TOP ATTORNEYS FOR 2009
John Clennan & David W. Faber
January 14, 2010: Congratulations are in order to John Clennan and David W. Faber who exemplify the high quality of legal representation in the workers compensation community in the State of New York.
there are just over 10,000 administrative law judge decisions appealed
every year in which workers compensation attorneys argue the merits of
their respective sides, it is at the Appellate Court and Court of
Appeals that major issues are argued and cases decided.
As the “Fiercest” Attorney of the Year, John Clennan
(Ronkonkoma) presented prevailing arguments, all on behalf of injured
workers, which resulted in the most cases in which the Appellate Court
disagreed with the original Workers Compensation Board’s rulings and
either reversed the Board’s original decision or returned it to the
Board for a proper review of the evidence.
In the Matter of Hayes v Nassau County Police Dept
issued February 19, 2009 Clennan successfully argued that the Board’s
finding of voluntary withdrawal was based on incorrect conclusions for
which reason the Court remanded the case back to the Board for a proper
In the Matter of Tipping v Orthopedic Surgeons
issued December 3, 2009 Clennan’s arguments convinced the Appellate
Court to reverse the Board’s decision and to agree with Clennan that the
claimant did in fact sustain an occupational disease.
In the Matter of Carlucci v Omnibus Print
issued December 10, 2009, the Appellate Court agreed with Clennan that
the Boardss determination as to the degree of permanent partial
disability was defective and returned it to the Board for a proper
review of the medical evidence and guidelines.
And an Honorable Mention to Robert E. Grey of counsel to Grey & Grey (Farmingdale) on behalf of injured workers.
As the “Winningest” Attorney of the Year, David W. Faber of counsel to Cherry, Edson & Kelly (Hempstead) presented prevailing arguments in six cases during the calendar year 2009.
In the five cases in which Faber prevailed, two with co-counsel, the issues were causal relationship (the Matter of Bradley v US Airways), voluntary withdrawal (the Matter of Magerko v Edwin B. Stimpson Co), further causally related disability (the Matter of Benjamin v Sprint/Nextel), Due Process (the Matter of Porcelli v Pma Assoc), and hearing loss (the Matter of Hutchinson v Lansing Conduit).
And an Honorable Mention to Robert E. Grey of counsel to Grey & Grey (Farmingdale) and John Clennan (Ronkonkoma) on behalf of injured workers, and to Louis R. Salvo of Weiss, Wexler & Wornow, P.C.,(New York City) and Patrick M. Conroy of counsel to Greenblatt, Manning & Baez (Syosset) on behalf of insurers and employers.
is not in any way take away from the excellent work done by the 64
other attorneys who also presented prevailing arguments in a wide range
of cases, representing claimants, carriers, employers, and various state
John Clennan and David Faber will be sent, in recognition of their meritorious service, Certificates (click here to see both) and a $10 gift certificate to Starbucks.