Matthew L. Wolford, Esq.
Wolford Law Firm, Erie
Mr. Wolford practices law as a solo practitioner in Erie, PA, where he concentrates on environmental matters. Before going into private practice, he served as an Assistant Counsel and Regional Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”). Prior to joining DEP, he served as a prosecutor with the PA Office of Attorney General (“OAG”), Environmental Crimes Section; and as a civil litigation attorney for the OAG’s Torts Litigation Section. He also served as a Special Prosecutor of environmental crimes for both the OAG and the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer several times since 2007 and recently ranked by U.S. News “Best Law Firms,” Mr. Wolford currently serves as Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Environment and Energy Law Section, and was previously a contributing feature editor for the Section’s newsletter. He is a regular lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and has lectured for the U.S. EPA (National Enforcement Training Institute), the DEP, the PA Fish and Boat Commission, PA’s Minor Judiciary, the Erie County Bar Association, and various other organizations. He is an Adjunct Professor at Gannon University in Erie, PA, where he teaches a graduate course on environmental law. He is also a Committee Member of the State Water Plan Statewide and Great Lakes Regional Committees, and serves on the Boards of several environmental organizations in the Erie area. He received his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Temple University School of Law, and is a member of the Erie County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.