Ian G. Zolty
Ian focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Ian served as a Law Clerk to The Honorable John A. Sweeney, A.J.S.C of Burlington County.

Ian G. Zolty

Shareholder

Gina M. Zippilli
Gina is a shareholder in Capehart’s Litigation Group and is the Editor of the firm’s quarterly litigation newsletter, “Legally Speaking.” In addition to being the firm’s PIP expert, Ms. Zippilli focuses her practice in civil litigation matters involving tort defense; products, premises and professional liability, as well as employment and estate litigation. Her client base is mainly devoted to national corporations as well as liability and property insurance carriers. She has extensive experience in the area of legal malpractice having specialized in that field for several years as well as complex commercial litigation. For her business clients, Ms. Zippilli prepares corporate and transactional documents and assists those clients in creating and obtaining trademarks.

Gina M. Zippilli

Shareholder

Mr. Zieman focuses his practice in general defense litigation through the federal and state courts of New Jersey, with a concentration on tort defense, premises liability, products liability, Tort Claims Act defense, construction, estates, employment and professional malpractice. His clients include large and small business owners, municipalities and governmental entities, manufacturers, and their insurers.
Ms. Yount focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Michelle Yee
Ms. Yee focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Michelle served as a Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Timika Lane and a Judicial Intern to The Honorable Arnold New, Complex Litigation Center, First Judicial District.

Michelle Yee

Associate

William G. Wright
Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Practice. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Concentrates his practice in commercial bankruptcy and general commercial litigation. He has represented banks and other financial institutions for over twenty-five years. In that time, he has prosecuted and defended, among other bankruptcy matters, fraudulent conveyances, preferences, objections to claims, plan confirmations, cash collateral orders, motions for relief from stay and lease assumptions and rejections. He has appeared in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania including arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Maria L. Winters
Maria focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Maria served as a Judicial Clerk to The Honorable Paulette M. Sapp-Peterson, Presiding Judge of Civil Division in Mercer County New Jersey.

Maria L. Winters

Shareholder

Daniela C. Vizcarra
Ms. Vizcarra focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Voris M. Tejada, Jr.
Mr. Tejada focuses his practice in the representation of clients in business disputes arising from breaches of contract, complex financial transactions, investment fraud, real estate acquisition and development, and ownership disputes. Practice includes the defense of commercial entities in matters involving insured claims including commercial torts, tort defense, class actions, and general liability.
Lauren E. Tedesco-Dallas
Lauren E. Tedesco is an associate with the firm and concentrates her practice on the representation of boards of education and charter schools in all areas of school law including: labor and employment, special education, Section 504, student discipline, FERPA, Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, student residency, civil rights, tenure, OPRA, OPMA, and teaching staff tenure matters under TEACHNJ and ACHIEVENJ.
Ralph R. Smith, 3rd
Co-Chair Employment & Labor Practice. Mr. Smith practices in employment litigation and preventative employment practices, including counseling employers on the creation of employment policies, non-compete and trade secret agreements, and training employers to avoid employment-related litigation. He represents both companies and individuals in related complex commercial litigation before federal states courts and administrative agencies in labor and employment cases including race, gender, age, national origin, disability and workplace harassment and discrimination matters, wage-and-hour disputes, restrictive covenants, grievances, arbitration, drug testing, and employment related contract issues.
Mr. Skalski focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Gianna Silverman
Ms. Silverman focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Gianna Served as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Russell J. Passamano J.S.C. in Essex County, New Jersey, completing a Criminal Division and Family Division rotation. Gianna also served as a Legal Intern for the Federal Public Defender's Office in Camden, NJ.
Immon Shafiei
Focuses his practice in general defense litigation through the federal and state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with a concentration on tort defense, premises liability, products liability, Tort Claims Act defense, construction, estates, employment and professional malpractice. His clients include large and small business owners, municipalities and governmental entities, manufacturers, and their insurers. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Immon served as a Legal Intern to the Honorable Judge Kugler, District of New Jersey, United States District Court.

