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George Joseph 
Erie, Pennsylvania
phone 814-806-2518
866-641-8996 (Toll Free)
fax 814-833-6753
email Email Me

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
The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1982
Honors: Abel Klaw Advocacy Prize

Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, , 1979
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Charles A. Dana Scholar
Honors: President of Student Senate
Major:  Economics
Major:  Political Science

Representative Cases:
Gillette v. Wurst, A. 2d (9 WAP 2006) (Pa. Supreme Ct. 2007)
Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association v. WCAB, 796 A.2d 412 (Pa. Commonweatlh Ct. 2002)
Murphy v. Girard School District, 134 F.Supp.2d 431, 152 Ed. Law Rep.615 (W.D.Pa. 1999)
State Workman's Insurance Fund v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Wagner), 677 A.2d 892 (Pa.Cmwlth. 1996)
Spencer v. McKean Township Zoning Hearing Board, 113 Pa.Cmwlth. 521, 537 A.2d 943 (1988)
Erie Castings Co. v. Grinding Supply, Inc., 736 F.2d 99 (3rd Cir.  1984)
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

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Education and Workers' Compensation Law Sections

Pennsylvania Bar Foundation

Pennsylvania Association For Justice, Workers' Compensation Section

Pennsylvania Defense Institute

Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association, 2001 - 2004
Region 1 Director

Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association, 2006

Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association, 2007

Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association, 2008

Erie County Bar Association, 2003 - 2005
Member, Executive Committee

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

Phi Alpha Delta
Omicron Delta Kappa