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Law firm expands workers compensation practice in Florida

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Eagleville, Pennsylvania-based The Chartwell Law Offices L.L.P. has expanded its workers’ compensation practice with three new offices in Florida and seven new attorneys.

Chartwell provides legal representation to insurers, self-insured entities, third party administrators, banks, and lenders. Its new Florida offices are based in Tallahassee, Orlando, and Jupiter, Florida,, and the existing Fort Myers location now provides workers compensation defense, Chartwell said Thursday in a statement.

Brian S. Bartley and Amanda Mitteer Bartley have joined the Fort Myers office as partners, with Mr. Bartley representing insurers, self-insured employers, municipalities and third party administrators in workers compensation and insurance defense matters, and Ms. Bartley focusing on workers compensation litigation defense for insurers and employers.

Tom Marchese will lead the Tallahassee office as a partner, defending insurers and self-insured employers throughout northern Florida in workers compensation matters, Chartwell said in the statement.

Sean Crosby, a partner at Chartwell, will lead the Orlando office. Lisa Cunningham-Harvey also will join the Orlando office, focusing on the defense of insured and self-insured entities in Florida workers comp matters, according to the statement.

Additionally, partner Chris Riggio will lead the Jupiter office. Heather L. Hatch also joins the Jupiter office as a partner and trial attorney focusing on representation of employers, self-insured employers, and their insurers in workers compensation claims and employment-related matters, according to the statement.