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Francis Joseph Lafferty IV

Workers compensation Attorney

4.9   31 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1999
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Francis J. Lafferty, IV, earned his law degree in 1999 from Widener University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from University of South Carolina in 1990. Prior to establishing Norfleet and Lafferty in 2011; Mr. Lafferty was a partner with Metzger, Wickersham, Knauss and Erb, P.C, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

As a Plaintiff's Personal Injury Attorney, Mr. Lafferty has successfully handled cases for his clients against those responsible for causing their injuries. Mr. Lafferty's practice emphasizes representing persons injured by others in motorcycle, automobile and trucking accidents. Mr. Lafferty has handled Wrongful Death cases and complex cases involving serious, permanent injuries. He has experience in trial work, both mediation and arbitration processes, and has resolved numerous cases through diligent case preparation and negotiation. In 2002, Mr. Lafferty received a verdict in Dauphin County for over $400,; in 2008, Mr. Lafferty obtained a $725, dollar settlement in a motorcycle accident injury case.

Mr. Lafferty also dedicates a large portion of his practice to representing persons injured in the workplace. Mr. Lafferty’s workers’ compensation practice includes representing injured workers as they pursue their claims and protect their interests at all stages of the Workers’ Compensation process; from filing an initial claim to fighting for a client’s rights during the appeals process. Mr. Lafferty has resolved numerous lump settlements exceeding six figure settlements through negotiation and has successfully utilized both the voluntary and the mandatory mediation program in the workers’ compensation process to secure settlements over $100,.

He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly PATLA) and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Dauphin County Bar Association, York County Bar Association and Cumberland County Bar Association. Mr. Lafferty has taught trial advocacy at Widener University School of Law's Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) since 2001, and he has participated in the Mentor/Mentee program for Widener University.

Mr. Lafferty also has enjoyed the experience of volunteering for the activities of his two children as a little league coach for the Mechanicsburg Little League Association, and soccer coach in both Mechanicsburg and Camp Hill.

