Catherine M. Stanton is a senior partner at the New York firm of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP and head of the firm’s workers’ compensation department. The firm has been representing injured workers for over 80 years and focuses primarily on workers’ compensation and social security disability claims.
Ms. Stanton graduated magna cum laude from St. John’s University in 1986 and the Marshall Wythe School of Law, at the College of William and Mary, in 1989. She began working with the firm as an attorney in 1990 and became a partner in 1998.
Ms. Stanton served as President of WILG, Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group from 2012-2013 which is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of workplace injuries and illnesses. Ms. Stanton is the past Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section for the American Association for Justice, a national organization that supports plaintiff trial lawyers.
Locally, Ms. Stanton was recently installed as a director for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. She is a past president of the Society of New York Workers Compensation’ Bar Association which is a bipartisan organization compromised of attorneys representing all parties to a workers’ compensation claim to work toward common goals.
She is currently the Vice President of the Brehon Law Society of Nassau County which is focused on monitoring and eradication of violations of human rights and civil liberties principally but not exclusively in the north of Ireland.
In 2018, Ms. Stanton earned a spot on the New York Super Lawyers Women’s Edition list, which features the top women attorneys in the New York Metro area. She had previously made the list in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
She also has received the highest rating through AVVO. She is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance whose mission is to increase public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.
Ms. Stanton was named a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation in March 2015, an honor that is given to attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers’ compensation.
She has extensive experience in dealing with all types of workers’ compensation claims, including those related to occupational diseases and has lectured to unions, bar associations and medical groups on topics of importance to the injured worker and those who assist them.
- Marshall Wythe School of Law, at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
- St. John’s University, New York
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Workers’ Injury & Law Advocacy Group
- Society of New York Workers’ Compensation Bar Association
- Brehon Law Society of Nassau County
- Workers’ Compensation Section of the American Association for Justice
- New York State Bar Association
- New York State Trial Lawyers of America
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