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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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1999||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||SuperLawyers||2009|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2008|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2007|
|Zone Award||Pennsylvania Bar Association||2006|
|Pro Bono Lawyers of the Year||Fairfax Bar Association||2000|
|Partner||Melaragno, Placidi, Parini & Veitch||2014 - Present|
|Owner||Parini Law Offices||2009 - 2015|
|Attorney||Conner, Riley, Friedman & Weichler||2004 - 2009|
|Professor||American University - Washington College of Law||1999 - 2003|
|Attorney||Brandt Jennings||1997 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bar Association of Erie County||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association||Co-Chair New Lawyers||2006 - 2007|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Chairman||2005 - 2006|
|Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Governors||2005 - 2006|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association YLD At Issue||Trial Tips for Young Lawyers||2005|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Siena College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|American Inns of Court||Judicial Elections||N/A|