Dennis N. Persin, Esq.



  • Workers’ Compensation

  • Social Security Disability

  • Personal Injury

Professional Profile

724-834-1002 ext. 102


  • High School: Oakmont High School

  • College: University of Pittsburgh—Graduated in 1971

  • Law School: Ohio Northern University—Graduated in 1974


Admitted to Practice in the following Courts:

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: Admitted on June 2, 1975

  • Western District of Pennsylvania: Admitted on August 13, 1986

Professional/Legal Profile

  • Board of Directors of Westmoreland Bar Association since 2018. 

  • Presently holds Office of Vice-President.

  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by Westmoreland Bar Association 2011-2012;

  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer in field of Workers’ Compensation in 2015 through 2019;

  • Awarded Certificate of Recognition in 2017 by the Westmoreland Bar Association for 40 years Membership;

  • Earned Football Scholarship to attend college at the University of Pittsburgh where he received a Varsity letter in 1969.

During the more than 40 years Dennis has been practicing law, his practice has placed particular emphasis on matters involving Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and Personal Injury.  During that time, he has tried well over a thousand workers’ compensation cases, representing both employers and workers in matters involving injury by trauma, occupational diseases from exposure to noise, fumes, chemicals and dust and disability due to defective equipment, heart attack, repetitive motion and other causes.  Many of these cases have involved serious injuries, amputations, loss of use of various body parts, lung transplantation and loss of life.  In addition, he has successfully negotiated lump sum settlements, when appropriate and taking into account the interests of Medicare, where applicable. 


As a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and a founding member and former Director of Pennsylvania Industry for Workers’ Compensation Reform, Dennis has earned a statewide reputation for his knowledge and skill in this complex and rapidly expanding area of the law.  With the advantage of this unique perspective, exceptional negotiation skills and an ability to recognize and address the issues involved in complex litigation, he continues to be one of the most highly sought after and respected practitioners in this area.  He is recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the field of Workers’ Compensation for years 2015 through 2019.


Dennis grew up in Oakmont, Pennsylvania having graduated from Oakmont High School was a member of the WPIAL Champion football team of 1965 wherein he earned a football scholarship to attend the University of Pittsburgh located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He graduated from Pitt in 1971 having earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics.  From there, Dennis went on to attend the Ohio Northern University – Claude W. Pettit College of Law earning his law degree and graduating in 1974.  In 2019, Dennis was inducted into the Allegheny Kiski Valley Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in Football and Track and Field. 


  • Member of the Westmoreland County Bar Association 

  • Member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Member of the American Bar Association

Public Service

  • Served as Municipal Solicitor for Hunker Borough 30 years

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