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
Alex M. Lonnett
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Class of 2017
Alex Lonnett is a third-year law student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Originally from the small town of Beaver Falls, PA (about forty minutes northwest of Pittsburgh), Alex attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and German Language. Alex returned to Western Pennsylvania for law school at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was invited to join the Pittsburgh Tax Review and currently serves as its Notes Editor. He is also a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. In the summer of 2016, Alex participated in the E. Earle Zehmer Workers’ Compensation Moot Court Competition, under the tutelage of Judge David B. Torrey. Alex currently is 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 Alex hopes to practice in the fields of civil litigation and workers’ compensation.