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William P. Weichler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Erie, PA

Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler
17 West Tenth Street
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-453-3343
Fax: 814-454-6713
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense, Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance
Attorney Profile

Practicing law for more than 30 years, William P. Weichler is a partner at Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler. Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, he provides representation to clients throughout the state in a variety of matters. In his personal injury and wrongful death practice, Mr. Weichler assists people who have suffered harm due to the negligence of other parties in cases arising out of medical malpractice, commercial truck and other motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability and mass torts.

Mr. Weichler has extensive workers' compensation experience as well, helping people who have been injured on the job or who have sustained an occupational illness receive the benefits to which they are entitled under their employer's insurance coverage. He handles the preparation and submission of claims and advocates on behalf of his clients if the claims are disputed or denied. In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Weichler represents clients who have been accused of state or federal misdemeanors and felonies. The matters he has handled in this regard have ranged from driving under the influence to drug crimes to vehicular homicide.

A member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mr. Weichler has been an active participant in several other professional organizations throughout his career, including the Erie County Bar Association. He is a former member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Weichler obtained his Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, in 1986. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd, 4th and 11th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017

About William P. Weichler

First Admitted: 1986, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Erie County Bar Association LAVA Program

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Inn of Court, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member, Board of Governors
  • Erie County Bar Association, Executive Committee Member, 2000 - Present
  • Erie County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Chairman, Criminal Practice Committee, 1996 - 1998
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Disciplinary Board, Member, Hearing Committee 4.11, 1997 - 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1986
  • Pennsylvania, 1986


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • CLE Lecturer, Erie County Bar Association

Educational Background

  • Edinboro State University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, B.A., in Criminal Justice, Dean's List
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Office Location for William P. Weichler

17 West Tenth Street
Erie, PA 16501

Phone: 814-453-3343

Fax: 814-454-6713

Last Updated: 5/10/2022

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