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Lansford attorney candidate for district judge

Attorney Eric J. Filer, of Lansford, who currently operates the law firm, Filer & Schwab on 443 in Lehighton, is running for the magisterial district judge seat for District Court #56-3-03.

As a lawyer, he specializes in civil and criminal litigation, landlord/tenant matters, bankruptcy, contracts, and wills and estates.

Before managing his practice, Filer was the valedictorian of the Panther Valley Class of 2005. After high school, he proceeded on to Gettysburg College, where he attained a bachelor’s degree in 2009. Filer continued his education at Widener University, where he attained his Juris Doctor degree in 2013. After passing the bar exam, he returned home and began practicing law in Lehighton at Filer & Schwab (formerly William G. Schwab & Associates).

Filer is a member of the Carbon County Bar Association, the Panther Valley Irish-American Society, the Sons of the American Legion (Post 316 in Summit Hill), a social member of the Lansford American Legion (Post 123), a social member of the Nesquehoning VFW (Post #8008), a new member of the Knights of Columbus Panther Valley Council #17300, and a lifelong member of St. Joseph Parish of the Panther Valley.

Filer has been practicing law primarily in Carbon, Schuylkill, and Monroe counties and has experience in local, state, and federal courtrooms throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

He is the son of Nancy (O’Donnell) Filer, originally of Summit Hill, and former Panther Valley teacher, James “Jim” Filer of Coaldale. He is the husband of Gina (Heintzelman) Filer, originally of Summit Hill. Filer plans to cross-file in this election for magisterial district judge for District Court #56-3-03 and would like to use his legal knowledge and experience to serve his community. For more information about his candidacy, you can find his page on Facebook: “Eric J. Filer for Magisterial District Judge”

Eric J. Filer