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Donald C. Ligorio | Personal Injury Lawyer

P: (570) 287-3000 Ext. 1187

"I enjoy being an advocate, working for my clients."

HQK Law Personal Injury Attorney | Donald C. Ligorio

HQK Law Personal Injury Attorney | Donald C. Ligorio

Donald C. Ligorio
Personal Injury Lawyer

P: (570) 287-3000 Ext. 1187

"I enjoy being an advocate, working for my clients."


Don Ligorio is a senior member of HKQ Law's Personal Injury Team who focuses his practice on workers’ compensation claims and a variety of personal injury cases. Attorney Ligorio has the distinction of being a member of the first class to be certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and is one of the only attorneys in Luzerne County to hold that certification. To qualify for the PBA certification, he had to pass a rigorous examination and demonstrate the required level of skill, expertise and years of practice.

In addition to workers’ compensation, Attorney Ligorio is highly experienced in the areas of construction site accidents, medical malpractice, auto accidents, products liability, insurance bad faith, disability and premises liability claims. He has won a number of substantial jury verdicts, including a $2.5 million jury award for a worker injured in a fall at a construction site and a $680,400 verdict for a woman injured in a fall on ice. He has been designated a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of workers’ compensation every year since 2007. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum. He has written and spoken on a variety of workers’ compensation and personal injury matters.

A 1989 graduate of the University of Scranton, Attorney Ligorio earned his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. He is an active member of the bar associations in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, where he is a member of the workers’ compensation and auto law sections. He has also been active with Lackawanna Pro Bono Inc. for more than 10 years, and has been the recipient of numerous pro bono awards for his work representing needy clients free of charge. Attorney Ligorio lives in Scranton with his wife and three children.



  • University of Dayton School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1992
  • University of Scranton, Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, 1989


  • Named Workers' Compensation Lawyer of the Year in the Best Lawyers in America, NEPA Region in 2020
  • Named in the Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in 2018 , 2019 & 2020
  • Named in the Best Lawyers in America for Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants in 2018, 2019 & 2020
  • Certified by the Pennsylvania Bar Association as a Worker's Compensation Specialist
  • Member, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Worker's Compensation, 2018
  • Member, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Worker's Compensation, 2007-2015
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Luzerne County Bar Association
  • Member, Lackawanna County Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Workers’ Compensation and Auto Law Sections
  • Admitted to Practice:
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
    • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


As Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn addresses the concerns raised by COVID-19, the health and safety of our clients, employees and friends of the firm remain our top priority.

These are very difficult and scary times and we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and symptom free. We recognize that so many of you are understandably anxious about your health, the economic impact of this pandemic and all of the consequences of social isolation.

We also recognize that many of you are anxious about how the coronavirus is impacting the Court systems, our firm and your cases. Although all of our offices are closed, our firm has remained fully operational and we have initiated procedures that allow all of our attorneys and staff to work remotely from their homes. Each of us and our staff will respond to any emails and calls about your cases as quickly as possible.

Our Federal and State Courts have instituted significant changes in their calendars as a result of the coronavirus. Although most courthouses are closed to the public, and Hearings and Trials will be delayed for some time, there are matters that can proceed telephonically and by video. Despite these changes in the Court calendars, we are working diligently on your cases and are determined to do whatever we possibly can to assure an early and just recovery for you and your loved ones. Even under these difficult circumstances, we believe that "Nobody will work harder for you than we will."

With regard to new potential clients, we are not in a position to have an in-person new client meeting, but we will be conducting these initial meetings via phone. New potential clients should call us for a free telephone consultation at (570) 287-3000.


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