Immon Shafiei

Associate

Adam Segal
Mr. Segal focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Adam Segal

Associate

Sergio I. Scuteri
Mr. Scuteri represents national and regional lending institutions and other credit issuing entities in the areas of commercial litigation, collections, bankruptcy, work outs and foreclosure. In addition, Mr. Scuteri represents owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in construction litigation, payment bond, and mechanic’s lien matters. 75% of Mr. Scuteri’s practice is devoted to litigation. Mr. Scuteri also serves as assistant general counsel to a national manufacturing company, where he advises on issues from business policy development to construction litigation.
Andrea L. Schlafer
Ms. Schlafer focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Andrea served as a Judicial Clerk to The Honorable Kevin T. Smith, J.S.C.
Carl Jonathan (CJ) Scatena
Mr. Scatena focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, CJ served as a Judicial Extern for the President Judge Susan P. Gantman of the Superior Court o Pennsylvania and a Judicial Extern for The Honorable Gail A. Weilheimer of Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.
Denise L. Sanders
Ms. Sanders has focused her practice in the areas of healthcare regulatory, transactional and operational matters for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience advising physicians and other healthcare providers on the multitude of regulatory and compliance requirements affecting healthcare delivery, including practice management issues; licensure and professional board matters; state and federal self-referral, anti-kickback, and fraud and abuse; electronic health records; telemedicine; collaboration agreements; and government and private payor relations. Her representative clients include individual practitioners, group practices, surgical practices, ambulatory surgery centers, ambulatory care facilities, and providers in the area of urgent care, post-acute care, home care, long-term care, and wellness.
Carmen Saginario Jr.
Co-Chair Employment & Labor Practice. Mr. Saginario focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling. He regularly counsels clients on litigation avoidance, personnel policies and procedures including those associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act, employment discipline, layoffs and other terminations. Mr. Saginario directs and participates in internal investigations involving claims of harassment, policy violations, ethics and other employment issues. He also appears on behalf of private and public sector clients before the judiciary as well as State and Federal administrative agencies (EEOC, N.J. Division on Civil Rights, etc.). Mr. Saginario is also experienced in representing clients before arbitrators and mediators. He has negotiated numerous public collective negotiations agreements (e.g., law enforcement, public works, etc.).
Alyson L. Rosenberg Knipe
Ms. Knipe focuses her practice in general litigation throughout the federal and state courts of New York and New Jersey with a concentration with a concentration in the areas of construction accidents, construction defects, New York Labor Law, premises liability claims, automobile and transportation accidents, property damage claims and personal injury. She has successfully represented insurance companies in all aspects of litigation in cases involving construction liability, premises liability, and personal injury.
Laura D. Ruccolo
Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Practice. Ms. Ruccolo is an experienced “hands on” litigator with over 20 years of experience. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including the defense of class action litigation. She represents small, medium and large companies, banks and financial institutions and professionals and counsels them in all aspects of their business, from reviewing, negotiating and drafting contracts in a wide variety of areas, addressing employment issues and compliance issues. Ms. Ruccolo knows that open and regular communication with her client is essential to meeting the client’s goals. Ms. Ruccolo tries to resolve business disputes before litigation becomes necessary.

Laura D. Ruccolo

Shareholder

Michael C. Rose
Mr. Rose focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Mary Ellen Rose
Chair, Franchise Practice. Ms. Rose focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and business law, transportation, and franchise law. Represents transportation companies, particularly railroads, and automobile and boat manufacturers/distributors in federal, bankruptcy, state, administrative, and arbitration venues in the defense of claims under state and federal law. She is involved in all aspects of relationships between manufacturers/distributors and dealers including enforcement of franchise quality industry standards, allocation issues and counseling regarding general distribution arrangements.

