Attorney Wayne Hippo is a partner at Hippo, Fleming & Pertile Law Office and practices in the areas of workers’ compensation, business, and employment law. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University and his law degree from The National Law Center at George Washington University, Washington, DC.
He spent the first thirteen years of his legal career representing the region’s largest insurance companies in both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. Presently, he almost exclusively represents injured workers’ and accident victims before various courts and judges on both state and federal levels.
Attorney Hippo is a highly involved member of the community, formerly serving as Mayor of the City of Altoona and completely two terms as an Altoona City Councilman. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Altoona Housing Authority and has previously served as a Director on Boards of various organizations, including Easter Seals Society of Central Pennsylvania and Home Nursing Agency Affiliates. He is a member of the Simpson Temple United Parish, and is an alumnus of the inaugural class of Leadership Blair County. He is active in the Altoona Region of the American Youth Soccer Organization, serving as Assistant Regional Commissioner and Coaching Administrator. Attonrney Hippo has also been a PIAA licensed soccer official for 6 years.
He formerly served as a coach for Altoona High School in the Pennsylvania Bar Association High School Mock Trial Competition. He often speaks at seminars, as well as to numerous groups and associations regarding Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law issues. These include Lorman Education Services, National Business Institute, the Blair County Human Resources Association, and the HealthForce annual meeting.