Erica A. Sabatini

Erica A. Sabatini

Erica A. Sabatini joined Willman & Silvaggio in 2013. Since then, her focus has been on civil defense litigation and the area of toxic torts. Ms. Sabatini earned her Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law in 2013. She was an active member of Duquesne’s Trial Advocacy team and was deemed an Outstanding Advocate for the First Year Appellate Argument Exercise. In her second year, Ms. Sabatini led her team to victory and her team was named regional champion of the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition. In the fall of that year, her team placed second at the National Civil Trial Competition.

During her time at Duquesne University, Ms. Sabatini received numerous awards including the Katie Elisabeth Westbrook, the Shalom Moot Court Award, and the Lynette Norton Memorial Award. Most notably she was chosen for membership in The Order of the Barristers — an honorary society that recognizes excellence in trial advocacy. She has previously served as a coach for the Duquesne University School of Law National Trial Advocacy Team and annually serves as a judge for mock trial competitions.

Prior to attending the Duquesne University School of Law, Ms. Sabatini graduated with honors in 2010 from Allegheny College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and minored in French. As a result, she is fluent in the language.

Ms. Sabatini is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 2013. She was subsequently admitted to the West Virginia Bar and the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia in 2014. She is an active member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division.

In addition, Ms. Sabatini had the honor of being a selected as a member of 20th Anniversary Class of Fifty Finest for the Western Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She personally raised over $10,000 for research and funds to assist families with children impacted by Cystic Fibrosis. In her free time, Ms. Sabatini is an active member of her church as a lector and serves on the CORE team of her church’s youth group. She is also an avid obstacle course racer.
Admitted to:
  • Pennsylvania 
  • West Virginia 
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia 
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