Francis J. Klemensic

Francis J. Klemensic: Attorney with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.


Francis J. Klemensic is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and the Shareholder-in-Charge of the Erie office. He concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation, with a particular emphasis in medical malpractice defense. Mr. Klemensic has 30 years of experience successfully defending hospitals, physicians, dentists, podiatrists, rehabilitation facilities, therapists, and psychiatrists in both state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania.

Speaking Engagements:

•Erie County Bar Association - Medical Legal Committee (seminar speaker)
•Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (frequent guest lecturer)
•Pennsylvania Bar Institute (lecturer)

Professional Accomplishments:

•Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America: 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants for Pittsburgh Metropolitan
The Best Lawyers in America since 2012: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2011 and 2014-2018

Community Involvement:

•Erie Summer Festival of the Arts (former Board Member)
•Millcreek Youth Athletic Association (former Baseball and Basketball Coach)

Press Releases

•DMC's 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Selectees (5/24/2018)
•Thirty-Seven Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 (8/15/2017)
•Dickie McCamey Applauds Its Super Lawyer and Rising Star Selectees (5/22/2017)
•Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 (8/15/2016)
•Medical Malpractice Attorney Welcomed in Erie (9/25/2015)

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Medical Malpractice Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
814-455-5691  Phone
(814) 455-5695  Fax
University Attended:
Gannon University, B.A., Political Science/Pre-Law, 1981
Law School Attended:
University of Bridgeport Law School - now Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., 1984; Moot Court Advocacy Team
Year of First admission:
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; 1984, Pennsylvania


•Defense Research Institute
•Erie County Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Association for Justice
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

Birth Information:
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Successfully represented a psychiatrist in federal court in defense of a court ordered evaluation of an accused criminal, effectively establishing current legal principle in the application of witness immunity; Successfully defended a radiologist and hospital against medical malpractice for failing to diagnose a cervical spine fracture; Successfully defended a podiatrist against medical malpractice brought by a plaintiff who was found to be non-compliant; Obtained a defense verdict for an obstetrician against a claim of malpractice resulting from the labor and delivery of an infant suffering from brain damage; Successfully defended a surgeon against a retained sponge claim in a case involving an appendectomy performed on a minor; Defeated a claim of negligence in favor of two family physicians accused of failing to diagnose sinus cancer; Obtained a verdict in favor of a gynecologist who was sued for negligence for failing to diagnose and treat breast cancer

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (13 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 09/11/15 in Medical Malpractice Defense

    Mr. Klemensic is a very skilled and experienced trial attorney. He also maintains a polite and professional attitude with opposing counsel while yet being an effective advocate.

    Mr. Klemensic is a very skilled and experienced trial attorney. He also maintains a polite and professional attitude with opposing counsel while yet being an effective advocate. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 08/31/15 in Medical Malpractice Defense

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