Mr. Fessler is a certified workers compensation specialist. He is a life-long resident of Erie, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Cathedral Prep in 1980 and the University of Notre Dame in 1984 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. After graduating from college, Mr. Fessler worked for Marine Bank as a Management candidate. He returned to the University of Notre Dame School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1988.
In 1988, Mr. Fessler was admitted to the practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Since his admission to the Bar, he has been representing employers, insurance carriers, and injured individuals by providing legal counsel and representation primarily in the area of workers' compensation. He was certified as a Workers' Compensation Specialist in Pennsylvania in 2013. He also practices law in general civil litigation and residential real estate.
He routinely appears before workers' compensation judges throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania, the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board, and the Commonwealth Court. He has argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Attorney Fessler has made presentations on workers' compensation topics at various seminars and speaking engagements.
Mr. Fessler sits on the Board of Trustees for Marquette Savings Bank. He formerly sat on the Board of Directors for the Erie County Bar Association where he served as President in 2013. He is a former chairman of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Erie County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Workers' Compensation Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Partner/Member||Marnen Mioduszewski Bordonaro Wagner & Sinnott LLC||2011 - Present|
|Partner/Associate||Marsh Spaeder Baur Spaeder & Schaaf LLP||1988 - 2011|
|Management Trainee||Marine Bank||1984 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Marquette Savings Bank||Trustee||2013 - Present|
|Erie County Bar Association||President||2012 - 2012|
|Erie County Bar Association||Workers Compenation Section||2007 - Present|
|Erie County Bar Association Board of Directors||Director||2007 - 2013|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Workers Compensation Section||2007 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|Notre Dame Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Notre Dame||Marketing||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Lake Erie Claims Assoc.||Recent Amendments to Workers Compensation Rules & Regulations||2015|