Abbey R. Lacheen

Partner

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(610) 666-8428
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(610) 666-7704
Moorestown, NJ
302 Harper Drive
Suite 205
Moorestown
,
NJ
08057
Valley Forge, PA
970 Rittenhouse Road
Suite 300
Eagleville
,
PA
19403

PRACTICE AREAS

Workers' Compensation

Admissions

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

Education

Widener University School of Law

J.D., 2003

Pennsylvania State University

B.A., 2000

Abbey R. Lacheen devotes her practice exclusively to workers’ compensation defense litigation representing self-insured employers, insurance companies, and businesses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Her clients range from mid-sized regional businesses to some of the largest companies in the United States. Abbey’s extensive experience includes:

• Handling the complex issues that arise in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional workers’ compensation matters.

• Counseling clients on new COVID-19 laws and presumptive laws impacting national employers.

• Determining Medicare Set-Aside fund allocations to pay for future medical services related to work injuries.

Abbey believes that the practice of law is more than just handling a file. Her clients are very important to her and she takes a personal interest in their businesses as if they were her own. Her clients consider her to be a trusted advisor and partner, aggressive, pragmatic, responsive, and cost-effective, always keeping them informed while being mindful of their goals.

Notably, Abbey was one of the first female equity partners at Chartwell. She is the managing partner of the firm’s New Jersey practice; is a member of the firm’s administrative management committee; serves as the workers’ compensation coordinator of the firm’s Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York offices; and is a member of the firm’s Medicare Set-Aside team. She is also active within the firm’s legal education outreach initiatives and mentoring new attorneys.

Abbey has authored several articles on workers’ compensation issues and regularly conducts educational seminars for clients across the country. She participates in the Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and the National RIMS Conference. In addition, Ms. Lacheen is an active participant in the New Jersey Self-Insurers’ Association and has presented on “Case Law & Legislative Update” at the association’s annual conference.

Abbey is devoted to her family. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters at the beach and in the Pocono Mountains, cheering for her girls at soccer and gymnastics, and being an active CrossFit athlete.

Professional Associations

Pennsylvania Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

American Bar Association

Achievements

Selected to Pennsylvania Rising Stars® (2008, 2010-2013)

Presentations

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation 101, 102, and 103 Seminars for numerous clients including self-insured employers and insurance companies.

Numerous educational client seminars and training sessions for self-insured employers, insurance carriers, and third party administrators on various issues in dealing with Pennsylvania and New Jersey workers’ compensation claims.

"Case Law & Legislative Update," New Jersey Self-Insurers' Association Conference, November 2016

Churchill Casualty/MAC Casualty Pennsylvania and New Jersey Focus Group – “Pennsylvania and New Jersey Workers’ Compensation and ADA interplays”, August 4, 2010

“Strategies to Limit Exposure on Pennsylvania and New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claims,” Willis, April 7, 2010

“Updated Medicare Regulations Effecting Workers’ Compensation Settlements: Medicare and Attorney Perspectives,” Montgomery Bar Association Annual CLE Program, October 2009

“Stomp Out Smoking…Stomp Out Claims…” New Jersey Self-Insurers Association Bulletin, August 2009

“Strategies to Limit Your Exposure on Pennsylvania and New Jersey Claims,” The Healthcare Industry Workers’ Compensation Forum, June 12, 2009

“Fundamentals of New Jersey and Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Practice,” Churchill Casualty Workers’ Compensation Focus Group, May 21, 2009

“Basic New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Practice for Adjusters,” Maine Employers Mutual Indemnity Company, February 13, 2008

"Calculating Interest: Making the ‘Compound’ ‘Simple,’” Pennsylvania Self-Insurers’ Association publication, January 2007

Abbey R. Lacheen devotes her practice exclusively to workers’ compensation defense litigation representing self-insured employers, insurance companies, and businesses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Her clients range from mid-sized regional businesses to some of the largest companies in the United States. Abbey’s extensive experience includes:

• Handling the complex issues that arise in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional workers’ compensation matters.

• Counseling clients on new COVID-19 laws and presumptive laws impacting national employers.

• Determining Medicare Set-Aside fund allocations to pay for future medical services related to work injuries.

Abbey believes that the practice of law is more than just handling a file. Her clients are very important to her and she takes a personal interest in their businesses as if they were her own. Her clients consider her to be a trusted advisor and partner, aggressive, pragmatic, responsive, and cost-effective, always keeping them informed while being mindful of their goals.

Notably, Abbey was one of the first female equity partners at Chartwell. She is the managing partner of the firm’s New Jersey practice; is a member of the firm’s administrative management committee; serves as the workers’ compensation coordinator of the firm’s Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York offices; and is a member of the firm’s Medicare Set-Aside team. She is also active within the firm’s legal education outreach initiatives and mentoring new attorneys.

Abbey has authored several articles on workers’ compensation issues and regularly conducts educational seminars for clients across the country. She participates in the Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and the National RIMS Conference. In addition, Ms. Lacheen is an active participant in the New Jersey Self-Insurers’ Association and has presented on “Case Law & Legislative Update” at the association’s annual conference.

Abbey is devoted to her family. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters at the beach and in the Pocono Mountains, cheering for her girls at soccer and gymnastics, and being an active CrossFit athlete.

Professional Associations

Pennsylvania Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

American Bar Association

Achievements

Selected to Pennsylvania Rising Stars® (2008, 2010-2013)

Presentations

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation 101, 102, and 103 Seminars for numerous clients including self-insured employers and insurance companies.

Numerous educational client seminars and training sessions for self-insured employers, insurance carriers, and third party administrators on various issues in dealing with Pennsylvania and New Jersey workers’ compensation claims.

"Case Law & Legislative Update," New Jersey Self-Insurers' Association Conference, November 2016

Churchill Casualty/MAC Casualty Pennsylvania and New Jersey Focus Group – “Pennsylvania and New Jersey Workers’ Compensation and ADA interplays”, August 4, 2010

“Strategies to Limit Exposure on Pennsylvania and New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claims,” Willis, April 7, 2010

“Updated Medicare Regulations Effecting Workers’ Compensation Settlements: Medicare and Attorney Perspectives,” Montgomery Bar Association Annual CLE Program, October 2009

“Stomp Out Smoking…Stomp Out Claims…” New Jersey Self-Insurers Association Bulletin, August 2009

“Strategies to Limit Your Exposure on Pennsylvania and New Jersey Claims,” The Healthcare Industry Workers’ Compensation Forum, June 12, 2009

“Fundamentals of New Jersey and Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Practice,” Churchill Casualty Workers’ Compensation Focus Group, May 21, 2009

“Basic New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Practice for Adjusters,” Maine Employers Mutual Indemnity Company, February 13, 2008

"Calculating Interest: Making the ‘Compound’ ‘Simple,’” Pennsylvania Self-Insurers’ Association publication, January 2007

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