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Mr. Dupree represents injured maritime employees on the West Coast. He currently serves as a committee member on the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Longshore Subsection of WILG and presents at their CLE seminars and conventions. Mr. Dupree also lectures frequently to bar and industry associations nationwide with a special emphasis on maritime litigation and in particular the Longshore Act.
Terrence D. Delehanty is General Counsel of NCCI Holdings, Inc. His expertise is workers’ compensation, corporate, antitrust, and intellectual property. He’s a member of the Florida Bar and Michigan Bar. B.A. from Michigan State University, J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and L.L.M. from Boston University School of Law.
David Langham graduated from Mississippi College of Law and was admitted in Florida in 1991. He was appointed Judge in 2001 and Deputy Chief Judge in 2006. He has lectured and written extensively on the law. He serves on the Boards of the NAWCJ and FMI and on the NWCI Steering Committee. David lives and works in Pensacola, Florida with his wife Pamela Langham, Esq. and three children.
Ms. Clarke began her workers’ compensation practice in 1983. She served on Governor Barnes Workers’ Compensation Advisory Commission, serves as a member of the SBWC Advisory Council and has served as a worker’s compensation Special Assistant Attorney General. She has also served as Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Georgia Bar. Ms. Clarke co-founded Mediated Dispute Resolutions in 2008 and has mediated hundreds of disputed worker’s compensation claims.
John Ferguson, Jr., partner, Drew, Eckl & Farnham, workers’ compensation defense; B.A. with distinction 1973 University of Virginia; J.D. University of Georgia 1976; research editor Georgia Law Review; Chairman, Workers’ Compensation Section 1989; Chairman’s Advisory Council 1990-2012; Super Lawyer 2004-2012; Best Lawyers in America; co-author Workers’ Compensation Desk Manual. Married, three children, three grandchildren.
Mr. Price has been practicing in the field of workers’ compensation since 1978 and during that time has earned many distinctions including the 2012 Distinguished Service and Professionalism Award by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia and he received the first Kid’s Chance Volunteer of the Year Award.
Mr. Sturm has practiced in northwest Indiana his entire career focusing on civil litigation, workers’ compensation, and social security disability. He has represented employers and insurance companies in the past but for the last eight years has almost exclusively represented plaintiffs. He has been a frequent speaker at various seminars involving issues of civil litigation, workers’ compensation, and the interplay between these areas of the law.
Steve Spencer obtained his JD with distinction from the University of Iowa in 1980. Steve Spencer is a problem solver and finds great pleasure in being an attorney when he is able to assist clients in reaching a prompt and fair resolution of their disputes. He focuses his time and energy on workers’ compensation matters. Steve has practiced law solely in the area of workers’ compensation for over thirty years.
Mr. Eisfelder’s practice has focused exclusively upon the defense of workers’ compensation matters in Missouri and Kansas. He graduated from Washburn Law School in 1971 and is admitted to practice in both Missouri and Kansas. He was Past Chair of both Missouri and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Committees. He is currently Vice-Chair of Primerus Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. He is a frequent lecturer on workers’ compensation issues.
Bill Townsley practices workers’ compensation law at Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch in Wichita, Kansas primarily representing employers and insurance carriers. He is a past-president of the Wichita Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association Litigation and Insurance sections, and the Wesley Brown Inn of Court. He is listed in Kansas/Missouri Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
Alan G. Brackett, a founding member of Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, LLC, represents employers and carriers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims, with particular focus on the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, and War Hazards Compensation Act. He obtained a B.A. in history from Tulane University in 1982 and his J.D. from the Tulane School of Law in 1984.
Ms. Harrison is a senior field counsel with the Liberty Mutual Group and concentrates her practice in representing the interests of employers and insurers. She is a board member and past president of the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Educational Association and past co-chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section for Maryland Defense Counsel. Ms. Harrison lectures regularly in the Section’s annual “Hot Tips in Workers’ Compensation” program as well as other venues.
Mr. Crawforth is a graduate of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan (1974) holding a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree, and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law at Case Western Reserve University (1977). Since 1988 Mr. Crawforth has practiced Social Security disability law and plaintiff’s Workers’ Compensation law, exclusively
Mr. Hébert graduated from Michigan State University (1987) and from Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan (1990). He has practiced Workers’ Compensation litigation on behalf of employers and insurance carriers since 1992, joining the firm of Charfoos, Reiter, Peterson, Holmquist and Pilchak in 1994. In 2010, the firm became Charfoos Reiter Hébert. Mr. Hébert is the president and majority shareholder of the firm.
As an associate at Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, Ms. Raemon specialized in insurance defense litigation. Since 1989, she has specialized in plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. She is currently a partner with Reamon Fotieo Szczytko & House, where her practice includes Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and Auto Accidents. She also lectures frequently both for legal and non-legal associations.
