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Robert P. Walter - Pittsburgh, PA

411 Seventh Ave.Suite 1400 Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Updated: 09/19/2022

Pittsburgh Workers' Compensation Defense Lawyer


Robert P. Walter is a founding shareholder in the firm. He is a 1991 graduate of Duquesne University School of Law, where he also received his undergraduate degree, with Honors...

Robert P. Walter is a founding shareholder in the firm. He is a 1991 graduate of Duquesne University School of Law, where he also received his undergraduate degree, with Honors. He concentrates his practice in the defense of employers and insurance carriers in the areas of employment law litigation, general insurance defense litigation, party including property, construction, and general liability claims, workers' compensation claims, third party subrogation, workers' compensation subrogation, unemployment compensation and Heart & Lung Act litigation.

Bob is an active participant in the firm's Subrogation and Recoveries practice and oversees the protection and, where necessary, the litigation of workers' compensation subrogation issues. Through his creative efforts and litigation skill, he has established many of the most important and leading precedents which favor and enhance the subrogation interests of employers and insurance carriers. Bob's published opinions include Good Tire Service v. WCAB (Wolfe), a 2009 opinion, in which Commonwealth Court held that a defendant's subrogation lien is based on a pro-rata share of the fee actually paid to claimant's counsel, not the hypothetical fee which could have been paid pursuant to the fee agreement, where claimant's attorney attempted to "rescind" a portion of his fee in order to shield it from the lien. Through Bob's efforts and keen knowledge of workers' compensation subrogation, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

Bob counsels employers on a wide range of issues designed to avoid litigation, including employee discipline and discharge. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses. Bob has successfully defended every manner of injury claim as well as psychological claims.

Bob is a member of the bar in all Pennsylvania state courts and United States District Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania. He is member of the National Council of Self-Insurers and the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance. He has been listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of workers' compensation litigation, and he has been annually selected by Best Lawyers in America for his experience in the area of workers' compensation defense for many years.

About Robert P. Walter

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation Defense
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Heart and Lung Act Claims
  • Workers' Compensation Subrogation
  • Subrogation/ Collections
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law


  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Other Affiliations

  • National Counsel of Self-Insurers
  • The Claims & Litigation Management Alliance


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988


Other Sources of Feedback About Robert P. Walter

Included on the 2006 Pennsylvania list

View the profile for Robert P. Walter on Super Lawyers


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell BV Rating


Office Information


411 Seventh Ave.Suite 1400 Pittsburgh, PA 15219


  • 412-246-0508

Accepts Credit Cards


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