The Firm

The law firm of Shapira, Hutzelman and Smith was established in 1984 by six attorneys in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania. Over the years the firm has expanded and the number of attorneys has grown to comprise the full service law firm of today.

Legal problems are complex and intricate. The high quality services we provide emanates from the extensive and diverse experience of our attorneys. Additionally, our competent staff strive to keep abreast of the ever changing laws by regularly attending seminars, conferences and workshops allowing us to respond to the most sophisticated client's needs quickly and efficiently.

Here at Shapira, Hutzelman and Smith, we have just one goal in mind, that is to provide the finest and most efficient legal service available, which we feel that our clients should expect of us.


History of Our Building

The building that houses our firm is located in the West Sixth Street Historic District/Millionaire's Row of Erie, Pennsylvania. The house and carriage house were designed by Architect Frank B. Meade of Cleveland in the Craftsman style for the Alex Jarecki family (Jarecki Manufacturing Company) in 1913. The beautiful original woodwork and fireplaces in the third story building still exist and preserve the rich historical feeling of the period. The buildings have been included in the Millionaire's Row/6th Street Historic Homes Tour hosted by the Erie County Historical Society.