John H. May
John H. May was born and raised in Lancaster County and graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School in 1989. John is the third generation of his family to practice law in Lancaster since 1929, and in addition to founding the Personal Injury Law Group, is a partner with his father in May, Metzger & Zimmerman, LLP. John graduated from the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT with a major in English and a minor in history. He attended the Case Western Reserve University School of Law where he was on the Moot Court Board, and graduated with distinction in 1998.
Following law school, John worked for SFX Entertainment in New York City as an assistant agent, working with athletes and television personalities. John met his wife Megan and following their marriage, they relocated to Lancaster to start their family. Megan taught elementary school in the Solanco School District and John was hired as the first law clerk for the Honorable Joseph C. Madenspacher, President Judge of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. Following his clerkship, John spent three years as a prosecutor in the Office of the District Attorney of Lancaster County, where he prosecuted homicides and other serious felonies. Ultimately, during his time in the office he was appointed head of the child abuse unit. It was during his time in the DA’s office, working with crime victims that John discovered his passion for trial work and standing up for people who have been hurt. In 2004, John left the prosecutor’s office and entered private practice with May, Metzger & Zimmerman, LLP. In 2008, John decided to focus his practice representing injured plaintiffs, joined forces with Bruce A. Roth, and the Personal Injury Law Group was born.
John has extensive experience litigating personal injury cases. His peers have given him a “distinguished” rating, which is one of the highest ratings available for a lawyer. John is extremely involved with his family and the community. He has coached his childrens’ baseball and soccer teams and has served as President of the Lancaster Daycare Center. In addition, John has served for many years on the board of directors for the Lancaster Bar Association and will serve as President of the LBA in 2017.