Curriculum Vitae

www.njworkerscomplaw.com

DENNIS M. BAPTISTA, ESQ.

 

Education

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - Newark Law School

J.D., 1985

 

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - Newark College of Arts & Sciences

B.A., Majors in Economics and Business Administration, 1982

 

Certifications

Certified by the Supreme Court of NJ as a Workers Compensation Law Attorney, 2005- present

 

Appointments

Presiding Judge- Alpha Municipal Court, 2014- present

Presiding Judge- Phillipsburg Municipal Court, 2007– 2016

Commissioner- Phillipsburg Housing Authority, 1997- 2007

 

Awards

AVVO Rating – 10.0/10.0 Superb, 2011- present

SUPER LAWYER – Workers Compensation - 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

 

Teaching Experience

NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

             Workers Comp College, 2006 – present

             Creator and Senior Instructor of live seminar designed to teach practicing

              attorneys how to litigate workers compensation claims. All day course

              held either annually or semi-annually since 2006

            

             Section 40 Liens – Decoded , 2011 - present

             Creator and Senior Instructor of this“webinar” designed for negligence

             and workers compensation lawyers to explain and simplify the intricacies

             contained in Section 40 of the New Jersey Workers Compensation Act.

Held annually live over the Internet since 2011

 

Publications

NEW JERSEY LAW JOURNAL

             Section 40 Liens Decoded, November 3, 2014

             Total Permanent Disability Benefits, October 24, 2012

             Workers Compensation Dependency Issues, July 21, 2008

             Permanent Disability Benefits – Workers Compensation, November 3, 2008

 

SIDEBAR (Union County Bar Association)

             Dependency Benefits – Workers Compensation, Winter 2005

 

 

Published Cases:

Medical Diagnostic Associates vs. Hawryluk, 317 N.J. Super 338 (App. Div. 1998)

 

Memberships

New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and Health (NJCOSH)

             Vice President                                                                                                                                          2011– present

 

NJICLE

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

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