Mary Ellen Rose

Executive Committee Member

Associate, Workers’ Compensation Department.  Ms. Rodio focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Daniel P. Robinson
Mr. Robinson focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Daniel served as a Law Clerk for the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Charles A. Rizzi Jr.
Mr. Rizzi focuses his practice in the representation of business, real estate and land use, and school law matters.
Claire Y. Ringel
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney. Ms. Ringel focuses on the representation of employers, self-insureds and carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Claire Y. Ringel

Shareholder

Andrew C. Rimol
Mr. Rimol focuses his practice on governmental, administrative/regulatory, and complex litigation matters. He represents governmental and private entities, as well as individuals, with respect to laws governing employment, civil service and municipal matters.
Betsy G. Ramos
Co-Chair, Litigation Practice. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Ms. Ramos is an experienced litigator with over 25 years experience handling diverse matters. Practice areas include tort defense, business litigation, estate litigation, tort claims and civil rights defense, construction litigation, insurance coverage, employment litigation, shareholder disputes, and general litigation.

Betsy G. Ramos

Executive Committee Member

John W. Pszwaro
Mr. Pszwaro focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, John served as a Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable David W. Morgan, J.S.C.

John W. Pszwaro

Shareholder

Jesse D. Proctor
Mr. Proctor focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Jesse served as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Carol E. Higbee, J.A.D.
Linda M. Payne
Ms. Payne focuses her practice and has broad experience in all aspects of family law, including divorce, post judgment litigation, custody and visitation, child support, alimony, DCPP, and domestic violence. She is also trained in family mediation.
Chair, Governmental Affairs Practice. Glenn focuses practice in the areas of administrative law, environmental law and civil litigation.

Glenn R. Paulsen

Executive Committee Member

Lora V. Northen
Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Practice. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney. Ms. Northen focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insureds and carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Lora V. Northen

Shareholder

Keith E. Nagy
Mr. Nagy focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Keith served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable J. Christopher Gibson, J.S.C.

Keith E. Nagy

Associate

Robert A. Muccilli
Co-Chair, Education Practice. Mr. Muccilli’s practice focuses in the areas of school law, and labor and employment. He has represented school districts with respect to a variety of education law issues involving students, teachers, school construction and special education issues including questions pertaining to inclusion, least restrictive environment, discipline, behavior management, transition, evaluation, discrete trial instruction, medically fragile students, dyslexia, Down Syndrome, Aspergers Syndrome, and equal access to activities and services for disabled individuals.
Cameron R. Morgan
Mr. Morgan has served the public school districts of the State of New Jersey in the specialized area of school law, representing boards of education in all aspects of their legal needs, with a focus on general counsel services, civil litigation, special education, administrative law, collective negotiations, labor and employment, and appellate practice. He has served as Board Solicitor to dozens of school districts, guiding district administrators through the diverse range of issues affecting the public schools, from personnel matters, tenure cases, and the range of issues that frequently arise at public board meetings, to student disciplinary matters, residency disputes, and homelessness issues, to complex matters involving the budgetary process or First Amendment rights.
Ashley T. Mollenthiel Fiore
Ms. Mollenthiel focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Sheila M. Mints
Chair, Healthcare Practice. Ms. Mints specializes in healthcare transactional matters, including shareholder and employment agreements, purchases and sales of medical practices, including ACO and IPO transactions, and practice mergers. Ms. Mints acts as general counsel to many large practices and ambulatory care facilities, assisting with transactional, tax, human resources mattes and negotiation with payors and vendors. Ms. Mints also handles governmental and commercial payor investigations and audits into health care billing and coding practices. An experienced tax lawyer, Ms. Mints represents her clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the federal Tax Court and state taxation departments in a variety of tax matters.

Sheila M. Mints

Shareholder

Melissa L. Mignogna
Ms. Mignogna has broad experience in all aspects of family law, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, separation agreement, business and other asset valuations, custody and visitation, child support, alimony, DYFS cases, adoption, equitable distribution, annulments and domestic violence.
Edward F. Kuhn III
Mr. Kuhn focuses his practice in general defense litigation through the federal and state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with a concentration on tort defense, premises liability, products liability, Tort Claims Act defense, construction, estates, employment and professional malpractice. His clients include large and small business owners, municipalities and governmental entities, manufacturers, and their insurers.
Yasmeen S. Khaleel
Co-Char, Business & Tax Practice. Co-Chair, Estates, Trusts & Wills Practice. Ms. Khaleel concentrates her practice in the representation of individuals, business owners, medical, dental and other professionals in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, business succession planning, transactional and tax planning. Routinely handles matters of special needs planning including guardianship applications. Experience in complex business/estate and trust litigation matters in conjunction with the Litigation Group.
Nancy J. Johnson
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law attorney. Ms. Johnson’s practice involves representation of employers, self-insured companies, third party administrators, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation. She also conducts training sessions on workers’ compensation. 100% of Ms. Johnson’s practice is devoted to litigation.

