purchase, george & murphey.

purchase, george & murphey.

William Weichler

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Attorney at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C.

Erie, Pennsylvania


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William P. Weichler has been practicing law since 1986. He is a past hearing committee member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He is also a former Chair of the Erie County Criminal Practice Section and formerly served on the Executive Committee of the Erie County Bar Association. Bill lectures extensively on criminal defense issues. He is also active in the Worker’s Compensation section. He is currently listed by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for the top 5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania.

Practice Areas


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. – 1986
    • Honors: International Law National Moot Court Team; Dean’s List, 1984
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Edinboro State University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Minor: Criminal Justice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1999


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Classes & Seminars

  • CLE Lecturer, Erie County Bar Association

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Erie County Bar Association LAVA Program

Professional Associations

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Disciplinary Board, Member, Hearing Committee 4.11, 1997 – 1999
  • Erie County Bar Association, Chairman, Criminal Practice Committee, 1996 – 1998
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Executive Committee Member, 2000
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member, Board of Governors
  • American Inn of Court, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member