Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias Attorneys

Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Law

About Us

The Philadelphia and Delaware County law firm of Schmidt & Kirifides was founded in January 1997, and now provides a combined total of sixty years’ experience to its Southeast Pennsylvania clients. Mark Schmidt and Vasil Kirifides knew that they worked well together, and wanted to direct their talents toward helping Pennsylvania injured workers and their families successfully obtain the Workers’ Compensation or personal injury awards to which they are entitled. They launched Schmidt & Kirifides in the Philadelphia area with the goal of providing high-quality representation and personal attention to those injured on the job, those suffering from an occupational disease, and those injured due to the negligence of others.

In 2019, the firm celebrated its 22nd anniversary. Today, Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias serves the needs of injured clients in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, and Delaware counties, as well as all other communities in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

Since its inception, Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias has exceeded its founders’ goals. The tight-knit firm enjoys an outstanding reputation in the Workers’ Compensation and plaintiffs’ personal injury arenas and is known for its compassionate, ethical and personalized service to its clients. The hardworking attorneys at our firm handle all of the firm’s personal injury and job-related injury or occupational disease cases personally. They are available to answer questions, and they personally return their clients’ phone calls.

At Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias, the Workers’ Compensation attorneys strive to surpass client expectations. Their well-known, results-driven Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area practice enjoys a successful record and an excellent reputation. In recent years, the PA firm has secured two of the largest Workers’ Compensation settlements Pennsylvania has seen in the past decade and handled a groundbreaking case at the Pennsylvania Supreme Court level.

If you have been injured as a result of another’s negligence, injured on the job or become ill as a result of workplace hazards or exposures, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights. Do not hesitate to contact one of our partners for a free consultation.

Even if your Workers’ Compensation insurance claim has been accepted and you are receiving benefits, we will review your case to make sure your benefits are maximized at no cost to you. Simply call us at (610) 892-9300, or fill out our online contact form.

Meet the Team

The attorneys at Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, handling all types of Personal Injury matters and Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Claims. If you have been hurt on the job, diagnosed with a work-related disease, suffered a disability that prevents you from working, or suffered harm as a result of someone’s negligence, you need a competent and experienced injury attorney at your side. At Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias, our injury attorneys will review the details of your accident, evaluate your claim, and provide superior representation throughout all proceedings. With over 100 years of combined experience in injury law in Pennsylvania, our attorneys provide the knowledge and litigation skills necessary to recover the damages that you and your family deserve.

MARK R. SCHMIDT, ESQ.

As a Founding member, and Managing Partner of Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias, Mark R. Schmidt has practiced in the field of Workers’ Compensation law exclusively for three decades. He has argued several “Landmark Cases” before the Supreme and Commonwealth Courts of Pennsylvania, in support of the rights of Injured Workers. After being recognized by Law & Politics and Philadelphia Magazine as a “Rising Star” in 2005, he has been named to Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers for the past eleven years consecutively. In 2012, he earned the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. Moreover, Attorney Schmidt is Certified as a Specialist in the practice of Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Young Lawyers Section
  • Delaware County Bar Association

AWARDS

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2005
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2006-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, 2012
MORE ABOUT MARK

He is a frequent Lecturer on Workers’ Compensation issues for the Pennsylvania and Delaware County Bar Associations, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Unions and other Institutions, and has appeared on Television on several occasions to speak about Workers’ Compensation issues.

Mark is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association, including the association’s Workers’ Compensation Committee; the Pennsylvania Bar Association; the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association; and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.

An Upper Darby, Pa., native, Mark attended Upper Darby High School before earning a bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. Mark graduated from Temple University’s School of Law in 1990. At Temple, he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and a moot court competition finalist.

Mark resides in West Chester, Pa., with his wife and their two children who were adopted from Russia. Having suffered a severe, work-related low back injury himself in 2008, Mark is truly sympathetic to the pain each of his clients must go through, as well as the frustration they experience with the Workers’ Compensation “system.” He is uniquely qualified to show compassion and understanding to his client’s needs and concerns.

VASIL L. KIRIFIDES, ESQ.

