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Michael D. Sherman

Michael D. Sherman

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation

About Me

My law practice has focused on workers' compensation matters for the past 28 years. I have represented individuals, partnerships and corporations in the litigation of claims and employer petitions. My experience includes participation in appeals before the Workers' Comp Appeal Board, Commonwealth Court and Supreme Court. Forty of these cases resulted in reported decisions, with another 40+ resulting in unreported decisions.


We consult with employers and insurers to pursue remedies available in claim, modification, suspension and termination petitions. We recommend a "best practices" strategy for pre-injury and post-injury legal issues. A proactive approach is consistent with our client's goal to handle disability claims in an efficient and cost effective manner. We know when to litigate. We know when to settle.


Workers Compenation in Pennsylvania requires a detailed knowledge of the statutes, regulations and appellate case decisions. There are a good deal of appellate cases which interprete and add nuances to the law. A successful workers' comp program includes an experienced attorney as a business partner.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    31 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-175/hour)

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Contact Info

the Chartwell Law Offices

409 Broad Street, Suite 250
Sewickley, PA, 15143

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive198305/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2011
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyFried Kane Walters1983 - 1987
Managing PartnerFried Kane Walters, et. al1983 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lexis-Nexis "Larson's National Workers' Compensation Law Center"Advisory Board Member2008 - Present
Mount Lebanon Extended Daycare ProgramBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Pennsylvania Defense InstituteMember2000 - Present
Pittsburgh Human Resources AssociationMember2000 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association-Workers' Compensation SectionCouncil Member1992 - 1992
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Andrew Young v. WCAB (Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.Claim Denied
Green v. WCAB (Jefferson Health Services)Defendant terminated total disabilty.
Spinabelli v. WCAB (Massey Buick)Employee Reinstatement Reversed and Denied

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Self-PublishedEffective Use of PA Bureau of Workers' Compensation Forms2007
Self PublishedWokers' Compensation Subrogation Strategies2005
Genesis Publishing CompanyPennsylvania Workers' Comp Advisor1999
Genesis Publishing CompanyPennsylvania Workers' Comp Advisor1998
Genesis Publishing CompanyPennsylvania Workers' Comp Advisor1997
Genesis Publishing CompanyPennsylvania Workers' Comp Advisor1996
Genesis Publishing CompanyPennsylvania Workers' Comp Advisor1995
Genesis Publishing CompanyPennsylvania Workers' Comp Advisor1994
Genesis Publishing CompanyPennsylvania Workers' Comp Advisor1993

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Rutgers College, Rutgers University - New BrunswickPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Worker's Compensation Update in PennsylvaniaWorkers' Compensation2011
CompServices Inc. In-House TrainingAppellate Caselaw Update2010
Annual Lorman Education Seminar SeriesResolving The Pa Workers' Compnsation Case2010
"Whose Money is it Anyway" Pension IssuesLitigating Pension Offsets In Workers' Compensation2010
Fall Symposium- Advanced Workers' Compensation PracticePension Benefit Offsets and Related Retirement Issues2009
Spring SeminarPractice Strategies in Workers' Compensation2008
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation2007
Advanced Topics in PA Workers' CompensationEthical Considerations in Workers' Comp Claims Handling2007
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation2006
Advanced Workers' Compensation in PennsylvaniaEthical Considerations in Workers' Compensation Litigation2006
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation2005
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation2004
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation2003
Pennsylvania International Association of Rehabilitation ProfessionalsReturn to Work Issues Involving Upper/Lower Extremities2002
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation2002
Fall WorkshopEvaluation of Repetitive Trauma, Overuse & Workplace Agrravation Injuries2002
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association SeminarEarning Power Assessment -- Modification Petition Litigation2001
Pennsylvania Bar Association Annual ConferenceDefense Attorney Roundtable Discussion2001
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation2001
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation2000
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation1999
Lorman Business CenterWork Availabilty and Impairment Ratings Under Act 571998
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation1998
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation1997
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation1996
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation1995
Lorman Business CenterMedical Reimbursement in Workers' Compensation1995
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation1994
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation1993
Lorman Business CenterTopics in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation1992