Gary D. Fry

Gary practiced with the firm of Pelino & Lentz, P.C., for over 27 years before it merged with Archer, P.C. in 2009. He practices in the areas of general civil litigation, estate litigation, and labor & employment law. He has also developed expertise in the areas of equine law and general administrative law practice and has handled matters before the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.  Additionally, Gary has counseled and represented clients in various industries with respect to employee/independent contractor issues and has litigated a number of shareholder disputes involving close corporations.

Representative Experience

  • Defense of employers in “donning and doffing” wage and hour class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Defense of poultry processors in multiple lawsuits brought by poultry growers pursuant to, inter alia, the Federal Packers and Stockyards Act
  • Pretrial dismissal of numerous civil rights and discrimination claims
  • Pretrial dismissal of federal court will contest on grounds of probate exception to federal court jurisdiction

Professional And Community Involvement

  • Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Somerdale, New Jersey, and has served as Chairman of the Church’s Finance and Nominating Committees.
  • Gary has served as an officer of the Sturbridge Woods Swim Club
  • Active in development activities for the Class of 1971, Norwich University


  • “Zero Tolerance and the Natural Horse: The Intersection of Advanced Science and Pennsylvania’s Ban on ‘Foreign Substances’ in Race Horses,” Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer, March 8, 2011 (with Patrick J. Doran, Esquire)
  • “Lobeline: A Cautionary Tale,” Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Newsletter, Vol. 1, 2010 (with Patrick J. Doran, Esquire)
  • “The Public Employer and Computer Privacy – Why, What and Where is the Employer Looking,” written materials submitted for Solicitors Seminar (Pennsylvania State Association of Township Solicitors), October 23, 2009 (with Neil A. Morris, Esquire)



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