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Michael A. Vanasse

Workers compensation Attorney at Lancaster, PA

5.0   8 reviews
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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Workers compensation
    I limit my practice exclusively to representation of injured workers. I do not represent any employers or insurance carriers.

    34 years


Mike Vanasse is a certified worker's compensation specialist and founder of Vanasse Law LLC. His practice is exclusively dedicated to representing injured workers - not employers or insurance companies. Since establishing his law firm in 2009, Mr. Vanasse has dedicated himself to aiding, assisting, and protecting his fellow Lancaster residents and those throughout Central Pennsylvania. Mike has a long and successful track record of fighting for the rights of employees hurt on the job for over 25 years. He has helped thousands of injured workers obtain maximum benefits for their claims. 

Mike is quite active in the legal community and is a proud member of the Lancaster Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Workplace Injury Litigation Group - organizations of which Mr. Vanasse is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer. 




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Posted by Nicolas | March 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Vanasse Law Provides Expert Worker's Compensation Representation
If you need a law firm to represent you in a Worker's Compensation case, I highly, highly recommend the firm of Vanasse Law. In fact, based on my experience, words cannot describe how this firm went above and beyond to help me win my own case. When another attorney thankfully referred me to Vanasse Law, I was in terrible pain from a work-related injury and could barely take care of myself, much less handle my Worker's Compensation case. Michael Vanasse not only became my trusted attorney but also a trusted advisor on not just my case but also on other matters closely related to my injury and the separation from my employer. He expertly submitted all applications and documents related to my case and prepared me for what I could expect each step of the way, for example, during the deposition and the court appearances. Mike's paralegal Loraine Liuzzo was consistently and expertly on top of the blizzard of documents and medical receipts that needed to be submitted, and was also a highly experienced and trusted advisor each step of the way. They together handled my case flawlessly, thereby allowing me to win a substantial settlement. A huge plus is that they are both the nicest and most upright people you will ever meet. Based on this experience, I highly recommend Vanasse Law and hold them in the highest esteem.
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Posted by Edward | May 16, 2018
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For great results look no futher
On February 6, 2014 I didn’t know what I was going to do about being denied surgery due to a work injury. Then I saw a glimpse of hope when “Vanasse Law We Help With Workmen’s Comp” came on my home computer when I looked up workers’ comp lawyers. I called and got an appointment for the following week. Then after 14 months of hard work, with phone calls, paperwork, and a whole lot more, what Mr. Vanasse and Mrs. Liuzzo did for me, they overcame all that was put in front of them. They put my life and my health back together. They both were not just a Law Firm, they were like family and that is how my wife and I got treated. I cannot even begin to tell them how much they and the hard work they did means to us. I cannot thank them enough for everything they did for us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul. – Edward M.
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Posted by Michael | May 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
Michael Vannasse is a very highly recommended attorney for workers comp. I had the opportunity to have him as my attorney for my work comp case. Very easy to work with. Very fast response to any questions. He will win your case for you. I highly recommend him to help you through the work comp babble.
Posted by Carla | May 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I cannot say enough about the excellent job Michael Vanasse did for representing me. I was in pain after having a work related injury and surgery for herniated discs in my neck. It was easy to talk to his office staff with questions as I went thru problems getting paid. Mike has a great personality and made this process easier to deal with. He worked hard at getting me a good settlement and peace from the insurance carrier. I wound highly recommend Michael Vanasse.
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Posted by Richard | February 11, 2015
Highly Recommend!
Following a serious injury on the job, my doctor told me I would always be at risk of re-injury if I resumed my full, pre-accident work duties. Like many workers, I was unclear about the technicalities of the workers comp law, and about my rights as an injured employee. Also unclear was what compensation to expect for loss of future earning capacity. So I contacted Mike Vanasse on the recommendation of a former Vanasse Law client whom my wife knew through her place of employment. Mike proved to be the perfect choice of an attorney for my case. His professional experience, honesty, courtesy, and genuine concern made my experience, of a difficult and contentious time, a positive one. Either Mike, or his assistant Loraine, were always prompt in answering any and all questions. His expert advice and negotiating experience resulted in a very satisfactory settlement.
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Posted by Sharon | September 29, 2014
Need a great lawyer, this one is Awesome!
Mike , as well as his staff was always up front & honest with me. They kept me well informed & up to date with all details. He made a very rough time in my life bearable. I would use Michael Vanasse again in a heart beat without one moment of hesitation.
Posted by Timothy | September 6, 2014
Kind Generous and True
Mr. Vanasse took Care of Me and my Family and we were well informed every step of the way. He has a Top notch Staff that also knows the Law inside out so if you have any Concerns of who you should go With take my advice Mr. Vanasse and his Staff are a Winning Combination.
Posted by Daniel | September 5, 2014
Excellent attorney for your workers compensation needs.
Mike is an AMAZING attorney with years of experience. I would recommend him to anyone, and I will continue to use mike any time I have a need for his services!
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Vanasse Law, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Nikolaus & Hohenadel
  • 1999 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Post & Schell
  • 1990 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Handler Gerber Johnston & Aronson
  • 1988 - 1990
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  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Providence College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985


  • Lancaster Bar Association, Solo & Small Practice Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Workplace Injury Litigation Group, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • Past Chair Workers Compensation Section
  • 1990 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Michael
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Vanasse is outstanding. He is dedicated, hard working, knowlegeable and compassionate. He is the lawyer for Workers' Compensation in Lancaster County."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Michael Vanasse as a fellow workers compensation attorney in Pennsylvania for many years, and endorse him on AVVO. He is a zealous and knowledgeable advocate on behalf of his clients ."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a compassionate and thorough attorney. He cares about his clients and fights zealously to advocate for their rights and benefits."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are injured at work you should consult with Mike about your situation. I highly recommend him to my client and those who contact me with workers compensation matters."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael Vanasse for over twenty years. Not only is he an excellent attorney who champions his clients and who knows the law, but he is extremely ethical as well. I highly endorse him."
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Lancaster Workers compensation Lawyer Michael A. Vanasse
Michael A. Vanasse
Workers compensation Attorney
Lancaster, PA
Licensed for 35 years
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