Robin M. Romano

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As a member of the Workers' Compensation Department, Robin focuses her practice on the defense of workers' compensation matters. She represents self-insureds, including temporary employment agencies, warehouses, hospitals and businesses, as well as major insurance carriers and third-party administrators.

Robin partners with employers, brokers and third-party administrators, placing a high priority on consistent communication to best serve the interests of all parties. She tailors her results-driven approach to a client's specific needs, whether it involves litigating a case to conclusion or working toward an early resolution, and she is always mindful of their bottom line. 

With more than 20 years of experience practicing exclusively in workers' compensation in the Philadelphia area, Robin has earned a favorable reputation among her peers, judges and the claimant's bar. 

Robin is a graduate of Dickinson College, and she received her juris doctor from T.C. Williams School of Law in Richmond, Virginia. She is a member of the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association and the Pennsylvania Self-Insurers Association. She is the former vice president and original master of the Judge Alexander F. Barbieri Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court, and she served as a past co-chair for the Workers' Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Coverage Issues, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 25, 2018

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

Tough Problems in Workers' Compensation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA, April 3, 2017

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

Double Play: What Happens When Your Claim Crosses Multiple States?, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 22, 2015

From Kachinski to Phoenixville Hospital: Proving Earning Capacity in the Modern Era, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 30, 2014

From Kachinski to Phoenixville Hospital: Proving Earning Capacity in the Modern Era, Philadelphia Bar Association, July 11, 2014

How to Succeed at Mediations Without Really Trying, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, November 30, 2012 

Co-presenter regarding the use of panel physicians in the workers' compensation arena, Teach and Treat Self-Insured Seminar at Marshall Dennehey, October 21, 2010 

Co-presenter at the Philadelphia Chapter of Occupational Medicine Nurses regarding dissecting medical records, March 24, 2010 

Presenter at Nationwide in-house seminar regarding Medicare fraud, December 10, 2009 

Co-presenter at SRS in-house seminar regarding the Interplan between FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation, October 5, 2001 

Published Works

"Immunity from Testimony Under the Workers’ Compensation Act," Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 4, December 2015

"Voluntary Retirement Cases: an Evolving Burden of Proof," Pennsylvania Self-Insurer's Association Newsletter, November 2011; Defense Digest, March 2011

"An Overview on the Compensability of Psychiatric Injuries," Counterpoint, October 1995 

"Ex parte Contact With a Treating Physician," Counterpoint, July 1993 

"Reimbursement of Travel Expenses Under the Workers' Compensation Act," Counterpoint, July 1992 

Admissions
Pennsylvania
1987
Education
University of Richmond School of Law (J.D., 1986)
Dickinson College (B.A., cum laude, 1983)
Associations & memberships
National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association - Workers' Compensation Committee, member
Pennsylvania Self-Insurers Association
Philadelphia Bar Association - Workers' Compensation Section, former co-chair; Arts Committee, member
Year joined
1992