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Capehart Scatchard Admits New Shareholder

Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that Michael P. McCaffrey was admitted as a shareholder to the 145 year old law firm.

Mr. McCaffrey represent insurance carriers and employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims at all stages of litigation. He received his law degree from Rutgers School of Law in Camden and a dual B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science from Rutgers University in New Brunswick.  Upon law school graduation, he worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Anne McDonnell, J.S.C. in the New Jersey Superior Court, Gloucester County.  He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

 

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Capehart Scatchard Participates In Day Of Service Event

Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that the Diversity & Inclusion Committee at the firm, in conjunction with Burlington Country Bar Association (BCBA), collected monetary donations as well as donations of gift cards, costumes, treats, and pumpkins to ensure the children receiving services from Providence House Domestic Violence Services have a fun Halloween.  In addition, on October 16, 2021, thirty volunteers from the firm and BCBA rolled up their sleeves to paint a gazebo, plant flowers, spruce up the yard, and clean the kitchen and playroom at a safe house run by the organization.

Providence House Domestic Violence Services, which is based in Westampton, provides comprehensive services for victims of domestic abuse and their children free of charge at outreach offices and emergency safe houses in Burlington and Ocean Counties.

 

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Capehart Scatchard Sponsors South Asian Bar Association Annual Gala

PHOTO: SABA-NJ Executive Board and Trustees

 

Capehart Scatchard was a sponsor of the Annual Gala of the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ), held at the Marigold in Somerset, NJ on October 1, 2021.  The Gala featured South Asian food and music and celebrated the work of the organization and its leaders within the South Asian legal community in New Jersey.  Paul Grewal, Esq., Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Coinbase, was the keynote speaker.

Shareholder, Sanmathi “Sanu” Dev, is a SABA-NJ trustee. The organization is a voluntary association of attorneys and professionals in the New Jersey area dedicated to the needs, concerns and interests of the South Asian community in New Jersey.

Ms. Dev concentrates her practice on school law and labor and employment law. She is experienced in representing, advising, and defending boards of education and charter schools in all areas of school law including: labor and employment, special education, Section 504, student discipline and civil rights. She leads Capehart Scatchard’s School Law Blog, which focuses on cases, court decisions, and current developments affecting education law in the state of New Jersey. Ms. Dev is the Chair of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which seeks to facilitate the Firm’s efforts to achieve and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace at every level of our organization. Ms. Dev also serves as the Firm’s Hiring Shareholder. She received her law degree from Rutgers Law School at Camden and her B.A. degree from Boston University.

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Capehart Scatchard Shareholder Recognized As A “Woman Of The Week” By Women’s Advisory Council

Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that the Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council has selected, shareholder Sanmathi “Sanu” Dev, to receive the “Woman of the Week” award for the week of September 27, 2021.  Ms. Dev was nominated for the award by a member of the Advisory Council for her outstanding service to the Burlington County community.

Ms. Dev, a Burlington County resident, concentrates her practice on school law and labor and employment law.  She is experienced in representing, advising, and defending boards of education and charter schools in all areas of school law including: labor and employment, special education, Section 504, student discipline and civil rights.  She leads Capehart Scatchard’s School Law Blog, which focuses on cases, court decisions, and current developments affecting education law in the state of New Jersey.  Ms. Dev is the Chair of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which seeks to facilitate the Firm’s efforts to achieve and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace at every level of our organization.   Ms. Dev also serves as the Firm’s Hiring Shareholder.  She received her law degree from Rutgers Law School at Camden and her B.A. degree from Boston University.

In addition, Ms. Dev serves as a Co-Chair of the Burlington County Bar Association’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Leadership Committee and is a Trustee of the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey. She also serves on the Rutgers Law School Dean’s Council and is a member of the Rutgers Alumni for Diversity, Community-Building, and Access in the Law. Throughout her career, Ms. Dev has mentored law students and young attorneys particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Andrea Schlafer Appointed Board Member Of The National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network

Capehart Scatchard Shareholder, Andrea L. Schlafer, Esq., was recently named a member of the board of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (“NWCDN”).  The NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation cases in 45 states and Canada.

Ms. Schlafer represents insurance carriers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims at all stages of litigation.  She received her law degree from Rutgers Law School in Camden and her B.S. degree in Business Administration and Finance from the College of Charleston, cum laude.  Upon law school graduation, Ms. Schlafer worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Kevin T. Smith in the New Jersey Superior Court, Gloucester County Vicinage.

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Capehart Scatchard Shareholders Named To The Best Lawyers In America© 2022 List

Capehart Scatchard Shareholders, John H. Geaney, Esq. and Betsy G. Ramos, Esq., were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, issued by BL Rankings, LLC.  Mr. Geaney was selected in the practice area of Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers and Ms. Ramos was selected in the area of Litigation – Insurance.

