Andrea Cicero Rock

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Andrea is a member of the Workers' Compensation Department and concentrates her practice in the defense of employers and self-insureds in all manner of workers' compensation matters. She represents employers in many industries, including retail services, banking, construction and manufacturing, in addition to assisted living facilities and religious organizations. 

In 1999, Andrea earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from American University. Following her time in Washington, Andrea returned to the Philadelphia area and received her juris doctor from Widener University School of Law in 2002. Andrea is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the U.S. District of New Jersey. 

Significant Representative Matters

Successfully defeated a claim petition for an alleged work-related heart attack.

Defeated a claim petition for psychological injuries involving an employee who also had a discrimination matter pending in federal court. 

Defeated a review petition which alleged that the description of injury should be amended to include depression and post-traumatic stress disorder when the claimant had been out of work for a physical injury since 1989. 

Obtained successful decision in a funded employment case for a long-time 1992 cognitive dysfunction injury. Proved that a position created for claimant through a different employer, but for which the salary was going to be funded by the employer, was within claimant's restrictions as set by an independent medical evaluator. Able to discredit on cross examination claimant's long-time treating psychiatrist. The Workers' Compensation Judge granted our modification petition based on salary that claimant would have received had he accepted the position. 

Defeated a claim petition for benefits filed in Pennsylvania, despite the employer being headquartered there, persuading the judge that there weren't enough significant contacts to bring it into Pennsylvania jurisdiction.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Alternative Treatments in Chronic Pain Management: Ethically Treating Outside of Opioids – panelist, Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA, August 9, 2019

Opioids: Balancing Real Pain Needs vs. Addiction, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 25, 2018

Alternative Treatments in Chronic Pain Management: Treating Outside of Opioids, Philadephia Bar Association's Bench Bar 2018 Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 13, 2018

Legal Remedies for Workers with Disabilities, Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA, June 9, 2017

Understanding Medical Records, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 27, 2016

Sidelined: Traumatic Brain Injuries, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 22, 2015

Social Media Update, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 30, 2014

Valley of the Dolls: Drugs, Drugs, Drugs, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 27, 2011

Catch Me If You Can: A Social Media Update, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, November 30, 2012

WLF Work/Life Panel Discussion presented by the Temple Women's Law Caucus and OUTLAW, Philadelphia, PA, April 12, 2012

Published Works

Contributing author, Philadelphia Bar Reporter, April 2017, June 2017

"Litigation: Deposing Adjusters Without a Basis," Pennsylvania Law Weekly, April 19, 2016

"The Disregarded Diagnosis--How to Litigate the Termination Petition Without an Unreasonable Contest," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013, co-author

"Compelling Social Media Issues in Litigation," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2013, co-author

Admissions
New Jersey
2002
Pennsylvania
2002
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
2002
Education
Widener University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
American University (B.A., 1999)
Associations & memberships
American Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section Co-Chair (2017-2018) and Co-Chair Elect (2016); Marketing and Communications Committee member
Year joined
2004