Mr. Worner’s practice focuses on representation of both public and private employers in preventing and, when necessary, defending employment discrimination claims before administrative agencies and in the state and federal courts, human resources counseling and training, labor relations, collective bargaining, wage and hour issues and other issues which arise in the context of employment. Mr. Worner represents a large, local institution of higher education in matters relating to student discrimination claims and civil rights issues. Mr. Worner also counsels numerous local municipalities’ civil service commissions in the role of solicitor.
Mr. Worner previously worked for another Pittsburgh law firm, that served as general counsel to the state’s largest cyber charter school. As part of this legal team, Mr. Worner had the opportunity to provide counseling on employment policies and practices, student, administrative, and construction law matters, as well as novel, multi-disciplinary legal issues arising from the fact that the school used advanced technology and methods to deliver instruction to its students via the internet. Mr. Worner also represented the school as lead counsel before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, en banc, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a case of first impression relating to a funding dispute between a local school district and the cyber charter school.
Mr. Worner lives in Upper St. Clair with his wife, Melissa, and their two daughters, Ava and Charlotte. Mr. Worner’s priority outside of the office is spending time with his family. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing racquetball, and attempting to score another hole-in-one. A native of northern Ohio, Mr. Worner also sheepishly admits to being a fan of the Cleveland Browns.