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Eric John Purchase

Eric John Purchase

Your Erie, PA Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Attorney Eric J. Purchase represents individuals 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 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 and served as both an equity partner and a practice group chairman. At that time, his practice 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 ever since has devoted himself to representing individuals and families, primarily in cases against the larger insurance companies and corporations in the region. Today, Mr. Purchase’s legal practice successfully represents clients in auto accident, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and personal injury cases. (Mr. Purchase also represents local businesses and business people in commercial litigation cases, including contract litigation, shareholder/partner disputes, and other business disputes.)

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Maritime Law
Nursing Home Abuse
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
  • Free Consultation
    We offer free consultations for all clients seeking advice about personal injury or medical malpractice cases.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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3rd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Purchase & George, P.C.
- Current
Eric J. Purchase, Attorney at Law
Partner and Practice Group Chairman
MacDonald Illig Jones & Britton, LLP
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
Activities: University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor
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Gannon University
B.A. | Political Science
Activities: Tau Kappa Epsilon, Officer; Intra-Fraternity Council, President
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Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Business of the Year Award
Kearsarge Volunteer Fire Department
2001 – Present
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
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Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates
- Current
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Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
Governor's Club Member
- Current
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Erie County Bar Association
Chairman, Civil Litigation Section
- Current
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Pennsylvania Association for Justice Board of Governors
- Current
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Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Member and Governor
- Current
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Erie County Bar Association
- Current
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Erie County Bar Association
Co-Chairman, Civil Litigation Section
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Pennsylvania Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Commission
Investigative Panel Member
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Articles & Publications
A Roadmap to Justice: The Ultimate Guide to Car Accident Cases in PA
Word Association Publishers,
The Problem of the Minority Discount in Business Valuation
Business Magazine
Websites & Blogs
Erie, PA Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers in Erie, PA.
How to Stay Safe on The Roads This Winter Season
Assets in A Personal Injury Lawsuit
Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer
Erie Car Accident Lawyers
Erie Dog Bite Injury Lawyers
Contact & Map
Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C.
2525 W 26th St
Erie, PA 16506
Telephone: (814) 833-7100