Vincent J. Quatrini, Jr. is a founding partner at the firm and serves as managing partner. He concentrates his practice in the area of workers’ compensation and the representation of injured workers exclusively.
Mr. Quatrini has more than 38 years of experience in state and federal courts and has served as counsel in prominent cases.
In 1986, Mr. Quatrini successfully argued to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in the case of Gilliland v. Heckler, that the administrative law judge in a Social Security disability claim must give considerable weight to the opinions of a treating physician.
In 1987, in the case of Pawlosky v. WCAB (Latrobe Brewing Co.), one of the most widely cited workers’ compensation cases in Pennsylvania, Mr. Quatrini convinced the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to dramatically redefine the term "injury" under the Workers’ Compensation Act; namely, any disease which constitutes an insult to the body as well as any work-related aggravation of a non-occupational disease are considered injuries.
In 1988, in the case of Camaione v. Boro of Latrobe, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted Mr. Quatrini’s argument and spelled out the rule that all injured workers being paid under the Heart and Lung Act are entitled to a hearing in order to determine eligibility, and furthermore, that a injured worker’s disability status cannot be changed from temporary to permanent unless a due process hearing is conducted.
In 2002, in the case of McIlvaine v. WCAB (States), Mr. Quatrini persuaded the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that an over-the-road truck driver who was injured while passing through Pennsylvania was covered by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act for that injury. The company had argued that the trucking company was headquartered in another state and that the injured worker had to use the workers’ compensation policy from the other state. As a result of this decision, any individual who is hurt while working in Pennsylvania - no matter what state that person lives in or in what state that person was hired - has the protection of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.
In 2004, in the case of Coleman v. WCAB (Indiana Hospital), another workers’ compensation case handled by Mr. Quatrini, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that an independent medical examination could include a diagnostic test only if the test did not involve more than a minimal risk and was not unreasonably intrusive.
Mr. Quatrini has contributed to the professional advancement of Workers’ Compensation law in many ways:
Mr. Quatrini has volunteered his time to numerous endeavors for the legal profession and has been recognized for his accomplishments:
Mr. Quatrini has devoted considerable energy and time to the philanthropic community:
Mr. Quatrini received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from St. Vincent College in 1971, and his Doctorate of Law from Duquesne University in 1974. He is a lifelong resident of the Latrobe-Greensburg area and is married to Patricia Cecchini, a nursing instructor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He and Patricia have two sons, Michael, an associate at QuatriniRafferty, and Adam, a law student at Duquesne Law School.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2005|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2004|
|Best American Lawyers in Workers' Compensation||The Best Lawyers in America||1997|
|Professionalism Award||Westmoreland Bar Association||N/A|
|Founding Partner||QuatriniRafferty||1980 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Westmoreland County||1975 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Westmoreland County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Westmoreland County Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Westmoreland County Bar Association||Board of Directors||N/A|
|Hundred-Year History Association||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association Conference of County Bar Leaders||N/A|
|Community Foundation of Westmoreland County||Board Member||N/A|
|Worker's Compensation Rules Committee||Member||N/A|
|Westmoreland County March of Dimes||Former Chair||N/A|
|WESTCO Credit Union||Former Board Member||N/A|
|Westmoreland Bar Foundation||Board Member||N/A|
|Center Against Domestic and Sexual Violence||Former Board Member||N/A|
|Adelphoi, Inc., Adelphoi Villiage and Adelphoi USA||Former Board Member||N/A|
|Staunton Farms Foundation||Board Member||N/A|
|Westmoreland Bar Association||Past President||1988 - 1989|
|Duquesne University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|St. Vincent College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
|Pawlosky v. WCAB|
|Gilliand v. Heckler|
|McIlvaine v. WCAB|
|Coleman v. WCAB|
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