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Paige Joffe Installed As Camden County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Trustee

Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that Litigation Department Associate, Paige A. Joffe, Esq., was sworn in as the Young Lawyer Trustee of the Camden County Bar Association. The installation ceremony took place on June 23, 2022 at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom in Collingswood, New Jersey. Her oath of office was administered by New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Lee A. Solomon.

Ms. Joffe received her B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in International Business, Legal Studies and Spanish, from Drexel University, and her J.D. from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law.  Upon law school graduation, she worked as a judicial law clerk in the Camden County Superior Court’s Criminal Vicinage. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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Capehart Scatchard Attorneys Take Part In Panel Discussion on LGBTQ Legislation

Capehart Scatchard attorneys, Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev and Marie Michel, participated in a remote CLE entitled “Why Say Gay: A Look at Dangerous Trending Legislation.”  The CLE, held on June 23, 2022, was sponsored by the Burlington County Bar Association’s Diversity, Inclusion & Leadership Committee.  Ms. Dev is Co-Chair of the Committee.

Ms. Dev served as moderator for the panel discussion and Ms. Michel served as a panelist. The participants addressed anti-gay/anti-trans legislation throughout the country. Topics discussed included the cultural history of resistance and impact on intersex children, legislation passed in New Jersey on LGBTQ curriculum in public schools, rights of transgender students v. rights of teachers, and best practices approach for practitioners to discuss with clients.

Ms. Dev, a shareholder in the School Law Department, 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.  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.   Upon graduation from Rutgers Law School, she worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald E. Bookbinder, A.J.S.C. (ret.) in Burlington County.

Ms. Michel, an associate in the Workers’ Compensation Department, received her law degree from Rutgers Law School, Camden and a B.S. degree in Marketing and a B.A. degree in Communication Studies from The College of New Jersey.  Upon law school graduation, she worked as a law clerk in Burlington County for the Honorable Sander D. Friedman, J.S.C. and as a recall law clerk to the Honorable John E. Harrington, J.S.C. (Ret./Rec.) and the Honorable Ronald E. Bookbinder, A.J.S.C. (Ret./Rec.).  She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey.

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Nicholas Dibble Addresses Regional Conference Of Rehabilitation Professionals

PHOTO: L to R: Drew Barton, Twin Boro Physical Therapy; Nicholas Dibble, Capehart Scatchard; Robert Killea, Senior VP of Business Development at Twin Boro.

Capehart Scatchard Shareholder, Nicholas Dibble, Esq., spoke at the 22nd Annual New Jersey International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (NJ-IARP) Conference held at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, NJ on June 16, 2022.  The NJ-IARP Conference is the largest Nurse Case Management Conference in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Mr. Dibble and Drew Barton, PT, DPT of Twin Boro Physical Therapy, spoke at a seminar titled, “Unlocking the Secrets of the FCE.”  The presentation on functional capacity evaluations (FCEs) included a discussion on maximum medical improvement, rules on light duty and transitional duty, legal issues in return to work determinations, and traps to avoid in making termination decisions following FCEs.

Mr. Dibble represents insurance carriers and employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims at all stages of litigation. He received his law degree from Rutgers Law School in Camden and his B.A. degree in Political Science from Haverford College. Upon law school graduation, Mr. Dibble worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Benjamin C. Telsey, Superior Court of New Jersey, in Bridgeton, NJ.

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Associate Attorney Joins Workers’ Compensation Department

Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that Morgan L. Pyle joined the firm as an associate in its Mt. Laurel office.

Ms. Pyle represents insurance carriers and employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims at all stages of litigation.

She received her law degree from Rutgers Law School, Camden and a B.A. degree in Political Science from Stockton University.  Upon law school graduation, Ms. Pyle worked as a law clerk in Gloucester County for the Honorable John Eastlack, Jr., J.S.C.  She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey.

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Capehart Scatchard Welcomes Summer Law Clerks

PHOTO: L to R:  Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev, Esq., Hiring Shareholder; Angela Reading; Erika Vasant; Becky Batista; Mary Ellen Rose, Esq., Managing Shareholder

The Firm’s 2022 summer law clerks are:

Becky Batista – Rutgers Law School – Camden, Class of 2022

Angela Reading – Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Erika Vasant – Rutgers Law School – Camden

Capehart’s summer program is designed to give law clerks an opportunity to get a feel of what it would be like to be a Capehart Scatchard associate. Summer clerks work on real projects and have an opportunity to explore many areas of the law and to work directly with attorneys within the Firm who concentrate in a wide variety of legal fields. In addition to research and writing, summer clerks have an opportunity to attend depositions, client meetings, hearings, conferences, and closings.

