Steven Serra, Esquire
“Winston Churchill once said “courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” I believe courage is also what makes a great attorney, which is why I take pride in sitting down and listening to your problems, so I can stand up and speak on your behalf. Whether you are injured at work or unable to work due to a severe physical or mental health condition, the legal process can often be difficult, stressful, and burdensome. As your attorney, I strive to smooth out difficulties, relieve stress, correct mistakes, and take on your burdens so that you can focus on your health and family.”
Attorney Serra is an associate at the Pisanchyn Law Firm. He attended The Pennsylvania State University for his undergraduate studies where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences while majoring in Crime, Law, and Justice with a Political Science minor. While at The Pennsylvania State University, Attorney Serra maintained a job where he witnessed several co-workers suffer work related injuries and saw firsthand how these injuries affected their lives.
After his graduation from The Pennsylvania State University, Attorney Serra decided he wanted to help those same injured workers and received a scholarship to attend Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he graduated cum laude and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree. While in law school Attorney Serra did a summer internship for a Court of Common Pleas Judge, during which time he completed significant legal research and was involved with multiple trials in both personal injury and criminal cases. Following that internship, Attorney Serra completed an externship with a local law firm that practiced in all areas of the law.
After law school Attorney Serra was admitted to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania. He immediately obtained a job as an associate attorney with a local law firm where he began practicing in the area of Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability. During this time, Attorney Serra handled a large case load, maintained a strong relationship with his clients and kept them informed about the status of their case throughout the legal process.
Since being admitted to practice law in 2007, Attorney Serra has devoted 100% of his practice to litigation throughout the state of Pennsylvania. His practice involves representing injured workers, police officers, firefighters, correction officers and injured union members. Attorney Serra handles all aspects of the litigation of Workers Compensation and Heart and Lung Act benefits including claims for wage loss benefits, medical benefits, termination proceedings, suspension or modification of benefits, appeals from the denial of benefits, and lump sum settlements.
Attorney Serra is also an experienced litigator in representing individuals who are no longer able to work due to a severe physical and/or mental disability, including but not limited to, major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, congestive heart failure, degenerative disc disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer, lupus, and crohn’s disease. Attorney Serra handles all aspects of the litigation for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). From the date of the initial denial, to the date of the hearing in front of the administrative law judge, Attorney Serra is focused on guiding his clients through the complicated and often confusing maze of social security disability paperwork.
In addition to his extensive litigation experience, Attorney Serra has served as legal counsel for the non-profit organization Concerned Parents of the Hazleton Area which is an advocacy group dedicated to providing pathways for success to students and families in the Hazleton area for whom language is a barrier. He is also an alumni of Leadership Hazleton which is an organization focusing on the future of the area by completing community service projects.
When not working, Attorney Serra enjoys spending time with his wife and son, traveling, golfing, and watching and attending almost all sporting events.
Mainly works in the Harrisburg Office.