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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Practice Areas 

Toxic and Mass Torts 

Insurance Coverage 

Defective Product Litigation

Willman & Silvaggio has successfully defended toxic tort cases for three decades. Companies named in such suits face the potential for considerable loss in the form of damages, ongoing legal costs and negative publicity. Our firm`s representation of manufacturers, distributors and contractors of chemicals and substances has allowed us to develop expertise in the handling of thousands of toxic tort claims both on a national and local level. 
Willman & Silvaggio is uniquely qualified and experienced in commercial insurance coverage. A significant portion of our insurance defense work has concentrated on the circumstances and needs of policy holders. We also have litigated or advised insurance companies in connection with commercial coverage disputes -- especially as it relates to policy obligations and bad faith claims - to minimize risk and to effectively resolve disputes. 
Our Courtroom experience coupled with our ability to understand our clients` operations has made Willman & Silvaggio a leader in the field of Products Liability Litigation at all levels. The companies we represent vary in size from small, local concerns to multi-national corporations. We defend our clients against claims of design defect, strict liability, failure to warn and a host of other novel allegations with the expertise attained through many years of defense litigation. 

Civil Litigation

Business Planning and Transactions

Willman & Silvaggio excels at complex civil litigation. Our attorneys have successfully defended a broad spectrum of cases in many different fields. We are best known for our expertise in product liability and toxic tort cases. Our experience includes the defense of allegations of strict liability, negligent design and manufacture, failure to warn and breach of warranty for motor vehicles, household products, medical devices and hazardous substances. We are the first choice of many insurance carriers when seeking advice regarding litigation of personal injury or property damage cases arising from premises liability, auto accidents, and negligent construction. Our attorneys also have experience with employment and labor law issues that are continuously confronted by our commercial and municipal clients. 
Willman & Silvaggio understands the unique legal needs associated with creating and running a business, planning and administering an estate, defending the rights of a business in legal disputes and protecting the interests of municipal governments. The administrative and business transactions that are encountered are a common denominator in all of the situations. We work with our clients to provide direction, counseling and support for the long-term welfare of their business or governmental entity.