Lora V. Northen

Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Department

Ms. Northen focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insureds and carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney

Published Works

  • Periodic Legal Alerts to Advise of New Cases Affecting the Handling of Workers’ Compensation Claims, 1990 – Present
  • Capehart & Scatchard Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, 1990 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • Named to the list of “Super Lawyers” as voted by her peers and facilitated by Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • Certified by Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law attorney
  • Named among the top 50 New Jersey Female “Super Lawyers” as facilitated by Law and Politics and published by New Jersey Monthly, 2009 – 2013
  • Recognized as one of South Jersey’s Top Attorneys as published by SJ Magazine, 2008 and 2011
  • Recognized as a Best Attorney in Business as published by South Jersey Biz in the area of Workers’ Compensation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Workers Compensation Defense Network, President
  • American Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association, Member
  • Casa of Burlington and Mercer Counties, Board Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Workers’ Compensation Committee
  • Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
  • Larson’s National Workers’ Comp Advisory Board, Member, 2012
  • National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network, Board Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member of the Executive Committee, Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • RIMS – National and Delaware Valley, Member


  • Understanding the Development of the Important Concepts in NJ Workers’ Comp and Their Impact on Day-to-Day Claims Management, in-house Meadowbrook Insurance Group, 2016
  • Reinventing Your Workers’ Comp Program to Reduce Losses and Costs, in-house Lunch and Learn, 2016
  • 2015 Cases You Need to Know, New Jersey Self-Insurers’ Association, 2015
  • Complex Issues on IMEs – a Panel Discussion, in-house Garden State Municipal Joint Insurance Fund, 2015
  • You Be the Judge, Tri-County Orthopedics, 2015
  • From Cell Phones to Facebook, the Changing Look of Workers’ Compensation, Kirshner Spine Institute, 2015
  • Fighting Fraud, South Jersey Claims Association, 2015
  • How to Settle Future Medicals and Comply with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, national Workers’ Compensation Defense Network, 2015
  • Mock Trial, and Understanding Total Disability and The Second Injury Fund, in-house Claims Management, Inc./Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2015
  • New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law Summary, in-house Meadowbrook Insurance, 2015
  • Understanding Total Disability and The Second Injury Fund, in-house Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., 2014
  • Mock Trial, in-house Qual-Lynx, 2014
  • The role of Third-Party Administrator and Client in Workers’ Compensation, 2014
  • New Jersey Workers’ Compensation, in-house Wal-Mart, 2014
  • Workers’ Compensation Issues in New Jersey, in-house Republic Services, Inc., 2014
  • Utilizing Experts in Workers’ Compensation Cases, in-house Qual-Lynx, 2014
  • How to Control Claims and Save Money, NovaCare Rehabilitation, 2014
  • Mock Trial, Somerset County Joint Insurance Fund, 2014
  • Premises Liability Seminar 2014, Millennium Seminars, LLC, 2014
  • Here Come the Judge, in-house Eric North 11th Annual Training Meeting, 2014
  • New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview for Comp Professionals, in-house Republic Services, Inc., 2014
  • Bona Fide Offers, in-house Wal-Mart/Claims Management, Inc., 2014
  • Why the Medical Aspects of the Case Really Dictate the Outcome in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation, in-house Wal-Mart/Claims Management,Inc., 2014