Paul E. Sutter

Senior Partner

Practice Area: Workers’ Compensation Defense


Attorney Sutter is the senior partner in the law firm of SutterWilliams, LLC.  In 1972, Attorney Sutter was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and began his legal career. In 1974, he joined a predecessor of SutterWilliams, LLC, and has since practiced exclusively in Federal Black Lung and Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claims for 50 years.


Attorney Sutter earned a bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University and his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law. He is licensed to practice in all state courts in Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals – Third Circuit, and the Supreme Court Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations and is a member of the Pennsylvania Self-Insurers’ Association and Pittsburgh Claims Association. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice. He has been acknowledged in “Best Lawyers in America” and “Best Lawyers in Pittsburgh” and has an AV Peer review rating by Martindale Hubbell. He has participated in many educational seminars in regard to coal workers’ pneumoconiosis as it relates to both the State Workers’ Compensation and Federal Black Lung Programs.

Industry Recognition

Lawyer of the Year – Workers’ Compensation (2016 and 2020)
Best Lawyers Top Attorney (2012-2014; 2016-2018)
Best Lawyers in America (2006-2022)
Best Lawyers in Pittsburgh
American Registry America’s Most Honored Professionals (2011-2012; 2014-2018)
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2006-2018) Pennsylvania Super Lawyers/Corporate Counsel Edition
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell
Honored in 2022 by the Allegheny County Bar Association as a 50 Year Practitioner

*SutterWilliams, LLC is acknowledged as a “First Tier” firm by U.S. News and World Report for Workers’ Compensation representing employers.

Memberships, Recognitions & Bar Admissions

Current Memberships
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Self-Insurers’ Association
  • Pittsburgh Claims Association