2017 – 18 Workers’ Compensation Practice Committee Members:
Chair: Nicole Hessen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Committee Members: Michele Tabitha Bachoon, Bruce G. Burk, Hon. Thomas A. Hedler, Rand Hoch, Hon. Gregory John Johnsen, Hillarey McCall, Suzanna Scarborough, Hon. Carol Stephenson, Ryan Vataaro,
If you are interested in joining the committee, contact Jen Iacobucci.
Judicial Panel Discussion regarding JCC Procedures.
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A Workers’ Compensation Claim from Start to Finish!
KENNIE EDWARDS AWARD:
On September 19, 1996 a horrible tragedy occurred in the workers’ compensation community that most will never forget. An injured worker armed with a shotgun and a handgun burst into a workers’ compensation defense firm in West Palm Beach, Florida. Attorney Kennie Edwards was shot and killed at age 38 leaving behind his pregnant wife and five year old son. The injured worker then shot and killed himself. Following this horrific event the workers’ compensation community established the Kennie Edwards Award which is presented annually to the Workers’ Compensation attorney who best exemplifies those professional qualities admired in Kennie- honesty, integrity, cordiality, good humor, high ethical standards and advocacy tempered by a sense of humility. Past recipients of the Kennie Edwards Award are: Honorable Timothy Basquill, Jason Goldstone, Alison Schefer, Randy Porcher, Honorable Shelley Punancy, Michael Celeste, Lyle Platt, Michelle Leissle, Charles Williams, Lloyd Findler, Walter Beisler, Art Pumpian, David Rigell, Stan Narkier, Michael McManus, Nicole Hessen, Jeffrey Friedman, Marissa Hoffman and this year’s recipient, John Clarke. Mr. Clarke was Kennie Edwards’ law partner and was at the deposition when the tragedy occurred. During his acceptance speech, John highlighted many of Kennie’s admirable qualities.
2018 Worker’s Compensation Seminar
2017 Worker’s Compensation Seminar
2016 Worker’s Compensation Seminar
2015 Worker’s Compensation Seminar
February 28, 2014 Workers’ Compensation Seminar
INAUGURAL WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SEMINAR:
The first Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar was a huge success in 2013! The seminar was held at the Palm Beach County Bar Association and discussed topics including but not limited to: Professionalism; Everything you ever wanted to know about Kyphplaysty the next Waive of Minimally Invasive Treatment for the Spine; Practical Consideration and Discovery Practices when dealing with PEO’s; Compelling Attorney Fee Motions and An Overview of the Reverse Shoulder Replacement. We completed the program with a Question and Answer Session with the Judges of Compensation Claims assigned to handle claims in Palm Beach County. Pictures from this event: