Goldberg Segalla added partner Joseph C. Tarpine III and associates Meredith L. Pendergrass and Jason A. Heller to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group in Baltimore.
Together, Mr. Tarpine, Ms. Pendergrass, and Mr. Heller have successfully defended employers in workers’ compensation matters before the District of Columbia Office of Workers’ Compensation and Administrative Hearings Division and the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, and in the District of Columbia and Maryland Courts of Appeals and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. They have represented clients including food-service companies, hospitals, municipalities, construction firms, hotels, assisted-living facilities, and family-owned establishments. Their collective experience includes defending against accidental injury as well as occupational disease claims, and they’ve handled cases involving failure to give notice, issues of fault, and questions about the causal relationships between workplace accidents and alleged total and partial disabilities. They have several times won verdicts setting precedents favorable to clients and their industries.
A recognized authority on workers’ compensation defense, Mr. Tarpine regularly presents seminars to other attorneys, insurance adjusters, risk managers, and human resources personnel.