Lora V. Northen

Lora V. Northen

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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.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

U.S. Supreme Court

Education

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law, Camden, NJ.
Juris Doctorate.

State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.
Bachelor of Arts in Education.

Publications

Periodic Legal Alerts to Advise of New Cases Affecting the Handling of Workers’ Compensation Claims, 1990 – Present.

Capehart & Scatchard Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, 1990 – Present.

Professional Awards & Honors

Selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers (2005-2006, 2008-2016) – 5% of attorneys selected to Super Lawyers.

Top 50 New Jersey Female “Super Lawyers”, Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly, 2009 – 2013.

“South Jersey’s Top Attorneys”, SJ Magazine, 2008 and 2011.

“Best Attorney in Business” in the area of Workers’ Compensation, South Jersey Biz.

Professional Associations & Memberships

National Workers Compensation Defense Network, President.

American Bar Association.

Camden County Bar Association, Member.

Defense Research Institute, Workers’ Compensation Committee.

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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.

Classes & Seminars

“How To Evaluate, Manage And Defend Complex Workers’ Compensation Claims,” webinar, March 2018

“The Curious Case of Michelle in The Night Time — A Mock Trial Presentation,” The Advanced Spine Center, October 2017.

“How to Evaluate, Manage and Defend Complex Workers’ Compensation Claims,” SEAK, Inc., July 2017.

“Panel Discussion: Claim Investigation Tips and Techniques,” NJSIA Breakfast Seminar, April 2017.

“Mastering The Key Principles And Strategies For Permanency Claims And Section 40 Liens” and “Panel Discussion: The Evolving World of Claims Handling:  Trends And Best Practices,” Millennium Seminars, April 2017.

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“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.