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Workers Compensation Attorney Frank Lafferty discusses 3 things you should do if you are hurt on the job.  If you have questions regarding these 3 things, Frank can be contacted directly at 717-737-7574, or to discuss your claim.
Workers Compensation Attorney Frank Lafferty discusses representing a construction worker that sustained a serious and permanent eye injury.
Workers Compensation Attorney Frank Lafferty discusses the case of a young mother he represented and how he fought for her right to have a hip replacement.
Workers Compensation Attorney Frank Lafferty is there to answer the questions you may have after being hurt on the job.  Call today if you have any questions about your case.
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4.9 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
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Posted by Stephanie | October 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Man of his word
Dear Frank, An accident can take away many things from a person, such as independence and self-worth, leaving the victim to feel helpless, hopeless, overwhelmed, and depressed. Not only are they left to face medical bills flooding in faster than they can process, along with endless tough decisions, but all the while receiving extensive therapy that at times is beyond grueling and fatiguing. Some hire a lawyer with hope already lost that there is truly any help following such a horrible misfortune. To simply say "Thank You" would be an insult to all you have done. Not only did you work diligently with your client and her family to ensure that she got what she deserved, but you never settled for what the insurance companies said she "deserved". Your perseverance and commitment is greatly appreciated by all affected with this accident. You've stayed in contact with your client regularly, taking the burden off of her and onto yourself at her weakest times, reassuring her that she would not need to worry and everything would be alright; and you were right. The client in reference? ... Is my mom. What you do goes beyond "winning a case". You restored hope in my mom that she WILL get through this and lifted any burden of medical bills that she feared she would have to pay. Thanks to you she is not helpless, hopeless, or overwhelmed; She's simply... my mom. I cannot express enough how much you have helped her and everyone concerened about her. A man of your word to say the least. I highly recommend you to anyone and everyone (small town or city). Thank you for all of your hard work Frank! I honestly don't think we would have had a better outcome with any other lawyer. Sincerely, Stephanie (daughter)
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Posted by Marvin | June 13, 2016
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Highest recommendation
I had the best experience with this firm. This firm explained everything in lehmans terms, all correspondence was done in a very timely manner and I always received a phone call back when I left a message. My case was settled quickly. Frank was professional but very down to earth.
Posted by Jerri | March 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Worker's Compensation
What a wonderful man!! A truly caring and professional attorney. He helped me through a trying worker's compensation case . You really cannot afford to go it alone. You need Frank to guide you and be there to help you along the way!
Posted by ralph | February 16, 2016
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Frank LaffertyIV
I was forced to get a lawyer (because workmans comp denied my claim). A friend referred frank to me---and the journey has been handled with his caring advice and counsel. I am so grateful for Frank's help as i walked through dealing with doenegal mutual and their denial tactics. I give Frank a % Star plus R. Gordon Ziegler
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
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"Impectable Integrity," are the words that come to mind with this excellent Workers Compensaton Ayyorney.
Attorney Lafferty was hired and did an outstanding legal presentation in the office and before the Judge when the case was completed. I was so impressed that I referred him several times to other people I knew in similar circumstances. I truly believe Attorney Lafferty is an ideal person that provides a solution to legal matters and will provide success objectively, fairly, and in a timely manner
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Posted by Angela | June 9, 2015
Awesome Job.
Mr. Lafferty does an amazing job. He answers back quickly when you call or email and is extremely informative. Very down to earth and does not act above you or better then you like some lawyers. I would definitely use him again and will be and have already recommended him to others.
Posted by john clugston | June 5, 2015
workmans comp
Frank and his staff did an unbelievable job for my family I highly recommend his staff and him as an attorney as classy as a person I ever met he went above and beyond what he had to do for me
Posted by Joel | May 10, 2015
Very good guy
Mr Lafferty kept me informed and update with everything that was going on. He was always willing to answer my questions and if I had to leave a message for him he always returned my call in timely fashion. I would highly recommend him as an attorney and if I ever need an attorney again, which I hope I don't, he will be the one I call.
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Posted by Paul | March 11, 2015
Frank Lafferty
Frank Lafferty is a great lawyer, he is very knowledgeable and was extremely helpful. I am glad I chose to have him as my lawyer.
Posted by Rosemarie | February 9, 2015
Wormens compensation dilemma and closure
Had an opened case and the previous attorney I was working with dropped my case and left me with a pending court date and no representation. Tried several attorney offices and spoke with several law offices but none of them would represent me until I spoke with Francis Lafferty. He not only represented me but was crucial in settlement of my case. His professionalism, and attention to detail made the process go smoothly with a clear understanding of options and outcomes to choose from. Francis Lafferty went above and beyond to represent me and his staff was also helpful. I could not have gone through this without them. I would refer others to work with Francis Lafferty and will return if the need should ever arise again. Thank you so much Francis Lafferty and Stephanie for all your help! Case Closed!!!
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Posted by Kathy | February 8, 2015
Workmans Comp Case Resolved!
I would just like to say Frank was awesome! He answered every time I called with a question and answered my emails immediately. We had kind of a weird case and Frank worked very hard to get this settled and fair. He really looked out for us and completely understood the position we were in. No money, facing loosing our house. He even listened to me rant when I was frustrated! We definitely recommend Frank Lafferty!
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Posted by Dave | January 16, 2015
Need a lawyer? A+ Rating
I have been involved with a case for sometime now and I interviewed a couple lawyers before I hired the one I have, that is where the trouble started. This is too long of a story, so let me say whenever my lawyer failed me in explanations Mr. Lafferty was most helpful. Although he could give no legal advice he was forthcoming with any information he could share. If you need a lawyer I would give him a chance, I wish I had known about him a few years ago. Thank you for the time you took to speak to me.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2014
Great Attorney
He took the time needed to explain & make sure I sure everything that was going on in the case. The best thing is that you're not a number or just a client he treats you as a person with respect & understanding. Thanks again Frank
Posted by Stacy | December 29, 2014
How Francis Joseph Lafferty IV is a good lawyer
I would highly recommend Franics Joseph lafferty IV as a lawyer he is up on everything and keeps you inform and wins all cases and gets the job done fairly quickly.
Posted by Tim | December 16, 2014
great job
i hired francis lafferty 1 yr ago for my workers comp injury.. Francis keeps you inform about everything and very easy to contact. He did a excellent job on my case and iam glad i choose him from this site...So if your looking for a hard worker on your case and get good results...hire Francis Lafferty...Thank you Tim
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Posted by Steven. | June 10, 2014
Knowledgeable Attorney.
Mr. Lafferty was very knowledgable, attentive and treated me like I was his only client. Mr. Lafferty keep me abreast of all dealing with my case in a timley manner, was acceptional at answering any questions I had no matter how big or small. I would recommend Mr. Lafferty to anyone looking for a reliable and responsible attorney to represent them. Steven
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Posted by Gene & Valerie | April 10, 2014
Experienced & Competent Attorney
Frank was very professional, courteous, and responsive. He understood our situation and case from the start and was very experienced with handling the insurance companies and all the legal hoops that go along with the process. The process took a bit longer than we had hoped but in the end we got the best result for us and we appreciate all his efforts on our behalf. He always seemed to have our best interest in mind at all times in all negotiations. We were amazed that he was able to negotiate the medical expenses to a much better benefit than we had imagined. We would hope not to need an attorney for another accident case, but if we did, we would certainly hire Frank Lafferty again.
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Posted by Tony | January 7, 2014
Jackhammer accident
Great experience!!! Always up do date and always kept me posted on status of case. He took the stress out of a very frustrating time. Great service and great person.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2013
Excellent Workers Comp Attorney
Upon my initial work injury I was advised by several people to speak to an attorney. I was referred to a well know law firm in the area who is known for workers comp cases (according to their commercials on TV). They were not very helpful and I did not feel comfortable about what they had told me. I had heard about Frank Lafferty through a few different people. . Frank would take my calls/texts at any given time before even meeting with me in person.. When I finally had met with Frank, we went through all the paperwork and he had explained everything to me and answered all my questions in terms that were easily understandable. I am extremely satisfied with ALL he has done for me and would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a great, competent, caring and most of all a very professional attorney.
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Posted by Lori Slough | November 10, 2013
L.Slough workers comp
Frank did an awesome job handling my case. He was very knowledgeable and smart. He has a lot of patients and very easy to talk. He understands what you going though and always has a way of making things better.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Norfleet and Lafferty, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Metzger Wickersham
  • 1999 - 2011


