PBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section to Honor Pittsburgh Attorney Lawrence Chaban

HARRISBURG (July 28, 2021) — The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Workers’ Compensation Law Section will present its 2020 Irvin Stander Memorial Award to Lawrence R. Chaban, a partner at AlpernSchubert P.C. in Pittsburgh, during its annual fall meeting Sept. 30-Oct. 1 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.

Since 2013, Chaban has been certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the PBA Section on Workers' Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He primarily focuses on workers’ compensation law, social security disability and labor/employment law at his firm.

Chaban is very active in bar association service. He is serving a three-year term on the PBA Board of Governors representing Allegheny County lawyers. As a member and former chair of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) Amicus Curiae Committee, Chaban has written a number of amicus briefs on important workers’ compensation topics before the Supreme and Commonwealth courts. The PAJ awarded him the George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award in 2007 for this work. Chaban is also a former comptroller for the PAJ and a past chair of its Workers’ Compensation Section. In 2018, he received the PAJ’s Milton D. Rosenberg Award for leadership and advocacy for injured workers and service to the association.

Chaban is the former chair of the PAJ’s Workers’ Compensation Section and a member of its council. In March 2013, he was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. Chaban was appointed to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council in October 2015 and serves as employee co-chair.

He lectures frequently on various workers’ compensation topics for the PBI, the education department of the PBA; PAJ; employer/insurer organizations; and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. 

In addition to the PBA and PJA, Chaban belongs to the American and Allegheny bar associations, the National Employment Lawyers Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Practitioners.

He received both a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh with honors. 

More information about the Workers’ Compensation Fall Section Meeting is available on the PBI website: https://www.pbi.org/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=40784.

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.