Abigail A. Gross, Esquire
Abigail Gross graduated from Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Notably, she was the first person in her family to graduate from college. While working a full-time position in the public relations field, she earned a second bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cedar Crest College. Thereafter, Abigail Gross received her law degree from The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law.
Soon after graduation, Abigail was hired by Post & Schell – a Philadelphia-based insurance defense firm. Abigail worked as an associate in the firm’s workers’ compensation department where she gained valuable experience handling the defense of workers’ compensation matters. In 2012, Abigail accepted a position at a smaller Philadelphia firm where she continued to dedicate her practice to workers’ comp claims. By 2013, Abigail decided to open her own law practice utilizing her experience in the workers’ compensation arena. In addition, she expanded her focus to include social security matters. Abigail continues to run a successful practice, where she primarily represents the injured worker.
Abigail Gross frequently appears before Workers’ Compensation and Administrative Law Judges throughout Pennsylvania. She has argued many cases before the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, and has pursued appeals to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. On the defense end, her clients have included interstate motor carriers, retail and food industry distribution centers, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, hotels/resorts and temporary staffing agencies. On the Claimant end, she has represented employees from various industries, ranging from teachers to housekeepers, from warehouse workers to physical therapists, and from construction to cosmetology. No matter their background, she aggressively represents her clients. From 2012-2017, she has consistently been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – Rising Star”, an honor held by less than 5% of practicing attorneys.
In May 2015, Abigail became certified by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law. In order to qualify for this recognition, one must have been in the practice of law for at least five (5) years and devote a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of their respective practice to the specialty field of workers’ compensation. Before receiving this distinction, Abigail completed an extensive application process and passed a specialty certification examination showcasing her thorough understanding of workmans’ compensation laws.
In 2016, Lehigh Valley Business honored Abigail by naming her as one of the area’s 40 Under 40. The award celebrates 40 of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s most accomplished young businessmen and women who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community.
Abigail is proud of her Slovak heritage and as such, has been a lifelong member of the National Slovak Society (NSS) – the oldest Slovak Fraternal Society in the United States. In 2014, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the NSS. As a board member, Abigail is responsible for the effective governance of the NSS by overseeing policy and direction and supporting the society’s mission and needs. The NSS maintains a strong position as a fraternal benefit society, consisting of nearly 30,000 members and holding assets in excess of $877 million. Abigail attends quarterly board meetings at the NSS home office, located in McMurray, Pennsylvania. She is one of the youngest Board members of any fraternal society in this country.
By similar affiliation, Abigail belongs to the American Fraternal Alliance (AFA), an organization that advocates for policy that allows fraternal benefit societies the opportunity to fulfill their financial services and community service missions. Abigail’s involvement with both the NSS and the AFA have allowed her to attend numerous seminars and institutes on Board governance. She has been educated on, and has a duty to understand, actuarial principles, investment strategy and policy and legislation that impacts a fraternal’s protected status as a 501(c)(8) organization.
Abigail Gross has also been trained and certified as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Lehigh County. The CASA Program trains volunteers who then investigate, facilitate, monitor and advocate for Lehigh County’s abused and neglected children in juvenile dependency court.
New Jersey, 2007
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lehigh County Bar Association
Member of the Workers’ Compensation Committee, Lehigh County Bar Association
Member of the Social Security Disability Committee, Lehigh County Bar Association
Lehigh County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
National Director, National Slovak Society of the USA