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H&W Welcomes Ellen Shanahan Becker

Hamberger & Weiss is pleased to welcome pleased to welcome Ellen Shanahan Becker as Special Counsel in our Buffalo office. Ellen has been practicing Workers’ Compensation Law exclusively since her admission to the New York State Bar in 1994, representing carriers, self-insureds, and employers directly. She is the Past Chair and a current member of the Erie County Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Committee and frequently lectures at CLEs for the Bar Association.

Ms. Becker handles all aspects of litigation, including initial contact with employers during the investigation, necessary filings, witness preparation, court appearances, lay and medical testimony. Over her career, she has cross-examined hundreds of medical professionals including most of Western New York’s most prominent orthopedic and neurologic specialists, always with the goal of ensuring that claims brought are for legitimate workplace injuries only and truly causally related medical care. Ellen negotiates and drafts final settlement agreements to end liability, both medical and indemnity, frequently encompassing Medicare set aside, annuity and third-party settlement issues.

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