Don Clemens ……..
A 33-year workers’ compensation practitioner and co-founding partner of CLEMENS & VITULLO, P.C. Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1979, he began his workers’ compensation career as a defense attorney working as Assistant Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania State Workers’ Insurance Fund (SWIF), representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in workers’ compensation cases against injured workers. Mr. Clemens quickly moved to the other side though in 1984 when he joined George Martin and Martha Hampton at Martin, Clemens & Hampton. Mr. Clemens continued as a partner with the firm when it became Martin, Clemens, Banks, Pond & Lehockey until 1994 when he moved to Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, and established the law offices of Don R. Clemens, the precursor to the present CLEMENS & VITULLO, P. C ., again representing Pennsylvania injured workers in cases against employers and insurance companies. Mr. Clemen’s solo practice continued until May 1, 2000 when with Patrick Vitullo, a defense attorney of 18 years, they joined to create CLEMENS & VITULLO, P. C.
Mr. Clemens graduated from St. Joseph’s University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. He attended Northwestern School of Law, Louis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon for two years and finished his legal studies at Villanova University Law School in 1979.
He has lectured extensively on all topics of workers’ compensation and appeared at functions sponsored by the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Montgomery County Bar Associations. Mr. Clemens has also lectured at Temple University School of Law on the subject of medical expenses
under the 1972 Amendments with his partner, Patrick Vitullo.
Don Clemens understands working families and their concerns. He was born in Roxborough, raised in East Norriton, Montgomery County, and attended high school at Bishop Kenrick in Norristown. Don grew up in a union household (his father worked in a paper mill) and his wife currently teaches in the Philadelphia public school system. Mr. Clemens currently resides in Lafayette Hill, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Clemens was admitted to the Bar of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Clemens was voted “Super Lawyer” in Workers’ Compensation by Philadelphia Magazine since 2005