Nancy J. Johnson

Shareholder

Charles F. Holmgren
Mr. Holmgren focuses his practice in general defense litigation throughout the federal and state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with a concentration on premises liability, products liability, construction, estates, employment and professional / medical malpractice. His clients include large and small business owners, municipalities and governmental entities, manufacturers, and their insurers.
Christopher J. Hoare
Mr. Hoare specializes in legal malpractice, construction accident, NY Labor Law, construction defect, railroad defense, trucking/transportation liability, and medical malpractice litigation. Before becoming an attorney, he worked in railroad track construction and safety training at Conrail as well as a Legal Claims Agent for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). For 19 years, he has represented his clients in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania in legal malpractice, premises liability, transportation, trucking, and construction accident litigation (including NY Labor Law) cases.
Prudence M. Higbee
Ms. Higbee focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters, Medicare compliance issues, and claims arising under the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute, nationwide.
Judge Richard E. Hickey III
Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard as Of Counsel, Judge Hicky III (Ret.) served as the Compensation Administrative Supervisory Judge for the State of New Jersey from 1991 to 2009.  Previous to his judgeship, he served as a Prosecutor in Gloucester County, New Jersey from 1986 to 1991.
John R. Hewlett, Jr.
Mr. Hewlett focuses his practice in general defense litigation throughout the courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with a concentration on tort defense, automobile accidents, premises liability, products liability, construction accidents, negligent security, and wrongful death claims.
Katherine Hellander Geist
Ms. Hellander focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Thomas J. Hastie Jr.
Thomas J. Hastie, Jr. joined Capehart Scatchard in December, 2011 to manage the firm’s public finance practice. He practices in the area of public finance law, project financing and redevelopment. In addition to his practice for governmental clients, Mr. Hastie is a counselor to the New Jersey League of Municipalities on economic development and redevelopment matters and served on the Executive Committee of the Northern New Jersey District Council of the Urban Land Institute. He is also a public member of the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission. Since 1998, Mr. Hastie was with the firm of McManimon and Scotland, L.L.C. Prior to entering the private practice of law in 1998, he was assistant counsel to the Senate Minority Office in Trenton, New Jersey.
Bruce L. Harrison
Bruce L. Harrison, Esq. rejoined the firm in 2009 as a shareholder of the Labor & Employment and Environmental/OSHA Groups and Chair of the Mediation and Dispute Resolution Group. Starting in 1975, Mr. Harrison focused his practice in the representation of clients in claims relating to labor and employment, civil rights, business, litigation and regulatory matters. More recently, he has developed an active ADR practice acting as a mediator. (Visit Bruce’s Mediation website.) From May 1, 2006 until July 2, 2008, Mr. Harrison served as the Vice President and General Counsel for Metrologic Instruments, Inc., a world leader in designing and manufacturing bar code reading technology. After Metrologic was acquired by Honeywell International, Mr. Harrison returned to the firm. Mr. Harrison has frequently spoken to trade and business associations on topics including sexual and other harassment, OSHA, FMLA and similar issues. Mr. Harrison is admitted to practice law in New Jersey.
Anne M. Hammil Pasqua
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney. Ms. Hammill-Pasqua focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters, as well as Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation and Defense Base Act matters.
Kelly A. Grant
Ms. Grant concentrates on the representation of private and public sector clients in all aspects of federal, state, and municipal civil litigation and in state administrative matters. Areas of practice include environmental law, municipal government, land use, including Pinelands development, municipal land use approvals, and condemnation, and commercial litigation.

Kelly A. Grant

Shareholder

Amy C. Goldstein
Ms. Goldstein has been practicing exclusively Family Law for thirty four years. She handles cases relating to all aspects of family law, including divorce, separation, prenuptial agreements, custody cases, business valuations and all other cases and issues related to family law. She is also a trained mediator for family law cases. Ms. Goldstein has been a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1992 and is presently the President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Goldstein frequently lectures and has written numerous articles on a variety of subjects relating to family law.

Amy C. Goldstein

Shareholder

Karen E. Gibson
Ms. Gibson focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Karen E. Gibson

Shareholder

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney. Mr. Geaney’s practice involves representation of employers, self-insured companies, third party administrators, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Family and Medical Leave Act. He also conducts training sessions on workers’ compensation, ADA, and FMLA issues.

John H. Geaney

Executive Committee Member

Dana M. Gayeski
Ms. Gayeski focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Associate, Workers’ Compensation Department. Ms. Gallagher focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Alan P. Fox
Co-Chair, Real Estate & Land Use Practice. Mr. Fox focuses practice on banking, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, workouts, commercial and transportation litigation, commercial transactions, business/corporate law, commercial and residential real estate, zoning and land use law.

Alan P. Fox

Shareholder

John K. Fiorilla
Mr. Fiorilla focuses his practice in the railroad industry and helping to create and present railroad management policy and positions with diversified management and litigation experience as both house counsel and local counsel for Class I and Short Line Railroads. He has specific experience in presenting finance, real estate, operations, engineering, government affairs, and customer service positions.

John K. Fiorilla

Shareholder

Vania O. Fider
Ms. Fider focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Stephen T. Fannon
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.

Stephen T. Fannon

Executive Committee Member

Scott J. Endlein
Mr. Endlein focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Scott J. Endlein

Shareholder

Kelly Ann Dugan
Co-Chair, Real Estate & Land Use Practice. Ms. Dugan’s practice focuses on representation of real estate, land use, business and corporate matters. She also handles borrower and secured transactions, commercial leasing, commercial sales and acquisitions, contracts, land use and zoning, landlord/tenant issues, title insurance, and mortgages.

Kelly Ann Dugan

Shareholder

Michelle L. Duffield
Ms. Duffield focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Anthony T. Drollas Jr.
Mr. Drollas has almost thirty (30) years of experience in the representation of private and public sector clients in all aspects of federal and state civil litigation matters, and in administrative proceedings before the executive branch of state government.
Nicholas A. Dibble
Mr. Dibble focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev
Ms. Dev concentrates her practice on the representation of boards of education and charter schools in all areas of school law including: labor and employment, special education, Section 504, student discipline, FERPA, Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, student residency, civil rights, tenure, OPRA, and OPMA. In connection with these representations, she is experienced in handling matters before State and Federal courts, including the Office of Administrative Law. Ms. Dev is an experienced special education litigator and defends school districts in due process hearings from inception through trial. In addition, she has handled matters before governmental agencies, including the U.S. Office for Civil Rights and New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. Ms. Dev routinely conducts training and seminars, drafts policies and manuals, and provides strategic advice to school administrators regarding school law issues.
Laura M. Danks
Ms. Danks focuses her practice in general litigation throughout the state and federal courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with a concentration in insurance defense matters. She has successfully represented insured defendants in all aspects of litigation in cases involving premises liability, construction accidents, railroad accidents and FELA claims, DRAM shop liability, and professional liability, including architects, engineers, and medical malpractice matters. Areas of practice include litigation defense in Tort Claims Act, civil rights, and employment actions, land use matters, and commercial litigation including representation of landlords.

Laura M. Danks

Shareholder

Maria Dal Santo
Ms. Dal Santo focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Primitivo J. Cruz
Mr. Cruz focuses his practice on governmental, administrative/regulatory, and complex litigation matters. Mr. Cruz represents governmental and private entities, as well as individuals, with respect to laws governing employment, civil service and municipal matters.
Evan H.C. Crook
Mr. Crook focuses his practice on governmental, administrative/regulatory, and complex litigation matters. Mr. Crook represents governmental and private entities, as well as individuals, with respect to laws governing employment, civil service and municipal matters.

