Livingston, NJ
T: 973.863.7643
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Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation Defense

Kathleen A. Hart, Associate

Kathleen dedicates her practices to defending workers’ compensation matters. She regularly handles all types of workers’ compensation claims through trial and on appeal.

In addition, Kathleen also has extensive experience in all facets of the litigation process. She has not only defended clients in Division of Workers’ Compensation, but also in various venues, including the municipal, state and federal courts of New Jersey. She has tried cases through verdict in the state courts of New York and New Jersey and before the Division of Worker’s Compensation. She has also argued before the Appellate Division of New Jersey and successfully opposed a Petition for Certification before the New Jersey Supreme Court in the matter Ferraro v. Pepsi Cola, Inc., 205 N.J. 99, 13 A. 2d 362 (2011).

Prior to joining the firm, Kathleen worked as staff counsel for a major insurer. She also previously worked for a defense firm where she represented clients in workers’ compensation, public entity liability, premises liability and professional malpractice matters.

Kathleen is also active in the legal community. She was reappointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to the District IIA (North Bergen County) Ethics Committee for the 2014-2018 term after serving from 2010 to 2014.  In 2018, Kathleen was appointed as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee.  The Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee studies and develops changes in the administration and procedures pertaining to New Jersey Workers’ Compensation.  Kathleen is active in Women Lawyers in Bergen and she is a past President of the organization after having served on the Executive Board for many years.

Work Experience

Associate, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn LLP, 2006-Present

Associate, Reilly Supple & Wischusen, 2003-2006

Associate, Fitzpatrick Reilly Supple & Gaul, 1993-2003

Associate, O’Rourke Hickey Wickham Mascola & Buell, 1992-1993

Assistant Attorney, Westchester County Attorney’s Office, 1991-1992

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

New York

US District Court for the District of New Jersey


JD, Washburn University School of Law, 1991

BA, cum laude, Northeastern University, 1988

Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society

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