Goldberg Segalla Expands Workers’ Compensation Capabilities in Central and Northern Florida
Goldberg Segalla added Timothy A. Dunbrack, Walter G. Benjamin, and Matthew R. Scott to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation group in Orlando.
“Florida continues to play an important role in our industry-focused growth strategy across our key markets,” said Damon M. Gruber, a member of the firm’s Management Committee and co-chair of its Workers’ Compensation practice. “We are thrilled to welcome two first-class workers’ compensation partners in Orlando. Tim and Walter will be an invaluable resource to our clients as we move that plan forward and continue to grow our capabilities in Florida and across our footprint. We’re excited to be able to offer their experience and knowledge to our clients.”
“I am tremendously excited to join Goldberg Segalla,” Tim said. “We are equally eager to capitalize on the unmatched resources of Goldberg Segalla. Along with the momentum of a robust economy returning to Florida, so too do we expect an uptick in on-the-job injuries. With the superior level of representation that Goldberg Segalla is known for in the workers’ compensation arena, we are uniquely prepared to meet the needs of our clients here in the Sunshine State.”
Tim has more than 25 years of experience defending employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation litigation throughout the state of Florida. He represents clients at both the trial and appellate levels with a focus on permanent total disability, exposure, and complex compensability claims. His extensive experience includes defending clients in the retail sector, construction industry, and professional employer organizations with a particular focus on medical causation litigation. He has also handled large OCIPs (Owner Controlled Insurance Programs) and CCIPs (Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs) in construction wrap-up matters. Prior to joining Goldberg Segalla, Dunbrack was the managing partner of a multi-practice business law firm in Orlando for 23 years. Tim earned his bachelor’s degree at Boston University and his juris doctor at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center.
Walter has focused his practice exclusively on Florida workers’ compensation law since 1989. He has represented a wide variety of employers in various industries—including employee leasing, construction, hotel, retail, manufacturing, government, and transportation—and their carriers, servicing agents, and third-party administrators for 25 of his 31 years in workers’ compensation matters, and prosecuted claims on behalf of injured workers for six years. He has also handled appeals before the First and Fifth District Courts of Appeal. Walter is a frequent guest speaker on worker’s compensation topics at Seminole State College’s Department of Legal Studies, presents adjuster CEU classes in workers’ compensation, and has been a guest editor of the News & 440 Report for the Workers’ Compensation section of The Florida Bar. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University and his juris doctor from the University of Florida.
Matt counsels and defends employers, insurers, and third-party administrators in a variety of workers’ compensation matters throughout Florida. Prior to entering private practice, Matt was a certified legal intern in the 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida’s Public Defender Office, where he handled first appearances, pleas, docket calls, and probation violation hearings. Matt earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and his juris doctor from the Barry University School of Law. While in law school, he gained experience as a certified legal intern at the Barry University School of Law’s Collaborative Family Law Clinic.