  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Automobile Accident
  • $285,000.00 Settlement
  • Specific Loss/Disfigurement Case
  • $233,196.56 (benefits paid to client)
  • Coca Cola Laborer (Workers Compensation Settlement)
  • $125,000.00 Settlement
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  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • York County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • 2014
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Widener University
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Workers' Compensation Conference
  • Independent Contractor or Employee
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (24)
Endorse Francis
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent and knowledgeable attorney. Will always put the interest of his client's first and fight for their rights to compensation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank is a well-respected and very experienced worker's compensation and injured victims' advocate. I highly recommend him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Frank is a tremendously talented Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with Frank on a number of companion cases over the years. No one will outwork Frank. He is a strong advocate for all of his clients and will go the extra mile to assist in any way that he can. Frank is a well-respected member of the Central Pennsylvania legal community. He has represented clients in countless Workers' Compensation hearings, appeals and civil jury trials. I have no hesitation in strongly endorsing Frank Lafferty."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lafferty is a very experienced and knowledgeable attorney who is respected by his peers and clients alike. His compassion and concern for his clients is well reflected in what they have to say about him. I do not hesitate to recommend Mr. Lafferty as an attorney who not only achieves result, but also cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I am familiar with Frank from AVVO and another online forum for injured workers. I always like to read his answers to Pennsylvania questions. He knows the law and has great practical advice to solve the problems faced by injured workers. I would not hesitate to refer an injured worker to him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Lafferty for nearly a decade. He is knowledgeable, professional and maintains and excellent work ethic. Mr. Lafferty also has a true compassion for the needs of his clients and a strong desire to secure the best results for them. I am confident in his service when I refer clients to him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank approaches his work with with great competence and integrity."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney. Very intelligent and very thorough when analyzing legal issues! Compassionate with clients and aggressive with legal issues! 5 STARS!!"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Lafferty. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Lafferty's website indicates that he has a high level of experience in personal injury and workers' compensation claims. Additionally, unlike many lawyers who may be afraid to walk inside a court room, Attorney Lafferty is very knowledgable in trial tactics and procedures. He teaches trial advocacy at Widener University School of Law. When a defendant decides whether to settle a case, one of the most important factors that he would consider is the plaintiff's attorney's competence in the courtroom. Attorney Lafferty's strong credentials in this area make him an attorney to be feared. This is the type of reputation that enables him to obtain excellent settlement results for his clients. His website shows that he has obtained six-figure recoveries - both at a verdict in trial, and also in settlement. If you have been injured - whether in a vehicular accident or at the workplace - one of your first calls should be to Attorney Lafferty."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I trust Frank's opinions in workers' compensation matters and would not hesitate to refer a client to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank is an effective and compassionate litigator with excellent knowledge and skills."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Lafferty is an experienced personal injury attorney whom I often rely upon to represent individual that I refer to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Frank. Well skilled and professional with great customer service."
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