Office of Adjudication

Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication

1010 North 7th Street
Room 318
Harrisburg, PA 17102-1400
To: All Parties and Counsel
From: The Office of Adjudication
Date: September 2010
Re: Act 147 Resolution Hearing Procedure for Bristol, Malvern, Philadelphia - Arch Street, Northeast Philadelphia and Upper Darby Offices
 
Resolution hearings as defined by Act 147 are available in the Bristol, Malvern, Philadelphia - Arch Street Office and Upper Darby offices, subject to the following requirements:
 
Resolution hearings are available at any time upon request of the parties or their attorneys and may be conducted by the assigned workers’ compensation judge or by another judge sitting in resolution court.
 
If the case is pending before a workers' compensation judge, the request may be directed to that judge or to the appropriate office below.
 
If the case is not pending before a workers' compensation judge, the request should be directed to:
  • Philadelphia, Arch Street - Contact Shannon Finnegan at (215) 560-2488 to request resolution court and hearing dates. Resolution court in the Arch Street office is available to parties who have cases listed in the Philadelphia, Upper Darby, Malvern and Bristol offices.
     
  • Upper Darby - Contact Barbara Lock at (610) 284-6913 to requst resolution court and available hearing dates. Resolution court in the Upper Darby office is available to parties who have cases listed in the Upper Darby, Philadelphia office.
If any judge determines that he or she is unable to comply with any of the Act 147 requirements in a particular case, the judge manager will reassign the case to another judge.
 
Resolution court is held regularly in all offices.
 
The resolution court process used in the Philadelphia area meets all time requirements imposed by Act 147.
 
JUDGE MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION
Updated September 2010
 
JUDGE MANAGER JUDGES’ OFFICE
 
David A. Cicola, Western District Judge Manager
607 Main Street, Suite 100
Johnstown, PA 15901
(814) 533-2494
Altoona
Brookville
Clearfield
Erie
Greensburg
Johnstown
New Castle
Pittsburgh
Uniontown
Washington
 
Susan B. Caravaggio, Central District Judge Manager
208 West Third Street, Rear, Suite 202
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 327-3735
Harrisburg
Pottsville
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre
Williamsport
 
Karen A. Wertheimer, Eastern District Judge Manager
1242 Veterans Highway
Bristol, PA 19007
(215) 781-3274
Allentown
Bristol
Lancaster
Malvern
Reading
 
Joseph E. Hagan, Southeastern District Judge Manager
110 N. 8th Street, Suite 401
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 560-2488
Philadelphia, Arch Street
Upper Darby
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