Evan H.C. Crook

Shareholder

Shareholder, Workers’ Compensation Department. Ms. Cottell focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Michelle L. Corea
Ms. Corea’s practice focuses on insurance defense litigation with emphasis in defense of public entities involving tort claims act cases under New Jersey Statute Title 59 and civil rights litigation under 42 U.S.C. section 1983; and insurance fraud, bad faith and SIU related matters; construction litigation; municipal court practice; toxic tort defense; maritime and railroad claims.
Thomas A. Clark III
Mr. Clark concentrates his practices in the areas of business and commercial transactions, commercial real estate, land use, land development, banking and financing and environmental matters, as well as professional malpractice. Half of Mr. Clark’s practice is devoted to real estate and business litigation, and half of his practice is devoted to commercial litigation. He also has many years of experience in the area of commercial litigation, with an emphasis in creditors’ rights, uniform commercial code and business ownership matters. He has successfully tried to conclusion numerous cases involving creditors’ rights and various commercial disputes in all of the state trial courts in the firm’s practice area, as well as in the United States District Courts in New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is general counsel to numerous small businesses.
Vincent T. Cieslik
Focuses his practice in the representation of individuals, small businesses, not-for-profits and and large corporations in complicated and often high-risk litigation. Vince’s areas of expertise are in commercial litigation, health care law, and estate law.
Christopher M. Chu
Christopher focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Christopher J. Carlson
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Mr. Carlson’s practice concentrates on the defense of New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury matters on behalf of insurance companies, self-insured entities and third-party administrators in the fields of premises liability, transportation law, and construction claims. He has also handled commercial, insurance coverage, fire loss, trucking accident, Dram Shop, subrogation and first party “Personal Injury Protection ” (PIP) matters, as well as Hazmat rapid response services to trucking accidents.
William R. Burns
Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney. Mr. Burns concentrates on the representation of private and public sector clients in all aspects of litigation. He has appeared before federal and state trial and appellate courts, federal and state administrative agencies, federal and state commissions, and state, county and local boards (e.g. Public Employment Relations Committee, Board of Public Utilities, Division of Civil Rights, and land use boards).

William R. Burns

Shareholder

Maura Burk
Ms. Burk focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Maura served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Linda L. Lawhun, J.S.C.

Maura Burk

Associate

Michael L. Bileci
Mr. Bileci focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Michael service as a Paralegal Specialist for the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Delaware. Michael was also a Captain in the United States Air Force from 2001 to 2005.
Melissa Bialos Floyd
Ms. Bialos Floyd focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Joseph F. Betley
Mr. Betley concentrates on labor and employment law, civil rights, school law, including special education, and construction law.

Joseph F. Betley

Shareholder

Ana-Eliza T. Bauersachs
Ms. Bauersachs focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Amy M. Barca
Ms. Barca focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Amy M. Barca

Associate

Jessica M. Anderson
Ms. Anderson focuses her practice in defense litigation with a concentration on Tort Claims Act defense, FELA, automotive accidents, premises liability, railroad accidents, civil rights, wrongful death, property damage, and professional malpractice. Her clients include municipalities, governmental entities, railroads, school boards, large and small business owners, and their insurers. Ms. Anderson is experienced in all phases of civil litigation, including trial and appellate practice.
Stephen J. Alexander
Mr. Alexander focuses his practice on all aspects of tort defense, products liability, employment and construction litigation representing large and small business owners and manufacturers, as well as insurance companies. He also has experience in the area of professional malpractice.

Stephen J. Alexander

Executive Committee Member

Carla P. Aldarelli
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney. Ms. Aldarelli focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters.
Ashley C. Albano
Ms. Albano focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.
Christina M. Adinolfi Shea
Ms. Adinolfi Shea focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Christina served as Law Clerk for The Honorable Marie E. Lihotz, Appellate Division, State of New Jersey.
Joseph A. Acosta
Mr. Acosta focuses his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.