Niki serves as the director of the Workers' Compensation Department, where she assumes responsibility for more than 30 attorneys throughout 10 offices. She is also a member of the firm's board of directors. She has served as chair of the Workers' Compensation Client Development Practice, supervising the group's client development activities. Niki was also chairperson of the firm's Human Relations Committee for 10 years and helped develop our Human Relations Policy.
Throughout her career, Niki has handled personal injury defense cases and tried multiple cases to verdict in state and federal court. Since joining the firm in 1988, Niki has devoted the entirety of her practice to workers' compensation defense, representing self-insureds, insurance companies and employers.
Niki graduated with distinction from Smith College with an A.B. in Psychology. She then received her juris doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Niki has worked in the public interest sector, for the government and in the private sector.
Niki is the co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Women's Rights Committee and a past member of the Investigative Division's Committee on Judicial Selection and Retention. She also served as the chairperson of the Workers' Compensation and Employment Liability Law Committee of the American Bar Association's Tort and Insurance Practice Section and as a member of the American Bar Association's Survey Committee of the Workers' Compensation and Employment Law Liability Committee. Niki is a former co-chairperson of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section and a former member of the Nominating Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. She was awarded the Sadie T. Alexander Award for Distinguished Alumni by the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Niki is a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court and was awarded an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. She has been named as one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Philadelphia, as well as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2005. Niki is also a charter member of the Alexander Barbieri Inns of Court. She has spoken at national conferences for the American Bar Association, the former American Trial Lawyers Association, SEAK and the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference. She also lectures frequently at state and local conferences on legal issues and related topics.
Niki is a member of the editorial board of Philadelphia Lawyer magazine. She has served on the board of directors of Delaware Futures and as a director of the Smith College Alumnae Association's board of directors. From 2012-2015, Niki served on the board of directors for the Delaware Center for Horticulture, and she currently volunteers for Friendship House.
•Basic WC Law, Part 2, Panel Member, Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Conference, Hershey, Pennsylvania, June 2, 2015
•UC/WC 101 Benefits Roundtable, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, March 19, 2015
•Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on the Workers' Compensation System, McKesson Corporation Safety, Security and Workers' Compensation Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 5, 2014
•Social Media and Workers' Compensation, and Handling Unusual WC Situations, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Workers' Compensation Summit, Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 1, 2014
•What You Need to Know About Workers' Compensation to Keep You Out of Trouble in Your Liability Case, Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 16, 2014
•Winning by Inclusion, Panel Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance Diversity Luncheon, Chicago, Illinois, July 10, 2014
•Your Law Degree: A Passport to Your Future, Women's Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, June 5, 2014
•Diversity & Inclusion in the Insurance Industry - A Critical Success Factor, Philly I-Day 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 9, 2014
•Healthcare Reform's Impact Nationally and on Workers' Compensation, ABA TIPS/LEL Workers' Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 13, 2014
•Understanding the Most Common Mistakes Made in Workers' Compensation, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Annual Human Resources Conference, December 3, 2013
•Valley of the Dolls: Drugs, Drugs, Drugs, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 27, 2011
•Penny Wise and Pound Foolish, National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 11, 2010
•Unique Workers' Compensation Aspects of Independent Contractors and Traveling Employees, National Teleconference for Lorman Education Services, January 13, 2010
•Updated Issues for Small Businesses, Symposium for Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2008
•Independent Contractors and Traveling Employees: How to Support Them and Keep Your Costs Down, National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 21, 2008
•Medicare Set-Asides: What You Need to Know and Why, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Auto Law Update, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, October 31, 2008
•Managing Your Workers' Compensation Claims, Willis HRH Seminar Series, Rockville, Maryland, October 2008
•How Do Companies Choose Between Mediation and Litigation in Workers' Compensation Cases, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Roundtable, Harrisburg and Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, April 2008
•Workers' Compensation Symposium, Sedgwick CMS, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2007
•Claims Handling Checklist, Pennsylvania Self-Insurers' Association Annual Meeting, State College, Pennsylvania, March 7, 2007
•Tough Problems in Workers' Compensation, Panel Member, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 31, 2007
•Workers' Compensation: Latest Developments and What Is on The Horizon, SEAK, National Workers' Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference, Hyannis, Massachusetts, July 2005
•Gender: Its Impact on the Litigation Process, AAJ (formerly ATLA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, July 2003
•Repetitive Trauma in the Workplace, Panel Member, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, July 31, 1997
• Three Things We Can Count On: Death, Taxes and Rising Workers' Compensation Costs, Workers' Compensation magazine, April/May 2015
