About Us

The Western Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers Association (WPELA) advances employee rights and serves lawyers in Western Pennsylvania who advocate for equality and justice in the workplace.

WPELA is dedicated to promoting the interests of individual employees and assisting the lawyers who represent them through professional networking, information sharing, and advocacy on issues important to the members of the Association and the employees they represent.

NELA was founded in 1985 to provide assistance and support to lawyers in protecting the rights of employees against the greater resources of their employers.  NELA is the country's only professional organization that is comprised exclusively of lawyers who represent employees in cases involving employment discrimination, employee benefits, and other employment-related matters.  NELA has a membership of lawyers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as state and local affiliates around the country.

For more information about NELA, please visit www.nela.org.

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Membership in WPELA is open to attorneys who practice in Western Pennsylvania and devote a majority of their employment law practice to advocating for employees.


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