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The Kristin Buddle Show With Guest Attorneys Mark Schmidt and Vasil Kirifides of Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias Download

00:55 Download May 9th

Kristin Buddle and co-host Joe Dougherty are joined by guest Attorneys Mark Schmidt and Vasil Kirifides of Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias.

SPONSOR: Tony Schuler of Pinnacle Medical Plus

KRISTIN BUDDLE, ESQ of Wieand Law is a determined and passionate trial attorney representing injured victims across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She focuses her practice on all aspects of serious personal injury, including wrongful death, motor vehicle and trucking accidents, premises liability and nursing home neglect abuse. In addition, Kristin manages the firm’s Workers’ Compensation department and proudly assists injured workers and their families to get back on their feet. Kristin has dedicated her career to zealously advocating for her clients in and out of the court room, and is committed to obtaining the best results for each and every one.

Prior to joining Wieand Law, Kristin litigated hundreds of personal injury and Workers’ Compensation cases, and has secured millions of dollars in settlements, verdicts and awards on behalf of her clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Among other successes, Kristin was featured in Verdict Search in 2018 for securing a substantial jury verdict in Monroe County, Pennsylvania on behalf of a client who was severely injured as the result of defective stairs.

Kristin is licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She currently serves as a certified Arbitrator in the Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia Compulsory Arbitration program, and is a member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Association of Justice.

Kristin is a proud graduate of La Salle University, where she earned her degree in both political science and English in 2008. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor in 2011 from Widener University School of Law, where she participated in the trial advocacy program and began her legal career at a private law firm advocating for victims injured as the result of negligence and accidents in the work place.

Recently, Kristin was selected to be included to the list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2021.

MARK R. SCHMIDT, ESQ. is a Founding member, and Managing Partner of Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias. Mark 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.

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. For over 30 years, he has dedicated his practice to defending injured workers against Employers and their insurance carriers. Vasil has argued and won numerous cases before the Appeal Board and the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Two Landmark decisions relied on by many claimants across the state are Sebastiano, involving an injured worker who was the innocent victim of horseplay by co-workers, and Heffernan, where the claimant passed away as a result opioids prescribed for his work injury.
Vasil has been recognized as a Top Lawyer by Main Line Today, The Delaware County Daily Times and has be named a Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine. Vasil has a broad and loyal following of clients in the Hispanic communities of Kennett Square, Reading, Allentown and Lancaster.
Vasil was born and in the Northern Delaware and graduated from St. Joseph’s University (1985)  and Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School (1990). He currently lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.

 

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