Chad J. Vilushis

Chad J. Vilushis

- Attorney


Erie, PA


(814) 455-5362



About Chad J. Vilushis

As a current Defense Attorney and former State Prosecutor, Attorney Vilushis has handled over seventy (70) 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

  • DUI Defense 50%
  • Criminal Defense 40%
  • Personal Injury 10%

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. – 1994
  • Honors: cum laude
  • 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 to Present
  • Introduction to Criminal Law, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2005 to 2005

Honors And Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (2015, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Super Lawyers (Rising Stars) 2008,2011 & 2012
  • Super Lawyers (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024)

Professional Associations And Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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


  • English

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