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Lori A. Kachmar Esq.
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Lori A. Kachmar Esq.

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Lori Kachmar practices in the area of workers’ compensation, ERISA/Employee Benefits/Pensions. She has more than 32 years of experience in those areas of the law. She has been recognized as a SUPER LAWYER by the Philadelphia Magazine since 2005 and has been ranked on several occasions as one of the top 50 women attorneys in Pennsylvania by the same publication.

Lori was a corporate attorney for Lukens Steel Company for seven years. She was a partner and the Chairperson of the Workers Compensation Section at the large Philadelphia law firm of White & Williams LLP, working there from 1993-2015. She has extensive experience with union contracts and employee pension plans as well as large self-insured and self-administered workers’ compensation plans. She regularly assists companies in establishing best practices for the reduction of workers compensation claims.

She is a former Board member of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and Kids Chance, a charitable organization providing scholarships to children of injured employees. She has written numerous articles on a variety of workers compensation topics and is a frequent speaker at seminars. Lori joined Linton & Distasio, P.C. in February, 2015 and in addition to the above areas also assists in the areas of personal injury and estates.

Practice Areas

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • ERISA/Employee Benefits/Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Estates

Education

  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Ursinus College
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Wall Street Journal Award: Outstanding Sen. Major in Econ. and Bus. Admin.
    • Honors: Pi Gamma Mu National Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1988

Past Positions

  • Lukens, Inc., Workers’ Compensation and Benefits Counsel
  • White & Williams LLP, Partner and Chairperson, Workers Compensation Section, 1993 to 2015
  • Lukens Steel Company, Corporate Attorney

Honors

  • Recognized as a SUPER LAWYER by the Philadelphia Magazine since 2005

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board Member, Pennsylvania Defense Institute and Kids Chance