KENNETH J. YABLONSKI (1934 – 2002). Mr. Yablonski practiced law beginning in 1960. For many years, he represented people injured in industrial and other accidents. He represented the widows of the Robena Mine Disaster in 1962 and the widows of the Farmington Mine Disaster in 1969. He litigated many complex personal injury cases.
Mr. Yablonski was formerly Labor Counsel for the UMWA, UAW Local 1311 and the Disabled Miners and Widows of Southern West Virginia. He was involved in three Labor Law cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. In 1973, he was honored by the Pittsburgh Jaycees as Labor Man of the Year. Mr. Yablonski was very active representing non-profit health care centers.
He was a member of the Governors Advisory Committee on Occupational Lung Disease, and was a guest speaker at MIT, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California University of Pennsylvania, Waynesburg College and Washington and Jefferson College. Mr. Yablonski passed away on September 8, 2002.