Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP has promoted Shawn C. Gooden to partner effective July 1, 2009. Mr. Gooden, who is resident in the Firm's Harrisburg office, concentrates his practice in the representation of employers, insurance companies, self-insureds and third-party administrators in workers' compensation matters as well as general casualty matters arising out of work related injuries. His experience includes litigation before Workers' Compensation Judges, the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Gooden is the 2002 recipient of the Irwin R. Stander Memorial Prize for excellence in administrative law presented by the Philadelphia Bar Association.
In 2005 through 2008, Mr. Gooden was recognized by the publishers of Philadelphia magazine and the Pennsylvania edition of Super Lawyers magazine as a "Rising Star," an honor given to the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth who are 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Mr. Gooden was named in the Workers' Compensation practice area.