Attorney’s Fees in Workers’ Compensation: Do’s, Don’ts, and Difficulties (EWC211029)

Friday, October 29, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)


United States

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Presented by the Workers' Compensation Section

About the Program

This webinar explores the legal and ethical considerations concerning attorneys’ fees for both respondents and claimants. 

You Will Learn

  • The statutory, ethical, and judicial constraints and requirements for fee agreements and the collection of legal fees by attorneys from claimants and respondents
  • The law regarding resolution of fee disputes between lawyers and their clients, or between successive attorneys for a single client
  • About issues for claimants’ and respondents’ attorneys arising out of third-party actions related to workers’ compensation claims
  • About attorneys’ fees for undue delay or unreasonable contest
  • About fees from Medicare Set Asides and structured settlements
  • About attorneys’ fees and mediations
  • About the current Workers’ Compensation Commission’s memorandum regulating fees and whether it should be revised to permit higher fees

Who Should Attend

Attorneys who represent claimants and respondents in workers’ compensation claims and related civil claims.


(Includes Electronic Materials)
Member $70
Non-Member $140
Student Member $40


Hon. Donald Doyle (Ret.)
DHD Solutions Litigation Alternatives, Essex

Robert Carter Robert F. Carter
Carter & Civitello, Woodbridge

Meghan Lyon Meghan Lyon
Hoekenga Machado & Lyon LLC, New Milford

Philip Markuszka Philip T. Markuszka
Strunk Dodge Aiken Zovas LLC, Rocky Hill


Steven H. Cousins
Law Offices of Steven H. Cousins, Monroe

CLE Credit

CT: 2.25 CLE Credits (Ethics)
NY: 2.5 CLE Credits (Ethics)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the page on CLE: Financial hardship information is available upon request.

If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.

Closed captioning will be available during the seminar presentation for virtual attendees.


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