Alternate Dispute Resolution

The Office of Adjudication provides settlement conferences, voluntary mediations and informal conferences in litigated workers' compensation cases. These services are provided by workers' compensation judges at no cost to the parties.
 
Whenever a party files a petition with the Office of Adjudication, the assigned workers' compensation judge will schedule the case for mediation. This mediation is mandatory unless the judge concludes that it would be futile.
 
In addition to mandatory mediation, the parties may request voluntary mediation sessions, a settlement conference or an informal conference. To schedule a voluntary mediation session or a settlement conference, the parties should jointly contact the office of the mutually agreed upon mediating judge. Requests for informal conferences must be made by filing a Request for Informal Conference form available from any judge's office.
 
The following is a list of judges who mediate cases, and may be available to travel outside of their assigned office, if approved. The list below contains links to the mediation procedures followed by those judges.
 
Southeastern District
Philadelphia, Arch Street  Upper Darby
Patricia Bachman
Marc Harrison
Audrey Beach Denise Krass Joseph Stokes
Lawrence Beck Francine Lincicome  
Timothy Bulman Andrea McCormick  
Sandra Craig Holly San Angelo  
Joseph Hagan Todd Seelig  
Stephen Harlen    
 
Eastern District
Allentown Office Lancaster Office Reading Office
Bruce Doman Robert Goduto Michael Hetrick
Beverly Doneker Robert O'Donnell James Stapleton
Cathleen Sabatino    
 
Bristol Office Malvern Office  
Robert Benischeck Debra Bowers  
Michael Rosen Joseph Hakun  
  Kelly Melcher  
 
Central District
Harrisburg Office Pottsville Office Wilkes-Barre Office
Paul Baker Wayne Fegley Brian Hemak
Wayne Dietrich Nathan Pogirski Joseph Sebastianelli
Brian Eader Wayne Rapkin  
Thomas Kutz    
Karl Peckmann    
Jeffrey Russell    
Patrick Sheldon    
 
  Scranton Office Williamsport Office
  Patrick Cummings Karl Baldys
  J. Joseph Grady Kenneth Walsh
 
Western District
Altoona Office Greensburg Office Uniontown Office
Robert Vonada Irving Bloom Anne Coholan
  Paul Costelnock William Lowman
  Ada Guyton  
 
Brookville Office Johnstown Office Washington Office
Geoffrey Seacrist David Cicola Charles Lawton
  Steven Minnich  
     
 
Clearfield Office New Castle Office  
Michael Koll Alfred Benedict  
  Pamela Santoro  
  Robert Steiner  
 
Erie Office Pittsburgh Office  
Carmen Lugo Pamela Briston  
Jean Wright Susan Cercone  
  David Henry  
  Cheryl Ignasiak  
  Eric Jones  
  David Torrey  
  Kathleen Vallely  
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