Prudence M. Higbee

Prudence M. Higbee

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Co-Chair, Workers’ Compensation Practice.

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. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Prudence served as a Judicial Clerk to The Honorable Samuel G. DeSimone, former Assignment Judge of Vicinage 15.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

Education

Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE.
Juris Doctorate, Widener Law Symposium Law Journal.

Rowan College of New Jersey, Glassboro, NJ.
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Publications

Unresolved Issues: HIPAA and Workers’ Compensation, NYCOM, Across The Table, May/June, 2003.

Professional Awards & Honors

Selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers (2010) – 5% of attorneys selected to Super Lawyers.

Selected to New Jersey Rising Stars (2008-2009) – 2.5% of attorneys under age 40 or in practice for 10 years or less are selected to Rising Stars.

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

South Jersey’s “Awesome Attorneys”, South Jersey Magazine.

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association, Member

Burlington County Bar Association, Member

Gloucester County Bar Association, Member

New Jersey State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Division

Phi Delta Phi, Alumni, Harrington Inn Honors Chapter.

Classes & Seminars

“New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview For Comp Professionals,” in-house ESIS, Inc., October 2017.

“New Jersey Workers’ Comp Law for Physicians,” Cumberland County Insurance Commission, September 2017.

“New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview for Comp Professionals,” in-house AmTrust North America, November 2016.

“New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview for Comp Professionals,” in-house CCMSI, October 2015.

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“New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview for Comp Professionals,” in-house Qual-Lynx, October 2015.

“New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview for Comp Professionals,” “Recent Cases and Trends in Workers’ Compensation,” “Properly Calculating Rates Under The New Jersey Statute and Types of Settlements,” and “The Amtrust College Bowl,” Amtust, July 2015.

“Hot Topics in Workers’ Comp and What the Statute Teaches Us,” and “Panel Discussion on IMEs in Workers’ Comp,” Millennium Seminars, July 2015

“New Jersey  Wokers’ Comp Overview for Comp Professionals,” in-house CorVel Corporation, May 2015.

“New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview for Comp Professionals,” in-house Caesars, March 2015.

“New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law for Physicians,” in-house CCMSI, January 2015.

“Compensability Scenarios & Overview” and “Litigation and Discovery Process,” in-house Corvel, December 2014.

“The Recent Cases You Need to Know in New Jersey, Properly Calculating Awards Under the New Jersey Statute and A Civil Debate,” in-house Amtrust North America, August 2014.

“Are You in a State of Denial,” “The Recent Cases You Need to Know in New Jersey,” and “Case Scenarios,” in-house AmTrust North America, August 2013.

“Occupational Disease Claims,” In-House CCMSI, 2013.

“The Key Defenses Employers Must Know,” In-House Qual-Lynx, June 2013.

“Properly Calculating Awards Under the New Jersey Statute,” In-House CCMSI, May 2013.

“Workers’ Compensation Update,” In-House CCMSI, April 2013.

“New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law For Claims Professionals,” In-House Amtrust North America, 2012.

“The Basic Structure of New Jersey Workers’ Comp Law,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, 2012.

“New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview for Comp Professionals,” In-House Scibal Associates, 2012.

“New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview for Comp Professionals,” In-House Amtrust North America, 2012.

“Jeopardy and Recent Cases You Should Know About New Jersey Comp,” in-house First Cardinal, LLC, 2011.

“Case and Statute Overview for Comp Professionals and Fraud,” in-house Whole Foods Market, 2011.

“Fraud,” in-house for Scibal Associates, 2010.

“Key Court Decisions You Need To Know From 2009-2010,” “Properly Calculating Awards Under The New Jersey Statute” and “The Right To Control Treatment And Termination Of Benefits”, in-house First Cardinal, LLC , 2010.

“Case And Statute Overview For Claims Professionals,” Millennium, Seminars, LLC, 2010.

“A Good Workers’ Compensation Program Is No Accident,” New Jersey Associations of Counties, 2010.

“Properly Calculating Awards Under The New Jersey Statute, Basic Compensability Issues, and Section 40 Liens,” in-house seminar to client, CCMSI, 2010.

“New Jersey Comp Fundamentals: Statutes and Strategies You Must Know, Case Law Update, and Deciphering the Mystery of the New Jersey Rate Chart,” First Cardinal, 2009.

“New Jersey Comp Fundamentals: Statutes and Strategies You Must Know,” in-house presentation to Costco, 2009.

“Everything You Never Understood About Workers’ Compensation Liens: Subrogation Made Simple,” in-house presentation to client, Inservco Insurance Services, Inc., 2008.