John W. Zatkos, Jr.
John Zatkos works 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 and employment matters, including unemployment litigation, short and long term disability, Family Medical Leave, Heart and Lung arbitration (Act 534/632 benefits), Social Security disability, disability pension appeals, and issues involving Bankruptcy.
John authors Rothman Gordon’s quarterly Workers’ Compensation Newsletter and regularly presents on Workers’ Compensation issues to both 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, the Center for Education Management, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association, as well as the National Business Institute. John has 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 is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell. 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.
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, 2017 to present), the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.