Pitt Law Student Wins College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers 2017 Writing Competition

Pitt Law 3L, Alex Lonett, won the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers 2017 Writing Competition for Law Students with his article, “Employee Waivers of the Right to Sue Third-party Tortfeasors: Law, Policy, Recent Developments, and Implications for Workers’ Compensation and the Injured Workers it Serves.”

Lonett attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and German Language. He returned to Western Pennsylvania for law school, where he was invited to join the Pittsburgh Tax Review and currently serves as its Notes Editor. He is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Lonett has participated in the E. Earle Zehmer Workers’ Compensation Moot Court Competition, under the tutelage of Judge David B. Torrey. He currently serves as a law clerk at Andracki, Sysak & Artman, PC, a boutique insurance firm, handling primarily general liability defense and coverage disputes. He has also worked at a prominent regional plaintiffs/claimants’ firm. Upon graduation Lonett hopes to practice in the fields of civil litigation and workers’ compensation.