Brittany Atkinson

Partner

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(856) 437-6633
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(856) 206-9856
302 Harper Drive
Suite 205
Moorestown
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NJ
08057

PRACTICE AREAS

Workers' Compensation

Admissions

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

Education

Widener University School of Law

J.D., cum laude, 2013

Temple University

B.A., 2009

Brittany Atkinson practices workers’ compensation litigation defense in New Jersey. From her Moorestown, New Jersey office, she defends insurance carriers, large self-insured businesses, and third-party administrators in all issues resulting from work-related injuries.

Brittany represents clients hailing from a variety of industries including retail, transportation, insurance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, among others. Her clients typically have operations that span across large regions or are spread throughout the nation. As a result, Brittany has handled a myriad of cross-jurisdictional worker’s compensation matters affecting businesses with a wide breadth of locations. In addition, she defends clients in cases involving chemical exposure, jurisdictional questions, and employment issues. She has argued such matters up to the New Jersey Supreme Court. In the era of COVID-19, Brittany has advised her clients on the impact the pandemic has had on state workers’ compensation laws and presumption of laws and their businesses as well as what to expect going forward.

Brittany is a published author and experienced presenter. She presented on cross-jurisdictional issues at the 2019 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her article, “Cross-Jurisdictional Issues That Arise When NJ Residents Work Out of State,” appeared in the October 19, 2019, issue of The Legal Intelligencer. Brittany is a frequent blogger writing on various workers’ compensation matters such as bona fide offers, multi-jurisdictional medical provider claims, reopener cases, and medical marijuana. She has also appeared in several video blogs related to the compensability of work-from-home injuries and the impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey workers’ compensation.

Brittany is committed to obtaining the best possible results for her clients, whether that means settling a minor claim early in litigation to save her clients time and expense or whether it requires pursuing a matter to the New Jersey Supreme Court. She has ensured the closure of hundreds of cases for her clients in the most expeditious and efficient manner while mitigating as much financial exposure as possible.

Prior to joining Chartwell Law, Brittany served as a judicial fellow for the Hon. Karen Shreeves-Johns in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was a law clerk for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and the Department of Environmental Protection in Trenton, New Jersey.

In her free time, Brittany loves to spend time with her husband and children, either at the beach in summer or skiing and snowboarding during the winter. She also volunteers her time with the American Legion Auxiliary in Gibbsboro, New Jersey.

Achievements

Named to Super Lawyers® New Jersey Rising Stars List (2022)

Professional Associations

Camden County Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Articles

“How NJ Is Handling the Legalization of Marijuana in the Workplace,” The Legal Intelligencer, Cannabis Law Supplement, May 19, 2021.

“Cross-Jurisdictional Issues That Arise When NJ Residents Work Out of State,” The Legal Intelligencer, Workers’ Compensation Special Section, October 15, 2019, page 6.

Presentations

“Cross-Jurisdictional Workers’ Compensation Issues,” National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV, November 8, 2019

Brittany Atkinson practices workers’ compensation litigation defense in New Jersey. From her Moorestown, New Jersey office, she defends insurance carriers, large self-insured businesses, and third-party administrators in all issues resulting from work-related injuries.

Brittany represents clients hailing from a variety of industries including retail, transportation, insurance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, among others. Her clients typically have operations that span across large regions or are spread throughout the nation. As a result, Brittany has handled a myriad of cross-jurisdictional worker’s compensation matters affecting businesses with a wide breadth of locations. In addition, she defends clients in cases involving chemical exposure, jurisdictional questions, and employment issues. She has argued such matters up to the New Jersey Supreme Court. In the era of COVID-19, Brittany has advised her clients on the impact the pandemic has had on state workers’ compensation laws and presumption of laws and their businesses as well as what to expect going forward.

Brittany is a published author and experienced presenter. She presented on cross-jurisdictional issues at the 2019 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her article, “Cross-Jurisdictional Issues That Arise When NJ Residents Work Out of State,” appeared in the October 19, 2019, issue of The Legal Intelligencer. Brittany is a frequent blogger writing on various workers’ compensation matters such as bona fide offers, multi-jurisdictional medical provider claims, reopener cases, and medical marijuana. She has also appeared in several video blogs related to the compensability of work-from-home injuries and the impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey workers’ compensation.

Brittany is committed to obtaining the best possible results for her clients, whether that means settling a minor claim early in litigation to save her clients time and expense or whether it requires pursuing a matter to the New Jersey Supreme Court. She has ensured the closure of hundreds of cases for her clients in the most expeditious and efficient manner while mitigating as much financial exposure as possible.

Prior to joining Chartwell Law, Brittany served as a judicial fellow for the Hon. Karen Shreeves-Johns in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was a law clerk for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and the Department of Environmental Protection in Trenton, New Jersey.

