Jeffrey S. Gross

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Gross & Kenny, LLP
 | 1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-512-1500
Fax: 267-589-0091
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
    Attorney Profile

    As a partner with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, firm Gross & Kenny, LLP, Jeffrey S. Gross has represented injured workers in the Philadelphia area since 1991. He focuses exclusively on workers' compensation litigation, including subrogation matters, full and partial disability claims, lump sum settlements, occupational diseases and workplace fatalities, and he has a long record of success aggressively pursuing the best interests of his clients.

    Ranked by Philadelphia magazine among the region's top 100 attorneys in 2006 and 2007, Mr. Gross steadfastly believes each worker is entitled to all the possible benefits available under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act and brings his considerable experience to bear on each case. He was honored with the Martha Hampton Award in 2003 for his compassionate approach and exemplary professionalism, and he holds a solid 10.0 rating from Avvo.

    Mr. Gross earned his undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting with honors from Muhlenberg College in 1988 and his Juris Doctor from The Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1991. He has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Gross is also a member of the prestigious Louis D. Brandeis Law Society in Philadelphia and maintains current membership in the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.

    Held in high esteem by his peers, Mr. Gross was elected for three consecutive years to the Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors and was once co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section. He is additionally a published author with more than a dozen featured articles in local law magazines, and he has also lectured extensively on a variety of workers' compensation litigation topics at seminars conducted by professional organizations such as the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Workers' Compensation


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    About Jeffrey Gross

    Admitted: 1991, Pennsylvania

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    • Recognized by Philadelphia magazine, as a leading attorney in workers' compensation litigation, 2004 - 2013
    • Highest Possible Rating from Avvo (10.0/10.0 "Superb")
    • One of the Top 100 Attorneys, Philadelphia Magazine, 2006 - 2007
    • Martha Hampton Award, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2003

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified as a specialist in the practice of 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:

    • Co-chair of the Worker's Compensation Section, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2017
    • Board of Governors, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2008 - 2011
    • Vice Chancellor, Brandeis Law Foundation, 2011 - Present
    • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1991 - Present
    • Member, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 - Present
    • Member, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers' Association, 1993 - Present
    • Member, Solo and Small Firm Section, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2004 - Present
    • Sustaining Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2009 - Present
    • Founding Member, Brandeis Law Foundation, 2009 - Present
    • Assistant Bursar, Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, 2010 - Present
    • Member, Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Member, Workers' Compensation Section, Philadelphia Bar Association
    • Executive Committee, Workers' Compensation Section, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1995 - Present
    • Chair, Workers' Compensation Section, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2001 - Present
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1996
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1991
    • Pennsylvania, 1991

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mens' Club President, Temple Adath Israel 2004 - 2006

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "The 4 Common Injuries and Mental Stress Claims in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation",  Mental Injuries in the Workplace Environment, Lorman Education Services, November, 2007
    • "Calculation of the Average Weekly Wage: Maximizing Your Client's Rate and Award- Recent Decisions", Correct Methods of Calculating the Average Weekly Wage, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, November 2001
    • "Case Studies: Learning Techniques on Handling and Litigating Claims from the Claimants and Defense Attorneys' Perspective", Proper Claims Handling, Occupational Health Medical & Legal Workshop - Temple University Health System, May 2001
    • "Ethical Considerations in Workers' Compensation Cases", Ethical Standards, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, June 2000
    • "Important Changes in Reinstatement Petitions: Case Law Update on Statute of Limitations and Burdens of Proof", Reinstatement of Benefits Litigation, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, June 2001
    • "Penalties for Violation of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act: Misuse of the Temporary Notice of Compensation Payable", Litigation of Penalties Under the Workers Compensation Act, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, September 2002
    • "Litigating Cases Under the Occupational Disease Act", Occupational Disease Claims Litigation, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, March 2003
    • "Medicare: Dealing with Medicare Set Aside Trusts", Medicare Set Aside Trusts, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, May 2004
    • "Pension Offsets and Workers' Compensation Benefits", Pension Offsets, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, April 2005
    • "Simple Solutions to Tough Problems in Workers' Compensation", Workers Compensation Advanced Issues, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 2007
    • "Tough Problems in Workers' Compensation", Advanced Workers Compensation Issues, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, March 2007
    • Uses and Misuses of the Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable form, NTCP Issues, 2008
    • Occupational Diseases and Workers Compensation, Occupational Disease Claims, 2009
    • "Techniques in Handling Workers Compensation Litigation Involving Labor Market Surveys", Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Workers Compensation, 2006
    • "Misuses of the Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable: Case Law Update, Attorneys' Fees and Penalties", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2006
    • "Dissecting and Defending IRE Reports and Other Post Gardner lssues-Case Law Update, Legal Issues and Strategies", Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
    • "Uses and Misuses of the Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, June 2006
    • "Supreme Court Considers Burden of Proof for Reinstatement Petitions Following Layoff While Under Suspension of Benefits", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. P943, February, 2001
    • "Workers' Compensation Carrier Required to Pay Full Amount of Subrogation Lien Asserted by Separate Third Party Health Insurance Plan in Excess of Cost Containment Provision of Act 44", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. P.1711, March, 2001
    • "Courts Address Statute of Limitations Involving Petitions to Reinstate Benefits: Injured Workers Have Three Years After Partial Disability Expires", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 224, No. 71, April, 2001
    • "Commonwealth Court Decision in American Belt_Sparks Controversy Over Child Labor Law", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 224, No. 91, May, 2001
    • "Workers' Compensation Subrogation Liens are No Longer Absolute", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 224, No. 115, June, 2001
    • "Workers' Compensation Subrogation Liens Inapplicable in ADA Claims: Separate Causes of Action Do Not Entail Double Recovery", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 225, No. 8, July, 2001
    • "Key in Reinstatement Positions: Aggravation vs. Recurrence - Burden of Proof Issues", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 225, No. 52, September, 2001
    • "Pennsylvania Supreme Court Clarifies 'Discovery Rule' of Workers' Compensation Act Notice Provision", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 225, No. 72, October, 2001
    • "Palliative Physical Therapy is Deemed Reasonable and Necessary Treatment According to Commonwealth Court", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 225, No. 93, November, 2001
    • "Medical Reports Inadmissible Despite Act 57 Allowance: Evidence on Claims Exceeding 52 Weeks is Deemed Hearsay", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 225, No. 116, December, 2001
    • "Commonwealth Court Addresses Workers' Compensation Section", Philadelphia Bar Reporter, May, 2005

    Educational Background:

    • Muhlenberg College, B.A. in Business Administration & Accounting, Cum Laude, 1988
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    1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Phone: 215-512-1500

    Fax: 267-589-0091

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