Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo Partner Serves On PBI Panel On Workers’ Comp Mediation

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Retired Judge Geoffrey W. Dlin, Esq. Offered His Unique Perspective

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Geoffrey W. Dlin, Esq., a partner with the Philadelphia-based law firm Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, recently was selected to serve on a Pennsylvania Bar Institute panel discussion on the subject, “How to Handle a Workers’ Comp Mediation.”

Mr. Dlin, who served as a Workers’ Compensation judge in Pennsylvania for more than 15 years before returning to private practice, has decided thousands of contested workers' compensation cases and frequently teaches other lawyers, judges and private organizations about workers' compensation matters.

The panel discussion was part of a half-day seminar on Workers’ Comp mediations hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), the continuing legal education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. PBI programs are taught by practicing lawyers, judges, and law professors who are widely recognized as the leading experts in their field, and who have proven their abilities as teachers, public speakers, and writers.

Mr. Dlin provided his unique perspective as a former Workers’ Comp judge on the complexities of Workers’ Comp mediations, tactics and strategies. He also offered an insider’s view from the claimant’s perspective – including the factors adjustors consider when determining the settlement value of a case and how the judge can help attorneys persuade the adjuster.

Mr. Dlin also contributed two chapters to the companion course manual: Professional Ethics in Mediation and The Claimant's Perspective on Preparing for Mediation.

A member of the first group of Pennsylvania lawyers certified by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers' Compensation Law Section as specialists in the practice of workers' compensation law, Mr. Dlin is the only lawyer in the Commonwealth with the distinction of being a former or current Workers’ Compensation judge and a certified specialist.

About Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo:
Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo is the only workers' compensation and social security disability law firm in Pennsylvania with three generations of workers' compensation attorneys dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers and disabled adults and children. Founded in 1936 by the Honorable Isadore Krasno, the law firm has 18 attorneys on staff at nine office locations including Philadelphia, Pottsville, Blue Bell, Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Bloomsburg, Lancaster, and Williamsport. For more information, please visit http://www.krasnolaw.com.

About Geoffrey W. Dlin, Esq.:
The Honorable Geoffrey W. Dlin (ret.) has returned to private practice and joined Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo after serving more than 15 years as a Workers' Compensation Judge. As a judge, Mr. Dlin decided thousands of contested workers' compensation cases and frequently taught other lawyers, judges and private organizations about workers' compensation matters. In addition to those traditional roles of a judge, he developed a state -wide mediation practice. His skills in settling workers' compensation cases were highly sought after and well regarded by lawyers and litigants on both sides of a case. Lawyers and judges hold him in high esteem for his knowledge of the law, dedication and ability to resolve even the most complex cases--including those that involved personal injury or employment law.

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