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Kristy Olivo Salvitti

Shareholder
15000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5429
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 414-6405
(856) 414-6077 - Fax
KOSalvitti@mdwcg.com

As a shareholder in the Workers' Compensation Department, Kristy devotes her entire practice to workers' compensation defense litigation, representing universities, hospitals, construction companies, retailers, health care institutions, temporary employment agencies, supermarkets and various other small employers. Kristy is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, making her one of few attorneys in the firm who handle workers' compensation matters in both jurisdictions. Her knowledge and commitment to clients, as well as her professionalism toward her adversaries, have resulted in her being selected as a Super Lawyer - Rising Star in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Kristy attended Monmouth University on a lacrosse scholarship, earning honors including Athletic and Academic All-American, Northeast Conference Athletic and Scholar Athlete of the Year. She was also named Monmouth's Woman Athlete of the Year. Upon graduation, Kristy attended Widener University School of Law. While at Widener, she served on the editorial board of the Widener Law Review. Kristy also interned at the Burlington County Prosecutor's office and served as a mediator for landlord/tenant disputes in Philadelphia.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Double Play: What Happens When Your Claim Crosses Multiple States?, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 22, 2015

Published Works

  • “Is Paying Temporary Total Disability Benefits Still an Admission of Liability In New Jersey Workers’ Compensation?,” Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2014

  • “Can "Excess" Mean Less? A Broader Interpretation in Cardiovascular Injuries,” Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2011

  • "Additional Question To Ask Before Paying Temporary Disability Benefits In New Jersey Even If Petitioner Is Disabled From The Work Injury," Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010

  • "Be Careful Using the 'We Are Not The Last Employer' Defense," Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2009, and New Jersey Self-Insurers Association Newsletter, 2009-10

Education

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

    Honors: Dean's List
    Law Review: Widener Law Review, Editorial Board - articles editor

  • Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ (B.S., 1999)

    Honors: Dean's List

    Major: Business Management

    Honors: Monmouth's Athlete of the Year; NEC Scholar Athlete of the Year; Mid-Atlantic All-American; IWLCA Academic All-American; NEC Player of the Year; ECAC Scholar Athlete of the Year; Team MVP; NEC All-Academic Team; NEC Conference Team; North/South Senior All-Star Game

Defense Digest Article June 1, 2014
By Kristy Olivo Salvitti, Esq.* Key Points: Do not pay temporary total disability benefits while a claim is “under investigation.” However, if you do, it still may not be an admission of liability. Respondents are still...
Defense Digest Article December 1, 2011
New Jersey - Workers' Compensation , Key Points: The court interprets N.J.S.A 34:15-7.2, dealing with cardiovascular claims and what "in excess of the wear and tear of the claimant's daily living" means. Previously, it was held that a petitioner's..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2011
Defense Digest Article September 1, 2010
New Jersey -- Workers' Compensation , Key Points: Before paying temporary total disability benefits, ask the question: "Was the petitioner employed as of the first date that he became disabled?" The purpose of temporary..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Articles October 1, 2009
New Jersey Self-Insurers' Association Newsletter, October 2009
Defense Digest Article September 1, 2009
New Jersey -- Workers' Compensation , Arguably, the most litigated issue in New Jersey workers' compensation court is whether additional permanent disability is caused by a petitioner's continued employment or by the natural progression of an earlier work-related accident. The..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2009
March 15, 2017
Eleven attorneys from the New Jersey offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been selected to the 2017 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, New Jersey Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have...
March 11, 2016
Twelve attorneys from the New Jersey offices of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin have been selected to the 2016 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine. A Thomson Reuters business, New Jersey Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have...
December 14, 2012
Philadelphia, PA – Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that the following 13 attorneys were elected shareholders at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on December 11, 2012: Christopher Boyle, Esq.; James Lare, Esq.; Thomas Marcoz, Esq.; Brian McNulty, Esq.; Raymond...

Areas of Practice

Education

  • Widener University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
  • Monmouth University (B.S., 1999)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2002
  • Pennsylvania, 2002

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2013-2017

    The 2017 Super Lawyers list is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2005-2007

    The 2017 Super Lawyers list is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


Year Joined Organization: 2002


Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

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