Legal Services From A Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist

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Peter A. Pentz

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Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation

Education

  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1989
  • Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S. - 1986
    • Honors: Pennsylvania State University Supreme Court, 1985, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York

Published Works

  • "The Mujahidin Middleman: Pakistan's Role in the Afghan Crisis and the International Rule of Non-Intervention", Dickinson Journal of International Law, Vol. 6, No. 3, Spring, 1988

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi

Professional Associations

  • Erie County Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Lake Erie Claims Association, Member, Present
  • Erie County Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section, Past Chairman
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section, President and Executive Council Member, Present
  • Pennsylvania Self Insureds Association, Present
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Present
  • PA WCAIS Attorney Focus Group, Member, Present
  • PA Workers' Compensation Bench Bar Panel on Practice and Procedure, Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Past Chair, Serving as Executive Committee Chair for Statewide Section of 1000 members
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Committee Member, Bench-Bar Think Tank
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Committee Chair, Executive Nomination Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Past Committee Member, Centennial Anniversary of W.C. Act Committee (Treasurer)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Past Committee Member/chair – Fall Section Meeting Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Past Committee Member – Workers' Compensation Liaison Committee

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified as Workers' Compensation Law Specialist, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Workers' Compensation Law - Employers)
  • Included in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Classes & Seminars

  • Bench-Bar Workers' Compensation Seminar, Hershey, PA April, 2017
  • PBA Fall Section Meeting, Hershey, PA, November, 2016
  • SEAL National Workers' Compensation Symposium, Cape Cod, MA, June, 2016
  • PBA Centennial Workers' Compensation Gala/Dinner, Hershey, PA, May, 2015
  • PBA Centennial Ethics Forum, Erie, PA, January, 2015
  • State Workers Insurance Fund, February 2014
  • PA Careerlink of Lawrence County, February 2014
  • Annual Workers' Compensation Bureau Conference in Hershey, (multiple including 2017)
  • Knox Firm's Workplace Law Forum, November 2013
  • Knox Firm's Litigation Law Symposium, multiple
  • Workers' Compensation Update, Society of Healthcare Human Resource Professionals of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • Managing Workers' Compensation Claims, Keystone Community Education Council, 2012
  • Multiple seminars for clients in-house, as well as for industry groups, manufacturing associations and civic groups

Pro-Bono Activities

  • United Way, Program Review Committee, Allocation Panel, Present
  • Kids' Chance of Pennsylvania, Board of Directors, Present
  • Dickinson School of Law, Class Agent, Present