Lydia’s hard work and pursuit of perfection at every turn has earned her the respect and trust of her peers and clients. She has represented both public and private clients in matters involving Pennsylvania municipal law.
Lydia has worked with municipalities, school districts, and municipal authorities to provide a broad range of legal guidance in all aspects of municipal law, including zoning and land use regulation, ordinance preparation and enforcement, Right-to Know and Sunshine Law compliance, municipal liens and claims, public bidding and contracting, litigation, real estate, and eminent domain. She regularly attends public meetings and quasi-judicial proceedings on behalf of her public clients.
She has also represented private clients at all levels of the land use process, including permit and plan applications before municipal administrators and zoning officers, quasi-judicial proceedings before municipal governing bodies and zoning and planning boards, and litigation before state trial courts.
Overall, Lydia concentrates her practice in the areas of municipal law, commercial litigation, and insurance defense. She is licensed to practice in all Pennsylvania state courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Lydia is the former chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Erie County Bar Association and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Council and the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates. She is also active in the Erie community through her involvement on the Board of the Mercy Center for Women. Lydia's passion for law developed at an early age. She is known by colleagues and clients alike for her integrity, ethics, and pleasant personality, as well as for her pragmatic approach to cultivating client relationships.Lydia is a member of the Government Services Practice Group and the Commercial/General Litigation Practice Group.
Education & Admissions
Memberships & Associations
- Allegheny County Bar Association
- Erie County Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Chair of the Board of Trustees, Mercy Center for Women