Michael Tatarko Jr., ESQ.


Mike’s legal practice focuses solely on representing injured workers who have either been denied workers’ compensation benefits, are being forced to return to work while not physically able, or are receiving documents from their employer/insurance carrier, threatening to stop workers’ compensation benefits.

Consistent with Scanlon & Wojton’s core philosophies, Mike will handle your workers’ compensation claim from start-to-finish.  He makes himself readily available to his clients in order to answer any questions that they may have regarding their case.

Mike attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude.  He was a four-year letter winner on the University’s baseball team, being named a team captain during his senior season.

Mike then joined Matt and Tim at Duquesne University school of Law, where he received the CALI Excellence For the Future Award in legal research and writing.  Following graduation from Duquesne Law, Mike joined a law firm in downtown Pittsburgh, representing employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters.  It is this experience that gives Mike a unique perspective when representing injured workers.

Mike is licensed to practice law in all Pennsylvania state courts and the Western District of Pennsylvania.  Mike is also an investment professional, holding his Series 7 and 66 designations.

Mike was recently selected to the National Trial Lawyers – Civil Plaintiff – Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyer in Pennsylvania, and National Trial Lawyers Top 25 in Workers’ Compensation. Mike was also selected to the 2023 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list, which is reserved for those attorneys under the age of 40 or have been in practice for less than ten years. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania receive this Rising Stars distinction.

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