Edwin W. Smith has been practicing law for over 37 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. Ed is past President of the Erie County Bar Association.