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Andrea C. Rock

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2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2756
(215) 575-0856 - Fax
acrock@mdwcg.com

Andrea is a member of the Workers' Compensation Department and concentrates her practice in the defense of employers and self-insureds in all manner of workers' compensation matters. She represents employers in many industries, including retail services, banking, construction and manufacturing, in addition to assisted living facilities and religious organizations. 

In 1999, Andrea earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from American University. Following her time in Washington, Andrea returned to the Philadelphia area and received her juris doctor from Widener University School of Law in 2002. Andrea is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the U.S. District of New Jersey. 

Significant Representative Matters

  • Successfully defeated a claim petition for an alleged work-related heart attack.

  • Defeated a claim petition for psychological injuries involving an employee who also had a discrimination matter pending in federal court. 

  • Defeated a review petition which alleged that the description of injury should be amended to include depression and post-traumatic stress disorder when the claimant had been out of work for a physical injury since 1989. 

  • Obtained successful decision in a funded employment case for a long-time 1992 cognitive dysfunction injury. Proved that a position created for claimant through a different employer, but for which the salary was going to be funded by the employer, was within claimant's restrictions as set by an independent medical evaluator. Able to discredit on cross examination claimant's long-time treating psychiatrist. The Workers' Compensation Judge granted our modification petition based on salary that claimant would have received had he accepted the position. 

  • Defeated a claim petition for benefits filed in Pennsylvania, despite the employer being headquartered there, persuading the judge that there weren't enough significant contacts to bring it into Pennsylvania jurisdiction.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Legal Remedies for Workers with Disabilities, Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA, June 9, 2017

  • Understanding Medical Records, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 27, 2016

  • Sidelined: Traumatic Brain Injuries, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 22, 2015

  • Social Media Update, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 30, 2014

  • Valley of the Dolls: Drugs, Drugs, Drugs, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 27, 2011

  • Catch Me If You Can: A Social Media Update, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, November 30, 2012

  • WLF Work/Life Panel Discussion presented by the Temple Women's Law Caucus and OUTLAW, Philadelphia, PA, April 12, 2012

Published Works

  • Contributing author, Philadelphia Bar Reporter, April 2017, June 2017

  • "Litigation: Deposing Adjusters Without a Basis," Pennsylvania Law Weekly, April 19, 2016

  • "The Disregarded Diagnosis--How to Litigate the Termination Petition Without an Unreasonable Contest," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013, co-author

  • "Compelling Social Media Issues in Litigation," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2013, co-author

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE (J.D., 2002)

  • American University, Washington, DC (B.A., 1999)

Defense Digest Article December 17, 2013
By Andrea Cicero Rock, Esq. and Raphael Duran, Esq.* Key Points: A medical expert’s testimony is not competent to support a workers’ compensation termination of benefits if it does not acknowledge the accepted work injuries...,   Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013 Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to...
Defense Digest Article February 1, 2013
By Raphael Duran, Esq. and Andrea Cicero Rock, Esq.*   Key Points: Social media can be utilized in workers’ compensation matters. Common Pleas Court decision in Largant v. Reed permits access to social media passwords and..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2013
Dec 1, 2017
Successfully prosecuted a modification/suspension petition on behalf of a large financial institution nearly 12 years after the claimant’s injury. ​The claimant sustained injuries to her left shoulder and cervical spine in October of 2005....
January 3, 2018
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin announced today that 14 associates and one special counsel have been elevated to shareholder, with 60 percent of the new shareholder class comprised of women. In Philadelphia, the new shareholders are: Lawrence J. Bartel, shareholder in the firm's...
Seminar Jun 9, 2017
Andrea Rock, a member of the Workers' Compensation Department, is a panelist for a discussion on representation of workers with disabilities. When representing clients, attorneys must understand the interplay between the Americans with...

Areas of Practice

Education

  • Widener University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
  • American University (B.A., 1999)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2002
  • Pennsylvania, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2002

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section Co-Chair (2017-2018) and Co-Chair Elect (2016); Marketing and Communications Committee member

Year Joined Organization: 2004

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