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William Z. Scott Jr.

Senior Counsel
4905 West Tilghman Street
Suite 300
Allentown, PA 18104
(484) 895-2306
(484) 895-2303 - Fax
wzscott@mdwcg.com

William focuses his practice exclusively on workers' compensation litigation, serving as a key member of the Workers' Compensation Department. He has represented a large number of machine shops, hospitals, grocery stores, clothing manufacturers, resorts and school districts in workers' compensation matters.

William has lectured for various organizations on civil and workers' compensation law. He serves on the boards of directors of the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association and Pennsylvania Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the Committee of Judicial Independence and has served on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. William is a former chancellor of the Carbon County Bar Association, former president of the Conference of County Bar Leaders and former president of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

A graduate of Lafayette College, William subsequently attended the Dickinson School of Law and achieved his juris doctor in 1977. He began his legal career practicing general civil and criminal law, before focusing on defense litigation.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Using Return to Work as Leverage in Litigation, Mediation and For Cost Control of Your Workers’ Compensation Claim, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, November 6, 2014

  • Workers' Compensation: What's the Best Case, The Seltzer Group Workers' Compensation Seminar, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, December 6, 2012

  • How To Control Your Claim, The Seltzer Group Workers' Compensation Seminar, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, December 7, 2011

  • Civil Practice in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Institute 

  • Civil Practice in Carbon County, Carbon County Bar Association

  • Advanced Workers' Compensation, Carbon County Bar Association 

  • Advanced Workers' Compensation, National Bar Institute 

Published Works

  • "Commonwealth Court Clarifies Use Of Surveillance Video," Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 2, June 2012

  • "Supreme Court Clarifies When Petition Needed to Review NCP," Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 4, December 2009

Education

  • Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University, Carlisle, PA (J.D., 1977)

    Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Evidence, 1977 

  • Lafayette College, Easton, PA (B.A., 1974)

Defense Digest Article December 17, 2013
By William Z. Scott, Jr., Esq.* Founded in 1741, Bethlehem is a city of nearly 72,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania known for its rich colonial and industri­al history. Bethlehem sits at the heart of the Lehigh Valley and is approximately..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013 Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...
Defense Digest Article June 1, 2012
Pennsylvania – Workers' Compensation Key Points: The claimant must prove disability persists during the entire reinstatement proceeding. When the claimant has the burden of proof, video surveillance can stand alone...., Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 2, June 2012
Defense Digest Article December 1, 2009
Pennsylvania -- Workers' Compensation , Key Points: Workers' Comp Judge empowered to modify Notice of Compensation Payable to include more serious diagnosis of claimant's back condition, even though petition before him was a Termination..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 4, December 2009
Defense Digest Article June 1, 2009
Founded in 1741, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a city of nearly 72,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania which is known for its rich colonial and industrial history. Bethlehem sits at the heart of the Lehigh Valley and is approximately equal distance..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
August 25, 2014
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin announced today the relocation of its Bethlehem office to Allentown. Effective today, the new office address is 4905 West Tilghman Street, Suite 300, Allentown, PA 18104. All telephone numbers remain the same, with the exception of a new fax number...

Areas of Practice

Education

  • Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University (J.D., 1977)
  • Lafayette College (B.A., 1974)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1977

Associations & Memberships

  • Carbon County Bar Association, chancellor, 2001-2002
  • Conference of County Bar Leaders, past president and lifetime member
  • Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association, member of Board of Directors
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, past member of Board of Governors; member of House of Delegates; member of Committee on Judicial Independence
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, member of Board of Directors
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, past president and lifetime member of Board of Governors

Honors & Awards

Year Joined Organization: 1996

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