This evening, February 21, 2019, Attorney Matthew Lager will be guest bartending for the Erie County Historical Society‘s “Battle of the Barristers” at Room 33 Speakeasy and Cafe, 1033 State Street, Erie, PA. This event is a fundraiser for the Erie County Historical Society and Room 33 has generously agreed to donate 11% of the bar and food receipts from 4pm-8pm.
The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can find Attorney Lager bartending from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Please come, buy a drink, and tip generously (so Attorney Lager can win)! There will also be prizes and a number of familiar faces (and judicial candidates) in attendance!
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Erie Personal Injury Attorneys at Bernard Stuczynski Barnett & Lager are dedicated to working with and supporting our local community. We want to keep Erie beautiful, which is why we support and encourage our longtime office manager, Carol Witherow, in her endeavor as a volunteer LEAF (Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park) board member.
LEAF recently celebrated its 14th Annual Winterfest at Frontier Park, a free event that is open to the public. To support this event, our law firm donated a toboggan as a prize for event-goers. Pictured to the right are the winners of the our toboggan! Congratulations!
Attorney Matthew Lager named in Erie Reader’s 2018 “40 Under 40”!
We at Bernard Stuczynski Barnett & Lager are excited to announce that our own Matt Lager, our firm’s youngest partner, was named in Erie Reader’s 2018 “40 Under 40” list, which is a list of notable young people who have been making a difference in Erie, Pennsylvania. Every year, Erie Reader releases this list of individuals under 40 who are making a difference in our community, taking risks, starting businesses, innovating, and helping drive Erie’s resurgence.
This year, Erie Reader received a record-high number of nominations for individuals who are deserving of this recognition, so we are proud to announce that Matt has made the cut. Take a look at his Nomination in the June 20, 2018, issue of Erie Reader, available throughout Erie, or online on their website at ErieReader.com.
Matt’s legal practice focuses on Car Accidents, Workers’ Compensation, and Social Security Disability. He has previously received Pro Bono awards from The Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Erie County Bar Association, and Northwestern Legal Services for his dedication to pro bono work in Erie County.
Attorney Matthew Lager Selected as 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star
We at Bernard Stuczynski Barnett & Lager are proud to announce that our youngest partner, Matthew J. Lager, has been selected as a 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star! Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Attorney Lager
To schedule a free consultation with Attorney Matthew Lager, who represents individuals in personal injury cases, car accident cases, workers’ compensation cases, and Social Security Disability appeals, call our office at 814-452-6232!
ErieInjury.com to Sponsor WICU’s 2018 Olympic Medal Count
We at Bernard Stuczynski Barnett & Lager are proud to announce that we will be the official sponsors of WICU’s Erie News Now’s 2018 Olympic Medal Count! When you tune in to watch Erie News Now’s coverage of the 2018 Olympics, be on the lookout for our name!
As Erie’s Injury Attorneys, we are committed to providing excellent and local legal representation to the people of Erie and the rest of Northwestern Pennsylvania, into Smethport and Bradford. If you were injured and are in need of a lawyer, you don’t have to go to Pittsburgh to find a good lawyer anymore: we’re right here.
Also be on the lookout for our commercials, which will be airing throughout WICU’s coverage of the Olympic Games!
Matt Lager to serve on the ECBA Board of Directors
We’re proud to announce that one of our partners, Attorney Matthew Lager, has been nominated and approved to serve a three-year term on the Erie County Bar Association’s Board of Directors starting in 2018. Attorney Lager has long been committed to serving the ECBA in a number of capacities, acting as the 2017 Chair of the Solo/Small Firms Division, the 2016 Vice Chair of the Solo/Small Firms Division, and serving on the YLD Leadership Committee for multiple years.
Attorney Lager was nominated for this position by his peers, which was then approved by the ECBA nominating committee before being voted on at the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting.
Attorney Matt Lager Guest Lectures at Penn State Law
We at Bernard Stuczynski Barnett & Lager are proud to announce that, last week, our own Attorney (and Penn State Alumni) Matthew Lager guest lectured at Penn State Law for 2L and 3L law students who were taking Professor Erickson’s Workers’ Compensation course. As a former student of Professor Erickson’s Workers’ Compensation class (who previously held the distinction of achieving the highest grade in this course among his peers when he was a student), Attorney Lager was delighted to head back to State College and share his practice experience representing injured workers in Pennsylvania.
