Our Team

Goldberg Segalla’s Workers’ Compensation Defense blog is your source for all things workers’ compensation. We cover everything from current trends and precedent-setting litigation, to claims management and upcoming rule changes. Our attorney contributors have experience defending private and public clients across a broad range of industries, including trucking, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, long-term care, home health care, public services, and education. Our writers use their diverse knowledge to create industry-specific content—giving you an in-depth analysis of how to handle the type of claims most-common in your line of work.

Cory A. DeCresenza

Partner – Syracuse
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Meredith L. Pendergrass

Partner – Baltimore


Workers’ Compensation Practice

The mission of Goldberg Segalla’s Workers’ Compensation practice group is to achieve significant and sustainable reductions to the overall expense of each client’s workers’ compensation program. Our commitment to this mission—and our success in efficient file handling as well as long-range strategic risk-management—has earned us a national reputation for exceeding our clients’ expectations and driving positive change in the practice of workers’ compensation law.

The hallmarks of our innovative practice model include:

  • Individual attorney file ownership from conception to closure
  • Cutting-edge, value-added programs that identify and neutralize risks and result in fast and efficient resolutions
  • Partnering and communicating with each client not only to close individual files, but to develop long-term, comprehensive, and tailor-made improvements to their workers’ compensation programs

One of the first law firms ever to approach workers’ compensation in this manner and at this scale, we have been able to achieve extraordinary cost savings for leading employers in sectors ranging from construction to the gig economy. Equipped with this deep industry-specific experience, our attorneys have also pioneered value-added programs to address workers’ compensation litigation across entire industries, simplify and systematize knotty issues like Medicare Set-Asides, identify cost-saving and risk management opportunities at the intersection of workers’ compensation and employment decisions, and address major cultural forces like the opioid epidemic and the rise of legal cannabis in the workplace.