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Workers’ Compensation Shareholder Joins Capehart Scatchard

Capehart Scatchard is pleased to announce that Penelope Caamaño, Esq. has recently joined its Workers’ Compensation Department as a Shareholder in its Mount Laurel, NJ office.

With over 25 years of workers’ compensation law experience, Ms. Caamaño focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Ms. Caamaño was in-house counsel for Travelers Insurance Company where she learned the intricacies of the claims process while working on a variety of claims including catastrophic cases.  She earned her J.D. from New York University School and a B.A from Franklin and Marshall College.  Ms. Cammaño is a member of the American Inns of Court, Hispanic Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Risk Management Society.  She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York.

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John Geaney And Prudence Higbee Speak Before New Jersey Self Insurers’ Association

Capehart Scatchard Shareholders, John H. Geaney, Esq. and Prudence M. Higbee, Esq., recently spoke at the New Jersey Self Insurers’ Association’s Workers’ Compensation Conference and Vendor Fair.  Capehart Scatchard was a gold sponsor of the conference. The three-day event was held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.

Mr. Geaney served as a panelist on a program entitled “What Really Happens When You Presume? – Presumption Laws and Their Impact.”  The panel, made up of three experts from Maryland, New Jersey, and New York, discussed the origins, impact, and future of presumption laws in their respective states.

During her program, Ms. Higbee served as moderator on a panel discussion entitled “Claims 360.”  The panel discussed strategies on managing claims, specifically difficult and complex claims, safety issues, and how to resolve a case efficiently.

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.

Ms. Higbee, Co-Chair of Capehart Scatchard’s Workers’ Compensation Group, focuses her practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.  Ms. Higbee received her law degree from Widener University School of Law, where she was a member of the Widener Law Symposium Journal, and her B.A. degree from Rowan University.  Prior to joining the firm, she served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Samuel G. DeSimone, Assignment Judge of Vicinage 15.

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Capehart Scatchard Attorneys Participate In Rutgers Law School Minority Student Graduation Celebration

Photo:  L to R:  Stacey R. Gorin, Esq.; Sanu Dev, Esq.; Becky Batista, 2022 MSP graduate and current law clerk at Capehart Scatchard; Nina Rodriguez, Esq., former firm law clerk currently serving as law clerk to the Honorable Kay Walcott-Henderson, J.S.C. in Mercer County

Capehart Scatchard’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair, Hiring Shareholder, and School Law Department Shareholder, Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev, Esq., and Commercial Litigation Associate, Stacey R. Gorin, Esq., attended a brunch celebrating the Class of 2022 graduates of the Rutgers Law School Minority Student Program (MSP).  The celebration was held on May 15th at The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, NJ.  The keynote speaker at the event was the Honorable, Karen M. Williams, United States District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Capehart Scatchard is a proud supporter of MSP.  Attorneys from the firm actively participate in events sponsored by the program.   MSP serves Rutgers Law School students of any race or ethnicity who are members of groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession and who have faced discrimination or overcome social and economic hardships.  The program takes a proactive approach to help students succeed in law school by offering legal skills development, academic support, alumni mentoring and networking, internships and other opportunities.

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Rutgers Student Receives Writing Award From Capehart Scatchard Law Firm

Summer Cordasco was the recipient of the 23rd Annual Blaine E. Capehart Legal Writing Award, sponsored by the law firm of Capehart Scatchard. The award recipient will graduate from Rutgers Law School in Camden on May 18, 2022.

The firm awarded Ms. Cordasco with a $2,500 prize in recognition of her exemplary legal writing and research abilities.  This award is offered to a graduating Rutgers law student on an annual basis in honor of the late Blaine E. Capehart.

Ms. Cordasco’s piece, “Raising the Bar: Why New Jersey Should Reconsider Its Mental Health Inquiries on the Bar Exam,” was nominated for the award by Katie Eyer, Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School.  Professor Eyer had this to say about the winning paper:  “The invasive mental health questions that New Jersey and many other bar jurisdictions ask deter law students from seeking needed mental health treatment. In this excellently researched and written paper, Summer explains why this is wrong both as a matter of policy, and as a matter of civil rights law under the ADA.  At a time when many jurisdictions are reevaluating the fairness and equity of their bar admissions process, Summer’s work provides critical insights into how states can ensure that their bar exam processes do not unnecessarily burden and exclude lawyers with mental health disabilities.”

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