A. Judd Woytek: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

A. Judd Woytek

A. Judd Woytek is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. His practice is devoted largely to workers' compensation and Federal black lung litigation.
Phone(484) 895-2307

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Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Federal Black Lung
University Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, B.A., English, 1992
Law SchoolWidener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, J.D., cum laude, 1995
Admitted1995, Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Associations & Memberships

•American Bar Association
•Bar Association of Lehigh County, Workers Compensation Committee
•Pennsylvania Bar Association


Judd is a shareholder in the Workers' Compensation Department. He also concentrates his practice in defending federal black lung claims on behalf of coal companies and insurance carriers.

Judd has represented school districts and intermediate units in Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Schuylkill, Monroe and Carbon counties; a large construction/road paving business; nursing homes and assisted living facilities; a large electronics and home entertainment retailer; a large supermarket chain; a large dairy processing company; a large truck tire service; a large dollar store retailer and numerous coal mine operations throughout the eastern part of Pennsylvania.

Judd is a 1992 graduate of Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. He received his juris doctor in 1995 from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, graduating cum laude. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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Classes/Seminars Taught

Cover Your Bases: A WCAIS Update, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 22, 2015

The Basics of WCAIS, client seminar, Parsippany, New Jersey, November 21, 2014

Social Media Update, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, November 6, 2014

Workers' Compensation: What's the Best Case, The Seltzer Group Workers' Compensation Seminar, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, December 6, 2012

How To Control Your Claim, The Seltzer Group Workers' Compensation Seminar, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, December 7, 2011

Workers' Compensation Hearings: Techniques & Strategies for Success, National Business Institute, Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 22, 2008

Advanced Workers' Compensation in Pennsylvania, National Business Institute, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 2003, 2004 (speaker and course planner)

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law Seminar, Top 20 Cases of 2001 & 2002, Professional Education Systems Institute, Pittsburgh, 2002

Workers' Compensation Update Lecture, Institute of Management Accountants, Lehigh Valley Chapter, Holiday Inn Bethlehem, 1998


It Payes to Be Abnormal-Is The Law Really Changing for Mental/Mental Claims in PA Workers' Comp?

Defense Digest Article • September 1, 2014

By A. Judd Woytek, Esq.*Key Points:“Abnormal working condition” requirement distinguishes a compensable psychic injury claim from a non-compensable claim when the claimant has only a subjective reaction to a normal working..., Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 3, September 2014Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...

That 70s Show: Obamacare Takes Federal Black Lung Claims Back in Time

Defense Digest Article • March 1, 2014

By A. Judd Woytek*Key Points:The new health care law has taken casualty insurance carriers back to the past.The new health care law has removed some of the 1981 restrictions to Black Lung Act benefits and reopened claims that workers...

That 70s Show: Obamacare Takes Federal Black Lung Claims Back in Time

Articles • December 4, 2013

This article was first published in the December 4, 2013, online edition of Carrier Management magazine.

Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: Defeated a claim where the claimant was alleging that his degenerative disc disease in his cervical and lumbar spine was caused by his years of employment as a lineman for a cable services company; Prevailed in several cases for a meat packing company by proving that the claimants' alleged repetitive stress injuries to the upper extremities (shoulder injuries, carpal tunnel, etc.) were not caused by their employment; Successfully defended numerous federal black lung claims filed by miners, even when the miner was able to prove an extensive coal mine employment history and significant exposure to coal dust, and widows' claims when the miners had been awarded lifetime benefits, but the widows were unable to prove that coal workers' pneumoconiosis caused or significantly contributed to the miners' death; Successfully defended a claim in which claimant was seriously injured in an automobile accident on her way to work by convincing the judge and Appeal Board that the facts of the case did not meet the criteria for exclusion from the coming and going rule; Successfully defended multiple claims where claimant was working under restrictions but was fired by the employer. Successfully argued to several Workers' Compensation Judges that the claimant was fired for cause and for reasons unrelated to the work injury and that benefits should not be awarded or reinstated.

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A. Judd Woytek

4905 W. Tilghman Street, Suite 300
AllentownPA 18104


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