About Timothy Wachter

Tim Wachter is an attorney. He’s a shareholder at Knox McLaughlin Gornall and Sennett PC, based in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1958, Knox McLaughlin is today among the largest law firms in Erie region. Its team of nearly 40 attorneys includes title insurance agents, CPAs and members of several state bars. The firm’s clients include an array of businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit institutions, insurance companies, financial institutions, individuals and families.

As a member of the firm’s governmental, public finance, bonds and business and tax practice groups – and as lead for Knox Law Public Strategies – Wachter regularly advises governmental, business and nonprofit clients on complex legal, regulatory and public policy matters. He also regularly provides counsel on matters related to Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law to dozens of agencies throughout western Pennsylvania. He regularly advises businesses and stakeholders regarding Opportunity Zone investments.

Prior to joining Knox Law in 2006, Wachter served as an aide to then-Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, as the special assistant for special projects to then-Pennsylvania Gov. Mark Schweiker, and worked with the Pennsylvania Site Advance Team for the White House. He has also worked as an economic development analyst at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Wachter has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Gannon University and a law degree from Pennsylvania State University.


Knox McLaughlin Gornall and Sennett


120 West 10th Street, Erie



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