Angela focuses 100 percent of her practice on workers' compensation, representing the interests of employers, carriers and self-insureds. An associate with the firm, Angela has significant experience handling claims involving issues of employment, coverage, compensability, causation/liability and permanency. Her cases also include specific issues of total disability (SIF), lack of coverage (UEF) and subcontractor/general contractor issues (Section 79).
Notably, Angela has been able to secure favorable decisions with the Appellate Division on issues of entitlement to temporary total disability benefits addressed under Section 38, commonly referred to as the Cunningham issue. Her experience also extends to issues involving jurisdiction and liability against a subsequent carrier (most often referred to as a Peterson or Bond-type issue).
Angela is actively involved with youth activities in her community. She has participated in career day programs at the elementary and high school levels and has devoted time to youth athletic programs.
Prior to commencing her career in law, Angela worked as a probation officer and domestic violence shelter legal advocate.
•Whether Going or Coming, It's Still Not Compensable, Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 3, September 2013
•Proof? You Can't Handle The Proof! Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 2, June 2012
•Appellate Division Upholds Dismissal of Occupational Heart Attack Claim and Claim of Entitlement to Second Injury Fund Involvement, Defense Digest, 2011-09, Vol. 17, No. 3
•Determining Who's Liable: Analyzing Causation and Liability Issues When There Are Multiple Carriers, Employers and/or Claims, Defense Digest, 2010-06, Vol. 16, No. 2
•Supreme Court Renders Decision Regarding Application of Dependency Rate In Workers' Compensation Matters, Defense Digest, 2008-12, Vol. 14, No. 4
•Applying the Increased Dependency Rate, New Jersey Law Journal, 2008-01-07
•The Pending Issue of How To Address the Increased Dependency Rate, Defense Digest, 2007-09, Vol. 13, No. 3
•Career Day, Cramer College Preparatory Lab School, Camden, New Jersey, June 2014
•Fourth Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar, New Jersey Department of Labor-Division of Workers' Compensation, May 2014
•Your Top Workers' Compensation Questions - Answered, National Business Institute, Atlantic City, New Jersey, December 12, 2013
•New Jersey Workers' Compensation Update, Insurance Society of Philadelphia, Affinity Insurance, Hatboro, Pennsylvania, April 13, 2012
•Overview of New Jersey Workers' Compensation, Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 2010
•New Jersey Workers' Compensation Update, Council on Education in Management, 2005
•Introduction to New Jersey Workers' Compensation, Sheraton Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 2005
Honors & Awards
•New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2010-2013
Year Joined Organization: 2006