Tim chairs the firm's litigation practice. He is a Senior Hearing Committee Member for the Disciplinary Board of the PA Supreme Court, an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a Member of the ABA.
Tim has represented businesses, clubs, families, individuals, business owners, corporate officers, physicians, lawyers, pro bono clients, and individuals harmed as well as those accused of doing harm.
Mr. Polishan is a founding member of Kelley, Polishan & Solfanelli, LLC a Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) business law firm where he's worked since 2007 with with his valued colleagues and trusted friends, co-founder Eugene C. Kelley and attorney David J. Solfanelli.
In addition to Kelley, Polishan & Solfanelli, LLC, Tim runs a second law firm, Polishan Solfanelli, LLC, founded to focus on improvement of the law, access to the legal system, administration of justice, and quality of service rendered by the legal profession. With his second firm, in addition to handling IRS representations, trials and other litigation, Tim offers Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services, including work as an arbitrator and mediator.
A federal judge who's seen him "on many cases in court" has stated in a public court proceeding that Tim is "an outstanding lawyer in all respects. He's an outstanding trial lawyer. He's an outstanding litigator. He's an outstanding researcher. He has great credibility with the Court."
Tim has tried cases to verdict including federal, state, civil, criminal, jury and non-jury trials. Case Results Link.
He has litigated a wide range of complex civil and criminal matters, in corporate and individual representations, for plaintiffs and defendants, in trials and hearings, appeals, arbitration, administrative proceedings, grand jury proceedings, class and collective actions, mediation and settlement negotiation.
In addition to IRS representations and business litigation, other litigation practice areas include employment, health care, personal injury, real estate, insurance, regulatory, environmental, and white collar.
Tim is AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This is Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating in ability and ethics reflecting confidential opinions of judges and members of the bar. Tim's Avvo rating is 10. This is Avvo's highest rating.
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals - 3rd Circuit
- U.S. District Court - M.D. Pa.
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court - M.D. Pa.
- U.S. District Court - E.D. Pa.
- U.S. District Court - D.N.J. - Pro Hac Vice
- U.S. District Court - S.D.N.Y. - Pro Hac Vice
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law
- University of Scranton - Honors Program
Recent Blog Posts
Congrats to PowerRail on a great open house and ribbon cutting yesterday at their new Exeter, PA HQ
Parties can waive their right to challenge an allegedly “untimely” arbitration award if they do not object during the arbitration proceedings
Arbitrators usually have no obligation to give reasons for an award
In the Third Circuit, the Deference Given to Arbitration Awards is Almost Unparalleled.
David J. Solfanelli won a defense jury verdict in federal court.
Wealth management professional Recommends Timothy P. PolishanTim's breadth of legal knowledge and excellent communication skills make him a great professional resource and a valuable asset to the northeastern PA community.
Health care plan's senior enterprise architect Recommends Timothy P. PolishanI have had the opportunity to work with Tim on multiple occasions. Tim and his legal team are of the highest caliber and an absolute joy to work with. They were very instrumental in handling all of my legal needs since 2004. The firm is top notch and very trustworthy. Over the years Tim and his f...
For health care litigation, physician-Client Recommends Timothy P. PolishanAttorney Polishan is one of the brightest professionals I have encountered in 25 years living in NEPA. He is detail and results oriented, creative, intellectual, grounded.
For trying cases in court, Northteastern Pennsylvania business lawyer Recommends Timothy P. PolishanTim is a terrific trial lawyer. Quick on his feet. Great when it comes to cross examination. He has won cases against all odds.
For complex litigation, director at nationally prominent firm Recommends Timothy P. PolishanTim and I have worked together on a complex and highly publicized litigation matter that has extended over several years and his performance throughout has been superb. Outstanding integrity, highly knowledgeable, and with a true feel for the nuances that often provide the competitive edge in lit...
For white collar defense, former federal prosecutor Recommends Timothy P. Polishan[Mr.] Polishan is doing a fantastic job on your behalf and achieving a fantastic result…. Both his work with you . . . and with the law enforcement [agents]… are examples of the finest in our profession and you should bless the day that you found him.
For Business Litigation, Client Recommends Timothy P. PolishanAfter working for 25 years with many business law firms in Manhattan and Philadelphia, Tim Polishan is the best lawyer, with the best service and value... I have worked with. I would recommend Tim and his firm to my best friends and family any day.
For complex litigation, partner at nationally prominent firm Recommends Timothy P. Polishan[Mr. Polishan's] assistance … has included incisive, informed advice on every occasion …. I've seen many… lawyers … from some of the largest, most reputable firms in the country… and none of them surpass [the] talent, wisdom, and … common sense that [Mr. Polishan has] brought to this case from th...
For professionalism, ethics and fairness, lawyer Recommends Timothy P. PolishanThoughtfully conscientious and aligned with seeking the interests of justice in his work.
For white collar defense, client Recommends Timothy P. PolishanI was arrested in a federal court white collar case. I had a former federal prosecutor as my defense lawyer but we were getting nowhere. I was facing more than 10 years in prison. Then came a miracle. I was introduced to Tim Polishan. Tim wanted me to be with my family. He worked until he found a...