InsideWorkersCompNY Announces NY Appellate Court’s Top Attorneys for 2009
01/22/2010

Michael Berns, former Commissioner at the NYS Worker’s Compensation Board, announced his selection John Clennan and David W. Faber as the top two attorneys for their work before the New York State Court of Appeals and Appellate Court in 2009.

Online PR News – 22-January-2010 – – Michael Berns, former Commissioner at the New York State Worker’s Compensation Board, announced today his selection of John Clennan and David W. Faber as the top two attorneys who have presented arguments before the New York State Court of Appeals and Appellate Court, Third Department in 2009 in workers compensation-related cases.

While 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 oh 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.

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.

Among those attorneys receiving honorable mentions for the representation were two to Robert E. Grey of counsel to Grey & Grey (Farmingdale), one for John Clennan, and others to the late 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.

Details found at InsideWorkersCompNY.com, which posts all workers compensation related-cases issued in New York State every Friday morning.

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