Attorney Profile

John M. R. Ayres John M. R. Ayres
132 Gazebo Park # 175
Johnstown, PA 15901-1811

John Ayres concentrates his law practice on Estate Planning and Estate Administration, while also handling other legal matters which may arise such as Real Estate sales and purchases and Corporation and Small Business law.

John is a graduate of Mercersburg Academy, the Washington and Jefferson College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and the University of Michigan Law School where he earned Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor Degrees.

John is recognized as a leader in the area of Estate Planning and Administration, and is called upon often to aid fellow attorneys in the development of estate plans for Clients. John also represents several trust companies and often is retained to render interpretive legal opinions in this area of practice.

John is a member of the Cambria and PA Bar Associations, and is admitted to the Courts of Cambria County, the Superior, Commonwealth and Supreme Courts of PA, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

John is Past President of the Cambria County Bar Association, a member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators, President of the Citizens' Cemetery Association (Grandview Cemetery), former President of the Kiwanis Club of Johnstown, former Lieutenant Governor of the PA District of Kiwanis International, Ordained Elder and Deacon and former Trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Johnstown, and holds the Silver Beaver Award for his involvement and leadership in the Boy Scouts of America. Most recently, John was awarded the H. Clifton McWilliams Award for professionalism and legal civility by the Cambria County Bar Association, its highest honor.

About Us

The Law Offices of John M. R. Ayres, LLC are among Johnstown's leading and most respected law firms, with roots in the legal community dating to the 1800s. More…

Areas of Practice

  • Business Corporations
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Real Estate
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Administration