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Matthew J Lager

Matthew J Lager

Bernard Stuczynski Barnett & Lager
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Summary

Matt is a lifelong Pennsylvania resident, having lived in Bucks, Centre, and Erie counties. As an undergraduate, he attended The Pennsylvania State University’s main campus, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Afterwards, he went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from The Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, where he graduated in the top third of his class. While at Penn State Law, Matt was a member of the Rural Economic Development Clinic and was recognized as a Public Interest Advocate for providing free legal assistance to small businesses in rural communities throughout the state. He also represented Penn State Law at the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in New York. Before graduating, Matt was awarded the “CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Excellent Achievement in the Study of Workers’ Compensation Law.” Prior to joining Bernard Stuczyski & Barnett, Matt spent a summer serving as an interning law clerk to The Honorable Frank Palumbo of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where he drafted judicial opinions for appeals to Pennsylvania’s Superior and Commonwealth courts. Since joining the firm in 2012, Matt has focused his practice on Workers’ Compensation, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, and Social Security Disability law. He has quickly become recognized by his peers and colleagues as an excellent advocate and has been invited onto several committees in the Erie County Bar Association. Matt has negotiated a number of substantial settlements for his clients and prides himself on always going the extra mile. Additionally, Matt is committed to providing pro bono legal services through the Erie County Bar Association’s “LAVA” program. In 2017, Matt was added as a Partner of the firm.

Education
Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.S. (2012) | Biology
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Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
J.D. (2012) | Law
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Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Workers' Compensation Law, Dean's Scholarship, Miller Public Interest Advocate
Activities: Moot Court Board
Professional Experience
Partner
Bernard Stuczynski Barnett & Lager
- Current
Associate
Bernard Stuczynski & Barnett
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Speaking Engagements
Workers’ Compensation From The Injured Worker’s Perspective: Thoughts From A Claimant’s Attorney
Advanced Rehabilitation
Awards
Outstanding Pro Bono Lawyer
The Erie County Bar Association and Northwestern Legal Services
Excellence for the Future Award in Workers' Compensation Law
CALI
Professional Associations
Young Lawyers Division Leadership Committee
Member
- Current
State Bar of Pennsylvania # 314162
Member
- Current
Erie County Bar Association, Solo/Small Firms Division
Member
- Current
Erie County Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
- Current
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
- Current
Erie County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Practice Section
Member
- Current
Erie County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Practice Section
Member
- Current
Erie County Bar Association, Solo/Small Firms Division
Chair
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Erie County Bar Association, Solo/Small Firms Division
Vice Chair
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The Northwest Pennsylvania American Inn of Court
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
ErieInjury.com
Blog
ErieInjury.com Law Blog
Contact & Map
Erie Office
234 W 6th St
Erie, PA 16507
USA
Telephone: (814) 452-6232
Fax: (814) 454-7488
Smethport Office
203 West Main St, Suite B
Smethport, PA 16749
USA
Telephone: (814) 887-6009
Fax: (814) 454-7488