Alexander J. Palutis

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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Harrisburg, PA

Smigel, Anderson & Sacks, LLP
 | 4431 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-234-2401
Fax: 717-234-3611
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at Smigel, Anderson & Sacks, Alexander J. Palutis diligently serves clients regarding workers' compensation cases, as well as clients needing assistance with Social Security claims, and labor and employment issues. He represents clients, most frequently injured workers, in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area and across central Pennsylvania.

Born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Mr. Palutis graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in 1983 and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1987. Following law school, he clerked at the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania for the Honorable Genevieve Blatt, who was the first female Pennsylvania appellate judge and the first woman elected to statewide office in Pennsylvania.

For the following decades, Mr. Palutis represented insurance companies and employers on personal injury and workers' compensation claims. This provided him with the knowledge to successfully fight against the big companies for the rights of injured workers. Since joining Smigel, Anderson & Sacks, he works hard representing a wide variety of work-related health and injury claims. This work has earned respect from his peers, as his 10.0 "Superb" peer review score through Avvo suggests. In 2016, Mr. Palutis received the "Client's Choice Award" from AVVO.

Mr. Palutis is licensed to practice in all Pennsylvania courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is a certified specialist in Pennsylvania workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation Law and is a member of the workers' compensation section of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. He was on the board of directors for Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania, a nonprofit organization which provides scholarships, financial support and vocational education to the children of Pennsylvania workers who have been hurt or killed in work-related accidents.

Practice Areas
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Workers' Compensation (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2016 - 2019

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  • About Alexander Palutis

    Admitted: 1987, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • AVVO " Client's Choice Award " for 2016, AVVO, 2017
    • Avvo Clients' Choice Award for PA Workers' Compensation, 2014
    • Peer Review Rating:BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5®, 2017

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Specialist in the practice of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation Section 
    • American Bar Association
    • Dauphin County Bar Association
    • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania 
    • Pennsylvania Courts

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Historical Society, 2010
    • Member of Board of Directors, Kid's Chance of Pennsylvania, 2010-2012
    • Head Coach for the Hershey Rush GU12 premier soccer team since 2005
    • Secretary and Excecutive Board Member of the Hershey Youth Soccer Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Guest Lecturer, Law and Medicine Communications Course for First Year Medical Students, The Penn State Milton S. Hershey School Of Medicine, 2017


    Educational Background:

    • Georgetown University, B.A. (Cum Laude) American Government, 1983

    Industry Groups

    • Certified As A Specialist In The Practice Of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law
    • Dauphin County Bar Association
    • Member Workers' Compensation Section Of The Pennsylvania Bar Association
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    Office Location for Alexander J. Palutis

    4431 North Front Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17110

    Phone: 717-234-2401

    Fax: 717-234-3611

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    Last Updated: 12/17/2018

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