McTighe, Weiss & O’Rourke, P.C. has a variety of practice areas and its range covers the needs of many individuals and businesses. Our firm’s size and the skill of its attorneys in such areas help us provide service with respect to the ever changing needs of our clients.


McTighe, Weiss & O’Rourke, P.C. attorneys engaged in the Firm's business and corporate law practice are experienced in formulating agreements, articles, certificates, filings, notes, mortgages, minutes, consents and just about any document that deals with the relationships of business people, business organizations, and each other. This includes whether they proceed as shareholder, partner, employer/employee, consultant, buyer/seller, offeror/ investor, lender/ borrower, whatever.

The Firm representation can begin at the organization of the business relationship or at any time thereafter. Often it begins upon formation and continues through growth and development, as the key players become comfortable and confident in the responsiveness and knowledgeability of the attorneys involved.

McTighe, Weiss & O’Rourke business attorneys have significant experience in just about every aspect of business work. They have worked in matters involving sale and issuance of securities, banking transactions, financing transactions and reorganizations. They have counseled business owners, and employees alike about management and employment concerns and day to day operations; prepared shareholders and partnership agreements and assisted in their administration; fielded interpretation issues concerning such matters as regulations and liability; documented joint ventures, reorganization, sales of assets and/or stock and loan transactions. Philip Weiss expanded upon Desmond McTighe's commitment to excellence, as a business attorney. The Firm is proud of this heritage and maintains a distinguished business practice, following in that tradition.

Estate Planning

McTighe, Weiss, & O'Rourke, P.C. attorneys who practice in the estate planning area are experienced in probate law, estate planning, trust planning and administration, including both pre and post mortem tax planning and administration. Attorneys involved in this important practice area strive to preserve assets, protect beneficiaries and assist fiduciaries in the appropriate management and orderly distribution of property.

The Firm's attorneys engaged in estate planning and probate law provide counsel in all phases of estate planning, probate, estate and trust work. The firms attorneys are well-known for representing clients and litigating estate issues before the orphans court.


McTighe, Weiss & O’Rourke, P.C.'s litigators practice extensively in the area of insurance. For many years, the Firm has represented major insurance carriers handling matters involving: insurance coverage, third party lawsuits, medical malpractice, property and casualty, dental malpractice, fraud, special investigations, professional liability, real estate errors and omissions, environmental, first-party benefits, workers' compensation, disability claims, and various issues arising out of uninsured and under-insured motorist claims.

The attorneys who practice in the area of insurance have experience not only with contractual insurance issues, such as interpretation of insurance policies, but also with related litigation, such as insurance defense. The Firm represents insurance companies in a broad variety of litigation.

The Firm's litigation attorneys have developed a reputation for being skilled, forceful advocates of the client's position whether in the courtroom or at the negotiating table. In all instances, McTighe, Weiss & O’Rourke combines an aggressive approach with reasonable rates, to achieve speedy, cost effective results.


Litigation is the centerpiece of the McTighe, Weiss, & O'Rourke, P.C. practice. The Firm represents a broad range of clients in every type of litigation, from insurance companies in coverage and personal injury suits to businesses involved in complex business litigation, including parties to one of the largest partnership dissolution's in Pennsylvania history.

In addition to representing major insurance carriers in all matters involving insurance coverage, third party lawsuits, medical malpractice, torts, workers compensation and disability claims, the Firm has an extensive business litigation practice. It represents financial institutions, large and small companies and individuals, alike.

McTighe, Weiss & O’Rourke litigators are highly respected trial attorneys with extensive courtroom experience. They have tried cases at every level of jurisdiction, and have obtained victories on the client's behalf in the County, State and Federal Courts.

The Firm's litigation attorneys have developed a reputation for being skilled, forceful advocates of the client's position. Recognizing the client's need to get a "bang for the buck," the Firm's litigators combine an aggressive approach with speedy cost effective representation, at reasonable rates.

Municipal Law

The area of municipal finance and municipal bond taxation is a highly intricate and specialized area of the law. This department of McTighe, Weiss & O’Rourke, P.C., can take municipalities, investors and underwriters through the issuance of a municipal loan or bond transaction and thus minimize interest costs to the borrower while maximizing return to the investor. With over fifteen years of experience in this area and nearly twenty years of experience in taxation issues, our firm's personnel can assist municipalities, investors, purchasers, lenders, small businesses looking for assistance in obtaining low-cost financing, and health care and institutions of higher learning that qualify for issuing these specialized issues of debt.

McTighe, Weiss & O’Rourke can assist with finding an issuer, structuring the transaction to achieve the maximum benefit for the client, qualifying the loan for issuance under the appropriate state, federal and local statutes, as well as the intricacies of qualification for tax exemption for interest on the standing bonds. We can guide you through every step of the process and help to fully implement the transaction working in conjunction with the municipal solicitor, the bank or underwriter, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the issuing entity. As a listed firm in The Bond Buyers' Directory of qualified municipal bond attorneys, we are authorized to issue opinions anywhere in the country and are recognized by underwriters and issuers throughout the United States.

Personal Injury

McTighe, Weiss & O’Rourke is a law firm which represents people with serious injuries and its attorneys have a reputation for getting results. There is a focus upon automobile accidents, construction accidents, product liability and premises liability.

Counsels’ approach is energetic - and yet thorough - in examining causation and results and in preparing the case. From why the accident happened to what happened to the individual, every accident is different; however, experience counts. Our attorneys have that experience.

Real Estate Law

McTighe, Weiss & O’Rourke, P.C. attorneys engaging in the practice of real estate law service their clients at every stage of a transaction or dispute involving the ownership or operation of real property. The Firm's attorneys represent individuals, partnerships, corporations, business, developers, contractors, landlords and tenants in the multitude of issues related to real property.

McTighe, Weiss & O’Rourke attorneys have performed services for their clients in the sale and leasing of commercial, retail and residential real estate. They have prepared documents relating to financing and lending. They have represented clients bringing and defending lawsuits, including banks, financial institutions, real estate developers, realtors, title companies, and individuals.

Whether it be the sale of one's home or the multi-million dollar development of a business property, people have come to trust in the attorneys of McTighe, Weiss & O’Rourke and their expertise.


McTighe, Weiss & O’Rourke, P.C. is qualified to act in individual, corporate and estate and gift taxation, including tax planning, preparation of documents to implement a tax structure, designing a most appropriate tax structure to minimize taxes for the client, and preparation of the appropriate tax returns to fully implement the transaction.

We also engage in all types of representation before the Internal Revenue Service in helping you defend positions taken on tax returns or assist you in working through the tax collection process, should a liability be determined.

Finally, we are qualified to practice before the United States Tax Court and all federal courts which handle tax disputes. We have also handled many issues of state and local taxation, including successfully representing clients before the Board of Finance and Appeals of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

In short, we can meet all your tax planning and litigation needs representing you interests before any taxing body and helping you to minimize your tax obligations to the fullest extent permitted under law.

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