Every summer in late August, thousands of people from around the world converge on Williamsport, Pa., to attend one of the most famous sporting events ever created, the Little League World Series. The city is the birthplace of Little League baseball, with the establishment of a three-team league in 1939. From that came the development of the Little League World Series with the first one being held in 1947. It is televised around the country and around the world on ESPN and ABC television. Nationally known celebrities and some figures from Major League Baseball attend.
Like any other community, there is much more to the north-central Pennsylvania city than just one event. Williamsport is the county seat of Lycoming County with a population of 29,304. In the past, Williamsport was called the “Lumber Capital of the World” with a thriving timber industry. Its local high school sports teams have the nickname of the Millionaires because at one time, the city had the most millionaires per capita of any city in the world.
Today, Williamsport is home to many thriving industries and employees. The top employers include Susquehanna Health, the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Brodart Company Spring Window Fashions, Weis Markets, West Pharmaceuticals, Shop Vac Corporation, and Textron Lycoming Engines. It is also home to Lycoming College.
The area is also thriving once again thanks to Marcellus Shale drilling in the surrounding area. Lycoming College is located in the city as well as the Commonwealth Medical College. The city is also the home of a minor-league baseball team. The Williamsport Cross Cutters, an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, play in the New York-Penn League at historic Bowman Field, the oldest professional baseball stadium in the country.
The law firm of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates has had a continuing presence in the Williamsport community since its inception. Our main headquarters is located in Frackville, Schuylkill County, 72 miles southeast of Williamsport. We also have a local office at 460 Market Street, Suite 205, Williamsport, to meet with prospective clients.
Our main area of practice is Workmen’s Compensation, which exists to provide much needed legal assistance in case an employee is injured on the job. Our attorneys employ professionals who can investigate your accident to determine a just outcome for yourself. The prospects of long-term injury, hospitalization, missed wages and permanent disability are a real possibility that nobody should have to face alone. We can deal with the complex legal ramifications and difficult negotiations with insurance companies.
The firm’s other areas of practice include automobile and motorcycle accidents, tractor trailer accidents, social security disability and nursing home abuse. Williamsport is also a transportation hub via Interstate 80, which lies just south of the city. That highway connects New York City with San Francisco and other major cities along the way like Cleveland and Chicago. The Williamsport exits off Interstate 80 are Interstate 480 and Route 15. These highways are always busy just with commuter traffic to and from work from surrounding areas.
If you have a question or are in need of legal assistance, do not be afraid to call. We are available to answer your questions and provide assistance when needed. Let us fight for your rights.