Attorney Matthew Wolford is a solo practitioner in Erie, PA. Before going into private practice, he served as Regional Counsel and as an Assistant Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP"), Northwest Region. Before joining the DEP, Mr. Wolford served as a prosecutor for the Office of Attorney General, Environmental Crimes Section; and also as a civil litigation attorney for the Office of Attorney General, Torts Litigation Section.

Mr. Wolford also served as a Special Prosecutor of environmental crimes for both the Office of Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania; and he was a member of the U.S. Attorney's Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee for the Western District of Pennsylvania, where he sat on the steering committee for the Subcommittee on Environmental Crimes.

Mr. Wolford is currently a Council member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Environmental, Mineral, and Natural Resources Law Section, and was previously a contributing feature editor for the Section's newsletter. He has lectured for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the U.S. EPA (NETI), the DEP, the Erie County Bar Association, PA's Minor Judiciary, and various other organizations.

Mr. Wolford is an Adjunct Professor at Gannon University in Erie, PA, where he teaches a course on environmental law. He has also taught at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, and Thiel College in Greenville, PA.

Mr. Wolford received his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Temple University School of Law. He is currently a member of the Erie County, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations. Download a copy of Attorney Wolford's resume.


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