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John W. Zatkos, Jr.


John Zatkos works exclusively with workers’ compensation clients in handling the many aspects of litigation and settlement. John has built a reputation on serving union and non-union employees seeking workers’ compensation benefits and has extensive experience in obtaining settlements for those injured employees who are collecting Social Security Disability and Medicare eligible. He also has extensive legal experience in many aspects of civil litigation as well as labor & employment law.

John authors Rothman Gordon’s quarterly Workers’ Compensation Newsletter and regularly presents on Workers’ Compensation issues to unions and professional organizations such as the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly PaTLA).

John has authored instructional handbooks and presented seminars on various subjects involving the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act for such organizations as Sterling Educational Seminars, the PA Department of Labor & Industry, and the Center for Education Management.  John also served as an instructor at Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)’s Center for Professional Development regarding Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation laws and regulations.

John has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star and Pennsylvania Super Lawyer multiple times, a recognition given to only 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania lawyers.  

He was listed a Lawyer on the Fast Track by ALM in 2007 and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. He is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell.

John received his B.A. from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Duquesne University. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association (Council Member, Workers' Compensation Section 2004-2005, 2011-2012), the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Court Admissions:

U.S. District Court, Western Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Supreme Court

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