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Congratulations are in order

The Division just issued a list of the hardest working comp attorneys for 2022. Here are the top three claimant and top three carrier attorneys with the average number of hours worked per day assuming they worked every single day of the year, weekends and holidays included, and billed at the Division’s maximum allowable rate of $200 per hour: 

Claimant Attorney    Approved Fees      Hours per day
Bill Abbott                   $958,162.50           13.13
Adam Henderson       $939,700.00           12.87
Kim Wyatt                   $774,820.00           10.61
Carrier Attorney      Approved Fees        Hours per day
Dean Pappas            $880,492.50             12.06
Jeremy Lunn             $641,589.00              8.79
Mark Midkiff              $509,600.30              6.98

Bill Abbott moved up to first place from number two in 2021 while Kim Wyatt dropped from first to third and Adam Henderson moved up one spot to number two for 2022. Mr. Henderson was indicted for billing fraud in 2021 along with Leslie Casaubon and Roger Farahmand (see story above). The indictment alleges that Mr. Henderson submitted bills for work he did not do from January 1, 2012 to January 31, 2019. The case remains pending and he has a pretrial hearing set for February 9, 2023. Dean Pappas was the number one carrier attorney again, making him the top carrier attorney five out of the last six years.
To view the amount of approved attorney’s fees for each of the top 100 Claimant and Carrier workers’ compensation attorneys for 2022, click the following link: Top 100 2022

Prior years can be viewed here: Top 100 2021Top 100 2020Top 100 2019Top 100 2018Top 2017