Stephen T. Fannon

Stephen T. Fannon

Executive Committee Member

Stephen T. Fannon, who 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 DennisMcQuaid 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 40 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.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court District of New Jersey


University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.

Drake University Law School, Des Moines, IA. Juris Doctorate, With Honors, Order of the Coif.

Rowan University (formerly Glassboro State College), Glassboro, NJ. Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Cum Laude.

Rutgers University, Camden, NJ.

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.

Professional Awards & Honors

Was selected to 1990 list of AV Preeminent lawyers. This award is conferred by Martindale-Hubbell.


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.

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association, Member

Burlington State Bar Association, Member

Camden County Bar Association, Member

Defense Research Institute, Workers’ Compensation Committee

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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

“NJ Presumption Bill For Essential Workers: COVID-19 In Workers’ Compensation,” in-house Atlantic Health System, January 2021

“Overview webinar,” in-house Amazon, August 2020

“New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview For Comp Professionals,” in-house Broadspire, August 2019

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“Knowing the Key Defenses Which Will Help You Win in Comp Court,” Millennium Seminars, December 2018

“The Workers’ Compensation Manager’s Impact on Litigation, and How to Develop Litigation Prevention Strategies,” in-house Amazon, October 2018

“Learn The Key Temporary Provisions Under The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Statute,” “Key Recent Decisions,” and “New Jersey Workers’ Comp Overview For Comp Professionals,” in-house Broadspire, July 2018

“New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law for Physicians,” in-house Atlantic Health, February 2018

“Getting Employees Off The Comp Train:  Assessing Casualty And Encouraging Light Duty, a Panel Discussion,” Kirshner Spine Institute, September 2017

“Section 40 Liens,” New Jersey Self Insurers’ Association, May 2017

“Frequently Asked Workers’ Compensation Questions By School Boards,” New Jersey Association of Personnel Administrators, April 2017

“New Jersey Workers’ Comp Law For Physicians,” in-house Atlantic Health, March 2017

“Complex Areas of Law,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, December 2016

“Section 40 Liens,” in-house webinar, September 2016

“How To Win In Workers’ Compensation and Methods to Reduce Costs,” NJSIA, September 2016

“Section 40 Liens,” in-house Broadspire, April 2016

“Trends in Occupational Disease Claims in New Jersey,” National Webinar Presentation, March 2016

“Fighting Fraud,” in-house Lunch and Learn, February 2016

“Statutes and Defense You Need to Know to Win in Workers’ Compensation,” Millennium Seminars, December 2015

“2015 Cases You Need To Know,” National Webinar Presentation, November 2015

“Medical Issues and Their Role in the Complex Workers’ Compensation Claim,” National Business Institute, November 2015

‘Treating Back Pain – a Panel Discussion,” Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates, September 2015

“New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Overview for Comp Professionals,” in-house Broadspire, August 2015

“Case Law Update,” in-house Broadspire, August 2015

“Recent Decisions You Need to Know Re. Going and Coming/Premises Rule,” in-house Hospital Employers, July 2015

“Fighting Fraud,” in-house, Marriott Claims Services, 2014

“The Critical Provisions of the NJ Workers’ Compensation Statute and What Every Practitioner Must Know About Workers’ Comp,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, December 2014

“The Aging Laborer: Issues and Solutions,” Tri- County Orthopedics, October 2014

“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, July 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