Robert N. Gawlas, Jr.

Robert N. Gawlas, Jr.: Attorney with Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP AV stamp icon
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For over 25 years, Mr. Gawlas has represented clients in a variety of workers’ compensation, insurance, construction, commercial litigation, and environmental law matters.

A regular speaker to both bar association and business and professional groups, Mr. Gawlas is frequently called upon to provide information on the latest legal developments in the areas of construction law, workers’ compensation issues, and environmental law. A member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association, where he serves on the Local Rules and Environmental Law Committees, Mr. Gawlas is also a member of the Dartmouth Lawyers Association. Long known for his leadership in the community, Mr. Gawlas is a member of the Board of the Back Mountain Memorial Library. He is the Past Board Chairman of the American Red Cross, Wyoming Valley Regional Chapter, where he served as a long-time member of the Board and Executive Committee and held several leadership positions. He is also Director Emeritus of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bridge Advisory Board, having served for three years as Board President and is a three time Corporate Chairman of Bowl-for-Kids’-Sake. He is the former President of the St. Nicholas/St. Mary’s Elementary School Board of Education and has also served on the Boards of Directors of Catholic Social Services, Northeast Camp Cadet, and Kingston Township Raiders Junior Football, Inc., and Co-President of the Holy Redeemer High School Football Booster Club.


•“The First Hearing” and “Preparing For and Presenting at the Hearing” at Workers’ Compensation Fundamentals Seminar (March, 2012)
•“Determining Compensation and Managing the Workers Compensation Case” at Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar
•Workers’ Compensation Law Update (National Business Institute)
•King’s College Family Business Forum Workers Compensation Law presentations
•“Addressing Changes and Extras” at Building a Foundation for Managing Complex Construction Law Issues in Pennsylvania Seminar (National Business Institute)
•“Introduction to Change Orders” at Change Orders in Pennsylvania Seminar (Lorman Education Services)
•“Contract Delays” at Pennsylvania Construction Law: What Do You Do When...? Seminar (National Business Institute)
•What Real Estate & Business Lawyers Need to Know About Environmental Law (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)


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Areas of Practice (5)

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
570-266-8742  Phone
570-826-5654  Phone
(570)706-3436  Fax
University Attended:
Dartmouth College, A.B., 1983
Law School Attended:
Dickinson School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1986; Member: Order of Barristers, Order of Woolsack, Marshall Moot Court Championship, Dickinson Law Review, 1985-1986
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Third Circuit Court of Appeals; 1986, Pennsylvania; United States Supreme Court

Professional Community Activities

•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Luzerne County Bar Association (Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association - Member, Local Rules and Environmental Law Committees
•Back Mountain Memorial Library - Board of Directors
•Lector at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA
•American Red Cross, Wyoming Valley Regional Chapter - Past Board Chairman
•Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bridge Advisory Board - Director Emeritus, Past President
•St. Nicholas/St. Mary's Elementary School Board of Education - Past President
•Catholic Social Services - Past Board Member
•Northeast Camp Cadet - Past Board Member
•Kingston Township Raiders Junior Football, Inc. - Past Board Member
•Dartmouth Lawyers Association
•Holy Redeemer Football Booster Club - Past Member and Co-President
•Leadership Wilkes-Barre - Graduate

Birth Information:
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, April 26, 1961
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters; Obtained sizable settlement in state court on behalf of tractor trailer drivers injured in an interstate collision. Successfully defended preliminary injunction matter brought against county flood protection authority. Successfully defended numerous liquidation claims asserted against insurance carriers in liquidation proceedings initiated in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. Successfully litigated numerous workers compensation matters, for both employers and claimants.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (14 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 06/29/16 in Litigation

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Of Counsel on 06/23/16 in Commercial Litigation

    I've worked with Bob on several securities fraud and/or negligence cases and always found him thoroughly prepared with thoughtful analysis and a well conceived legal framework. He has also displayed a willingness to take on cases where the plight of... Read more

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    I've worked with Bob on several securities fraud and/or negligence cases and always found him thoroughly prepared with thoughtful analysis and a well conceived legal framework. He has also displayed a willingness to take on cases where the plight of the client is more of a driver than the potential revs.Note: There being no "box" to check, I want to disclose that I am retired from the bar, having been senior, Of Counsel, to the firm of Pierson, Semmes, Crolius and Finley in Washington, D.C. Read less

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