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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

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.


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.


2014 -2017                             

Erie Reader, Biweekly Local Newspaper - Contributing Author

Public Service



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 

Community Service



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.

( Balzac)

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