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Who Insures the Top Workers’ Comp Law Firms for Comp?

By Byron Warnken

Can you learn anything about workers’ compensation insurance from some of the best law firms representing injured workers?

It’s hard to say.  How law firms get comp insurance is usually based more on their insurance brokers than it is an active selection of insurers based on their experience representing injured workers.

Some of the top workers’ comp law firms in Maryland – and who insures those firms for workers’ compensation for their own employees – are listed below.

  • Ingerman & Horwitz is insured by Hartford. (This group includes Bruce Ingerman, Aaron Schwartz, and Lloyd Sarro, among others.)
  • Likewise, Warnken, LLC is insured by Hartford. (This firm includes Rebecca Smith, Matt Grogan, and Byron Warnken, among others.)
  • John M. Hall is the comp attorney at one of the most active workers’ comp law firms representing injured workers in Maryland. His firm is insured by Confidential Casualty Co.
  • The Law Offices of Mitchell M. Gordon is insured for workers’ comp by State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.
  • Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, LLP, with offices in Gaithersberg and Towson, is insured by Valley Forge Insurance Co.
  • Antezana & Antezana, LLC., is insured by Foremost Insurance Co., of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers, who has three offices, is insured for workers’ compensation by Hanover Insurance Co.
  • Goodman, Meagher & Enoch, LLP., a Baltimore workers’ compensation firm, is insured by Trumbill Insurance Co.
  • Ezrine, Castro & Stavisky, P.A. are insured by Hartford Underwriters Insurance.
  • The Law Offices of Anne Hoke, LLC., with an office in Baltimore in the same building as the Workers’ Compensation Commission is insured for comp by Maryland’s largest workers’ compensation insurer, Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company.

Three of the top workers’ compensation law firms are insured for comp by the Hartford.  Does this mean insurance company Hartford is the best for workers’ compensation?  No, not necessarily.  It might mean it’s popular among small employers.  It might mean nothing at all.  It is somewhat interesting to this author that leading insurer in the state, Chesapeake (formerly IWIF), only insures one of Maryland top workers’ compensation firms for injured workers.

All firms listed above are well versed in workers’ compensation.  The author of this post is Byron B. Warnken, owner of Baltimore workers’ comp law firm Warnken, LLC, listed above.

The Hidden Costs of Maryland’s Non-Economic Damages Cap

By Byron Warnken

One might think a cap on non-economic damages is reasonable.  In theory, it is reasonable.  That’s how the right sells it to our population.  I do not, however, believe the cap on non-economic damages in Maryland is reasonable.  It’s simply too low at approximately $800,000. How do you tell someone born with severe cerebral palsy […]

Maryland’s Best? Lawyers

By Byron Warnken

A lawyer can’t tell you he’s the best.  In fact, he can’t tell you anything that compares himself to another lawyer unless it’s objectively true.  Why don’t we tolerate puffery in legal services the same way we do in nearly everything else in our capitalist society?  I’m not sure.  We’re lawyers.  We’re sticklers for the […]

Peter Angelos Still Works Cases?

By Byron Warnken went from algorithmic updates to hand updates within the last few months.  A smattering of the updates come across my desk.  Actually, they do the modern day equivalent and pipe through my inbox.  I’m seldom surprised by what I see.  If I thought a lawyer was busy and handling a lot of car accident […]

More Medical Malpractice Studies

By Byron Warnken

The public perception, mostly fueled by the American Medical Industrial Complex, is that medical malpractice suits are unjustified and out of control. As statistics and facts become more available all the time, perhaps this is changing to some degree. The truth is the exact opposite. It’s difficult for victims of medical negligence to get just […]

21 Maryland Medical Malpractice Cases in One Month

By Byron Warnken

In June of 2014, there were only 21 Medical Malpractice lawsuits filed in Maryland Circuit Courts.  Of those 21 cases, only 3 med mal firms filed more than a single case. Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, L.L.C. filed three cases, Schochor, Frederico and Staton P.A. filed two, and Snyder and Snyder filed two. Other […]

How to Find the Best Lawyers in Maryland when You’re Out of State

By Byron Warnken

Besides using online services like, there is one excellent way to find the best injury lawyers in Maryland (or the best lawyers in any practice area anywhere).  As always, the term “best” is very subjective and slightly misleading.  In this instance, the below method may or may not lead to the best actual lawyer, […]

Would $650,000 be enough for you to get cerebral palsy?

By Byron Warnken

Last Week’s Maryland Verdicts, Decisions, and Lawsuits Giles Manley and Janet, Jenner & Suggs Win $9.5 Million Med Mal Case A jury in Upper Marlboro, MD has found the emergency room at Laurel Regional Hospital liable for a child’s cerebral palsy.  The case occurred because the ER and its personnel did not treat signs of […]