Anthony Natale III: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Anthony Natale III

Anthony Natale is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. His practice is devoted largely to the defense of state and federal workers' compensation and employment law litigation.
Phone(215) 575-2745

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Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Law
University University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.A., 1988
Law SchoolUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, J.D., 1991
Admitted1991, Pennsylvania

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•Pennsylvania Bar Association


Tony devotes his practice to Pennsylvania workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, municipal law/Heart and Lung Act, and federal Longshore and Harbor workers' compensation. Since joining the firm's Workers' Compensation Department in 1995, Tony has focused on high-exposure, complex litigation including repetitive trauma claims, occupational disease and hearing loss claims, as well as chemical sensitivity claims. He also actively represents the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association in regard to workers' compensation matters.

Tony has represented law firms, financial institutions, forging companies, steel mills, transportation companies, aeronautical/space manufacturers, universities and hospitals in various types of workers' compensation and unemployment compensation matters. He has handled multiple high-exposure workers' compensation chemical and toxic tort claims involving mass defendants, and he has had a high success rate in having clients dismissed from same.

Tony is the founder of Marshall Dennehey's in-house workers' compensation CLE program. He is also frequently called upon to speak to insurance companies and self-insured employers in the areas of workers' compensation and employment law.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Social Media and Workers' Compensation, and Handling Unusual WC Situations, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Workers' Compensation Summit, Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 1, 2014

Workers' Compensation Medical Fraud and Abuse, CEU Institute, June 25, 2014

Busted! Identifying, Proving And Prosecuting Workers' Compensation Fraud, National Workers' Compensation Insurance ExecuSummit, Uncasville, Connecticut, February 4-5, 2014

Understanding the Most Common Mistakes Made in Workers' Compensation, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Annual Human Resources Conference, Hershey, Pennsylvania, December 3, 2013

Tri-State Workers' Compensation Legal Update, Roadmap to Success - Understanding Workers' Compensation, Marshall Dennehey seminar, October 24, 2013

FrankenFraud - The New Employee Monster, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, November 30, 2012

Workers' Compensation 101 Roundtable, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, June 8, 2012

Unemployment Claims Fraud: Protect Your Organization from Bogus Jobless Claims, Center for Competitive Management, April 19, 2012

Unemployment Compensation Roundtable, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Scranton, Pennsylvania, March 8, 2012 ; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, March 16, 2012

The Interplay Between the Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Act and the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, AmeriHealth Casualty webinar, August 25, 2011

Top Ten Defenses to a Fee Review Action, Chubb Seminar, April 2011 ; discussion about the problems associated with provider fraud in fee review applications and a 10-point analysis on how to properly defend these cases

Workers' Compensation Primer, Drexel Seminar, March 2011 ; an analysis on how to defend workers' compensation actions in a university setting

Pennsylvania Claims Handling (monthly seminars in PA, NJ and DE), 2002 -present

Defending Pennsylvania Claims, Boston, 2008

Prosecuting Fraud Under New Guides, Texas, 2006

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law and Claims Handling, Michigan, 2001

Case Law Updates to various insurers on monthly basis, 1998 -2000

Prosecuting Fraud, 1997

Pennsylvania Forms Seminar, 1997

Act 57 Amendments, 1996

How to Defend Hearing Loss Cases, 1994

ADA and Workers' Compensation Act, five Pennsylvania cities, 1992

Practical Ramifications of Supreme Court Determination Involving Latent Manifestation of Occupational Diseases Under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act (Counterpoint - PA Defense Institute publication)
ArticlesApril 1, 2014

What's Hot in Workers' Comp, Vol. 17, No. 10, October 2013
What's Hot in Worker's CompOctober 16, 2013

PEOs: A New Potential for Workers' Comp Fraud? A Close Look at Professional Employer Organizations
ArticlesOctober 1, 2013

Special Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Alert
Law AlertsAugust 1, 2013
In the case of Whitesell v. WCAB (Staples, Inc.), the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has upheld the Workers' Compensation Judge's and the Appeal Board's rulings that the 300-week period of limitation on a fatal claim set forth in...

'Retirement' Does Not Mean Retirement When You Are Collecting Workers' Compensation Benefits
ArticlesJune 1, 2011
The Philadelphia Lawyer, Summer 2011, Vol. 74, No. 2

Vol. 15, No. 5, May 2011
What's Hot in Worker's CompMay 1, 2011

Ding Dong Kachinski's Dead: Commonwealth Court Declines to Resuscitate
Defense Digest ArticleSeptember 1, 2010
Pennsylvania - Workers' Compensation, Key Points:Commonwealth Court decides that a good faith follow through on jobs listed in a labor market survey is not detrimental to a modification petition.A job listed in a..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010

Workers' Compensation 101 Roundtable
SeminarJun 8, 2012
Mary S. Kohnke Wagner and Anthony Natale III will be presenting at the upcoming Workers' Compensation 101 Roundtable, hosted by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. They will address topics including changes to current workers...

2013 Annual Human Resources Conference
ConferenceDec 3, 2013
Niki Ingram and Anthony Natale are presenting Understanding the Most Common Mistakes Made in Workers' Compensation at the 2013 Annual Human Resources Conference sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry...

Job Abandonment and Disability Benefits
SeminarDec 10, 2013
Although job abandonment is easy to prove when an employer has appropriate policies in place, the termination of an employee on temporary total disability who fails to come to work can greatly complicate things. If an employer has a straightforward...

National Workers' Compensation Insurance ExecuSummit
ConferenceFeb 4, 2014
Anthony Natale is a featured speaker at the 11th Annual National Workers' Compensation Insurance ExecuSummit being held on February 4 and 5 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center & Hotel in Connecticut. His presentation,...

Workers' Compensation Summit
SeminarOct 1, 2014
Three members of Marshall Dennehey's Workers' Compensation Department will be featured speakers at the Workers' Compensation Summit sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. The purpose of the Summit is to provide a...

Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: Successfully argued that viewing the September 11 terrorist events and suffering a psychological condition did not rise to the degree of a work injury under Pennsylvania law; Refined the interpretation of workers' compensation case law as it relates to the staute of limitations regarding death claims from medication abuse; Successfully defeated and/or resolved at base value more than 400 high-exposure hearing loss cases in western and eastern Pennsylvania; Successfully defended 50 late answer high-exposure claim petitions in eastern and middle Pennsylvania in 2007; Successfully handled multiple heart attack and psychological claims; Successfully handled multiple toxic tort (asbestos, silica) cases.; Published Works: Practical Ramifications of Supreme Court Determination Involving Latent Manifestation of Occupational Diseases Under the PA Workers' Compensation Act, CounterPoint, newsletter of the PA Defense Institute, April 2014; PEOs: A New Potential for Workers' Comp Fraud? A Close Look at Professional Employer Organizations, National Underwriter Property & Casualty, October 2013; Fee Review Litigation: An Overview, Pennsylvania Self-Insurers' Association newsletter, May 2011; Retirement Does Not Mean Retirement When You are Collecting Workers' Compensation Benefits, The Philadelphia Lawyer, Summer 2011; Ding Dong Kachinski's Dead: Commonwealth Court Declines To Resuscitate, Defense Digest, 2010-09, Vol. 16, No. 3; Articles in Defense Digest and the Pennsylvania Self-Insurer's Association's publications

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Anthony Natale III

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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