Richard E. Bordonaro

Richard E. Bordonaro: Attorney with Marnen Mioduszewski Bordonaro Wagner & Sinnott, LLC
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Mr. Bordonaro practices exclusively in workers' compensation, with emphasis on representing employers and insurance carriers. He is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compenstion law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Section on Workers' Compensation law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute. He also serves on the Erie County Bar Association Workers' Compensation Committee and has served on its Legal Education Committee as chairman. Mr. Bordonaro has recently been appointed to serve on the advisory panel for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's workers' compensation section. This panel is dedicated to the planning and presentation of the section's two-day seminar held in Hershey, Pennsylvania, each year. Mr. Bordonaro is also a member of the American Bar Association. He was elected effective January 1, 2013, to serve as a Fellow in the National College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. This distinction is extended to workers' copensation lawyers who have practiced at least 20 years in the field and who have excelled in the profession. Mr. Bordonaro is a graduate of Slippery Rock University and a 1983 graduate of the University of Akron School of Law. While in law school, he was a senior staff member of the Akron Law Review. While at Slippery Rock University, Mr. Bordonaro was a member of the basketball team. He enjoys coaching basketball and baseball. He has coached young women and men at all levels and is a certifiedd AAU high school basketball coach. His high school boys' basketball team qualified for nationals for two consecutive seasons. Mr. Bordonaro has also served on the Planning and Allocations Division of United Way of Erie County, was a liaison for the Salvation Army and has been a memer of the Children's Services Advisory Board. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Erie Redevelopment Authority. Mr. Bordonaro is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He regularly appears before the Workers' Compensation Judges in Northwest Pennsylvania, as well as the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court, and the Supreme Court. Mr. Bordonaro handles workers' compensation subrogation issues, as well, in the common pleas courts. He also handles heart and lung claims for municipal and city employers, which involve claims brought by police officers and firefighters under the Local Administrative Agency Act. He has made presentations and participated in seminars on these and other subjects before a variety of professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Erie County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association. His presentations have been approved for Pennsylvania Continuing Education credits.

National College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers - Fellow, admitted 3/2013

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Workers Compensation Defense
  • Workers Compensation - Claimants
  • Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Defense
  • Appellate Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(814) 874-3460 X108  Phone
(814)874-3460  Cell Phone
(814)874-3476  Fax
University Attended:
Slippery Rock University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Akron School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1983
Year of First Admission:
1983, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1983, Pennsylvania
Erie County (CLE Committee, 1985-1989; Workers' Compensation Section) and Pennsylvania (Member, Workers' Compensation Section) Bar Associations; Pennsylvania Defense Institute; PBI - Advisory Panel - Workers' Compensation conference in Hershey, PA; American Bar Association
Special Agencies:
Board of Directors, Erie Redevelopment Authority; Past Member, Erie Children's Services Advisory Board; Past Member, United Way Planning and Allocations Committee; Past Member, Salvation Army liaison to United Way
Birth Information:
Erie, Pennsylvania, November 25, 1958
Reported Cases:
City of Erie v. WCAB (Annunziata), 838 A.2d 598 (Pa.2003); Monteson v. WCAB (Trinity Indus), 682 A.2d 776 (Pa.1996); Werner v. WCAB (Greenleaf Corp.), 28 A.3d 245 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2011); Penn State University v. WCAB (Smith), 15 A.3d 949 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2011); City of Meadville v. WCAB (Kightlinger), 810 A.2d 713 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2002); Ryan v. WCAB (Port Erie Plastics), 639 A.2d 866 (Pa.Cmwlth. 1994); Franklin Steel Co. v. WCAB (Clark), 665 A.2d 1310 (Pa.Cmwlth. 1995); Dublin v. WCAB (United Comm. Hospital), 675 A.2d 817 (Pa.1996)
Hobbies & interests:
Basketball, baseball, weight training, reading

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4.6/5.0 (7 reviews)
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