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Attorney Douglas G. McCormick

Douglas G. McCormick is a partner at McCormick & Vilushis, LLC.  He focuses his practice on personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security, and criminal defense.  Doug is a 2000 graduate of Bucknell University, where he graduated cum laude, and a 2004 graduate of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

He has been admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 2004, where he began as an assistant district attorney at the Erie County District Attorney’s Office under Bradley H. Foulk.  While there, he was fortunate to argue several cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court involving constitutional issues.

Since 2008, he has helped injured plaintiffs and workers receive the fair and just compensation they deserve for their injuries.  For his workers’ compensation practice, he has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star each year since 2012, a distinction received by only the top 2.5 % of Pennsylvania attorneys in the Commonwealth who are 40 or younger or have been practicing for less than 10 years.

Attorney Chad Vilushis

Attorney Vilushis knows that a run-in with the law is often one of the worst days anyone could experience. That’s why he brings great understanding to his clients facing DUI or other criminal charges.

Vilushis cites his time as a law clerk with the Honorable Ernest J. DiSantis Jr. as a catalyst for his passion for law. He worked tirelessly as both an Assistant District Attorney and a First Deputy District Attorney, and is no stranger to the courtroom having personally tried over 60 jury trials.

Attorney Vilushis was honored as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers organization, a group of attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. Vilushis is currently a civil arbitrator and was an adjunct professor during the 2005 academic year at Edinboro University.

He graduated from Allegheny College and Stetson College of Law, where he received his juris doctorate. He is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania courts, federally in the Western District of Pennsylvania, the state of Florida, and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Erie County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations as well as the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

McCormick and Vilushis is your trusted legal team for DUI, Worker’s Compensation, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Social Security

Personal Injury

Personal injury cases include but are not limited to motorcycle and car accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, slip and falls, and other accidents that are due to the negligence of others. If you believe you are owed compensation for your injury, contact us today so we can help.

Social Security

If you were denied social security disability, the attorneys at McCormick and Vilushis are here to help you navigate the system to receive the rightful benefits owed to you. If you’ve already applied for benefits and were denied, we can process an appeal. Learn more about social security and what we can do for you.


Facing charges for driving under intoxication? Not sure how field sobriety tests factor into your potential court case? We can help make sense of the legalities surrounding your charges. Learn more about DUIs, or contact us today for a free consultation.

Workers Compensation

Injured on the job? Have you been wrongfully denied benefits? McCormick and Vilushis can help you receive workers’ compensation for your injuries or settlement. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn how we can help.

Criminal Defense

The attorneys at McCormick and Vilushis know a run-in with the law can be overwhelming and often the worst day anyone could experience. Contact us today if you’re facing charges including but not limited to theft, drug, assault, domestic violence, underage drinking, and more.

Attorney McCormick has been a huge help while I was injured. He went above and beyond to get us what we deserved.

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Understanding Settlements in Pennsylvania for Workers’ Compensation Cases

In Pennsylvania, there is no absolute right to a lump-sum settlement in a workers’ compensation case.  All the insurance carrier is required to do ...

What Happens When An Employer Modifies, Suspends, or Terminates Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Having your workers’ compensation benefits suspended can be incredibly frustrating. An employer may not need to file a petition for a worker’s...

Understanding Vocational Rehabilitation and Labor Market Survey (LMS)

What is Vocational Rehabilitation?   Many injured workers will be asked to participate in vocational rehabilitation by the workers’ compensation in...

My workers’ compensation claim has been accepted. What are my next steps?

Once your workers’ compensation claim has been accepted, the goal of your employer and their workers’ compensation insurance carrier is to get you...

My workers’ compensation claim has been denied. Now what?

If you filed a claim for benefits and have received a denial, there are still options available to you. Most importantly, know that you do not have to...

Why would my workers’ compensation claim is denied?

Following a workplace illness or injury, Pennsylvania workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under state law.  However, there are a...