Raphael focuses his practice exclusively on workers' compensation litigation. He has represented some of the largest employers in the Philadelphia area, including those in the retail, construction, transportation, health care and food processing industries. Raphael also has extensive experience working with self insured and high retention clients.
Raphael is cognizant of a client's bottom line and works closely with them to develop the best possible risk management strategy. He partners with employer and insurance representatives during the infancy phases of a claim, an approach that has resulted in zero dollars in exposure on a number of occasions.
Raphael graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Political Science and Communications. He received his juris doctor from Drexel University's Earle Mack School of Law in 2010 with honors in the Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration Program. Raphael was a member of the Moot Court Board and represented Drexel University in the University of San Diego Criminal Law Moot Court Competition.
The Disregarded Diagnosis-How to Litigate the Termination Petition Without an Unreasonable Contest
Defense Digest Article • December 17, 2013
By Andrea Cicero Rock, Esq. and Raphael Duran, Esq.*Key Points:A medical expert's testimony is not competent to support a workers' compensation termination of benefits if it does not acknowledge the accepted work injuries..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013Defense 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...
Compelling Social Media Issues in Litigation
Defense Digest Article • February 1, 2013
By Raphael Duran, Esq. and Andrea Cicero Rock, Esq.* Key Points:Social media can be utilized in workers' compensation matters.Common Pleas Court decision in Largant v. Reed permits access to social media passwords and..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2013
•An Overview of Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation, Nationwide Insurance Company, July 2015
•Dial I For IRE - An Overview of Impairment Rating Evaluations in Pennsylvania, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, November 30, 2012
•The Relationship Between the Heart and Lung Act and the PA Workers' Compensation Act, AmeriHealth Casualty Services Inc., 2011
Past Employment Positions
•U.S. Department of Justice, Law Clerk
•Camden County Prosecutor's Office, certified legal intern
•Honorable Judge Cohn Jubelirer, judicial clerk
• The Disregarded Diagnosis--How to Litigate the Termination Petition Without an Unreasonable Contest, Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013, co-author
• Compelling Social Media Issues in Litigation, Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2013, co-author
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