Because the course focuses on an overview of workers’ compensation law nationally, Attorney Lager spoke about Pennsylvania-specific legal issues from the perspective of an injured worker, sharing practice tips for helping to fight insurance companies. Attorney Lager also spoke to students about how the workers’ compensation litigation process affects injured workers and their families.
Are you an injured worker looking for legal help?
If you have been injured at work and are looking for an attorney to help you in your workers’ compensation claim, call 814-452-6232 to book a free consultation with Attorney Matt Lager. He’s happy to help and doesn’t charge any fee without a recovery.
We’ve been nominated for Erie’s Choice!
The voting for Erie’s Choice for Erie’s Favorite Law Firm has opened and we’re proud to announce that Bernard Stuczynski Barnett & Lager, PLLC, has been nominated as a candidate for Erie’s Favorite Law Firm! If you’re one of the many individuals who have had stellar interactions with our attorneys and staff, please vote for us today!
Bernard Stuczynski Barnett & Lager has been in business serving the people of Erie since 1985 and we’re committed to ensuring that each and every person in Erie has access to excellent representation. To help achieve that goal, two of our partners have recently been awarded Erie’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award for their dedication to providing free legal representation to those in Erie who cannot otherwise afford a lawyer: Adam Barnett in 2015 and Matt Lager in 2017. This award only given to a single attorney in the Erie County Bar Association every year.
Please cast your vote today!
Our team prides itself on excellent communication and working to help our clients achieve the best result possible under the law. We’re proud that we aren’t a mere “personal injury mill” and that each of our clients gets the individual attention he or she deserves. We succeed only because we truly believe that we can make a difference in people’s lives. Voting ends on August 25, 2017, so please Vote for us today!
Matt Lager recognized as Erie’s “Outstanding Pro Bono Lawyer” of 2017
We at Bernard Stuczynski Barnett & Lager are proud to announce that our newest partner, Matt Lager, has been named as Erie County’s “Outstanding Pro Bono Lawyer” of 2017 by the Erie County Bar Association and by Northwestern Legal Services. In earning this achievement, Matt Lager follows in the footsteps of fellow partner, Adam Barnett, who was similarly afforded this great honor in 2015.
This award was presented at the ECBA’s annual Law Day Luncheon, of which this firm is a proud sponsor, where keynote speakers Attorneys Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, defense counsel for Steven Avery in the hit Netflix series, “Making a Murderer, spoke about their involvement with the trial and with the legal problems facing indigent defendants across America.
In addition to providing excellent legal representation to our clients, Bernard Stuczynski Barnett & Lager is dedicated to giving back to the Erie Community through the Erie County Bar Association’s Legal Aid Volunteer Attorneys (LAVA) Program, administered through Northwestern Legal Services.
If you are in need of legal representation, do not hesitate to contact our office. If we can’t help you, we can certainly point you in the right direction.
Workers’ Compensation From The Injured Worker’s Perspective: Thoughts From A Claimant’s Attorney
On April 19, 2017, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Attorney Matt Lager will be giving a seminar on Workers’ Compensation (for non-attorneys!) at Advanced Rehabilitation at 3347 W 12th St., Erie, PA, 16505. Advanced Rehabilitation is a premier Erie, PA Physical Therapy facility that provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation techniques and prides itself on helping injured workers recover from injuries so they can safely get back to work and return to their normal lives! Advanced Rehabilitation also provides useful services, such as Functional Capacity Evaluations, which help injured workers return to work in such a capacity that they will not re-injure themselves.
These informational seminars are free to attend, include lunch, and also serve as valuable networking luncheons to those who regularly interact with the workers’ compensation system. Past speakers have included orthopedic surgeons and nurses on a variety of topics, from back surgeries to Medicare Set Asides (MSAs).
What will be covered in this seminar?
Attorney Lager’s speaking topics are likely to include the following:
- Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims
- Medical Treatment for an Injured Worker
- Billing problems under the Workers’ Compensation Act
- How workers’ compensation interacts with the ADA
- An injured worker’s choice of medical providers
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Employee’s and Employer’s Rights
- Modified Duty
- How Social Security Disability interacts with Workers’ Compensation
- HIPAA and Workers’ Compensation
After the seminar, there will be an open Q & A where you will be free to ask general workers’ compensation questions (but nothing case specific!). This will be an open-ended discussion where those in attendance can get a claimant’s attorney’s perspective on the workers’ compensation system.
What if I have questions but can’t attend the seminar?
If you have any questions regarding any of the above topics, or are in injured worker looking for legal representation, call our office today for a free consultation at 814-452-6232!