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By Kevin L. Connors, Esquire


To jump start 2015, Connors Law, LLP proudly announces its name change to ConnorsO’Dell, LLP, effective as of January 1, 2015, in honor of Kate O’Dell’s service to firm and clients, as we wish Kate CONGRATULATIONS!


Having had the honor and privilege of being Kate’s Partner since 2000, this announcement is long overdue.  It is a testament to her patience, deliberate will, her litigation intelligence, and her impassioned leadership, chairing our Workers’ Compensation Practice Group.


Locally raised, Kate is a Graduate of the University of Maryland, circa years ago, and Villanova University School of Law, circa 1985.


Initially channeling her energy in amorphous high-rise shareholder type firms, Kate has developed a very comfortable niche as a scion in the challenging trenches of an insurance defense practice dedicated to defending workers’ compensation claims for Employers, Insurers, and Third-Party Administrators.


Her accomplishments in this field are legion, crystalized in her election as a Fellow in the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in 2013, primed by her certification by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist in 2013.


She is regarded by Bench, Bar, and Clients as being compassionate, honest to a fault, loyal to her core, and just a really nice person to work with and be around, whether friend or foe.


Without her, our firm simply would not be as fun as it is.


Crowning her as a named Partner, we humbly congratulate her on all of the success that she has enjoyed throughout her illustrious career.


ConnorsO’Dell, LLP


Trust us, we just get it!  It is trust well spent!


Defending workers’ compensation claims throughout Pennsylvania for employers, self-insureds, insurance carriers, and third party administrators, our 100+ years of cumulative experience defending our clients against compensation-related liabilities, empowers our workers’ compensation practice group attorneys to be more than mere claim denials, entrusting 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’s Workers’ Compensation Act.


With every member of our workers’ compensation practice group being AV-rated, our partnership with the NWCDN magnifies the lens through which our professional expertise imperiously demands that we always be dynamic and exacting advocates for our clients, businesses, corporations, and insurance carriers, seeking our trial and compensation acumen, navigating the frustrating and form-intensive minefield pervasive throughout Pennsylvania workers’ compensation practice and procedure.