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Debra A. Matherne

Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist
dmatherne@oconnorlaw.com
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Toll Free: 1 (800) 518-4LAW

608 W Oak St
PO Box #201
Frackville, Pennsylvania 17931

Education

J.D., Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA

B.A., Grove City College, Grove City, PA
Major: Psychology and English (dual degree), Dean's List, Sigma Theta Chi, Director S.A.M.S., Psychology Club

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Pennsylvania Bar, 1991
American Bar Association, 1991
Dauphin County Bar Association
Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Schuylkill County Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America
1997-2001

Women’s Law Caucus

Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group

American Association for Justice: Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injury
2014-2015: Chair-Elect 2013-2014: 1st Vice Chair 2012-2013: 2nd Vice Chair 2011-2012: Secretary

Sororities

Sigma Theta Chi

Awards

AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell(R) Peer Review Ratings(TM)

Speaking Engagements

AAJ Annual Convention: "Dealing with the Vocational Counselor"

AFL-CIO Union WC Seminar: "Workers' Compensation"

Lorman Education Services: "Workers' Compensation Strategies"

Lorman Education Services: "Basic Workers' Compensation in Pennsylvania"

Lorman Education Services: "Topics in Workers' Compensation"

WC Seminar Harrisburg: "An Afternoon of Workers' Compensation Strategies"

WC Seminar, Philadelphia: "Effective Strategies for Workers' Compensation Subrogation Lien Recovery and Case Law Updates"

Client Reviews
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No improvements needed. Everyone was very friendly & helpful. Christine F.
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I only talked to Anna she was super!!
I don't see anything you can do to make it better or easier. I feel bad it took me long to pay you. I never thought I would get approved in five months. I loved what you all did for me.
Sandra S.
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The services I received were exceptional. Robyn J.
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I don't think there is need for improvement. My cases were handled with such care and consideration I would bring any case here. Angela S.
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Would you recommend our services to others?
Yes, I was so pleased, and so thankful for everything. Any additional comments... none, you are awesome, thank you again.
Jamie B.
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