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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Representative Clients
Willman & Silvaggio has had a great deal of success in pursuing our clients’ interests in an effective, cost-efficient manner. Our attorneys and staff possess a talent for organization and management garnered from years of experience in handling multi-defendant mass tort issues. The defense bar often relies upon Willman & Silvaggio to assume the leadership role in handling these cases on a regional and national scale. Our resources enable us to manage these complex cases using state of the art technology in concert with over 20 years of experience in litigation.
Willman & Silvaggio LLP has the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of "AV” and is listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and in Martindale-Hubbell‘s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for insurance defense and environmental litigation. Willman & Silvaggio has also been selected by a consortium of insurance carriers to represent common interests in mass tort litigation as part of a Joint Neutral Defense Initiative.
Our attorneys have played a critical role in the development of important case law that has positively impacted our clients’ interests. By way of examples, Willman & Silvaggio served as lead defense counsel in briefing and arguing the seminal Pennsylvania Eckenrod and Samarin decisions on causation, the Pennsylvania Cochran decision on statute of limitations, and the Ohio Dicenzo decision interpreting Ohio`s supplier statute. 
Willman & Silvaggio attorneys have a history of resolving cases according to the best interests of our clients. Whether this requires an amicable settlement or contentious litigation, Willman & Silvaggio has the means to handle the situation. Our attorneys are respected among the bars in which they practice, and have cultivated productive relationships with co-defense counsel as well as plaintiff’s counsel while working towards a resolution of cases. Willman & Silvaggio has also experienced courtroom victories on behalf of our clients in numerous instances. Even when decisions have gone against our clients, Willman & Silvaggio’s representation of their interests has minimized the damages that they stood to incur.
At Willman & Silvaggio, we understand that we can serve our clients interests best when we make the conscious effort to assume a leadership role not only in preparing and trying individual cases, but in the business world among the professionals in the businesses we serve. One way our attorneys take on this leadership role is by publishing articles in influential magazines that address the issues our clients face. Recently, an article by Willman & Silvaggio attorneys appeared in the April 2005 edition of Best’s Review. The article addressed new legislation that affected the issue of joint and several liability.
In the end, Willman & Silvaggio has represented our clients’ interests through a determined work ethic, an experienced staff, an advanced resource system and, most importantly, a dedication to our clients’ concerns. Like any good advocate, Willman & Silvaggio always strives to improve on our standard of excellence by following current trends and developments in our practice areas. Our goal is to serve our clients’ needs in the best manner available.

A roster of some of our distinguished clients is the best evidence of the scope and quality of the service we provide: 

  • ABB, Inc. 
  • Ace Hardware 
  • AIG Insurance 
  • Aldi 
  • Allstate Insurance 
  • Altec Industries, Inc. 
  • Altoona Pipe and Steel Supply Company 
  • American Independent Insurance Company 
  • AP Parts Manufacturing - Faurecial Exhaust Systems Inc. 
  • Arrowpoint Capital Insurance 
  • Atlantic City Electric Co. 
  • Avocet Enterprises, Inc. 
  • Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. 
  • Bearings Inc. 
  • Bloom Engineering Company 
  • Brandywine Insurance 
  • Bryan Steam LLC 
  • Buckingham Manufacturing Company, Inc. 
  • C.I.  Hayes Co. 
  • Cameron International 
  • Cecil I. Walker Machinery Co. 
  • Century Insurance 
  • Chiz Bros. 
  • Chubb Insurance 
  • Cincinnati Gasket, Packing & Manufacturing, Inc. 
  • Cincinnati Insurance 
  • CNA
  • Colony Insurance 
  • Cress Manufacturing Co. 
  • Delmarva Power & Light, Co. 
  • Duro Dyne Corporation
  • Eaton Hydraulics, Inc.
  • ECR International
  • European Parts Exchange
  • Evenheat Kiln, Inc.
  • Falk Corporation
  • Famous Supply Company of Wheeling
  • ON Marine Services Company
  • Firemans Fund
  • FirstEnergy
  • Forum Valve Solutions 
  • Frazier Simplex
  • G J Miller Auto Supply
  • Gardner Denver, Inc.
  • General Kinematics Corporation
  • Grange Insurance
  • Hart Co
  • Hauck Manufacturing Company
  • Henry Company
  • Highlands Insurance
  • Home Rubber Company
  • Honeywell International 
  • Industrial Furnace
  • J.H. France Refractories Co.
  • Jackson Welding Supply Co.
  • Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
  • Jersey Central Power & Light
  • Johnson Boiler Works, Inc.
  • Joy Global Underground Mining LLC
  • Kohler Company
  • Leco Corporation
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Madden Boiler Works, Inc.
  • Mahoning Valley Supply Company
  • N.F. Mansuetto and Sons, Inc.
  • Metropolitan Edison Co.
  • Motorists Insurance
  • Moyno, Inc.
  • Mt. Vernon Mills, Inc.
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • New Jersey Manufacturing Co.
  • New York State Electric & Gas Corp
  • NRG
  • Ohio Edison
  • P.M. Lattner Boiler Company
  • Patterson Kelly
  • Peco Energy Corp.
  • Pennsylvania Electric Company
  • Pennsylvania Power Company
  • Pepsico, Inc.
  • Philadelphia Electric Co.
  • Phillip Morris USA, Inc.
  • PMA Insurance
  • Potomac Electric Power Company
  • Power Piping Company
  • PPL Electric Utilities Corp.
  • ProSight Specialty Insurance
  • Public Service Enterprise Group
  • Radiac Abrasives
  • Raleigh Mine & Industrial Supply, Inc.
  • Resolute Management, Inc.
  • RiverStone Insurance
  • Robbins & Myers
  • Robinson Fans, Inc.
  • Rogers Corporation
  • Roth Pump Co.
  • Sauer Inc
  • Seneca Insurance
  • Sentry Insurance
  • Sheldon-Drullard Real Estate Company 
  • Simakas Company Inc.
  • Subaru of America, Inc.
  • Sullair LLC
  • Sundyne LLC
  • Sur-Seal Gasket & Packing, Inc.
  • SVI Corporation
  • The Hartford
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Vanguard Paints and Finishes, Inc.
  • Varn International
  • Warren Rupp
  • Weldstar
  • Wesco
  • Westfield Insurance
  • Whip-Mix
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Whiting Corporation 
  • WV American Water Co.
  • Zurich Insurance
  • Zy-Tech Global Industries