In her free time, Brittany loves to spend time with her husband and children, either at the beach in summer or skiing and snowboarding during the winter. She also volunteers her time with the American Legion Auxiliary in Gibbsboro, New Jersey.

Achievements

Named to Super Lawyers® New Jersey Rising Stars List (2022)

Professional Associations

Camden County Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Articles

“How NJ Is Handling the Legalization of Marijuana in the Workplace,” The Legal Intelligencer, Cannabis Law Supplement, May 19, 2021.

“Cross-Jurisdictional Issues That Arise When NJ Residents Work Out of State,” The Legal Intelligencer, Workers’ Compensation Special Section, October 15, 2019, page 6.

ATTORNEY'S Resources

Podcast
Occupational Exposure Claims
Occupational Exposure Claims
Episode 3 of The Chartwell Chronicles
Occupational Exposure Claims
Episode 3 of The Chartwell Chronicles
August 8, 2022
July 5, 2022
Podcast
Claim Petitions
Claim Petitions
Episode 4 of The Chartwell Chronicles
Claim Petitions
Episode 4 of The Chartwell Chronicles
August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022
Podcast
Motions for Med & Temp
Motions for Med & Temp
Episode 2 of The Chartwell Chronicles
Motions for Med & Temp
Episode 2 of The Chartwell Chronicles
June 6, 2022
June 6, 2022
Podcast
An Overview of New Jersey Workers' Compensation
An Overview of New Jersey Workers' Compensation
Episode 1 of The Chartwell Chronicles
An Overview of New Jersey Workers' Compensation
Episode 1 of The Chartwell Chronicles
June 6, 2022
May 9, 2022
Podcast
Introducing The Chartwell Chronicles
Introducing The Chartwell Chronicles
presented by Chartwell Law
Introducing The Chartwell Chronicles
presented by Chartwell Law
June 6, 2022
May 2, 2022
Articles & Blogs
Case Law and Statutory Updates on the Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey
Case Law and Statutory Updates on the Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey
Case Law and Statutory Updates on the Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey
January 3, 2022
February 26, 2021
Event
Breaking Down the Recent NJ Appellate Court Ruling Limiting Out-of-State Medical Provider Claims
Breaking Down the Recent NJ Appellate Court Ruling Limiting Out-of-State Medical Provider Claims
Breaking Down the Recent NJ Appellate Court Ruling Limiting Out-of-State Medical Provider Claims
November 17, 2021
November 10, 2020
Articles & Blogs
Medical Provider Claims: Jurisdiction
Medical Provider Claims: Jurisdiction
Medical Provider Claims: Jurisdiction
November 17, 2021
May 4, 2018
Articles & Blogs
The Idiopathic Defense Remains as Difficult As Ever to Prove
The Idiopathic Defense Remains as Difficult As Ever to Prove
The Idiopathic Defense Remains as Difficult As Ever to Prove
November 17, 2021
March 7, 2019
Articles & Blogs
Employer Must Reimburse For Medical Marijuana
Employer Must Reimburse For Medical Marijuana
Employer Must Reimburse For Medical Marijuana
November 17, 2021
January 16, 2020
Articles & Blogs
Governor Murphy Clarifies Retroactivity of New "Hand and Foot" Bill
Governor Murphy Clarifies Retroactivity of New "Hand and Foot" Bill
Governor Murphy Clarifies Retroactivity of New "Hand and Foot" Bill
November 17, 2021
December 10, 2020
Articles & Blogs
What is the Impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey Workers’ Compensation?
What is the Impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey Workers’ Compensation?
What is the Impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey Workers’ Compensation?
November 17, 2021
March 17, 2020
Articles & Blogs
Important Update: New Jersey Workers’ Comp Courts to Open Telephonically
Important Update: New Jersey Workers’ Comp Courts to Open Telephonically
Important Update: New Jersey Workers’ Comp Courts to Open Telephonically
November 17, 2021
March 30, 2020
Video Library
How Will the New COVID-19 Law Impact Your Business and the Current State of New Jersey Workers' Compensation?
How Will the New COVID-19 Law Impact Your Business and the Current State of New Jersey Workers' Compensation?
How Will the New COVID-19 Law Impact Your Business and the Current State of New Jersey Workers' Compensation?
November 17, 2021
October 6, 2020
Video Library
Breaking Down the Recent NJ Appellate Court Ruling Limiting Out-of-State Medical Provider Claims
Breaking Down the Recent NJ Appellate Court Ruling Limiting Out-of-State Medical Provider Claims
Breaking Down the Recent NJ Appellate Court Ruling Limiting Out-of-State Medical Provider Claims
November 17, 2021
November 10, 2020
Event
How Will The New COVID-19 Law Impact Your Business and the Current State of NJ Workers' Compensation