Mark Setaro was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1984 and began his career as a workers’ compensation attorney 1987 representing hundreds of injured workers. He subsequently “switched sides” when he joined the staff counsel office of OneBeacon Insurance Company in 2000. He is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney, and has lectured on the law through several continuing education concerns over the past twenty-five years.
Donald T. DeCarlo is the principal of an independent law firm. He was formerly Senior Vice President & General Counsel of The Travelers Insurance and General Counsel of NCCI. Mr. DeCarlo is Chairman and President of the American Society of Workers’ Comp Professionals, Inc. (AMCOMP), a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to professional excellence in the field of workers’ compensation.
Heidi G. Chapman, B.A., magna cum laude, Duke University (1976); J.D., UNC-Chapel Hill Law School (1983); Clerk to the Honorable Charles L. Becton, N.C. Court of Appeals (1983-85); private plaintiffs’ practice in workers’ compensation and personal injury in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (1985 – present); past chairperson, North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys; past chairperson, North Carolina Advocates for Justice Workers’ Compensation Section.
Jay Gervasi received his B.S. degree in Zoology from Duke University in 1980 and his J.D. from Vanderbilt in 1986. He practiced for four years on the defense side, then jumped to a small plaintiffs’ firm in Greensboro, NC in 1990, starting his solo plaintiffs’ practice there in 2000. He is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation law and a past chair of the comp section of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (now NCAJ).
Susan E. Baker, a graduate of Ashland University BSN (’88), Case Western Reserve J.D. (’92), OSBA certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist since 2003 and Super Lawyer since 2008, has a twenty-year career with the firm of Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston in Ohio defending employers in workers’ compensation and employment law matters.
Barbara Knapic was appointed the first woman chairperson of the Ohio Industrial Commission, on which she served for almost six years. She has been board certified specialist in workers’ compensation and an Ohio Super Lawyer since 2004. She was named one of the 50 Best Women Attorneys in Ohio in 2011.
A trial lawyer whose practice has been limited to workers’ compensation defense and other employment matters since 1973, Mr. Dasovich’s experience includes over 10,000 workers’ compensation trials, two terms as chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section and service as both a Certified Mediator at the Workers’ Compensation Court in Oklahoma and as an instructor with the Oklahoma Bar Association CLE Program in Workers’ Compensation and Ethics/Professional Responsibility
Mr. Bordonaro, a partner in the Marnen law firm, is a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Workers’ Compensation Section, and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute. He serves on the Erie County Workers’ Compensation Committee. He is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Chaban, recognized for his workers’ compensation practice in The Best Lawyers in America and Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, was awarded the George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award (2007) by Pennsylvania Association for Justice for amicus work in workers’ compensation; served as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of PAJ (2005-2007) and currently sits on the council for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Worker’s Compensation Section, serving as Chair in 2011-2012.
Barbara Hollenbach, a member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, Pennsylvania, has more than thirty years of experience in defending insureds and self-insureds in workers’ compensation and other litigation. A graduate of Penn State and Dickinson Law School, she is listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Walsh’s practice has been devoted to the handling of Workers’ Compensation claims in Pennsylvania for approximately seventy percent of his practice from 1983 through 1993. As of April 1993 onward, his practice has been one hundred percent devoted to the handling of Workers’ Compensation claims on behalf of defendant/employers and insurance carriers.
Bob is a partner with the law firm of Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, L.L.P. He is board certified in Texas Workers’ Compensation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Bob represents employers and insurance carriers in administrative and court proceedings regarding workers’ compensation benefit disputes, medical disputes, subrogation claims and compliance matters. He has participated in the legislative process regarding workers’ compensation issues and acted as an expert witness on workers’ compensation matters. Bob is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law, where he was a member of the Willamette Law Review and Moot Court Board, and Centenary College of Louisiana. He has been admitted to practice law by the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Oregon (inactive) and the United States District Courts of the Western, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas. Bob is a former member of the Workers’ Compensation Law Advisory Commission (Texas Board of Legal Specialization), current member of the Workers’ Compensation Law Exam Commission (Texas Board of Legal Specialization), College of the State Bar, Austin Bar Association and a Fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation. He was Vice President, Carrier Section, Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Texas (2017-2018) and he is a former Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Texas (2019-2020).
In his youth, he was a Pathfinder with the 82nd Airborne Division. In addition to the practice of law, Bob enjoys playing guitar and physical activities, participating in various fun runs, Warrior Dashes and Spartan Races. His is active in CrossFit.. Most recently, he has taken up gardening in a valiant effort to brighten his landsape.
Since graduating from Vermont Law School, Mr. Kalter has focused solely on representing injured workers. He and his wife established Kalter & Kalter in 1997. He has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2004 and also named in the workers’ compensation practice area of New England Super Lawyers. When not representing injured workers, he can be found training bird dogs, which have won many prestigious awards.