Richard E. Filippi is a sole practitioner centrally located in the heart of Downtown Erie, PA. He handles many types of legal issues, such as personal injury, medical malpractice, auto cases, social security disability, worker's compensation, employment law and real estate issues. Mr. Filippi received his B.S. from Gannon University, followed by earning his J.D. from Duquesne University. He was also the Mayor of the City of Erie from 2001-2005.
About Attorney Richard E. Filippi
Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Juris Doctorate 1992
Law Review, 1990-1991
Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania
B.S. in Biology 1989
Cathedral Preparatory School, Erie, Pennsylvania
Richard E. Filippi & Associates, P.C. - Attorneys at Law, Erie, Pennsylvania
Private practice of law concentrating in civil litigation, workers’ compensation, social security disability and real estate.
Notable Cases: In Re: Erie Golf Course (Erie County, Pennsylvania)
Successfully represented a group of citizens opposing the attempt by the City of Erie to lift deed restrictions and sell a public golf course.
Patberg, Carmody, Ging & Filippi, Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania. Member of law firm concentrating in civil litigation.
Notable Cases: Stewart v. Olean Medical Group, et al. (Cattaragus County, New York) Obtained verdict in medical malpractice wrongful death trial of in excess of two million dollars.
Filippi and Nies - Attorneys at Law, Erie, Pennsylvania
Private practice of law concentrating in civil litigation, workers’ compensation, and real estate.
Notable Cases: Pearson, et al. v. Component Technology Corp., et al. (Western District of Pennsylvania) Represented approximately 150 former employees in a WARN Act Claim.
Erie Reader, Biweekly Local Newspaper - Contributing Author
Board Member, Performing Artist Collaborative Alliance (PACA), Organization which supports the arts in Erie
Board Member, Preservation Erie, Organization which seeks preservation of historical buildings and structures in Erie County
Mayor, City of Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, Chief Executive of City of 105,000 people with annual budget of approximately one-hundred million dollars
Board Member (appointed by Gov. Edward G. Rendell), Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Authority promoting hi-tech development and job creation
City Councilman, City of Erie, Pennsylvania, Local legislator
Erie County Bar Association, Pro Bono of the Year Lawyer, Recognized for contributing over 100 hours of pro bono service to needy clients and non-profit community organizations
Founding Member, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Cities Initiative
Recipient on behalf of City of Erie, 2003 City Livability Award presented by U.S. Conference of Mayors
East Bayfront Neighborhood Watch Group , Neighborhood Hero of the Year
Knighted as Knight of St. Patrick, St. Patricks R.C. Church, Erie, Pa.
Outdoors and Conservation
2008 - Present
Hunting and Trapping Education (HTE) Instructor for the Pennsylvania Game Commission
2006 - Present
Member, Ruffed Grouse Society
Served as local banquet organizer
2006 - Present
Member, NW Pa. Chapter of Pheasants Forever
Tau Kappa Epsilon National Fraternity (Delta Chi Chapter, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania)
Nuova Aurora Society (Erie, Pennsylvania)
Moose Club USA (Butler, Pennsylvania)
Married for 30 years with three wonderful children
Avid outdoorsman, interests include hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing
Former volunteer coach, Erie Youth Soccer Association
The Glory of a Good Lawyer
Is to Win a Bad Trial.