Mr. Musone is a full-time litigator who focuses his practice on the legal defense of commercial enterprises and insurance companies. He also practices Orphan’s Court litigation, including will contests, trusts and estate matters. Mr. Musone is a cum laude graduate of Cleveland Marshall College of Law, where he was a member of the Employment Law Clinic.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Obtained a favorable decision from the Erie County Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Erie’s Public Schools regarding a medical office building’s property value, resulting in increased property tax revenue for the district
  • Obtained a favorable decision from the Commonwealth Court on behalf of a school district client, reversing a trial court decision in a tax assessment case involving commercial property valuation
  • Successfully challenged a tax exemption case in Warren County on behalf of the taxing bodies.  Following the hearing, the Court denied the property owner’s request for a tax exemption, finding it was not an “institution of purely public charity” under the Pennsylvania Constitution
  • Obtained a unanimous decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in favor of a developer. The case involved the attempt of union employee benefit trust funds to assert mechanics lien claims against the developer’s property when contractors on the project failed to make benefit contributions
  • Successfully challenged an ordinance in a Commonwealth Court case on behalf of a landlord, involving an alleged violation of the construction code in a property that was built prior to adoption of the code

Speaking Engagements

  • Firm's 2016 Professional Advisor Symposium, "It Depends" - The Answer to All Simple Yes or No Questions 
  • Patrick J. DiPaolo Memorial Sponsorship Banquet, 2015
  • Firm's Next Generation Happy Hour Series
  • Firm's Litigation & Workers’ Compensation Seminar
  • Firm's Long Term Care Seminar, 2010

Community & Professional Service

  • Erie Regional Chamber, Erie Ambassador
  • Colgate University’s Maroon Mentors Program, Member
  • Colgate University’s Alumni Admission Program, Member

Firm Involvement

  • Shareholder

Practice Area

Education

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D.; cum laude
  • Colgate University, B.A

Admissions & Certifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

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