Katherine Hellander Geist

Katherine Hellander Geist


Ms. Geist focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Katherine served as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Nan S. Famular, J.S.C.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey


Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, RI.  Juris Doctorate.

LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA. Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude.
(Alpha Pi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society)


“Proof a Petitioner Would be Working But For a Compensable Accident is Prerequisite to the Receipt of Temporary Disability Benefits,” Capehart Scatchard Newsletter, December 2015

Professional Associations & Memberships

LaSalle Allumni Association

Central Jersey Claims Association, Vice President (2017-present)

Classes and Seminars

“Essentials Of New Jersey Workers’ Compensation,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, August 2021

“The Main Defenses You Need to Know In New Jersey Workers’ Comp,” Millennium Seminars, February 2021

“COVID-19 And Workers’ Compensation webinar,” Central Jersey Claims Association, October 2020

“Mock Trial,” Central Jersey Claims Association, May 2019

“Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update,” Central Jersey Claims Association, September 2018