Jeff Newby defends Fortune 500 companies and mid-size and small businesses in workers' compensation matters.
Jeff has handled thousands of workers' compensation defense cases and counsels clients from a wide range of industries including hospitality, transportation, healthcare and retail. He is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court and was inducted into the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers through the American Bar Association in 2010. Jeff has also achieved an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognized Jeff and the New Jersey attorneys' work in workers' compensation matters naming the office one of the leading Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation firms in New Jersey. Weber Gallagher was one of only five New Jersey firms given this prestigious ranking. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers gave its highest ranking to Weber Gallagher in New Jersey and Philadelphia for workers' compensation law - employers.
Jeff has testified before the New Jersey State Senate regarding comprehensive changes to the Workers’ Compensation Statute as a member of the Executive Committee of the Bar Association.
Jeffrey D. Newby
Partner, Co-Chair Workers' Compensation, Chair New Jersey Workers' Compensation
Successfully tried a case for a healthcare agency where an employee alleged sustaining a low back injury when leaving a client's home. She slipped and fell on ice. The claim was dismissed with prejudice following the presentation of four witnesses. We were able to convince the judge that in contrast to the employee’s allegations, she was not going to her car in order to retrieve a timesheet. Had the judge believed that fact issue, the trip to the car may have been deemed work-related. Using her recorded statement and other documentation including fact witness testimony, the case was dismissed and saved the employer in the range of $100,000 in wage loss, medical bills as well as an award of permanent disability.
- 07.13.16Presenter, “Course and Scope of Employment: Key Facts to Access and Assert the Defense," WG University Webinar
- 04.29.16Presenter, "Update on Recent Case Law in New Jersey Workers' Compensation," New Jersey Self Insured Association
- 03.19.15Speaker, “Legal Update,” Central jersey Claims Association meeting, Hamilton Township, NJ
American Red Cross v. WCAB (Romano), 745 A.2d 78 (Pa. Commw. 2000), aff'd per curiam, 766 A.2d 328 (Pa. 2001).
American Red Cross v. WCAB (Curran), 741 A. 2d 244 (Pa. Commw. 1999).
Harris v. Branin Transport, Inc., 711 A.2d 331 (N.J. App. Div. 1998).
Goldberg v. WCAB (Star Enters.), 696 A.2d 263 (Pa. Commw. 1997).
Root v. WCAB (U.S. Plywood Corp.), 636 A.2d 1263 (Pa Commw. 1994), app. denied, 649 A.2d 678 (Pa. 1994).
Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania v. WCAB (Artuch), 562 A.2d 427 (Pa. Commw. 1989).
Professional & Community Involvement
Pennsylvania Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Fellow, The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Fellow, The Council for Litigation Management
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