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Welcome to my Avvo Legal website. I am Gerald J. Villella, and I practice law with Dailey, Karle and Villella in Erie, Pennsylvania. I am also an Assistant City Solicitor for the The City of Erie. My legal experience includes numerous areas including family law, real estate, wills, social security disability, personal injury, workers' compensation, juvenile dependency and other areas. I have been married since 1985  to Holly and am the father of two sons; Jay and Robert 


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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. General Practice: 20%
    35 years, 500 cases
  2. State, Local And Municipal Law: 15%
    35 years, 350 cases
  3. Divorce & Separation: 15%
    35 years, 150 cases
  4. Social Security: 15%
    35 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 35%
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Hourly ($120-175/hour), Contingent (20-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Pro Bono (5%)

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Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Dailey, Karle and Villella

150 East 8th Street
Second Floor
Erie, PA, 16501



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bar Association of Erie CountyBoard Member2006 - 2008
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Pap's AM v. City of Erie, Pennsylvania,Successful reversal of PA Supreme Court
School District of the City of Erie et al vs. Hamot Medical Center et alAffirmation of revocation of tax-exempt status
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of PittsburghEnglish WritingBA - Bachelor of Arts1977