Vasil L. Kirifides is a founding member of Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias. Since 1990, Vasil has been working to ensure that Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation claimants receive all that they are owed under the law. In 2005, Vasil secured two of the largest workmen’s compensation settlements reached in Pennsylvania during the last decade. Combined, the settlements totaled nearly $1.2 million.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

AWARDS

  • BV Distinguished, Martindale-Hubbell, 2010 and 2011
MORE ABOUT VASIL

Vasil is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Attorney Kirifides is also Certified as a Specialist in the practice of Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

A 1990 graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., Vasil grew up in Wilmington, Del. He attended Wilmington’s Brandywine High School before earning a bachelor of arts degree from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1985. Vasil is a member of the Hellenic University Club and the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA).

In addition to being a dedicated attorney, Vasil is an avid outdoorsman. He speaks fluent Greek and is a former member of the Parish Council of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Vasil resides in West Chester, PA.

GEORGE G. RASSIAS, ESQ.

George G. Rassias, Esquire, received his undergraduate degree from University of Delaware in 1991 and his law degree from Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University in 1994. While in Law School, Mr. Rassias served as Managing Editor of the Dickinson Journal of Environmental Law, 1994. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Rassias clerked for the Hon. Albert W. Sheppard, Jr., Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, 1994-1996. Mr. Rassias joined the law firm of Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias, P.C. in 2008.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association

AWARDS

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2006-2008
  • Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, George Douglas Amicus Curiae, 2008
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2010-2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, 2012
MORE ABOUT GEORGE

George Rassias currently practices civil litigation in Pennsylvania. Mr. Rassias routinely represents individuals in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability, birth injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and general personal injury. Mr. Rassias has tried and settled many cases which have resulted in verdicts and settlements totaling millions of dollars, for victims and their families who have been injured catastrophically.

Mr. Rassias has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010; Pennsylvania Rising Stars 2008, 2007 and 2006; and, was the 2008 recipient of the George Douglas Amicus Curiae Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy. In 2012, he earned the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. He currently serves as Chairman of the Association for Justice Amicus Curia Committee leading the fight on complex cutting-edge issues in State and Federal Appellate Courts.

ANNA V. RIO, ESQUIRE

Anna V. Rio, Esquire, received her undergraduate degree from Temple University in 1990 and her Law Degree from Widener University School of Law in 1993. Upon graduation from Law School Anna joined the firm of Michael N. Silver, PC and became a Partner in the firm in 1995, practicing in the field of Workers Compensation. Anna has exclusively represented hundreds of injured workers through the present and has appeared before Workers’ Compensation Judges, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, and the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. In June of 2018, Anna and the firm of Michael N. Silver, PC joined forces and merged with Schmidt, Kirifides, & Rassias.

Anna is Co–Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Committee for 2020.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCATIONS

  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Delaware County Bar Association
MORE ABOUT ANNA

Anna is licensed to practice Law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is admitted to the U.S. Court- Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals ( Third Circuit). Anna is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Specialist as authorized by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She argued and won the landmark case of McLaughlin v. WCAB [St. Francis Country House], 808 A.2d 285 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2002) before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Anna resides in Drexel Hill with her husband and two sons.

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MICHAEL N. SILVER, ESQUIRE

Michael N. Silver, Esquire has extensive experience as a trial attorney and has been practicing in the field of Workers’ Compensation for over three decades. Michael has handled hundreds of Workers’ Compensation cases and appeared before most of the Workers’ Compensation Judges in the Southeastern District of Pennsylvania, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Michael Silver is the founder of Michael N. Silver, PC, a law firm dedicated to serving injured workers.

 

MORE ABOUT MICHAEL

Michael has presented lectures in the field of Workers’ Compensation and is Certified as a Workers’ Compensation Law Specialist as authorized by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Worker’s Injury Law and Advocacy Group has recognized Mr. Silver as one of the Nation’s Top Injured Workers’ Attorneys

Michael N. Silver is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. He is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals (Third Circuit) and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and also studied at both NYU and the Hague Academy of International Law.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Lawyer Pilots Association

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44 E Front Street, Media,PA 19063

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