Robert P. Schenk: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Robert P. Schenk

Robert P. Schenk is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. He has developed his skills exclusively in the area of workers' compensation litigation.
Phone(215) 575-2645

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
    University Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut, B.A., 1991
    Law SchoolVillanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, J.D., 1994
    Admitted1994, Pennsylvania; 1994, Connecticut

    Associations & Memberships
    •Pennsylvania Bar Association
    •Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section
    •Philadelphia Claims Association


    Robert has developed his practice exclusively in the area of workers' compensation litigation. He has represented large, self-insured entities and third-party administrators in all manner of workers' compensation matters. While doing so, Robert has been awarded an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also lectured before various organizations on topics related to workers' compensation.

    Robert has handled cases leading to the following precedent-setting decisions:
    •In Pennsylvania, a workers' compensation judge has jurisdiction to determine paternity as it relates to entitlement to benefits within the workers' compensation context.
    •When an employer seeks to suspend the workers' compensation benefits that have been granted to an employee who is an unauthorized alien, a showing of job availability by the employer is not required.
    •When the compensation claim involves sexual harassment, the personal animosity defense may preclude an award of benefits. However, the employer must raise the issue before the judge. It is not jurisdictional to be raised on appeal by the court sua sponte.

    Robert's interest in politics has overlapped with his work in the field of workers' compensation. He was appointed to the Administration's Committee promulgating the proposed rules to administer Act 57. On that committee, he helped draft the regulations which ultimately implemented the Act 57 amendments. Robert was also elected to the South Harrison Township (New Jersey) Committee in 2012 and continues to serve in this capacity. From 2007-2012, he served on the township's Planning and Zoning Board.

    Prior to beginning his legal career, Robert served in the United States Marine Corps. He was decorated five times during his service and was honorably discharged in 1987. Following his military service, Robert graduated from Western Connecticut State University and went on to receive his juris doctor from Villanova School of Law.

    Classes/Seminars Taught

    Settlements and Subrogation, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 30, 2014

    Dial I For IRE - An Overview of Impairment Rating Evaluations in Pennsylvania, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, November 30, 2012

    Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Marshall Dennehey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2008

    W.C. Claims Handling Strategies, Providence Property and Casualty Co., Dallas, Texas, April 2008

    Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Marshall Dennehey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 2007

    Basic PA Case Handling for Adjusters, Providence Property and Casualty Co., Dallas, Texas, November 2006

    Litigating W.C. Construction Cases in PA, KHS&S Contractors, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, September 2006

    Current Issues in PA Workers' Compensation, Old Republic Ins. Co., Greensburg, Pennsylvania, September 2005

    Effective Marketing Techniques for Partner and Associates, Marshall Dennehey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 2005

    Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Morris., CLE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 2005

    Basic Claims Handling -PA Workers' Compensation Cases, CNA, Reading, Pennsylvania, October 2003

    Handling Claims in PA, ACE/USA, ESIS, Wilmington, Delaware, July 2003

    Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, McLaughlin., CLE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2002

    Current Case Law Update, PAWCCA, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, May 2002

    Status of Vocational Rehabilitation in Light of Current Case Law, Concentra, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, March 2002

    Successful File Management and Billing Guidelines, Marshall Dennehey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2001

    Avoiding Pitfalls Inherent to the Use of Bureau Forms, RSKCO, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, August 2000

    Proving Fraudulent Claims Under Act 57, Sumitomo Marine Management (USA), Inc., Warren, New Jersey, February 1998

    Practical Management of Cases under Act 57, PMA Insurance Company, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, June 1997

    Large Firm v. Small Firm, Advantages for the New Associate's Consideration, PA Bar Association's Law School Practicum, Widener School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, April 1995

    Past Employment Positions

    •United States Marine Corp, 1983-1987

    Published Works

    •Losing Sight of Act 44 -Judicial Rollback of Legislative Medical Savings, Defense Digest, March 2008

    Honors & Awards
    • AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

    Year Joined Organization: 1998

    Reported CasesPublished Works: Losing Sight of Act 44 -Judicial Rollback of Legislative Medical Savings, Defense Digest, March 2008

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    Office Information

    Robert P. Schenk

    2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
    PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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