Attorney Edwards graduated from Penn State Dickinson School of Law in 2005. While in law school Ms. Edwards clerked for Judge Rambo of the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Edwards has practiced workers’ compensation since 2008 with firms located in Central Pennsylvania. Ms. Edwards is certified as a specialist in the practice of Workers’ Compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Ms. Edwards defends real estate licensees with regard to claims involving failure to disclose, breach of fiduciary duty, general negligence and other causes of action. In her litigation practice, Ms. Edwards has experience with drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, taking depositions, and filing motions and briefs with the Court. Ms. Edwards has also practiced before the Environmental Hearing Board.
Since 2005, Ms. Edwards is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. In 2016, Ms. Edwards was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Ms. Edwards is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.
- Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
- Southwestern University, B.A.
- Pennsylvania Bar
- U.S. District Court: Middle District of PA
Articles & Media
“A Sample of Your Pro Bono Success: The Eviction Diversion Mediation Clinic” was recently published in the Dauphin County Bar Association’s February 2021 eNewsletter.
Memorandum: Employer Provided Vaccination Programs and Compensability under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act
There is no Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court or Pennsylvania Supreme Court case law on the question of the compensability of an “injury” sustained as a result of an employer administered vaccination program, regardless of whether the program is voluntary or mandatory. However, there are several cases on point before the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board. The cases indicate that where the vaccination program is mandatory, then finding that the injury was in the course and scope of employment is basically automatic. Where the vaccine was administered by the employer through a voluntary vaccination program, the question turns on whether or not the employee was furthering the interests of the employer by voluntarily agreeing to an employer administered vaccination.
Attorneys Kathryn L. Simpson and James L. Goldsmith were named 2020 Super Lawyers. Attorney Victoria P. Edwards was also recognized as a Rising Star.
Mette, Evans & Woodside attorneys Kathryn L. Simpson, James L. Goldsmith and Michael A. Farrell were named as top attorneys in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers. Attorney Victoria P. Edwards was also recognized by Super Lawyer as a Rising Star.
In manufacturing jobs many times employees are required to perform the same motion repeatedly or maintain certain body positions or grips, which can result in repetitive motion injuries.
Social Security Disability (SSD) is for people, who during their employment history, have amassed enough work credits by paying Social Security payroll taxes. To be considered for Social Security Disability you must be suffering from a severe condition that is expected to last at least 12 months; or result in death; or that prevents you from performing the work you did; or any other work at Substantial Gainful Activity levels.