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Our Center City Philadelphia office is located across the street from historic City Hall, in the Centre Square towers at the landmark “Clothespin” sculpture. Our location reflects our commitment to aggressive representation: We are steps away from the civil courtrooms at City Hall and the criminal courtrooms at the Criminal Justice Center. We are also nine blocks away from the Federal Courthouse, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Our location is extremely convenient for personal service. Suburban Station and City Hall Station connect directly to the concourse level of our building. Clients can board a train at any SEPTA station and arrive at our 12th floor offices without ever stepping outside. Amtrak’s 30th Street Station is a five minute taxi ride away.

Law Offices of Peter G. Erdely LLC
1500 Market Street
12th Floor, East Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19102

P 215.665.5650    F 215.689.0198

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Civil Litigation:

Whether you have been injured, are being sued or have a dispute with an insurance carrier over a property or business loss, you need an aggressive, experienced trial lawyer who is willing to go the distance. Put an insurance insider on your side: Through years of representing insurance companies, Peter has an inside view of how insurance companies evaluate the merits and value of your claim. Peter also has the jury experience to get the verdict you deserve, plus the appellate expertise to defend your judgment. Peter is a proven courtroom warrior who teaches Trial Advocacy to upper level law students at Rutgers University School of Law.

Criminal Defense:

Peter has vigorously and successfully defended individuals in Federal and State Courts. Put a former prosecutor on your side: Peter knows exactly how prosecutors and detectives investigate, evaluate and try your case. For years, Peter worked closely with FBI agents, US Marshals, and Philadelphia detectives and narcotics officers in a wide range of cases, and even trained Philadelphia Police in narcotics and DNA expert testimony. This insider insight is crucial if you have been arrested or are being investigated for any crime – misdemeanor to homicide, juvenile to adult, state to Federal. As a result of his expertise, Peter teaches Criminal Procedure and Trial Advocacy to upper level law students at Rutgers University School of Law.

Often, defendants and their families will mistakenly delay before retaining counsel. However, important rights can be waived long before the trial date, such as remaining silent, preliminary hearings, discovery and motions to suppress government evidence. If you or someone you love has been arrested or is being investigated, please contact us for a personal, confidential evaluation.

Counsel to Small Business:

Small business owners know it can be nearly impossible to obtain experienced legal counsel at reasonable rates. But we at The Law Offices of Peter G Erdely LLC take great pride in offering sophisticated services to small businesses. Peter has guided entrepreneurs through business formation; employment and labor disputes; commercial litigation with competitors; zoning and real estate matters; unemployment compensation and other regulatory obligations. We represent both employers and employees in matters arising from employment discrimination claims, including the EEOC and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. We also represent both employers and employees in unemployment compensation disputes and in wage payment disputes under the PA Wage Payment and Collection Law.

In addition, we assist employers in developing written policies and procedures to avoid future problems.


Nowhere is personal attention more important than in matters of family law. Whether you are seeking a divorce, modifying custody rights, pursing adoption of a child or find yourself needing or defending against a protection from abuse order (PFA), you need an advocate who will listen directly to you, not merely read some junior attorney’s notes in the case file. Peter handles such matters personally and directly.

Peter has assisted individuals and families in matters ranging from prenuptial agreements to the disinterment and reburial of the remains of loved ones.

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