How Will The New COVID-19 Law Impact Your Business and the Current State of NJ Workers' Compensation
How Will The New COVID-19 Law Impact Your Business and the Current State of NJ Workers' Compensation
November 17, 2021
October 6, 2020
Video Library
Work Related Injuries... From Home
Work Related Injuries... From Home
Work Related Injuries... From Home
November 17, 2021
April 24, 2020
Articles & Blogs
Cross-Jurisdictional Issues That Arise When NJ Residents Work Out of State
Cross-Jurisdictional Issues That Arise When NJ Residents Work Out of State
The Legal Intelligencer, Workers’ Compensation Special Section
Cross-Jurisdictional Issues That Arise When NJ Residents Work Out of State
The Legal Intelligencer, Workers’ Compensation Special Section
November 17, 2021
October 15, 2019
Event
WEBINAR: An Overview of New Jersey Workers' Compensation
WEBINAR: An Overview of New Jersey Workers' Compensation
WEBINAR: An Overview of New Jersey Workers' Compensation
November 17, 2021
April 20, 2021
Video Library
An Overview of New Jersey Workers' Compensation
An Overview of New Jersey Workers' Compensation
An Overview of New Jersey Workers' Compensation
November 17, 2021
April 20, 2021
Articles & Blogs
New Jersey Medical Provider Claims: Six-Year Statute of Limitations
New Jersey Medical Provider Claims: Six-Year Statute of Limitations
New Jersey Medical Provider Claims: Six-Year Statute of Limitations
November 17, 2021
January 24, 2019
Articles & Blogs
Proposed New Jersey Legislation will Significantly Affect Insurance Carriers, Third-Party Administrators and Employers in Workers’ Compensation Matters
Proposed New Jersey Legislation will Significantly Affect Insurance Carriers, Third-Party Administrators and Employers in Workers’ Compensation Matters
Workers' Compensation; Bill 3375; New Jersey
Proposed New Jersey Legislation will Significantly Affect Insurance Carriers, Third-Party Administrators and Employers in Workers’ Compensation Matters
Workers' Compensation; Bill 3375; New Jersey
November 17, 2021
February 24, 2021
Articles & Blogs
The End of Bona Fide Offers
The End of Bona Fide Offers
The End of Bona Fide Offers
November 17, 2021
December 13, 2018
Articles & Blogs
Proposed Presumptive Workers’ Compensation Legislation Would Eliminate Burden of Proof on Essential Workers for COVID-19 Claims
Proposed Presumptive Workers’ Compensation Legislation Would Eliminate Burden of Proof on Essential Workers for COVID-19 Claims
Proposed Presumptive Workers’ Compensation Legislation Would Eliminate Burden of Proof on Essential Workers for COVID-19 Claims
November 17, 2021
May 12, 2020
Articles & Blogs
An Additional 450 Weeks on Reopener Cases That Become Total Cases
An Additional 450 Weeks on Reopener Cases That Become Total Cases
An Additional 450 Weeks on Reopener Cases That Become Total Cases
November 17, 2021
July 25, 2019
Articles & Blogs
New Jersey Medical Provider Claims for Out-Of-State Injuries
New Jersey Medical Provider Claims for Out-Of-State Injuries
New Jersey Medical Provider Claims for Out-Of-State Injuries
November 17, 2021
February 14, 2020
Video Library
What is the Impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey Workers' Compensation?
What is the Impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey Workers' Compensation?
What is the Impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey Workers' Compensation?
November 17, 2021
April 2, 2020
News
Chartwell Law Partners Present at National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference
Chartwell Law Partners Present at National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference
Chartwell Law Partners Present at National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference
November 17, 2021
November 12, 2019
News
Chartwell Law Attorney Featured in The Legal Intelligencer
Chartwell Law Attorney Featured in The Legal Intelligencer
Chartwell Law Attorney Featured in The Legal Intelligencer
November 17, 2021
May 21, 2021
Articles & Blogs
Cross-Jurisdictional Issues That Arise When NJ Residents Work Out of State
Cross-Jurisdictional Issues That Arise When NJ Residents Work Out of State
Cross-Jurisdictional Issues That Arise When NJ Residents Work Out of State
November 17, 2021
November 7, 2019
Articles & Blogs
Residency Alone is Not Enough
Residency Alone is Not Enough
Residency Alone is Not Enough
November 17, 2021
October 18, 2019
News
Chartwell Law Names 2018 New Partners
Chartwell Law Names 2018 New Partners
Chartwell Law Names 2018 New Partners
November 17, 2021
January 19, 2018
Articles & Blogs
Best of Both Worlds – Dual Jurisdiction
Best of Both Worlds – Dual Jurisdiction
Best of Both Worlds – Dual Jurisdiction
November 17, 2021
August 22, 2018