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Goldberg Segalla Welcomes Christina M. Hassler


Goldberg Segalla Welcomes Christina M. Hassler

June 06, 2016
Christina M. Hassler

Goldberg Segalla added partner Christina M. Hassler to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group in Buffalo.

Tina’s nearly 20-year career includes a record of successes in workers’ compensation matters from private practice, as senior staff attorney at one of the nation’s largest insurers, and as managing partner at her own firm. She has handled thousands of medical depositions and trial hearings involving lay witness litigation, no-fault litigation depositions, motion hearings on issues of subrogation, small claims court matters, and unemployment hearings. An exceptional negotiator and litigation manager, she has also presented and summarized cases to judges, filed memoranda of law, and drafted appeals in New York State Workers’ Compensation Court.

Tina brings to her clients at Goldberg Segalla a special insight and understanding from over six years as senior staff attorney to a major national insurer, implementing and managing the workers’ compensation practice there. In that role Tina collaborated with offices throughout the country to ensure consistent practice standards and procedures; ensured proper Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Freedom of Information Law request compliance; and cross-trained litigation, workers’ compensation, and subrogation departments on the interplay of legal issues in insurance coverage. A frequent speaker who has presented on New York State Workers’ Compensation Law and related issues before industry leaders, she has also trained management and employees on effective negotiation of settlements, updated case law, and file strategies.