Attorney Michael Koehler


  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • US District Courts Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


  • Gannon University
  • Boston University of Law
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law


  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Justice

Born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, Attorney Michael Koehler earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Gannon University. After attending the Boston University of Law and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1989.

Mr. Koehler served as a Judicial Law Clerk for both the Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas and the Honorable Dante Pellegrini of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. He returned to Erie in 1992 to enter private practice, where he represented clients in personal injury, vehicle accident, and workers’ compensation cases.

In 1995, Mr. Koehler joined Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Koehler & Wall. He became Managing Partner in 1998.

Mr. Koehler focuses his practice on representing injured victims in cases involving vehicle accidents, product liability, premises liability, wrongful death, and workers’ compensation claims.

He is a 30-year member of the Erie County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, and is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a former member of the Erie County Convention Center Authority and Erie Port Authority.

He is a Level 4 USA Hockey Coach and actively plays the sport.

Mr. Koehler currently resides in the McKean Township with his wife and three children.

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