Chad J. Vilushis

Chad J. Vilushis

Erie, Pennsylvania
As a current Defense Attorney and former State Prosecutor, Attorney Vilushis has handled over sixty (60) jury trials including multiple murder cases. Attorney Vilushis understands both sides of the criminal justice system because he has worked on both sides of the system. In addition, he has taught a criminal justice class at a local university and multiple continuing education seminars to fellow attorneys on the topic of DUI. Let him put his knowledge and experience to work for you.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% DUI Defense
  • 25% Criminal Defense
  • 25% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1997
  • District of Columbia, 1999
  • Florida, 1998


  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. cum laude - 1994
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science


  • DUI Law: Post Birchfield, Erie County Bar Association, August 2017
  • DUI Law: Facts & Myths, Erie County Coalition for Alcohol & Drug Counseling, 2015 - Present
  • Introduction to Criminal Law, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2005

Honors and Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2015
  • Superlawyers (Rising Stars) 2008,2011 & 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Former Chair and Vice Chair of Criminal Law Section

Past Employment Positions

  • Travis Law Firm, Associate, 2005 - 2017
  • Erie County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney/Deputy District Attorney, 1999 - 2005


  • English (Primary)