William P. Weichler

William P. Weichler

Erie, Pennsylvania

William P. Weichler has been practicing law since 1986. He is a past hearing committee member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He is also a former Chair of the Erie County Criminal Practice Section and formerly served on the Executive Committee of the Erie County Bar Association. Bill lectures extensively on criminal defense issues. He is also active in the Worker's Compensation section. He is currently listed by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for the top 5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Driving Under the Influence (drunk driving)
  • Homicide by Motor Vehicle
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury - Defense
  • Death cases
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents, including automobile, motorcycle and truck accidents
  • Medical Negligence

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1999


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: International Law National Moot Court Team; Dean's List, 1984
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Edinboro State University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Minor: Criminal Justice


  • CLE Lecturer, Erie County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Disciplinary Board, Member, Hearing Committee 4.11, 1997 - 1999
  • Erie County Bar Association, Chairman, Criminal Practice Committee, 1996 - 1998
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Executive Committee Member, 2000 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member, Board of Governors
  • American Inn of Court, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Erie County Bar Association LAVA Program