A member of Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry team, Mary Beth concentrates her practice in the area of workers’ compensation. Her experience also includes general civil litigation.
Mary Beth works with clients in a broad range of industries to aggressively defend workers’ compensation claims. Her experience includes representing employers and insurance carriers on large and small claims by performing case assessments, trying cases to administrative law judges, and preparing briefs for review before the Labor and Industry Review Commission, Circuit Court, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. She counsels employers throughout the work-injury process on designing and executing creative strategies to prevent litigation and reduce costs, investigating injuries, making employment decisions and more. Mary Beth’s experience also includes representing entities paying workers’ compensation benefits in third-party Circuit Court and District Court matters, including preparing pleadings, making court appearances and participating in mediations.
A frequent speaker on the topic of workers’ compensation law, Mary Beth has prepared materials for and spoken at numerous CLE seminars and presentations for insurance carriers and employers. She also speaks on the changes to the Medicare Secondary Payor Act and the impact on workers’ compensation issues.