The two founding partners of Purchase & George, P.C., Eric Purchase and Tim George, have been Erie lawyers since 1991 and 1992. Purchase & George was formed early in 2010. Purchase & George, P.C. are injury lawyers representing clients throughout Northwest PA including in Erie County, Erie, North East, Fairview, Edinboro, McKean, Girard, Springfield, Albion, Union City, Corry, Crawford County, Meadville, Linesville, Conneaut Lake, Cambridge Springs, Warren County, Warren, Venango County, Franklin, Oil City, Mercer County, Jefferson County, Brookville, Clarion County, Clarion, Northwest Harborcreek, McKean County, Bradford, Kane, DuBois, Sugarcreek, Waterford, and Punxsutawney.
Name: Mr. Eric Purchase
General McLane High School, Edinboro, Pennsylvania - 1984
Gannon University, B.S., Erie, Pennsylvania – 1988
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. (With Honors) - 1991; Member and Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review; Order of the Coif, Pittsburgh Chapter
Began as an associate at MacDonald Illig Jones & Britton, LLP in 1991
He founded his own law practice in 2006, and has devoted himself to representing people and families
Represents people and families suffering from injury or the death of a loved one
He also represents local businesses and business people in commercial litigation cases, including contract litigation, shareholder/partner disputes and other business disputes
While at the University of Pittsburgh, he served as a member and editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. In recognition of his class standing upon graduation, he was inducted into the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Order of the Coif
Before opening his Pennsylvania personal injury practice, he was a trial lawyer with one of Erie's largest law firms where he was both an equity partner and practice group chairman. 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
He has represented clients all over Pennsylvania, the United States and overseas, including cases and clients in Singapore, Denmark, the Netherlands, Brazil and Canada
Has taught and lectured to other lawyers and insurance adjustors on subjects including trial tactics, Pennsylvania auto insurance, car accident law and other injury law subjects
Professional Honors & Activities:
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Board of Governors
Pennsylvania Bar Association, House of Delegates
Erie County Bar Association, Seminar Speaker
AVVO "Superb" 10.0/10.0 Rating
"A Roadmap to Justice : The Ultimate Guide to Car Accident Cases in Pennsylvania"
Business Magazine, "The Problem of the Minority Discount" - A Discussion of the Valuation of Shares Held by Non-Majority Shareholders in a Closed Corporation
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Erie County Bar Association
All Pennsylvania Courts
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
"Eric has represented me on a personal matter a well as a business related matter. Each time, I was given first class attention to each and every question I had. Eric takes a hands on approach to his clients and will fight to insure your legal rights are protected.
Additionally, his ability to understand the perspectives of all parties involved, gives him an opportunity to understand how to position your case to best suit the situation. His legal knowledge is second to none.
I would strongly recommend Eric for any legal issues you may encounter."
Jim S., Car Accident Claim
"Eric is a true professional. He consistently exhibits the highest ethical standards and has a brilliant grasp of the law and how it applies. Eric was able to quickly understand our case and tactically maneuver through complicated issues with ease - always thinking two steps ahead. I would highly recommend Eric without hesitation."
Mike F., Civil Litigation
"Eric is not only a very qualified attorney, he is also very understanding. He makes you feel like you are his only client. Having Eric as my attorney made me just know that my case was going to get resolved in the best manner that it could have."
--Michelle P., Slip and Fall Injury