Gross McGinley LLP

Patrick J. Reilly

Patrick J. Reilly is a native of the Lehigh Valley and has been practicing law since 1980. He is a well-established litigator with a successful reputation in civil, commercial, and criminal litigation matters. He handles disputes from beginning to end with extensive experience in trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts. Pat serves as chair of the firm’s Litigation Group and co-chair of the Employment Law Group. Pat represents individuals as well as small business and large companies involved in contract, employment, personal injury, and commercial disputes. He also regularly advises clients on business, criminal, and estate planning matters.


Pat is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, whose membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements.  Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. He has also received Board Certification as a Civil Trial Advocate through the National Board of Trial Advocacy. From 2013-2015, Pat was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in the state.

PJR Book CoverPublished in 2013, Call to Witness by Sherry Blackman documents one of Pat’s landmark employment discrimination cases.  In 2002, Pat and his client went up against a leading pharmaceutical company, winning a $2.5 million dollar award and changing the law regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Areas of Practice


  • Pennsylvania
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1977

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County, Board of Directors, President-Elect
  • Lehigh County, Former Assistant County Solicitor

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley, Counsel to the Board:



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