11/30/2015: F&P Welcomes Three New Attorneys to Firm

F & P is pleased to announce that the firm has added three new attorneys this fall.  J. Harrison Baker, Jr., who concentrates his practice in Liability Defense, and Sarah Lambert, who concentrates her practice in Workers’ Compensation joined our Herndon, VA office.  April Kerns, also a  Workers’ Compensation attorney, joined our main office in Baltimore.  We look forward to the breadth of knowledge and diverse experience being added to the F&P team.

J. Harrison Baker, Jr.

Prior to joining Franklin & Prokopik, J. was an associate with The Knicely Law Firm in Williamsburg, Virginia. There, he represented clients in civil litigation matters in the areas of real estate, wills and trusts, homeowner’s association disputes, and landlord/tenant actions.  J. holds a B.S. from Virginia Tech. and J.D. from William and Mary Law School.

Sarah Lambert

Following law school, Sarah worked as a contract attorney in the Richmond, Virginia area. During law school, Sarah worked as a student representative for the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic and assisted the U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of Legal and Defense Services, helping veterans and service members with their disability, retirements, and courts-martial appeals. She also interned with Waters Law Firm, working on maritime and land-based personal injury actions.  Sarah received her B.A. from the University of Akron and J.D. from William and Mary Law School.

April Kerns

April joined Franklin & Prokopik from a small general practice firm after gaining broad legal experience as an attorney and law clerk. She attended the University of Baltimore as a scholarship recipient, was a member of the American Association for Justice trial team, and a University of Baltimore Law Review editor.  While attending law school, April also worked in the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and with Administrative Judge Laurence Gallagher at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  April has a B.A. from Goucher College and J.D. from University of Baltimore School of Law.


11/24/2015: Bert Randall Quoted in “Tragedy in Paris Reminds Us that Workplace Violence Is a Serious Risk”

11/11/2015: Bert Randall to Speak at National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference

Franklin & Prokopik President Bert Randall will be speaking on November 11th at the 24th Annual National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference.  He will join Lori A. Severson of Lockton Companies during the Extreme Violence in the Workplace: Causation, Mental Trauma and Prevention session and they will discuss strategies for preventing workplace violence and mitigating the exposure when it occurs.  The conference is taking place from November 11-13 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV.

For 23 years, the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® (NWCDC) has provided the best workers’ comp and disability management training available — attracting thousands of industry professionals each year.  The the conference is routinely approved for AAOHN, CDMSC, CCMC, CRCC, CWCP and HRCI credits — showing attendees are getting quality education.

What’s more, NWCDC is home to the industry’s largest Expo in the nation and features more than 260 vendors of claims management software, cost containment solutions, managed care services, medical/pharmaceutical products, RTW services, risk management solutions and much more.

See more at: http://www.wcconference.com/about.html#sthash.xOBZPXwY.dpuf


11/1/2015: USLAW Network’s State of Maryland Construction Law Compendium Prepared by Ami Dwyer