The Best Lawyers in America list is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which leading attorneys cast votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.  A description of the selection methodology can be viewed here.

Mr. Geaney is Co-Chair of Capehart Scatchard’s Workers’ Compensation Group. He is active in the New Jersey Self Insurers Association (Membership and Programs Committees) as well as NJ PRIMA and Kids’ Chance of New Jersey.  Mr. Geaney is a member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network and is the author of Geaney’s New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Manual for Practitioners, Physicians, Adjusters, and Employers.

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, Ms. Ramos, is an Executive Committee Member and Co-Chair of the Litigation Department.  She is a seasoned litigator with over thirty years’ experience handling diverse matters and concentrates her practice in tort defense, business litigation,  insurance coverage,  estate litigation, employment litigation, and general litigation.

 

No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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Alana Hans-Cohen Named To Insider NJ’s 2021 “Insider 100: Policymakers” List

Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that associate, Alana Hans-Cohen, has been recognized as one of New Jersey’s top policymakers by Insider NJ. For the full 2021 “Insider 100: Policymakers” list, please click here.

Ms. Hans-Cohen is a self-proclaimed “cannabis nerd” who focuses her practice on cannabis law and how this new, highly regulated industry intersects business, real estate, government, social justice, and public policy.

Ms. Hans-Cohen received her law degree from New York Law School and a B.A. degree in Political Science from City University of New York, John Jay College. Ms. Hans-Cohen is Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Drugs and the Law, and a Trustee of The Cannabis Advisory Group, a non-profit focusing on improving cannabis laws and education. She is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Colorado, Illinois, and Washington State.

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Capehart Scatchard Participates In Eyeglass Drive

PHOTO: Kay Sowa, EA, AEP®, CFTA presents a full box of eyeglasses to Phil Lezenby, Past President of the Moorestown Lions Club.

 

Over the past several months, attorneys and staff have been collecting used eyeglasses for the Moorestown Lions Club.  The collection drive was spearheaded by Kay Sowa, a paralegal in the Trusts & Estates Group. Ms. Sowa originally contacted the club after cleaning out a decedent’s residence where she found several pair of glasses and wanted them to be put to good use.  She decided to start the collection at the firm to bring awareness that used glasses can be recycled and can bring sight to needy people around the world.

The firm collected almost 150 pairs of gently used eyeglasses. Lions Club volunteers will examine each pair to determine the prescription. The glasses will be labeled and then sent to countries lacking access to basic eye care.

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Team From Capehart Scatchard Volunteers At Local Food Bank

PHOTO: L to R: Jaclyn Terranova, Esq.; McKenna Parris, Esq.; Callan Devery; Kelly Ann Dugan, Esq.; Beth Hopkins, Marketing Director.

 

On Saturday, June 12th, attorneys and staff, along with family members, volunteered to package and distribute groceries for the Food Bank of South Jersey. Additionally, the firm presented a $2,500 donation to the Food Bank.

Capehart Scatchard’s team of volunteers worked in Burlington City, NJ out of the Hope Mobile, a mobile pantry, carrying a truckload of food to ‘food deserts’ – those areas that lack access to a viable network of food. This aptly named 18 wheel tractor trailer holds 45,000 lbs. of food.

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Sanu Dev Serves As Moderator For Diversity & Inclusion CLE

On June 24, 2021, Capehart Scatchard Shareholder, Sanmathi “Sanu” Dev, served as the moderator for a CLE hosted by the D&I Committee of the Burlington County Bar Association.  The CLE entitled, “Race and Gender Identity Issues in Criminal Justice,” featured a discussion on how the criminal justice and prison systems treat vulnerable defendants and inmates.  Ms. Dev serves as a Co-Chair of the Burlington County Bar Association’s Diversity, Inclusion & Leadership Committee.

The CLE was presented by Robyn Gigl, Esq., a transgender attorney and author.  Ms. Gigl’s recently published legal crime thriller, By Way of Sorrow, features a transgender criminal defense attorney from New Jersey and her black transgender client who has been accused of murder.

Ms. Dev concentrates her practice on school law and labor and employment law.  She is experienced in representing, advising, and defending boards of education and charter schools in all areas of school law including: labor and employment, special education, Section 504, student discipline and civil rights.  She leads Capehart Scatchard’s School Law Blog, which focuses on cases, court decisions, and current developments affecting education law in the state of New Jersey.  Ms. Dev is the Chair of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which seeks to facilitate the Firm’s efforts to achieve and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace at every level of our organization.   Ms. Dev also serves as the Firm’s Hiring Shareholder.  She received her law degree from Rutgers Law School at Camden and her B.A. degree from Boston University.

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