Stephen T. Fannon

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Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Practice


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

Classes/Seminars

  • 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