George Stipanovich

Of counsel
P:(412) 281-5423
F:(412) 281-8264
E:gstipanovich@smgglaw.com

Biography

George Stipanovich, of counsel to Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky, represents employers in workers’ compensation cases.

Mr. Stipanovich defends insurance companies and self-insured employers in proceedings arising out of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, and the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.

He has handled hundreds of cases at all levels of litigation, from administrative proceedings before workers’ compensation judges and administrative law judges to appeals before the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Benefits Review Board and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Stipanovich has represented such large self-insured employers as Murray American Energy Inc., Allegheny Energy, Consol Energy, Consolidation Coal Company, Consol PA Coal Company, RAG Emerald Resources LLP, RAG Cumberland Resources LLP, Harmar Coal Company, Mathies Coal Company, Joy Technologies, Inc., and Health Center Hospital Service Corporation.

His efforts have saved his clients millions of dollars in payouts and have helped clarify the law on issues that are important to employers.

Mr. Stipanovich, a lifelong Western Pennsylvania resident, lives with his wife, Judy, in a North Hills suburb of Pittsburgh. He enjoys golfing, traveling and reading.

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Recognition & Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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Education

  • J.D., Duquesne University, 1976

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1993