• National Trends in Workers' Compensation, Risk Management Magazine, November 2013
• Calculating the Average Weekly Wage Under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Guide, 2010/2011 edition as prepared by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
• Medical Costs and How They Are Increasing The Costs of Your Claims, Ace Group Claims Bulletin, October 2010
• The Use of Pharmacy Records When Defending A Case, The Philadelphia Lawyer, 2009-Winter, Vol. 71, No. 4
• National Trends In Workers' Compensation, SEAK, April 2005
• Awaiting The Caso Decision, The Philadelphia Lawyer, Winter 2004
• 10 Questions For Judge Jacqueline Allen, The Philadelphia Lawyer, Fall 2004
• Commonwealth Court Arms Employers in Good-Faith-Job-Offer Refusal Cases, The Legal Intelligencer, November 29, 2001
• Injury Outside The Workplace Not Employer's Responsibility, The Legal Intelligencer, April 26, 2001
• Stopping Temporary Benefits For The Retired Worker, The Legal Intelligencer, April 26, 2001
• Modified Job Must Meet Physician's Restrictions: Good Faith Offer To Claimant Required, The Legal Intelligencer, July 26, 2001
• Second Termination Petition Not Precluded By Initial Filing, The Legal Intelligencer, September 27, 2001
• Commonwealth Court Arms Employers In Good-Faith-Job-Offer Refusal Cases, The Legal Intelligencer, November 29, 2001
• Managed Care Integration with Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation (PSIA Newsletter), Vol. 2, No. 5, 1996
• Stroke Cases: They are Defensible, Counterpoint, July 1993
•Tort and Insurance Law Journal, American Bar Association
Honors & Awards
• AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2005-2015, Top 50 Female Lawyers 2005-2006, 2013
•Distinguished Alumni Award by the Black Allied Law Students Association (BALSA) section of the University of Pennsylvania Law School
• Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Year Joined Organization
On the Pulse...40 Years of Workers' Compensation Defense
Defense Digest Article • June 1, 2015
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has been protecting and defending employers and insurance carriers in the litigation of workers' compensation matters for 40 years. What began as a practice group in the 1970s became an established..., Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 2, June 2015Defense 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...
Three Things We Can Count On
Articles • May 12, 2015
National Trends in Workers Compensation
Articles • November 1, 2013
Medical Costs and How They Are Increasing the Costs of Your Claims
Articles • October 1, 2010
The Bulletin (Newsletter of ACE Group), October 2010
The Use of Pharmacy Records When Defending A Case
Articles • January 1, 2009
The Philadelphia Lawyer, Winter 2009
Marshall Denneheys Chairman and COO Retires; Peter S. Millers Departure Ushers in New Era of Leadership
July 2, 2014
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin announced today the June 30th retirement of Peter S. Miller, longtime Chief Operating Officer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee member, Director of the Workers' Compensation Department, and Managing Attorney of the Philadelphia...
Niki Ingram Speaks on Diversity at Philly I-Day
April 16, 2014
Niki T. Ingram, Shareholder and Assistant Director of the Workers' Compensation Department, was a featured speaker at the Philly I-Day conference, held April 9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Ms. Ingram and a distinguished speaker panel presented, Diversity and Inclusion in the Insurance...
Three Shareholders Named to Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List
May 29, 2013
Philadelphia, PA - Marshall Dennehey shareholders Niki T. Ingram, Candy Barr Heimbach and Ronda K. O'Donnell have been named to the 2013 Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine. This is the third time Ingram and Heimbach have been named to the exclusive...
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin Elects Board of Directors
December 19, 2012
December 2012 - Philadelphia, PA - The Executive Committee of the defense litigation firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin (MDWC&G) is pleased to announce that Robin Snyder, Esq. was elected as a member of the firm's board of directors as well as senior vice president at the annual...
Roadmap to Success: Understanding Workers Compensation
Seminar • Oct 24, 2013
Please join us at our complimentary Workers' Compensation Seminar on October 24, 2013. This day-long seminar covers hot topics in workers' compensation in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.AGENDA11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ...
2013 Annual Human Resources Conference
Conference • Dec 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...
Philly I-Day 2014
Conference • Apr 9, 2014
Philly I-Day brings together insurance and risk management professionals at the region's largest insurance industry business and networking event. Learn What Will Shape Risk Management and Insurance in 2014 and Beyond from esteemed...
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance Diversity Luncheon
Jul 10, 2014
Niki T. Ingram, Shareholder and Assistant Director of the Workers' Compensation Department, is a featured speaker at an upcoming diversity luncheon hosted by the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance. The luncheon, hosted by CLM's...
The Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel CLE Luncheon
Sep 16, 2014
The Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel's 2014-2015 luncheon CLE program series begins on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The program, “What You Need to Know About Workers' Compensation to Keep You Out of Trouble in Your...
Workers Compensation Summit
Seminar • Oct 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...
UC/WC 101 Benefits Roundtable
Seminar • Mar 19, 2015
Niki Ingram, Director of the Workers' Compensation Department, and Tony Natale, a shareholder in the department, are speaking at the UC/WC 101 Benefits Roundtable hosted by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. Covering the key...
Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Conference
Conference • Jun 1, 2015
Niki Ingram, Director of the Workers' Compensation Department, is speaking at the 14th Annual Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Conference, which will be held on June 1-2 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. In Basic WC Law,...