HKQ Attorney Among First To Be Certified By PBA in Worker's Compensation Law
December 31st, 2013
| Donald C. Ligorio
Attorney Donald C. Ligorio of the law firm of HKQ Law has been certified by the Pennsylvania Bar Association as a specialist in worker’s compensation law. He is a member of the first class to be certified by the PBA and only one of four attorneys in Luzerne County to hold the certification.
Ligorio had to pass a rigorous examination and demonstrate the required level of skill, expertise and years of practice in order to earn the PBA certification as a Worker’s Compensation Law Specialist. The certification is effective for a period of five years.
“It’s an honor for me to be part of the first group of lawyers to be certified by the PBA in worker’s compensation law,” said Ligorio. “Hopefully, it will help me be an effective advocate for workers who are injured on the job.”
As a principal at HKQ, Ligorio has more than 20 years of experience trying construction injury, work injury, auto accident, medical malpractice and premises liability cases. 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 worker’s compensation every year since 2007.
A 1989 graduate of the University of Scranton, Ligorio earned his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 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 worker’s 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. Ligorio lives in Scranton with his wife, Maria, and three children.
HKQ Law, PC, headquartered in Kingston with offices in Scranton, specializes in personal injury litigation and offers a wide array of legal services to businesses and individuals.
About HKQ Law
Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms that has had the privilege of representing more families in the courtroom than any other NEPA firm. The attorneys at HKQ Law have been honored as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms by US News and World Report, and have received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbel. HKQ Law was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.
The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, Jr., has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history. The Personal Injury Team focuses on a wide array of personal injury claims and civil litigation, including medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe vehicles, dangerous or defective products, workplace injuries (worker's compensation), construction site accidents, claim denials by insurance companies, dangerous drugs, defective children's products, nursing home abuse and neglect, and falls due to unsafe conditions (slip and fall).
Attorney Joseph A Quinn, Jr. is one of only 100 attorneys in the United States (and one of only three in Pennsylvania) honored with membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates, and one of only 500 attorneys worldwide chosen to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since the program began and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was established in 1987. Best Lawyers also named him top personal injury attorney for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. In addition, Best Lawyers, in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report, has designated HKQ a Tier 1 Best Law Firm across multiple categories in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.
Since the inception of the firm, the Commercial / Corporate Team led by Attorney Allan Kluger has provided comprehensive, integrated legal services to many of Northeastern and Eastern Pennsylvania's largest corporations, businesses, banks, non-profits and institutions, handling matters involving labor and employment, wills, trusts and estate planning, estate administration, elder law, commercial transactions, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, land use and development, telecommunications, mediations and arbitrations, commercial litigation, title insurance, business planning and business succession, corporate/business structuring, employment discrimination law for employers, banking, creditor’s rights, finance, lender liability defense, covenants not to compete, construction law, mergers and acquisitions and other business matters.
Additional information can be found at www.HKQLaw.com or by calling (800) 760-1529.