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At Poerio & Walter, our practice focus is on workers' compensation defense on behalf of employers and insurance companies, insurance defense litigation, commercial litigation, subrogation and collection, business law and litigation, claim auditing, and employment law. The firm's workers' compensation practice also includes the defense of Federal Black Lung claims. From our offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Harrisburg, PA, Poerio & Walter represents clients across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Our team of experienced lawyers has worked together for many years. Each Poerio & Walter attorney is an active participant in industry and professional groups and associations, which enables us to remain ahead of the legal issues that drive our clients' concerns.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Subrogation & Recoveries
  • Medicare Set Asides & Allocations
  • Insurance Defense
  • Claim Auditing
  • Corporate Transactions & Business Litigation
  • Employment & Labor Law

At Poerio & Walter, Inc., service sets us apart: our firm offers the experienced, efficient and aggressive representation of a large firm, coupled with the personalized, client-oriented service of a small firm.

Call 412-246-0506 today to arrange your consultation.

Attorney James M. Poerio


  • Pennsylvania, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1981
  • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1977

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • The Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Chair of Workers' Compensation Committee
  • National Counsel of Self-Insurers
  • Pennsylvania Self-Insurers Association
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Workers' Compensation
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Workers' Compensation

Attorney Robert P. Walter


  • Pennsylvania, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • National Counsel of Self-Insurers
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell BV Rating

Pittsburgh Office
411 Seventh Ave., Suite 1400
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Harrisburg Office
25 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17108

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