Kenneth G. Scholtz

Ken is a shareholder and represents a wide range of clients from large corporations to small businesses, school districts, municipalities and individuals.  He has extensive experience as counsel for employers involved in Workers’ Compensation litigation.  He also focuses on commercial litigation arising out of property damage, personal injury defense, contract disputes, eminent domain proceedings, property tax assessment issues, employment issues and real estate transactions.  Ken has significant trial experience.

Ken has also handled matters involving property tax issues in Allegheny and Butler Counties which included representing clients’ interests at hearings before the Allegheny County Board of Property Assessment Appeals and Review, as well as the Board of Viewers, and the Court of Common Pleas.  A portion of his practice includes representing clients involved in eminent domain proceedings. Ken also represents clients in the coal mining industry on general regulatory compliance, as well as litigation before the Review Commission of the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. District Court level.

Areas of Practice:  Ken’s practice is devoted to defense of Workers’ Compensation claims, general commercial litigation and issues involving real estate transactions and property tax.

Articles and Presentations:  Ken has been a featured speaker at Continuing Legal Education Seminars on various topics including Workers’ Compensation issues and professional ethics.

Honors and Awards: Ken has been selected for inclusion as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®.

Memberships and Activities:  For the past ten years, Ken has volunteered as an advocate for victims seeking Protection from Abuse Orders in the Family Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County.  Ken serves as President of the Board of Directors for The Early Learning Institute, a non-profit organization providing comprehensive early childhood development programs and services.  Ken completed the Trial Advocacy College program at the University of Virginia School of Law.  He is a graduate of the Leadership Pittsburgh Program (LDI – Class XII.)  He is an active member and supporter of the Bucknell Gridiron Club.

Jurisdictions: Ken practices in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Centre, Erie, Fayette, Indiana, McKean, Mercer, Venango, Warren, Washington and Westmoreland County Courts.  He is admitted to practice at the Federal level in the Western District and Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Education and Background: Ken graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Political Science and was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 1997.  He was a two-year varsity letterman in football, and a proud member of the 1996 Patriot League Championship team.  He is a 2001 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law.