James M. Burkhardt
Defends a broad array of employers, their workers' compensation insurance carriers, and third-party administrators, in workers' compensation litigation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
James M. Burkhardt is a Principal in the Firm's Workers’ Compensation Department. He limits his practice to the defense of a broad array of employers, their workers' compensation insurance carriers, and third-party administrators. His clients include interstate motor carriers, retail and food industry distribution centers, visiting nursing companies, manufacturing facilities, and boroughs and municipalities. He has extensive trial and appellate experience, and currently handles litigation of claims in northeastern and north-central Pennsylvania from the firm's Allentown Office. Mr. Burkhardt has tried hundreds of cases before Workers’ Compensation Judges and has also argued numerous cases before the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board and Commonwealth Court.
Mr. Burkhardt counsels clients on claims management and risk management, in addition to frequently lecturing on these and other topics in workers' compensation. Mr. Burkhardt also provides advice and counsel to employers, insurers, and third-party administrators with respect to workers’ compensation matters that are currently not yet in litigation. He has lectured and conducted numerous workshops on topics and issues arising under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.
The Best Lawyers in America™ recognized Mr. Burkhardt in its 2021, 2022, and 2023 editions in the Workers' Compensation Law - Employers category. For information about this selection and an overview of common third-party publications, rankings, and lists methodologies, click here.