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Frank Petro

Frank Petro

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  • Workers' Compensation
  • New Jersey
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Summary

Mr. Petro is a founding partner and heads the workers’ compensation department of the firm. He has limited his practice to handling workers’ compensation cases over the past 30+ years. Mr. Petro is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney and has held this certification since its inception in 1998. This is the highest specialty certification available to New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers. He has been named in “Best Lawyers in America®” since 1995 and is the only attorney in the Atlantic City metro who has this distinction. Mr. Petro also has been selected to the “New Jersey Super Lawyer®” List since 2005, an honor that no more than five percent of the State’s lawyers receive. He has an “A/V” rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, since 2001. Mr. Petro has been one of only three Presidents of the leading professional organization for New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers and judges, The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court, which has a membership of approximately 150 lawyers and judges throughout the State. He was also one of 38 National Trustees for the American Inns of Court Foundation, the nation’s leading professional organization promoting legal excellence, professionalism, ethics, and civility for United States judges and lawyers. In addition, he served from 2008 to 2012 as National Treasurer for the American Inns of Court Foundation.

Education
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
J.D. (1976)
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American University
B.S. (1973)
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Honors: Cum Laude
Certifications
Certified by New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney, since the inception of the New Jersey certification program (1998)
New Jersey Supreme Court
A/V rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the world’s leading referral service; The A/V rating is reserved for less than 19% of lawyers who are considered preeminent in their fields
Martindale-Hubbell
Awards
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
For the twenty third consecutive year, Frank A. Petro, Esq. of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, P.C. has been named to the prestigious Best Lawyers in America list. Frank Petro, a founding partner at PCPM, heads the Workers’ Compensation Department and is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney, which is the highest specialty certification available to New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers.
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 2 NJ
Best Lawyers
For the ninth consecutive year, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo has been named in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” publication for Workers’ Compensation Law, recognized in Tier 1 for New Jersey. A rigorous evaluation process is used to determine the “Best Law Firms” rankings, which includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Law firms must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America list to be eligible for the “Best Law Firm” ranking.
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 2 NJ
Best Lawyers
For the eighth consecutive year, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo has been named in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” publication for Workers’ Compensation Law, recognized in Tier 1 for New Jersey. A rigorous evaluation process is used to determine the “Best Law Firms” rankings, which includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Law firms must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America list to be eligible for the “Best Law Firm” ranking.
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminant Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 1 NJ
Best Lawyers
For the seventh consecutive year, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo has been named in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” publication for Workers’ Compensation Law, recognized in Tier 1 for New Jersey. A rigorous evaluation process is used to determine the “Best Law Firms” rankings, which includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Law firms must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America list to be eligible for the “Best Law Firm” ranking.
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Since 2006, Mr. Petro has had an “A/V” Preeminent rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skill and ethics.
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Frank Petro’s nomination marks his twelfth consecutive year on the prestigious list. Mr. Petro is a founding partner and heads the workers’ compensation department of the firm. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney and has held this certification since its inception in 1998. This is the highest specialty certification available to New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers. Mr. Petro is a former President of the leading professional organization for NJ workers’ compensation lawyers and judges, The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court, which has a membership of approximately 150 lawyers and judges throughout the State. He also served as one of 38 National Trustees for the American Inns of Court Foundation, the nation’s leading professional organization promoting legal excellence, professionalism, ethics, and civility for United States judges and lawyers, and held the position of Treasurer from 2008 to 2012. Almost 150,000 judges and lawyers across the United States have participated in the American Inns of Court program. In addition to his recognition on the NJ Super Lawyer List, Mr. Petro received recognition on every “Best Lawyers in America®” list for New Jersey Workers’ Compensation since 1995 and is the only workers’ compensation attorney in the Atlantic City metro area who has this distinction. He also holds an “A/V” rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell.
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Since 2006, Mr. Petro has had an “A/V” Preeminent rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skill and ethics.
Best Law Firm, Workers’ Compensation Law, Tier 1 NJ
Best Lawyers in America
For the sixth consecutive year, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo has been named in the 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” publication for Workers’ Compensation Law, recognized in Tier 1 for New Jersey. The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America list.
