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About Me

I represent individuals and families in Erie, Crawford and Warren counties in Pennsylvania.  I have over 17 years experience with a practice focused on civil litigation.  

Prior to settling down with his family in Erie County, Matt practiced law in the Washington, D.C. area with one of Virginia's oldest and most prestigious law firms specializing in insurance, personal injury and commercial litigation. Mr. Parini represented many of the nation's leading insurance companies in the areas of workers' compensation, automobile and home owners insurance and medical malpractice. The experience he received while representing the insurance companies provides him with the invaluable experience necessary to understand how insurance companies operate and how they will defend a claim. This has proven invaluable in his current practice - representing individuals and families in bringing claims for compensation resulting from work injuries, automobile accidents, unemployment compensation, Social Security Disability and other claims.

.After seven years of practice in the greater Washington, D.C. area, Attorney Parini began practicing in Erie, Pennsylvania where he continues to focus his practice on helping victims navigate the legal process. He regularly appears before the Courts in Erie, Crawford, Warren, McKean and other counties throughout Western Pennsylvania. Attorney Parini is admitted to all of the Pennsylvania Courts including the Bureau of Workers' Compensation and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. In addition, he regularly appears before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Attorney Parini has received numerous awards and accolades for his efforts serving the Erie County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the American Association of Justice. He has made every effort to preserve the rights of individuals as a board member of the Erie County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association of Justice. Attorney Parini has previously been elected to represent Pennsylvania's lawyers before the American Bar Association. In addition to serving these organizations, Attorney Parini has written and lectured on various topics.

Attorney Parini attended Siena College in Loudonville, NY where he studied pre-law and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. After college, he earned his law degree from American University Law School in Washington, D.C., where upon graduation he took a position as Professor of Law wherein he served for three years teaching students all aspects of the legal process from researching legal precedent through preparing motions, briefs and oral argument

Attorney Parini remains actively committed to serving his community through participation in the Legal Aid's pro bono program. In addition, Attorney Parini has lent his time to assisting as a coach for his children's sports teams in the Erie Youth Soccer Association, the Erie Youth Hockey Association, Fairview Lacrosse Club and Little League.


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Practice Areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Automobile Negligence: 33%



Contingent (20-33%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Matthew Thomas Logue

    I have worked with Matt and can attest that he is truly an outstanding attorney. He is well-respected by his peers and in courtrooms throughout the Commonwealth. I would recommend Matt without hesitation.


    Matthew Logue Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Melaragno, Placidi, Parini & Veitch

502 W 7th St
Erie, PA, 16502-1333


VAAuthorized to practice law199903/11/2014
DCActive 199805/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pennsylvania Super LawyersSuperLawyers2009
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuperLawyers2008
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuperLawyers2007
Zone AwardPennsylvania Bar Association2006
Pro Bono Lawyers of the YearFairfax Bar Association2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMelaragno, Placidi, Parini & Veitch2014 - Present
OwnerParini Law Offices2009 - 2015
AttorneyConner, Riley, Friedman & Weichler2004 - 2009
ProfessorAmerican University - Washington College of Law1999 - 2003
AttorneyBrandt Jennings1997 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationCo-Chair New Lawyers2006 - 2007
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationChairman2005 - 2006
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2005 - 2006
Bar Association of Erie CountyMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Rebecca Sue Phipps v. Manassas School BoardFavorable
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Publication NameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Association YLD At IssueTrial Tips for Young Lawyers2005
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Siena CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
American Inns of CourtJudicial ElectionsN/A