Workers Compensation

Brown & Connery recognizes that New Jersey employers face a unique set of legal challenges. As part of our representation of employers, starting in 2008, we began to develop a workers’ compensation defense practice focusing on New Jersey public and private employers. In 2016, our workers’ compensation defense practice group substantially expanded with the addition of the law firm of Freeman Huber Sacks Brennan & Fingerman. The Freeman firm has been engaged in the defense of workers’ compensation matters for employers since 1950 and provides a deep knowledge and years of experience in this area. Brown & Connery represents major insurance carriers and self-insured employers, as well as various public entities throughout the State of New Jersey including New Jersey Transit, Camden County, the City of Camden, New Jersey School Insurance Group and the South Jersey Transportation Authority. Three of the practice area attorneys are certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Attorneys. Additionally, two of our associates were selected as “Rising Stars” in New Jersey Super Lawyer Magazine.*

*The Rising Stars list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


Litigation Strategies

Effective case handling is about more than court appearances and client updates. New Jersey employers need attorneys who think strategically about their clients’ goals and targeted outcomes. Our philosophy is to develop litigation strategies which minimize our clients’ risks and costs, while aggressively defending their interests. We communicate extensively with our clients to learn about their business practices, litigation preferences, and management targets. We then implement a litigation approach which incorporates what we know about the law and how it functions, with what we can do to maximize our clients’ interests. Our strategic approach is built on understanding our clients to establish an effective partnership with them.

Lawsuit Prevention and Training Programs

Lawsuit prevention may be one of the single most effective cost-saving strategies for an employer to implement. Brown & Connery attorneys help clients build and execute plans that discourage unnecessary and/or frivolous litigation. The firm also provides comprehensive training programs related to all aspects of workers’ compensation law.

The attorneys responsible for this area of practice include William T. Freeman and Eric E. Fingerman.