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In the finest tradition of the legal profession.

Workers’ Compensation

Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie, P.C. is renowned in Western Pennsylvania for its workers’ compensation practice. Its attorneys have vast experience in litigating claims, facilitating amicable resolution of claims and counseling clients on subjects including cost control, health and safety policies, loss control, rehabilitation programs, insurance and self-insurance and statutory compliance.

The firm’s workers’ compensation department is lead by six experienced workers’ compensation attorneys.

With over thirty (30) years of nearly exclusive experience in the field, Harry W. Rosensteel, a shareholder in the firm, is chair of the firm’s workers’ compensation department. He is an editor of the TR&C Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Bulletin, a periodic publication addressing current legal trends in workers’ compensation matters with a wide circulation in the Western Pennsylvania business and industry community.  He represents clients in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Margaret Hock, a shareholder in the firm, has practiced almost exclusively in the field of workers’ compensation since 1993, representing insurers and self-insured employers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  She is also an editor of the firm’s Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Bulletin, as well as the TR&C West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Law Notes, which addresses developments in workers’ compensation law in West Virginia.

James Mazzotta joined Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie in May 2017 as special counsel and represents employers, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation and occupational disease litigation.  Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Mazzotta was a partner at another workers’ compensation firm for nearly 30 years, where he handled cases in the western half of Pennsylvania.

Rhonda Rudman is also special counsel with the firm’s workers’ compensation department.  Attorney Rudman joined the firm in 2017.  Prior to that, she was a senior partner at a Pittsburgh law firm representing employers and insurance carriers in all aspects of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation.

David McQuiston, a shareholder in the firm, also has extensive years of experience in the field of workers’ compensation defense.  In addition, he also practiced extensively in the defense of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act cases, as well as general insurance defense.

Linton Moyer, special counsel and past editor of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, has over forty years of experience in the field.  His practice is concentrated in the areas of medical malpractice litigation, as well as workers’ compensation.

The firm’s preeminence in the labor and employment field affords clients a well-rounded approach to workers’ compensation matters and its interplay with federal employment statutes such as the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  All of the members of the workers’ compensation department engage in frequent seminars for the business and industry community and its clients.