Practice Areas

  • Estates and Trust

  • Special Needs and Elder Law

  • Litigation, Arbitration, and Investigation

  • Appellate

  • Infrastructure and Energy

  • Business and Corporate

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh Law School,  J.D.

  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., magna cum laude (Politics and Philosophy and Environmental Studies)

Clerking Experience

  • Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania - United States Magistrate Judges

  • Law Clerk, Philadelphia County Common Court of Pleas- Hon. Sandy L.V. Byrd

  • Judicial Fellow, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania- Hon. Mark A. Kearney

  • Summer Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania- Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor

Associations 

  • Dauphin County Bar Association

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Federal Bar Association, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Special Achievements, Awards and Honors

  • Managing Editor of the Pittsburgh Tax Review, a peer reviewed academic journal

  • Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Law Fellowship

  • Dick Thornburgh Fellowship

  • J. Evans Rose Prize for Government Service

  • CALI Award for highest grade in class:  Energy Law and Regulation

  • Best Brief Award - Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition against 20 law schools

Neil Devlin

               

ndevlin@skarlatoszonarich.com

(717) 233-1000

 

( 717) 233-6740 (fax)

Attorney

Neil Devlin’s diverse practice capitalizes on the efficiency that clients receive from the coordination of their legal needs, both commercial and individual. His Estates and Trusts practice spans from estate planning (both personal and business succession planning) to estate administration, and includes work in the area of special needs trusts. 

Neil is also a member of the firm’s Business and Corporate and Infrastructure and Energy practice groups. He possesses an insider’s perspective gained from working in those fields.  Neil’s prior experience includes:

  • In-house legal work at Huntley & Huntly, an oil and natural gas exploration company

  • Service to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission under then-Commissioner James Cawley (now of-counsel to SkarlatosZonarich)

  • Telecom-infrastructure and environmental consulting at a Michael Baker International

  • Database management at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Neil is an experienced trial attorney. While capable of litigating at any stage, he places an emphasis on lawyer-to-lawyer appellate matters. Prior to joining the firm, Neil clerked for both federal and state courts where he worked on civil and criminal actions, as well as Federal agency appeals. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney, managing hundreds of cases through pretrial, trial, and appeal. Neil has tried nineteen cases to verdict before both judges and juries.

Reported Cases and Publications

  • Commonwealth v. Eric Green, 204 A.3d 469 (Pa. Super.2019) (precedential opinion affirming conviction on multiple counts of sexual abuse of children)