Attorney Joseph R. Baranko, Jr., is a member of the Slusser Law Firm team. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Temple University School of Law in 1983 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Elizabethtown College in 1980.

BarankoAttorney Baranko has represented numerous clients in Workers’ Compensation, Bankruptcy, Social Security/Disability, Wills and Estates, Domestics/Criminal Law, Real Estate and General Corporate Law cases. He has served as a solicitor for many municipal clients including:

  • Kline Township
  • Banks Township
  • McAdoo Regional Sewer Authority
  • McAdoo Borough Council
  • Kline Township Zoning Hearing Board
  • Hazleton Planning Commission
  • Carbon County Tax Claim Bureau (special assignment for bankruptcy cases)
  • Kidder Township Planning Commission (co-solicitor)
  • Butler Township Board of Supervisors (Luzerne County)
  • Butler Township Planning Commission (Luzerne County)

He briefed and argued the Readinger v. W.C.A.B. case in 2004 regarding earning power assessments and labor market surveys.

Attorney Baranko is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section, Schuylkill County Bar Association, Luzerne County Bar Association and Middle District Bankruptcy Court Bar Association.