Stephen T. Fannon

Executive Committee Member

Stephen T. Fannon, who recently successfully defended respondents in two significant trials, Gerald L. Hallquist v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours, a complex alleged chemical exposure/cancer-death case, and Dennis McQuaid v. Camden Board of Social Services, a premises liability case involving allegations of substantial permanent disability, is a partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Department.

Hailing from Wilkes-Barre, PA, Mr. Fannon has been with Capehart Scatchard for 34 years, and is the longest-tenured continually-employed full-time attorney in the firm. He joined the firm in 1979, when he was hired as a summer law clerk out of the University of Pennsylvania, and has been with the firm ever since.

Mr. Fannon focuses his practice on the representation of employers, self-insureds, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Representative Matters

Hallquist v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co., 2009-18218; 2010-26814, decided July 9, 2013 by the Honorable Arthur Marchand, J.W.C.

McQuaid v. Camden County Board of Social Services, 2009-31856, decided  June 11, 2013 by the Honorable George Gangloff, J.W.C.

Honors and Awards

  • Inducted as a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Workers’ Compensation Committee, Class of 2013
  • Recognized as one of South Jersey’s Top Attorneys as published by SJ Magazine
  • Recognized as an Awesome Attorney for Workers’ Compensation in South Jersey Magazine
  • Named to the “Best Attorneys in Business” list as a Workers’ Compensation attorney, as published by South Jersey Biz Magazine
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent, 5.0 out of 5.0

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Burlington State Bar Association, Member
  • Camden County Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Workers’ Compensation Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Master, Justice James Coleman, Jr., New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court, Master, 2003 – 2005
  • Workers’ Compensation Pilot Committee
  • RIMS, National and Delaware Valley


  • “Section 40 Liens” – in-house Broadspire, September 2016
  • “How To Win In Workers’ Compensation and Methods to Reduce Costs,” NJSIA, September 2015
  • “Trends in Occupational Disease Claims in New Jersey,” National Webinar Presentation, March 2016.
  • “Fighting Fraud,” in-house Lunch and Learn, February 2016
  • “Statutes and Defense You Need to Know to Win in Workers’ Compensation,” Millennium Seminars, December 2015
  • “2015 Cases You Need To Know,” National Webinar Presentation, November 2015
  • “Medical Issues and Their Role in the Complex Workers’ Compensation Claim,” National Business Institute, November 2015
  • ‘Treating Back Pain – a Panel Discussion,” Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates, 2015
  • “New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Overview for Comp Professionals” and “Case Law Update,” in-house Broadspire, 2015
  • “Recent Decisions You Need to Know Re Going and Coming/Premises Rule,” 2015
  • “Fighting Fraud,” in-house Marriott, 2014
  • “The Critical Provisions of the NJ Statute and What Every Practitioner Must Know About Workers’ Comp,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, 2014
  • “The Aging Laborer: Issues and Solutions”
  • “Aggravation Issues in Workers’ Compensation,” in-house Princeton University, 2013
  • “Fighting Workers’ Compensation Fraud: The Role Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Health Professionals Can Play,” SEAK, Inc., National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference, 2013
  • “Overview of the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act,” In-House Nitto Denko Automotive, 2013
  • “Effectively Handling Occupational and Cancer-Related Claims,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, 2013
  • “Creating a Winning Workers’ Comp Program: Part One: Benefits and Eligibility,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, 2013
  • “Legal Perspective – Attorney,” NJ State Industrial Safety Committee, 2012
  • “Legal Perspective – Attorney,” New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee Professional Development Conference, 2012
  • “New Jersey Case Law Update,” In-House Broadspire Claims Management Services, 2012
  • “Occupational Disease Claims and Mock Trial,” Premier Orthopedics Associates Workers’ Compensation Seminar for 2012, 2012
  • “New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview for Comp Professionals,” In-House Marriot Claims Services, 2012
  • “New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview for Comp Professionals,” “Properly Calculating Awards Under The New Jersey Statute” & “Understanding The Second Injury Fund,” In-House CCSMI, 2012
  • “The Basic Structure of the New Jersey Workers’ Comp Law,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, 2012
  • “Fighting Fraud,” In-House Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., 2012
  • “Fighting Fraud and Mock Trial,” New Jersey Association of School Business Officials, 2011
  • “How Employer Behavior Impacts a Workers’ Compensation Claim or Top 5 Ways Employers Push Insured Workers to Attorneys!,” New Jersey Self Insurers’ Association, 2011
  • “Subrogation 3.0 And What You Need To Know To Maximize Your Rights As An Employer,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, 2011
  • “Update on Going & Coming Rule, the Off Premises Rule,” Central Jersey Claims Association, 2010
  • “Mastering Workers’ Comp in New Jersey!,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, 2009
  • “Case Law Update and Emerging Issues In Workers’ Compensation,” NovaCare, 2009
  • “Case Law Update,” “Deciphering The Mystery Of The New Jersey Rate Chart” and “New Jersey Comp Fundamentals: Statutes And Strategies You Must Know,” in-house presentation to client, Clayton Companies, 2009
  • “Workers’ Comp 101,” SJH Employer Forum, 2008
  • “Everything You Never Understood About Workers’ Compensation Liens: Subrogation Made Simple,” in-house presentation to client, PMA MC, 2008
  • “New Jersey Workers’ Comp Conference,” Council on Education in Management, 2008
  • “Workers’ Compensation Update,” in-house presentation to client, Marriott Claims Services, 2007
  • “Workers’ Compensation Update,” in-house presentation to client, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, 2007
  • “Workers’ Compensation Update,” in-house presentation to client, Sedgwick Claims Management, Inc., 2007
  • “Workers’ Compensation Update,” in-house presentation to client, Inservco Insurance Services, 2007
  • “Mastering Workers’ Comp in New Jersey,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, 2007
  • “Workers’ Compensation Issues,” in-service for client, Atlantic Health Systems, 2006
  • “Workers’ Compensation Issues,” in-service for client, AIG Claim Services, Inc., 2006
  • “New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Update,” Council on Education in Management, 2006
  • “Workers’ Compensation Issues,” in-house presentation to East West Staffing, 2005
  • “Defending Occupational Diseases,” AtlantiCare Occupational Medicine, 2005
  • “Basic Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey,’ Lorman Education Services, 2005
  • Workers’ Compensation — Updates and Trends, SPELLJIF, ACCASBO, BCIP, GCSSD, and SEJIF, 2005
  • “Computing Rates,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2005
  • “Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey,” Lorman Education Services, 2004
  • “Understanding the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute,” in-service to client, Cashan Corporation, 2004
  • “The Fundamentals of Workers’ Comp in New Jersey,” Council on Education in Management, 2004
  • “Understanding the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute,” in-house presentation to ExxonMobil, 2004
  • “Managing Workers’ Compensation In An Economic Downturn,” Lorman Education Services, 2003
  • “Promoting a Safe and Compliant Workplace and Community, Center for Governmental Services, Municipal Clerks’ Fall Conference, 2003
  • “Overview of Workers’ Compensation Issues,” in-house presentation to Panasonic, 2003
  • “Second Injury Fund,’ in-service for client, AIG Claim Services, Inc., 2003