Robert P. Schenk


Robert has developed his practice exclusively in the area of workers' compensation litigation. He has represented large, self-insured entities and third-party administrators in all manner of workers' compensation matters. While doing so, Robert has been awarded an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also lectured before various organizations on topics related to workers' compensation.

Robert's interest in politics has overlapped with his work in the field of workers' compensation. He was appointed to the Administration's Committee promulgating the proposed rules to administer Act 57. On that committee, he helped draft the regulations which ultimately implemented the Act 57 amendments. Robert was also elected to the South Harrison Township (New Jersey) Committee in 2011 and continues to serve in this capacity. From 2007-2011, he served on the township's Planning and Zoning Board.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Robert served in the United States Marine Corps. He was decorated five times during his service and was honorably discharged in 1987. Following his military service, Robert graduated from Western Connecticut State University and went on to receive his juris doctor from Villanova School of Law.

An avid photographer, Robert is also a licensed commercial drone pilot. 

Classes/Seminars Taught

The Meat and Potatoes of Affirmative Defenses, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 19, 2017

Course and Scope, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 27, 2016

Settlements and Subrogation, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 30, 2014

Dial "I" For IRE – An Overview of Impairment Rating Evaluations in Pennsylvania, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, November 30, 2012

Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Marshall Dennehey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2008 

W.C. Claims Handling Strategies, Providence Property and Casualty Co., Dallas, Texas, April 2008

Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Marshall Dennehey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 2007

Basic PA Case Handling for Adjusters, Providence Property and Casualty Co., Dallas, Texas, November 2006

Litigating W.C. Construction Cases in PA, KHS&S Contractors, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, September 2006 

Current Issues in PA Workers' Compensation, Old Republic Ins. Co., Greensburg, Pennsylvania, September 2005

Effective Marketing Techniques for Partner and Associates, Marshall Dennehey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 2005

Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Morris., CLE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 2005

Basic Claims Handling -PA Workers' Compensation Cases, CNA, Reading, Pennsylvania, October 2003

Handling Claims in PA, ACE/USA, ESIS, Wilmington, Delaware, July 2003 

Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, McLaughlin., CLE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2002 

Current Case Law Update, PAWCCA, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, May 2002

Status of Vocational Rehabilitation in Light of Current Case Law, Concentra, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, March 2002 

Successful File Management and Billing Guidelines, Marshall Dennehey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2001

Avoiding Pitfalls Inherent to the Use of Bureau Forms, RSKCO, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, August 2000 

Proving Fraudulent Claims Under Act 57, Sumitomo Marine Management (USA), Inc., Warren, New Jersey, February 1998 

Practical Management of Cases under Act 57, PMA Insurance Company, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, June 1997 

Large Firm v. Small Firm, Advantages for the New Associate's Consideration, PA Bar Association's Law School Practicum, Widener School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, April 1995

Published Works

"Attorney’s Fees for a Frivolous Appeal: An Old Cloak Gets a New Owner," Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 2, June 2015

"Killing Constituents: The Current Status of the Utilization Review Process," Defense Digest, Volume 18, No. 1, March 2012

"Losing Sight of Act 44 -Judicial Rollback of Legislative Medical Savings," Defense Digest, March 2008 

Military Service

United States Marine Corp, 1983-1987 

Villanova University School of Law (J.D., 1994)
Western Connecticut State University (B.A., 1991)
Honors & awards
Associations & memberships
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
Year joined