Geoffrey W. Dlin


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Pottsville, Pennsylvania

The Honorable Geoffrey W. Dlin (ret.) has returned to private practice and joined KK &O after serving more than 15 years as a Workers' Compensation Judge. As a judge, he decided thousands of contested workers' compensation cases and frequently taught other lawyers, judges and private organizations about workers' compensation matters. In addition to those traditional roles of a judge, Geoff developed a statewide mediation practice. His skills in settling workers' compensation cases were highly sought after and well regarded by lawyers and litigants on both sides of a case. Lawyers and judges hold him in high esteem for his knowledge of the law, dedication and ability to resolve even the most complex cases--including those that involved personal injury or employment law

Before his judgeship, Geoff represented injured workers and people who were injured either as the result of the negligence of others or dangerous products. He has also represented employers and insurance companies in personal injury and workers' compensation matters. Geoff brings a unique and varied perspective to the firm and his clients.

Geoff's is devoted to representing injured workers. His clients reap the benefits of the broad and deep experience he brings to the firm. They can rely on Geoff to be thorough, thoughtful and informative. In the court room or at the negotiating table, his goal is the same--success.

In addition to his speaking engagements and publishing, Geoff served as a guest expert on the television show, American Law Journal.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1985


  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • B.A.

Published Works

  • Repetitive Upper Extremity Injuries, PBI, June, 2012
  • Preparing for Mediation, PBI, Oct, 2012


  • How to Handle A Workers' Compensation Mediation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Medical Lecture Series -- Repetitive Injuries, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • 11th Annual Bureau of Workers' Compensation Conference- Case Law Update : June 2012....Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Judicial Perspectives on Hot Issues and New Cases: Northampton County Bar Association: Nov 2011
  • 10th Annual Bureau of Workers' Compensation Conference- Case Law Update: June 2011...Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • 9th Annual Bureau of Workers' Compensation Conference- Case Law Update: June 2010...Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Judges' Perspectives on Earning Power/Return to Work: March 2010....Lehigh County Bar Association
  • 8th Annual Bureau of Workers Compensation Conference-Case Law Update: May 2009...Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Ethics and Mediation, A View from the Bench: December 2008....Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Employment Proceedings, Inn of Court: Jan 2007....Lehigh County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar, Member
  • PA Association for Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Judge - Years 15