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Linda Wagner Farrell

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200 W. Forsyth Street
Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 358-4224
(904) 355-0019 - Fax
lwfarrell@mdwcg.com

Linda practices exclusively in the area of Workers' Compensation defense. She represents numerous insurance carriers and third party administrators, as well as various self-insured employers. Linda defends businesses that are audited by the State for workers' compensation coverage compliance or subject to stop-work orders. She assists clients with premium disputes and some employment matters, and also represents uninsured employers with regard to workers' compensation claims.

Linda is an active instructor who lectures on various issues involving workers' compensation. She has lectured on behalf of the Workers' Compensation Section of The Jacksonville Bar Association, Lorman Education Services and AAA Construction School. She is also a Certified Instructor of Insurance Education, State of Florida, and often presents seminars to clients. Linda also speaks regularly for the Workers’ Compensation Claims Professionals organization.

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Linda was the workers' compensation practice group leader at one of the leading defense firms in the southeast. Linda has been awarded an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for professional competence.  

Linda is a native of Jacksonville. Before entering law school, she worked as a business consultant for a national management company.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Medical Marijuana in Workers’ Compensation, 2018 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum, April 13, 2018

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, FL (J.D., 2002)

    Member: Mock Trial Team

  • University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL (B.A., 1997)

Pages

Law Alerts October 1, 2018
Florida Statute 440.09(7)(b) allows a claimant to rebut the presumption of intoxication by clear and convincing evidence that the intoxication or the influence of drugs did not contribute to the injury. Per F.S. 440.09(7)(e), the claimant must prove..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts October 1, 2018
This claim involved a low back injury and request for fusion surgery. The employer/carrier asserted a major contributing cause defense. The claimant argued that the employer/carrier had not denied the claim or condition within 120 days and,..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts October 1, 2018
The claimant requested a $2,000 advance in order to pay for an IME. The employer argued that the claimant failed to show a financial need for the advance. The claimant contended that she established eligibility based on her 1% permanent impairment..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
What's Hot in Worker's Comp September 4, 2018
What's Hot in Worker's Comp August 1, 2018
What's Hot in Worker's Comp July 1, 2018
Law Alerts July 1, 2018
The claimant had a fusion surgery a few months after his 2006 work injury. Within one year of surgery, the fusion was solid, and it was argued that they no longer performed any fuction, although they remained attached and inside of the claimant. The..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts July 1, 2018
The petition for workers’ compensation benefits sought authorization of a “trial of medical marijuana as recommended by Dr. Mark Hofmann.” Dr. Hofmann’s note of March 15, 2017, stated that he recommended “a trial of..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts July 1, 2018
On April 30, 2014, the claimant sustained injuries to his neck and low back in an explosion. The employer accepted compensability and authorized care. It was undisputed that the claimant had pre-existing degenerative disc disease, which was..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
What's Hot in Worker's Comp June 6, 2018

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January 24, 2018
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has expanded its Workers' Compensation Department into the state of Florida with the additions of  Heather Byrer Carbone, shareholder; Linda Wagner Farrell, shareholder; and associate Kelly M. Scifres. The attorneys will lead Marshall Dennehey's...
Conference Apr 12, 2018
Heather Byrer Carbone and Linda Wagner Farrell are speaking at the 2018 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum. Heather is presenting "Average Weekly Wage and Indemnity Benefits (Other than PTD)," while Linda is presenting "...

Areas of Practice

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D., 2002)
  • University of North Florida (B.A., 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2007

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Barrister, E. Robert Williams Inn of Court, 2009 to present
  • First Coast Manufacturers Association, Workforce Development Committee
  • Florida Bar
  • Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Co-Chair, 2007-2008; Executive Board Member, 2007-2008
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Co-chair, 2007-2008
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, Vice President, 2004-2005
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Professionals

Honors & Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011, 2013-2014
  • 904 Magazine “Legal Eagle,” Workers’ Compensation, December 2011
  • Florida Trend Magazine "Legal Elite Up and Coming", 2007-2008
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, Woman of the Year, 2008

Year Joined Organization: 2018

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