Serving Cambria, Somerset, Bedford & Blair Counties


About Us

We Are With You and Your Family for Life

The Law Firm of Timothy M. Ayres is one of Johnstown’s leading and most respected law firms, with roots in the legal community dating to the 1800s. The Ayres’ forefathers have been community leaders for over a century, including the City of Johnstown’s first mayor, W. Horace Rose, and John M. Rose, 6-term U.S. Congressman. The Law Firm of Timothy M. Ayres is comprised of Attorney Timothy M. Ayres, who has been practicing law in Johnstown since 1982, Attorney Tonilyn Kargo, who joined the firm in 2009, and Attorney Lauren Cascino Presser, who joined the firm in 2013.

The attorneys and staff at the Law Firm of Timothy M. Ayres, LLC care about our clients. We understand that life can bring stressful and unexpected situations. Whether settling your divorce or holding your hand as a loved one enters a nursing home, we are here to counsel and guide you. Our experienced attorneys and professional staff will always keep you informed as we work on your case. Most importantly, you can trust that we will always do our best for you.


We Are Here to Help You

Elder Law

Elder Law is the general term for legal work associated with planning for the future.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is simply the process of passing assets from one generation to the next.

Estate Administration

Estate administration involves gathering the assets of the estate, paying debts, and distributing assets.


Separation and divorce, equitable distribution of property, claims for spousal support and alimony


Custody describes the legal and practical relationship between a parent or guardian and a child in that person’s care.


Expanding your family through the adoption process can be emotionally and legally complex