Phone: (814) 456-5301
Fax: (814) 456-1112

Edwin W. Smith

Edwin W. Smith has been practicing law for over 35 years in Erie County, having previously been a partner in the firm of Shapira, Hutzelman & Smith.  Ed represents clients in various areas of law, including workers' compensation cases, Social Security disability, employment law, commercial and residential real estate, elder law, wills and estates, unemployment compensation and general and complex litigation. He has litigated several class-action suits, including a class action regarding pension rights of spouses. He is rated AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell by lawyers and judges throughout the greater Erie, Pennsylvania area.  Ed is very involved in the community and has served on multiple charitable boards, including Erie Homes for Children and Adults, EUMA, Community Shelter Services, Erie  County Policy and, Planning Council, United Way of Erie County, Boys and Girls Club,  Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Erie County Court of Common Pleas
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania 1984


  • Penn State University, 1981
  • Duquesne University School of Law, 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Erie County Bar Association - President 2014