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Firm Overview

The attorneys at Poerio & Walter, Inc., with offices in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, founded our firm after working for many years at much larger firms. Our primary clients are self-insured employers, insurance companies, third party adjusting companies, closely held businesses, and any business requiring legal representation in the area of workers' compensation defense . We also represent businesses of all sizes and types throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The firm's practice in the areas of subrogation & recoveries , as well as Federal Black Lung defense are nationwide.

Service That Sets Us Apart - Small Firm With Big Capabilities

The lawyers at Poerio & Walter enjoy working closely with our clients and are committed to protecting their rights. Whether their business is a local establishment or a large, nationwide corporation, our clients can be confident that the lawyers of Poerio & Walter will put our experience, dedication and determination to work on their behalf. Our attorneys make it their mission to guide clients in a cost effective and timely manner.

  • Attorney James Poerio focuses on workers' compensation defense and the defense of coal mine operators involved in federal black lung litigation. His legal work involving the Federal Black Lung Benefits Act spans more than 30 years.
  • Attorney Robert Walter represents employers and insurance carriers in the areas of workers' compensation litigation, unemployment compensation, and Heart & Lung Act defense. He was a shareholder in the Pittsburgh headquarters of Tucker Arensberg, P.C. with James Poerio before joining forces to create Poerio & Walter, Inc.
  • Attorney Jonathan Beech joined the firm in 2008. Previously he was a Senior Claims Specialist with Cincinnati Insurance Company. At Poerio & Walter, Inc., his practice focuses on workers' compensation defense, general liability defense, as well as Subrogation & Recoveries.
  • Attorney Eugene Tempesta is Of Counsel to the firm. He is a legal and business professional focusing in the areas of Business and Corporate law, Contract, Employment, Franchising, Sports, E-commerce and Copyright & Trademark Law, along with Strategic Business Planning, Marketing, Budgeting, and Estate Planning.

Claim Auditing

  • William J. Hiller, Jr . joined Poerio & Walter in 2012 to lead the firm's Claims Audit practice. Bill is a graduate of Robert Morris University. His insurance claim consulting career began in 1982 with Johnson & Higgins of Pennsylvania. Bill quickly earned the respect of the Casualty Claim Department Manager, who invited him to begin his career in the claim consulting business as a Claim Technical Support Representative. His responsibilities included property and casualty claim consulting both with Fortune 500 Companies as well as prominent personal lines clients.

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Office Location

Poerio & Walter, Inc.

411 Seventh Ave., Suite 1400
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-246-0506 phone
412-246-0508 fax

Map & Directions

25 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17108
717-724-0331 phone
717-724-0332 fax

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