LARRY D. LOPERFITO, ESQ
Attorney Larry Loperfito focuses his practice in the areas of wills, estates, trusts, powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney and living wills, probate, municipal law, zoning law, corporation and banking law.
Education and Experience
Attorney Loperfito earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985 and in addition thereto minors in History, English and Administration of Justice. He obtained his Juris Doctor Degree in 1989 from Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law and in his third year of law school was Chief Justice of Moot Court and further distinguished himself in Moot Court competitions in Ohio and Florida representing the College of Law.
Attorney Loperfito is licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and is licensed by the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Attorney Loperfito began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for Westmoreland County from 1989 to 1991. During that period of time, he prosecuted matters ranging from simple misdemeanors to complex felonies. He began his private practice in 1991 as a sole practitioner, joining Timothy J. Geary in the practice of law in 1993 forming the law firm of Geary & Loperfito, LLC.
Attorney Loperfito is the Past President of the Westmoreland Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is also the Past President of Lawyers Abstract Company of Westmoreland County where he served as a member of the Board of Directors for five (5) years. He maintains membership in the Westmoreland Bar Association serving on the Civil Law Committee.
Attorney Loperfito formerly served as special advisor to the Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, Strategic Planning Committee. He was a board member to the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Authority from 2003 to 2007 and Mock Trial advisor to the Kiski Area School District from 1991 to 2008 and St. Joseph High School for 2012-2013. Larry continues to serve a founding member of the Vandergrift Festa Italiana, Inc. and supports many local groups and charities.
Attorney Loperfito is general Solicitor to the Borough of Vandergrift (since 2004); Kiski Valley Water Pollution Control Authority (since 2015); and The Municipal Sanitary Authority of the City of New Kensington (since 2015). Attorney Loperfito also served as general Solicitor to North Apollo Borough from 1998 through 2004. He also serves as Solicitor to the Zoning Hearing Board of Allegheny Township (since 1998); Gilpin Township Zoning Hearing Board (since 1992); Avonmore Borough Zoning Hearing Board (since 2010) and Municipality of Murrysville Zoning Hearing Board (since 2015).
Attorney Loperfito has tried multiple civil and criminal trials to verdict. He has engaged in national litigation against a Fortune 500 company. His trial resume stretches from criminal prosecution and criminal defense early in his career to complex construction litigation in 2009. Attorney Loperfito attains heightened Continuing Legal Education accreditation in estate planning through the Canon Financial Institute. Attorney Loperfito continues to represent clients from throughout Western Pennsylvania in business development, corporate and real estate development and complex lease negotiation matters. In addition, he has been called upon by the courts of Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties to act in the capacity of a Master to hear complex support and divorce cases and to render findings of evidence to the judges of the Courts of Common Pleas. Attorney Loperfito has argued before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on complex zoning issues.
Attorney Loperfito was born and raised in the Borough of Vandergrift. He is a second generation business owner in the Borough. His father, Nick Loperfito (1927-2015) owned Nick’s Shoe Service for 43 years prior to his retirement in 1989. His mother, Joanne Loperfito, managed the former Beighley’s Market in Vandergrift and Washington Township in the 1960s. The Loperfito family has owned businesses in the Borough of Vandergrift for almost 70 years.