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Matthew W. Fuchs

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Phone: (814) 870-7612
Fax: (814) 454-4647

100 State St #700
Erie, Pennsylvania 16507

Mr. Fuchs focuses his practice on litigating commercial disputes in both state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions. He has represented businesses and individuals in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including breach of contract actions, shareholder disputes, patent and trademark infringement and tax sale and quiet title litigation. Mr. Fuchs as substantial first-chair experience, having tried more than a dozen jury trials and half as many bench trials. He has also handled numerous matters before administrative and arbitration tribunals. In addition to his commercial litigation practice, Mr. Fuchs also practices in the areas of municipal and administrative law, appellate practice and general insurance defense and coverage.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Successful argument before Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturning appellate precedent interpreting requirements of Real Estate Tax Sale Law
  • Successful defense of national manufacturer in multi-defendant, multi-million dollar products liability case
  • Successful prosecution and resolution of trade dress and unfair competition claims on behalf of national manufacturer
  • Successful jury trial defense in numerous cases involving tort claims

J.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, New Jersey, 2002
cum laude

B.A., Allegheny College - Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1998
magna cum laude

Bar & Court Admissions Pennsylvania
New Jersey
New York (Pending)
All Pennsylvania State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Pennsylvania Defense Institute

American Inns of Court

Judicial Clerkships

Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Law Clerk for the Honorable Stephen Skillmen, P.J.A.D.


Past Chair of Board of Trustees, Erie Arts and Culture

Board of Directors, Drama Shop