Lora V. Northen

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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 Recognitions

  • National Workers Compensation Defense Network, President
  • American Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Workers’ Compensation Committee
  • Kids’ Chance of New Jersey, Board Member
  • 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

Seminars

  • “Panel Discussion:  The Effective Use of Surbeillance In Workers’ Comp For Doctors and Practitioners and How Good Investigation Can Help Fight Comp Fraud,” Kirshner Spine Institute, September 2016
  • “How to Handle Treatment,” in-house Wal-Mart/Claims Management, Inc., August 2016
  • “You be the Judge,” in-house Wal-Mart/Claims Management, Inc., August 2016
  • “Northen v. Hopke in the Crossfire,” Millennium Seminars, July 2016
  • “Workers’ Comp Compensability Issues,” National Webinar  Presentation, June 2016
  • “Learn the Key Medical, Temporary and Permanency Provisions Under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Statute: A Panel Discussion,” Millennium Seminars, April 2016
  • “Effective Use of IME’s in Workers’ Compensation: A Panel Discussion,” Millennium Seminars, April 2016
  • “Anatomy of an Award-Winning Workers’ Compensation Program,” National Webinar Presentation, April 2016
  • “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, April 2016
  • “Reinventing Your Workers’ Comp Program to Reduce Losses and Costs,” in-house Lunch and Learn, February 2016
  • “Understanding The Development of The Important Concepts in NJ Workers’ Comp and Their Impact on Day-to-Day Claims Management,” National Webinar Presentation, January 2016
  • “2015 Cases You Need to Know,” New Jersey Self-Insurers’ Association, November 2015
  • “Complex Issues on IMEs – a Panel Discussion,” in-house Garden State Municipal Joint Insurance Fund, October 2015
  • “The Effective Use of IME and Second Opinion Exams in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Cases,” National Webinar Presentation, October 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