Michael D. Sherman

Partner

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(412) 741-0600
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(412) 741-0606
429 Broad Street
Floor 3
Sewickley
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PA
15143

PRACTICE AREAS

Workers' Compensation

Subrogation

Admissions

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Education

Duquesne University School of Law

J.D., 1983

Rutgers University

B.A., 1979

Michael Sherman has represented employers, insurance companies and government agencies in workers’ compensation matters for more than 30 years. He provides added value to his clients by creating a business-partner relationship between the firm and his client’s business. He visits employers’ sites to learn their processes and procedures and prioritizes participating in their professional organizations. He wants to understand the nuances of each organization he works with to best represent them.

Michael Sherman has represented employers, insurance companies and government agencies in workers’ compensation matters for more than 30 years. He provides added value to his clients by creating a business-partner relationship between the firm and his client’s business. He visits employers’ sites to learn their processes and procedures and prioritizes participating in their professional organizations. He wants to understand the nuances of each organization he works with to best represent them.

Mr. Sherman counsels and advises his clients on a variety of topics, including chemical exposures, subrogation recovery, psychological disability, and employment issues.  His clients include businesses within manufacturing, transportation, employment staffing and government agencies.

Mr. Sherman has been consistently recognized by his peers, to merit the highest rating, AV-Preeminent®, with Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review™, since 2005.  He has been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list, as featured in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Maganize, for his efforts in workers’ compensation defense.  Mr. Sherman was also selected as an Advisory Board Member to the Lexis-Nexis Larson’s National Workers’ Compensation Law Center annually since 2008. In addition, in May 2014, Mr. Sherman was certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law, as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Mr. Sherman is a frequent speaker at client in-house training sessions. He has presented continuing legal education seminars with Lorman Education Services for over three decades, including their “PA Work Comp Update” and “Resolving the PA Work Comp Case.” He participated in the panel presentation, “2012 Medicare: What's Next?” at the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Annual Conference.  He was also selected as the moderator and speaker for the 2013 National Workers’ Compensation Disability Conference presentation of “Occupational Exposures and Sensitivity in the Workplace.”

Mr. Sherman is also a respected blog author in his field. In 2012, he began writing a workers’ compensation-centric “blog,” specifically to provide a case law review for employers and insurers. His blog, PA Work Comp Defense, was named a “Top Blog” in 2013 by Lexis-Nexis.

Professional Associations

Pennsylvania Bar Association


Allegheny County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Defense Institute

Pittsburgh Human Resources Association

Pennsylvania Self Insurers Association

Achievements

Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® (2004-2006, 2008-2019)

AV-Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review™ (2005-2019)

Michael Sherman has represented employers, insurance companies and government agencies in workers’ compensation matters for more than 30 years. He provides added value to his clients by creating a business-partner relationship between the firm and his client’s business. He visits employers’ sites to learn their processes and procedures and prioritizes participating in their professional organizations. He wants to understand the nuances of each organization he works with to best represent them.

Mr. Sherman counsels and advises his clients on a variety of topics, including chemical exposures, subrogation recovery, psychological disability, and employment issues.  His clients include businesses within manufacturing, transportation, employment staffing and government agencies.

Mr. Sherman has been consistently recognized by his peers, to merit the highest rating, AV-Preeminent®, with Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review™, since 2005.  He has been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list, as featured in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Maganize, for his efforts in workers’ compensation defense.  Mr. Sherman was also selected as an Advisory Board Member to the Lexis-Nexis Larson’s National Workers’ Compensation Law Center annually since 2008. In addition, in May 2014, Mr. Sherman was certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law, as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Mr. Sherman is a frequent speaker at client in-house training sessions. He has presented continuing legal education seminars with Lorman Education Services for over three decades, including their “PA Work Comp Update” and “Resolving the PA Work Comp Case.” He participated in the panel presentation, “2012 Medicare: What's Next?” at the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Annual Conference.  He was also selected as the moderator and speaker for the 2013 National Workers’ Compensation Disability Conference presentation of “Occupational Exposures and Sensitivity in the Workplace.”

Mr. Sherman is also a respected blog author in his field. In 2012, he began writing a workers’ compensation-centric “blog,” specifically to provide a case law review for employers and insurers. His blog, PA Work Comp Defense, was named a “Top Blog” in 2013 by Lexis-Nexis.

Professional Associations

Pennsylvania Bar Association


Allegheny County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Defense Institute

Pittsburgh Human Resources Association

Pennsylvania Self Insurers Association

Achievements

Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® (2004-2006, 2008-2019)

AV-Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review™ (2005-2019)

ATTORNEY'S Resources

Event
WEBINAR: Elements and Defenses to Claim Petitions
WEBINAR: Elements and Defenses to Claim Petitions
Part 3 of the PA Workers' Compensation Webinar Series
WEBINAR: Elements and Defenses to Claim Petitions
Part 3 of the PA Workers' Compensation Webinar Series
September 1, 2022
September 23, 2021
Video Library
Elements and Defenses to Claim Petitions
Elements and Defenses to Claim Petitions
Part 3 of the Chartwell Law PA Workers' Compensation Webinar Series
Elements and Defenses to Claim Petitions
Part 3 of the Chartwell Law PA Workers' Compensation Webinar Series
September 1, 2022
September 23, 2021
Articles & Blogs
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Decision Impacts Impairment Rating Evaluator's Ability to Change the Scope of Work-Related Injuries
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Decision Impacts Impairment Rating Evaluator's Ability to Change the Scope of Work-Related Injuries
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Decision Impacts Impairment Rating Evaluator's Ability to Change the Scope of Work-Related Injuries
August 19, 2022
August 18, 2022
Articles & Blogs
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Recent Analysis of the Traveling Employee Doctrine and Workers’ Compensation Liability
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Recent Analysis of the Traveling Employee Doctrine and Workers’ Compensation Liability
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Recent Analysis of the Traveling Employee Doctrine and Workers’ Compensation Liability
December 29, 2021
December 29, 2021
Articles & Blogs
Pennsylvania Employers – Now is a Good Time to Review Your Post-Injury Drug Testing Policies and Procedures
Pennsylvania Employers – Now is a Good Time to Review Your Post-Injury Drug Testing Policies and Procedures
Pennsylvania Employers – Now is a Good Time to Review Your Post-Injury Drug Testing Policies and Procedures
December 3, 2021
December 3, 2021
Articles & Blogs
Assessing the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation COVID-19 “Coronavirus” Claim
Assessing the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation COVID-19 “Coronavirus” Claim
Assessing the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation COVID-19 “Coronavirus” Claim
November 17, 2021
March 18, 2020
Articles & Blogs
Is An Adverse Reaction To An Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccine Compensable Under The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act?
Is An Adverse Reaction To An Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccine Compensable Under The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act?
Is An Adverse Reaction To An Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccine Compensable Under The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act?
November 17, 2021
January 14, 2021