Edwin W. Smith
Edwin W. Smith, Esquire, is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Health Planning and Administration. He is also a graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law. Attorney Smith is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Erie County Bar Association. In 2014 Attorney Smith served as the President of the Erie County Bar Association. Among the accomplishments that year was the formation of the Women's Division of the Bar Association as well as the Municipal Law Section and a renewal of strategic planning for the Bar. He is a former instructor at Penn State Behrend College's Paralegal Program, having taught Civil Litigation. Attorney Smith clerked with the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office in the Homicide Division. He currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Erie County Bar Association Workers' Compensation Practice Section. He is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania courts, the U.S. Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Attorney Smith served as counsel for the class action suit of Sontheimer v. City of Erie, et al. filed in the Western District of Pennsylvania concerning pension rights of spouses of police officers. He also defended a potential class action suit in the Court of Common Pleas of Erie County at Prime Meats v. Yochim. He successfully defended the company from having the case certified as a class action.
Attorney Smith is peer rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell which is found at www.lawyers.com.
He is active in the community currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Erie Homes for Children and Adults, having previously served on the Boards of Community Shelter Services, Boys and Girls Club of Erie, Second Harvest Food Bank of Western Pennsylvania, and the United Way of Erie County.
Attorney Smith focuses on the following areas of law: workers' compensation, social security disability, real estate, personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, and business commercial law.