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey issue of “Super Lawyers®” in the area of workers’ compensation (2005 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Since 2006, Mr. Petro has had an “A/V” Preeminent rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skill and ethics.
Best Law Firm, Workers’ Compensation Law, Tier 1 NJ
Best Lawyers in America
Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo has been named in the 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” publication for Workers’ Compensation Law, recognized in Tier 1 for New Jersey. The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America list.
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey issue of “Super Lawyers®” in the area of workers’ compensation (2005 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Since 2006, Mr. Petro has had an “A/V” Preeminent rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skill and ethics.
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 1 NJ
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey issue of “Super Lawyers®” in the area of workers’ compensation (2005 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Since 2006, Mr. Petro has had an “A/V” Preeminent rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skill and ethics.
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 1 NJ
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey issue of “Super Lawyers®” in the area of workers’ compensation (2005 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Since 2006, Mr. Petro has had an “A/V” Preeminent rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skill and ethics.
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 1 NJ
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey issue of “Super Lawyers®” in the area of workers’ compensation (2005 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Since 2006, Mr. Petro has had an “A/V” Preeminent rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skill and ethics.
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 1 NJ
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey issue of “Super Lawyers®” in the area of workers’ compensation (2005 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Since 2006, Mr. Petro has had an “A/V” Preeminent rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skill and ethics.
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey issue of “Super Lawyers®” in the area of workers’ compensation (2005 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Since 2006, Mr. Petro has had an “A/V” Preeminent rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skill and ethics.
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey issue of “Super Lawyers®” in the area of workers’ compensation (2005 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Since 2006, Mr. Petro has had an “A/V” Preeminent rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skill and ethics.
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey issue of “Super Lawyers®” in the area of workers’ compensation (2005 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Mr. Petro received an “A/V” Preeminent rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skill and ethics.
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey issue of “Super Lawyers®” in the area of workers’ compensation (2005 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey issue of “Super Lawyers®” in the area of workers’ compensation (2005 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in every New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date)
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Named in New Jersey survey by “Best Lawyers in America®” as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers
Professional Associations
American Inns of Court Foundation
National Trustee, National Treasurer (2008-2012)
- Current
Activities: National Trustee for the American Inns of Court Foundation, the nation’s leading professional organization for judges and lawyers dedicated to legal excellence, professionalism, ethics and civility (2004 to date); National Treasurer for the American Inns of Court Foundation (2008 to 2012)
The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court
Member, President (2002-2006)
- Current
Activities: Past President of The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court, the leading New Jersey workers’ compensation professional organization for judges and lawyers who practice New Jersey workers’ compensation (2002-2006)
New Jersey State Bar # 026741976
Member
- Current
New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, Executive Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Section
- Current
Activities: Fifteen years service on the Executive Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Section of the New Jersey Bar Association, including representative of the Judicial Selection Committee for all attorney’s seeking to become workers’ compensation judges
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Area
  • Workers' Compensation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
PetroCohen.com
Blog
FAQs on Workers' Compensation
Blog
New Jersey Statute of Limitations and Workers’ Compensation Claims
Blog
Are You at Risk for a Workers’ Compensation WEAR and TEAR™ Injury?
Blog
Workers’ Compensation Medical Care – What You Need to Know
Blog
What Kinds of Benefits Do You Get with Workers’ Compensation?
Blog
Permanency Benefits in New Jersey Workers’ Comp
Blog
Tips for Avoiding On-the-Job Injuries
Blog
Recap on Important Workers’ Compensation Posts
Blog
When Should You Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Blog
Are You Suffering from a Repetitive Stress Injury?
Blog
Youth Workplace Injuries on the Rise
Blog
Most Common Workers' Comp Claims
Blog
Can Employees Sue Employers for Negligence?
Blog
Four Common Myths About Workers’ Compensation
Blog
What To Do When Your Employer Is Uncooperative with Workers' Comp Claim
Blog
How to File a WEAR and TEAR™ Workers’ Compensation Claim
Blog
Healthcare Workers Are Especially Susceptible to Workplace Injuries
Blog
Do You Have a WEAR and TEAR™ Injury?
Blog
What if My WEAR and TEAR™ Injury is Related to a Pre-Existing Condition?
Blog
Why You Should Stop Ignoring Your WEAR and TEAR™ Injury Today
Blog
How Medical Evidence Affects Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Blog
Employer Defenses Against Workers’ Comp Claims
Blog
Most Common Dangers at Construction Sites
Blog
How to Avoid Back Problems on the Job
Blog
Employers are Paying More While Employees Get Less Workers’ Comp Benefits
Blog
The Danger of Chemical Exposure in the Workplace
Blog
Tyson Foods’ Fight Against Workers’ Compensation
Blog
Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation for a Pre-Existing Condition?
Blog
What Constitutes Unreasonable and/or Unnecessary Treatment for Workers’ Compensation Injuries?
Blog
Wear and Tear Injuries in the Workplace: An Overview for Employees
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