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By Kevin L. Connors, Esquire

It is with both congratulations and regrets that we announce that Kate O’Dell, a Partner in our firm, and Co-Chair of our Workers’ Compensation Practice Group, has elected to trade the outrageous slings and arrows of compensation claims for the tranquility and joyous personal redemption of semi-retirement, as Kate transitions from being a founding Partner to assuming the role “of Counsel” with our firm, allowing Kate to re-assign workers’ compensation cases that she was handling for our firm, and defending for our Clients, to other firm Partners in our Workers’ Compensation Practice Group, while Kate has graciously agreed to serve as “of Counsel” to the firm, as coverage needs and her personal schedule might dictate.

Having had the honor and privilege of being Kate’s Partner for 17 years, there is no question but that I will personally feel the deep sense of loss without her delicious wisdom and wit being available on a daily basis in our office.

Her intelligence and integrity to detail will also be sorely missed.

She has been, and remains, a dear friend, both to me, and to our firm.

Throughout her storied career with our firm, she has attained national and regional honors for her knowledge and professionalism in the defense of workers’ compensation claims.

Honoring her years of service to our firm, we will continue to strive, as a firm, to achieve and maintain the high idea and professionalism that Kate exhibited every day since her 1985 graduation from Law School.


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We defend Employers, Self-Insureds, Insurance Carriers, and Third Party Administrators in Workers’ Compensation matters throughout  Pennsylvania.  We have over 100 years of cumulative experience defending our clients against compensation-related liabilities, with no attorney in our firm having less than ten (10) years of specialized experience, empowering our Workers’ Compensation practice group attorneys to be more than mere claim denials, enabling us to create the factual and legal leverage to expeditiously resolve claims, in the course of limiting/reducing/extinguishing our clients’ liabilities under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.

Every member of our Workers’ Compensation practice group is AV rated.  Our partnership with the NWCDN magnifies the lens for which our professional expertise imperiously demands that we always be dynamic and exacting advocates for our clients, navigating the frustrating and form-intensive minefield pervasive throughout Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation practice and procedure.