George Joseph

George Joseph

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Location:
Erie, Pennsylvania
Phone:
814-833-2222
866-641-8996 (Toll Free)
Fax:
814-833-6753
Email:
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Attorney Joseph limits his practice to Workers' Compensation, Employment Law and Educational Law. He has handled litigation of Workers' Compensation Petitions before Workers' Compensation Judges, the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board, as well as the courts of Pennsylvania. He is well versed in the issues of subrogation, Supersedeas Fund reimbursement and utilization process, as well as effective risk management and loss control prevention programs necessary for effective and successful claims management administration. In addition, Attorney Joseph also serves as solicitor to three area School Districts, an Intermediate Unit and a local College, providing general counsel, as well as litigation and employment law related services. Attorney Joseph's employment law practice includes labor negotiations, grievance arbitration, unfair labor practice matters, claims of employment discrimination, unemployment compensation, and civil rights and disability claims.

Areas of Practice

  • 65% School and Municipal Law
  • 25% Labor and Employment Law
  • 10% Workers' Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1982

Education

  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: Abel Klaw Advocacy Prize
  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania,
    • B.A. cum laude - 1979
    • Honors: Charles A. Dana Scholar
    • Honors: President of Student Senate
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Clients

  • Conneaut School District
  • Fairview School District
  • Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit
  • Northwestern School District
  • Erie County
  • Summit Township Sewer Authority

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Education and Workers' Compensation Law Sections, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association, Region 1 Director, 2001 - 2004
  • Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association, Secretary, 2006
  • Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association, President-Elect, 2007
  • Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association, President, 2008
  • Erie County Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee, 2003 - 2005
  • Erie County Bar Association, Member, Law Day Committee
  • Erie County Bar Association, Member, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • Erie County Bar Association, Member, Lawyers Referral Service Committee

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Omicron Delta Kappa