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Edward K. Dixon

Occupational Illness and Injury, Employment Law

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310 Grant Street, Suite 3000
The Grant Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

1280 Suncrest Towne Centre
Morgantown, WV 26505

P 412-434-5454
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Edward K. Dixon

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Practice is devoted to workers’ compensation litigation and appeals and includes defending insurance companies and self-insureds in all aspects of workers compensation practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Handles all aspects of  Federal Black Lung and Longshore and Harbor Workers Act claims.

Administrative Agency practice includes Social Security, Unemployment Compensation, Employment Law and Long Term Disability cases including ERISA matters.

Named a shareholder of Zimmer Kunz in 1993.

2015-2016 voted by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© publication in the practice area of Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers.

Certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Mr. Dixon is peer review AV rated (Preeminent)© by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbel attorney ratings system.

Education

  • Undergraduate:
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, B.A., 1970-1974
  • Law School:
    Duquesne University, School of Law, J.D., 1980-1984

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits

Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Section of the Allegheny County Bar  Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association

Experience

In 1985, Mr. Dixon began serving as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Francis A. Barry of the Commonwealth Court in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In 1987, Mr. Dixon accepted a position as staff counsel for Travelers Insurance Company in its workers’ compensation department. Mr. Dixon joined Zimmer Kunz when it was formed in April of 1988.

  •  ZIMMER KUNZ, PLLC
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
    • April 1988 – Present
  • FADEREWSKI & HERRINGTON (TRAVELERS INSURANCE COMPANY)
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
    • June 1987 – March 1988
  • COMMONWEALTH COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
    • August 1985 – June 1987
    • LAW CLERK TO THE HONORABLE FRANCIS A. BARRY

Significant Matters

  1. Biddle v. Workmen’s Comp. Appeal. Bd. (Thomas Mekis & Sons, Inc.) (Pa. 1995), successfully defended a construction company before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania against a worker’s compensation claim by proving that the decedent employee was not furthering the employer’s business at the time of the accident. This decision reversed the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania’s prior decision to grant worker’s compensation benefits.
  2. Jordan v. Workmen’s Comp. Appeal Bd. (Pa. 1997), successfully defended a distribution company before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania by proving that there was insufficient evidence to compensate an allegedly injured worker with worker’s compensation benefits. This decision reversed the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania’s prior decision to continue worker’s compensation benefits.
  3. Washington Steel Co. v. Workmen’s Comp. Appeal Bd. Argo) (Pa. Cmmw. 1994), successfully defended a steel company against a worker’s compensation claim by proving that the allegedly injured employee had fully recovered from his work-related injuries and that the allegedly injured employee had failed to offer medical evidence depicting that he had a psychiatric injury.
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