HARRISBURG (Aug. 27, 2018) — The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Workers’ Compensation Law Section will present its Irvin Stander Memorial Award to Matthew L. Wilson, a partner at Martin Law in Philadelphia, during its annual fall meeting on Oct. 4 and 5 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey.
The award is named in honor of the late Judge Irvin Stander and is presented to an attorney whose dedication to the administration of workers’ compensation law, and whose professionalism and regard for clients and colleagues serves as an example to others.
Practicing Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law exclusively for more than 30 years, Wilson began his career representing agencies with the City of Philadelphia, major insurance carriers and self-insured corporations. After working with two major defense firms, he began focusing on protecting the rights of injured workers in 1993.
Wilson has served on the PBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council since 2007 and is a past chair of the section. He is currently co-chair of the section’s Bench/Bar Committee, a statewide group of lawyers and judges that makes policy and procedure recommendations. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers associations, as well as the Workplace Injury Litigation Group.
Wilson was inducted into The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in 2011. He is a member of the executive committee that implemented and manages a certification process for Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorneys. In 2017, Wilson was named Best Lawyers 2017 Workers Compensation Law-Claimants “Lawyer of the Year” in Philadelphia. He was also recognized by the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group’s Top Injured Workers’ Attorneys.
Wilson frequently lectures on a variety of subject areas related to workers’ compensation law. Since 1997, he has been a featured speaker at the biennial “Tough Problems in Workers’ Compensation” seminar and has also presented multiple lectures at PBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section meetings. In addition, he has co-authored the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Workers’ Compensation Practice and Procedure Manual for the past 12 years.
Wilson received a B.A., an M.A. and a J.D. from Rutgers University. Since 2015, he has been a certified specialist in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation by the PBA Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
More information about the Workers’ Compensation Fall Section Meeting is available on the PBI website: http://www.pbi.org/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=28160.
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access of legal services; and serve the lawyer members of the state’s largest organized bar association.