Attorney Stephen H. Hutzelman

Stephen H. Hutzelman, Esq.

Attorney and Counselor at Law


  • Attended schools in Corry, Pennsylvania
  • Academy High School, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • AB, Oberlin College, 1964
  • JD, Cornell Law School, 1967
  • Editor, Cornell Law Review

Professional Experience

  • 1967-1971 Honors Program, Tax Division, US Department of Justice
  • 1971-present Private practice of law, Erie, Pennsylvania

Practice concentrates in:

Consumer and small business bankruptcy

  • Consumer protection
  • Disability claims
  • Business transactions

Representative matters:

  • Represented Trust beneficiary in voiding improper amendment to trust which prevented her share from being reduced by about 75%
  • Invalidated Sheriff Sale of residence for disabled veteran and reduced balance of the mortgage
  • Protected dairy farmers from loss of farm and equipment
  • Obtained residential mortgage modifications
  • Successfully defended contractor in actions by subcontractor for amounts claimed due and
    obtained damages awarded by subcontractor
  • Obtained disability benefits for people with conditions such as:
    • Severe migraine
    • Back Pain issues
    • Autoimmune diseases
    • Intellectual disabilities
    • Child with serious skin condition
  • Business formation
  • Real Estate purchases
  • Leases and sales
  • Will preparation
  • Estate Administration
  • Protected residences through various bankruptcy proceedings

Community Service

  • Deacon and Trustee – Wayside Presbyterian Church
  • Director – Lupus Foundation of America 1988 to 1994
  • Vice President – Pennsylvania Lupus Foundation 2001-2018
  • Candidate – Pennsylvania State Assembly 1974