Eric John Purchase

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Eric represents people and families suffering from injury or the death of a loved one. He was born and raised in Erie County, Pennsylvania. He is a 1988 graduate of Gannon University. In 1991, he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with honors. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Purchase served as a member and editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. In recognition of his class standing upon graduation,

Mr. Purchase was inducted into the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Order of the Coif. Before opening his Pennsylvania personal injury practice, Mr. Purchase was a trial lawyer with one of Erie's largest law firms where he was both an equity partner and practice group chairman. His practice then consisted primarily of representing the region's largest insurance companies and employers in trials and arbitrations. His cases included personal injury and wrongful death claims, contract disputes, insurance coverage disputes, insurance bad faith claims, medical malpractice claims and shareholder rights disputes. Mr. Purchase has represented clients all over Pennsylvania, the United States and overseas, including cases and clients in Singapore, Denmark, the Netherlands, Brazil and Canada.

In 2006, Mr. Purchase founded his own law practice and has devoted himself to representing people and families, primarily in their cases against the larger insurance companies and corporations in the region.

Areas of Practice (173)

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Maritime Law
  • Contract Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Boating Accidents
  • Civil Practice
  • Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance Coverage
  • Automobile Liability
  • Casualty Insurance
  • Casualty Insurance Subrogation
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Commercial Property Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Excess Coverage
  • Extra Contractual Insurance Claims
  • Fire Insurance
  • Fire Loss
  • First and Third Party Insurance
  • First Party Insurance
  • General Liability
  • Indemnity
  • Insurance Adjuster Liability
  • Malpractice
  • Insurance Arbitration
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Mediation
  • No Fault Automobile Insurance
  • Personal Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Life and Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Property Loss
  • Property Insurance Coverage
  • Property Insurance
  • Property Subrogation
  • Public Liability
  • Risk Management
  • Unfair Insurance Practices
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Arbitration
  • Helicopter Crash Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Legal Negligence
  • Legal Professional Liability
  • Liposuction Malpractice
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Chiropractors Malpractice
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Gynecology Malpractice
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical-Legal Law
  • Medication Errors
  • Mental Health Professionals Malpractice
  • Nursing Liability
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Oncology Law
  • Optometric Malpractice
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Pharmacists Liability
  • Physicians Professional Liability
  • Podiatric Malpractice
  • Psychology Malpractice
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Wrong Site Surgery
  • Negligence
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Electromagnetic Field Litigation
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Neurolaw
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Appeals
  • Personal Injury Arbitration
  • Personal Injury Mediation
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Psychological Injury
  • Rental Vehicle Litigation
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Subway Accidents
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Unintended Acceleration
  • Transfusion Associated AIDS
  • Whiplash
  • Premises Liability
  • Inadequate Security
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Security
  • Private Security Litigation
  • Automotive Crashworthiness
  • All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability
  • Explosions
  • Escalator Liability
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Product Defects
  • Product Safety
  • Products Liability Arbitration
  • Products Liability Mediation
  • Recreational Products Liability
  • Seat Belt Injury
  • Tire Defect Litigation
  • Tire/Rim Mismatch
  • Warranty Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Accountants Liability
  • Accountants Malpractice
  • Agents and Brokers Errors and Omissions
  • Appraisers Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Errors and Omissions
  • Agents and Brokers Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Malpractice
  • Auditors Malpractice
  • Clergy Sexual Misconduct
  • Directors and Officers Errors and Omissions
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Professional Conduct
  • Professional Discipline
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Sexual Misconduct
  • Professional Negligence
  • Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Intentional Torts
  • Tort Liability
  • White Collar Crime
  • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
Gannon University, B.A., 1988
Law School Attended:
University of Pittsburgh, J.D., cum laude, 1991
Year of First Admission:
1991, Pennsylvania; 1991, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
Erie County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations; American Association for Justice; Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.
Birth Information:
Erie, Pennsylvania, July 21, 1966
Hobbies & interests:
Music, hunting, cooking

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