairman
  • WellSpan Planning Committee; vice chairman
  • WellSpan Specialty Services; board member and chairman
  • Crossroads Counseling and Education Services, Inc.; former board member and board president
  • TrueNorth Wellness Services; board member and president

Clerkships

  • Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas (1992-1994)

Paul W. Minnich

Partner(717) 852-4976
pminnich@barley.com
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Paul Minnich is chair of the firm's Litigation group. He practices in commercial litigation and maintains an active trial practice in the state and federal courts. In more than 20 years of practice he has handled litigation matters including contract litigation, fiduciary litigation, minority shareholder litigation, restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation, insurance and coverage litigation and real estate and eminent domain cases.

In more than two decades of fiduciary litigation, Paul has worked with trust officers, estate administrators, financial institutions, advisors and brokers, corporate fiduciaries, investment companies and charitable institutions. He has handled will contest trials, guardianship cases, trust disputes and objections to accounts throughout Central Pennsylvania.

A native of York, Paul has supported the growth and well-being of his hometown through his active community involvement. Paul serves on the board of directors for various non-profit organizations including social service agencies, and the local Bar Association.

In addition to being an active litigator, mentor and adviser, Paul has also been a well-received speaker, delivering presentations on construction, insurance, risk management and fiduciary law issues to a variety of public and private groups.