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Robert P. Schenk

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2645
(215) 575-0856 - Fax

Robert has developed his practice exclusively in the area of workers' compensation litigation. He has represented large, self-insured entities and third-party administrators in all manner of workers' compensation matters. While doing so, Robert has been awarded an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also lectured before various organizations on topics related to workers' compensation.

Robert's interest in politics has overlapped with his work in the field of workers' compensation. He was appointed to the Administration's Committee promulgating the proposed rules to administer Act 57. On that committee, he helped draft the regulations which ultimately implemented the Act 57 amendments. Robert was also elected to the South Harrison Township (New Jersey) Committee in 2011 and continues to serve in this capacity. From 2007-2011, he served on the township's Planning and Zoning Board.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Robert served in the United States Marine Corps. He was decorated five times during his service and was honorably discharged in 1987. Following his military service, Robert graduated from Western Connecticut State University and went on to receive his juris doctor from Villanova School of Law.

An avid photographer, Robert is also a licensed commercial drone pilot. 

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • The Meat and Potatoes of Affirmative Defenses, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 19, 2017

  • Course and Scope, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 27, 2016

  • Settlements and Subrogation, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 30, 2014

  • Dial "I" For IRE – An Overview of Impairment Rating Evaluations in Pennsylvania, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, November 30, 2012

  • Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Marshall Dennehey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2008 

  • W.C. Claims Handling Strategies, Providence Property and Casualty Co., Dallas, Texas, April 2008

  • Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Marshall Dennehey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 2007

  • Basic PA Case Handling for Adjusters, Providence Property and Casualty Co., Dallas, Texas, November 2006

  • Litigating W.C. Construction Cases in PA, KHS&S Contractors, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, September 2006 

  • Current Issues in PA Workers' Compensation, Old Republic Ins. Co., Greensburg, Pennsylvania, September 2005

  • Effective Marketing Techniques for Partner and Associates, Marshall Dennehey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 2005

  • Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Morris., CLE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 2005

  • Basic Claims Handling -PA Workers' Compensation Cases, CNA, Reading, Pennsylvania, October 2003

  • Handling Claims in PA, ACE/USA, ESIS, Wilmington, Delaware, July 2003 

  • Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, McLaughlin., CLE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2002 

  • Current Case Law Update, PAWCCA, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, May 2002

  • Status of Vocational Rehabilitation in Light of Current Case Law, Concentra, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, March 2002 

  • Successful File Management and Billing Guidelines, Marshall Dennehey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2001

  • Avoiding Pitfalls Inherent to the Use of Bureau Forms, RSKCO, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, August 2000 

  • Proving Fraudulent Claims Under Act 57, Sumitomo Marine Management (USA), Inc., Warren, New Jersey, February 1998 

  • Practical Management of Cases under Act 57, PMA Insurance Company, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, June 1997 

  • Large Firm v. Small Firm, Advantages for the New Associate's Consideration, PA Bar Association's Law School Practicum, Widener School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, April 1995

Published Works


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA (J.D., 1994)

  • Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT (B.A., 1991)
         Major: English
         Minor: Psychology
         Minor: Philosophy

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Marine Corp, 1983-1987 

Defense Digest Article June 1, 2015
Key Points: Section 440 of the Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Act gives the claimant the right to attorney’s fees if the employer contests their petition unreasonably. That right does not extend to employers at the trial..., Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 2, June 2015 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 provide legal...
Defense Digest Article March 1, 2012
Pennsylvania – Workers' Compensation   Key Points: J.D. Landscaping v. WCAB (Heffernan) illustrates the tragic consequences of a Utilization Review Process that reviews providers, not the treatment. When a claimant...

Areas of Practice


  • Villanova University School of Law (J.D., 1994)
  • Western Connecticut State University (B.A., 1991)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1994

Associations & Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Philadelphia Claims Association

Honors & Awards

Year Joined Organization: 1998

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