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.