Fried, Kane, Walters, Zuschlag and Grochmal 625 Stanwix Street, Suite 1404
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone 412-261-4774
Fax 412-261-1225

Contact Information:

Education:

  • Duquesne University School of Law
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J.D. awarded 1988
    • Graduated seventh in class
    • Duquesne University Law Review - Senior Staff
    • Appellate Moot Court - member
    • Thomas J. and Rose Brennan McManus Memorial Scholarship for being third in class following completion of first year
    • Award for Excellence in Family Law
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    B.A. awarded 1985 in Political Science with concentration in Government Service

Career Experience:

  • Partner - Fried, Kane, Walters, Zuschlag & Grochmal, 1995 to present
    • Attorney responsible for administrative law and appellate litigation of Pennsylvania workers' compensation injury and occupational disease case.
    • State and municipal Heart and Lung Act Litigation
    • Seminar presentations
    • Supervisory and personnel responsibilities
  • Associate from 1988 - 1994
    • Trial of PA Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease cases
    • Legal research and writing of briefs and other pleadings for submission to workers' compensation Referees, Workmen's Compensation Appeal Board, Commonwealth Court and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Law clerk - William D. Anthony, Esquire - Preparation of legal documents, pleadings, briefs, etc. for a solo practitioner with a diverse civil and criminal practice, 1986-1988

Significant Appellate Decisions:

  • Gelvin v. W.C.A.B. (Pennsylvania State Police), ___ A.3d ____ (Pa. Cmwlth. 2015); 1503 C.D. 2014
  • Neff v. W.C.A.B. (PA Game Commission), 109 A.3d 291 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2015)
  • Payes v. W.C.A.B. (Commonwealth Pa. State Police), 79 A.3d 543 (Pa. 2013).
  • Caputo v. W.C.A.B. (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), 34 a.3D 908 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2012).
  • Babich v. W.C.A.B. (Commw of PA/Department of Corrections), 922 A.2d 57 (Pa. Commw. 2007), Alloc denied 946 A.2d. 689 (Pa. 2008).
  • Furnival State Machinery/Transamerica Insurance Group v. W.C.A.B. (Slye) 757 A.2d 433 (Pa. Commw.2000), alloc. denied, 771 A.2d 1289(Pa. 2001).
  • Galloway vs. Pennsylvania State Police) 756 A.2d 1209 (Pa. Commw. 2000).
  • Roth v. W.C.A.B. (Amore Management Co. & Penn National Insurance), 727 A.2d 1185 (Pa. Commw. 1999).
  • Fotta v. W.C.A.B. (U.S. Steel/USX Corp.), 714 A.2d 497 (Pa. Commw. 1998).
  • Galloway v. W.C.A.B. (Pa. State Police), 690 A.2d 1288 (Pa. Commw. 1997).
  • Joyner v. W.C.A.B. (Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc.), 667 A.2d 13 (Pa. Commw. 1995).
  • Walker v. W.C.A.B. (Sherbren Manufacturing), 656 A.2d 164 (Pa. Commw. 1995).
  • Atkins v. W.C.A.B. (Geo-Con, Inc.), 651 A.2d 695 (Pa. Commw. 1994).
  • Pitkavish v. W.C.A.B. (Pullman Standard), 640 A.2d 494 (Pa. Commw. 1994).
  • Lenzner Coach Lines v. W.C.A.B. (Nymick), 632 A.2d 947 (Pa. Commw. 1993).
  • Kandra v. W.C.A.B. (Hills Department Stores), 159 Pa. Commw. 251; 632 A.2d 1069; (1993).
  • Refiners Transport & Terminal v. W.C.A.B. (Harris), 632 A.2d 979 (Pa. Commw. 1993).
  • St. Francis Hospital of New Castle v. W.C.A.B. (Kerr), 628 A.2d 920 (Pa. Commw. 1993).
  • Fotta v. W.C.A.B. (U.S. Steel/USX Corp.), 534 Pa. 191, 626 A.2d 1144 (1993).
  • City of Monesson School Dist. v. W.C.A.B. (Hays), 624 A.2d 734, (Pa. Commw. 1993).
  • Weyerhaeuser V. W.C.A.B. (Burns), 625 A.2d 1283 (Pa. Commw. 1993).
  • Patricia McFaddin v. W.C.A.B. (Mon Vale Resources, Inc.), 620 A.2d 709 (Pa. Commw. 1993).
  • Southland Cable Co. V. W.C.A.B. (Emmett), 142 Pa Commw. 612; 598 A.2d 329; (1991).
  • Linda Kraushaar v. W.C.A.B. (Doors, Inc.), 596 A.2d 1233 (Pa. Commw. 1991).
  • Thomas Beres v. W.C.A.B. (Lawson's Convenience Store), 593 A.2d 939 (Pa. Commw. 1991).
  • Patrick Wagner v. W.C.A.B. (Rogers Curtis Mathes), 575 A.2d 168 (Pa. Commw. 1990).
  • Eddy v. W.C.A.B. (Bell Transit), 130 Pa. Commw. 306; 568 A.2d 279 (1989).

Professional Memberships:

  • Allegheny County Bar Association - Workers' Compensation Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - Workers' Compensation Section
  • Federal District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
James A. Mazzotta

James A. Mazzotta