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.
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About Attorney Richard E. Filippi

Education

 

1989-1992                  

Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Juris Doctorate 1992

Law Review, 1990-1991

1984-1989

Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania

B.S. in Biology 1989

1980-1984

Cathedral Preparatory School, Erie, Pennsylvania

Professional Experience

 

2001- Present                         

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.

2001-2005                              

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.

1992-2001

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.

 

2014 -2017                             

Erie Reader, Biweekly Local Newspaper - Contributing Author

Public Service

 

2017-2018                              

Board Member, Performing Artist Collaborative Alliance (PACA), Organization which supports the arts in Erie

 

2011-2016

Board Member, Preservation Erie, Organization which seeks preservation of historical buildings and structures in Erie County

 

2002-2005

Mayor, City of Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, Chief Executive of City of 105,000 people with annual budget of approximately one-hundred million dollars

 

2003-2005

Board Member (appointed by Gov. Edward G. Rendell), Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Authority promoting hi-tech development and job creation

1998-2001

City Councilman, City of Erie, Pennsylvania, Local legislator 

Community Service

 

2010

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

 

2004-2006

Founding Member, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Cities Initiative

 

2003

Recipient on behalf of City of Erie, 2003 City Livability Award presented by U.S. Conference of Mayors

 

1997

East Bayfront Neighborhood Watch Group , Neighborhood Hero of the Year

 

1995

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

Social

 

Tau Kappa Epsilon National Fraternity (Delta Chi Chapter, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania)

Nuova Aurora Society (Erie, Pennsylvania)

Moose Club USA (Butler, Pennsylvania)

 
Personal

 

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.

( Balzac)

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