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Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wachter served as an aide to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, as the Special Assistant for Special Projects to Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker, and as a Pennsylvania Site Advance Team Member for the White House. Additionally, he gained economic development experience while working as an Economic Development Analyst at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Mr. Wachter has served as an advisor to candidates for various local, state and national level offices.

Mr. Wachter is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. His practice focuses on electronic discovery compliance and planning, economic development, education law, zoning, government finance, utility regulation, state and municipal government law and election law.


Practice areas


  1. Government: 60%
  2. Education: 25%
  3. Public Finance & Tax Exempt Finance: 15%

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Knox Mclaughlin Et Al
120 W 10th Street
Erie, PA, 16501


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Generation E AwardYoung Erie Professionals2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKnox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.2006 - Present
Special AdvisorBill Scranton for Governor2005 - 2006
Special Assistant for Special ProjectsOffice of PA Governor Mark Schweiker2002 - 2003
Advance RepresentativeOffice of PA Governor Tom Ridge2000 - 2002
PA Field RepresentativeBush/Cheney 20002000 - 2000
Vol. Advance Representative - PennsylvaniaWhite House2000 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Erie Downtown PartnershipPresident2007 - Present
Erie Homes for Children and AdultsPresident-Elect2006 - Present
National Association of Bond LawyersN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Association of Bond LawyersN/AN/A
Bar Association of Erie CountyN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2006
Gannon UniversityN/AN/A1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PA Local Government Secretaries Association Annual ConferenceThe Role of a Solicitor2011