Erica R. Townes


  • Widener University Commonwealth School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Old Dominion University, B.S., cum laude


  • Pennsylvania
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania

Practice Areas


  • Lipsitt Inn of the Court


  • "Clarifying the Administration of Substance Abuse Policies", Widener University Law Journal
  • "DOL’s Change of Course on Unpaid Interns", Corporate Counsel Business Journal


  • 2017 Human Resource Association of Centre County Labor and Employment Seminar (October 2017)
  • Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Human Resources Conference (November 2018)

Community Involvement

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Region 6, District 1 High School Mock Trial Competition, coordinator, 2017-18

Erica R. Townes

Associate(717) 718-7580
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Erica is an associate in the Real Estate and Business groups. Erica assists clients in residential and commercial development, property acquisition, lease negotiation, and land use concerns. She also assists start-up business owners in forming business entities and governing documents.

Prior to joining Barley Snyder, Erica represented public and private employers in a variety of labor and employment law issues. Erica also student clerked for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania for the Honorable P. Kevin Brobson.

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