Peter M. Sweeny Esq.

Peter M. Sweeny Esq.

"Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Finder"
  • Workers' Compensation
  • District of Columbia, Virginia
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Summary

I have been representing workers injured in Virginia for over thirty years. With a statewide practice, I have represented firefighters in Fairfax, policemen and policewomen in Alexandria, poultry workers in Harrisonburg, auto workers in Dublin, factory workers in Winchester, store workers in Richmond, oyster shuckers in Tappahannock, and construction workers in Loudoun, to name a few.

I have always worked hard for working people.
(And its "Sweeny," not "Sweeney.")

Practice Area
  • Workers' Compensation
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Workers' Compensation Fees are set by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Virginia
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4th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Author
"Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Finder"
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Authored a legal reference book used by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission and attorneys throughout the state. Second and Third Editions were published.
Diplomate
Court Practice Institute
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Satisfactorily completed a prescribed residency in the science of trial advocacy.
Chairman, Workers' Compensation Section
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
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Served as the first chairman when the new section was created by the VTLA.
Advisory Committee of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission
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Appointed by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission to serve on its advisory board to recommend legislation regarding cost-of-living increases.
Education
Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Georgetown University
B.A. | History
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Awards
SuperLawyers
Thompson Reuters
Workers' Compensation Notable People 2009
Larson's National Workers' Compensation Advisory Board
Selected by the LexisNexis Larson's National Workers' Compensation Advisory Board for recognition of Mr. Sweeny's challenge to Virginia's long-standing practice of allowing injured worker's benefits to be suspended by employers and insurance companies prior to a judicial hearing being conducted. Mr. Sweeny has asserted that this practice of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission is a violation of injured workers due process rights. The challenge, known as "Sweeny's Revenge," is presently proceeding through the Virginia courts.
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 2010
Martindale-Hubbell
Limited to attorneys and firms rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell. "AV" is their highest rating. Martindale-Hubbell states that an AVĀ® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
Listee
Marquis Who's Who In American Law
Professional Associations
College of Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Fellow
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American Inns of Court-Virginia Workers' Compensation
Master of the Bench
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
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Virginia Trial Attorneys Association
Member
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Activities: Served on the Board of Governors, legislative committees and chaired the Workers' Compensation Section.
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Virginia State Bar
Member
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Attorneys Arbitration and Mediation, Inc.
Panel Member
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Activities: As a trained mediator, provided mediation of workers compensation claims throughout Virginia.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Sweeny's Revenge Redux
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
"Opposing the Employer's Application for Hearing"
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Workers' Compensation Section
"Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Vocational Rehabilitation In Virginia Workers' Compensation Cases."
Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 16, No. 2
Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Finder
LexisNexis
Websites & Blogs
Blog
LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Blog
Contact & Map
Main Office
P.O. Box 4080
Leesburg, VA 20177
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 945-7051
Telephone: (571) 258-0900
Cell: (703) 362-0077
Fax: (571) 258-1337