Willig, Williams & Davidson partner recognized for outstanding performance and contribution to the field of workers' compensation law
PHILADELPHIA, May 22, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Philadelphia labor, employment, workers' compensation and family law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson is pleased to announce that partner Michael G. Dryden has been elected a Fellow of The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers.
Election as a Fellow is one of the highest recognitions by a lawyer's colleagues of sustained, outstanding performance and contribution to the field of workers' compensation law. Every Fellow must meet the College's high standards for integrity, professionalism and character.
"Being elected as a Fellow of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers is one of the most meaningful distinctions a workers' comp lawyer can achieve," said Dryden. "I am humbled to be included along with colleagues who are doing important work in an area of law that affects people's lives deeply."
The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers was established to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in workers' compensation law. Members have worked in their field for at least 20 years, representing plaintiffs and defendants, serving as judges, educating others about workers' compensation, overseeing agencies, and developing legislation. Individuals are nominated based on their professional qualifications, ethical standards, character, integrity, expertise, and leadership. Fellows further the objective of the College to foster excellence in the field through scholarship, teaching, lecturing, and publishing writings on workers' compensation or related fields of law.
Certified as a Workers' Compensation specialist by the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Dryden serves as chair of Willig, Williams & Davidson's workers' compensation department. He is proud to battle on the side of working people, striving to ensure they receive the benefits to which they are entitled when they incur work-related injuries or fall ill to a work-related disease. His legal counsel has helped hundreds of workers, from firefighters to machinists to truck drivers, claim their rightful benefits for all types of work-related injuries and diseases.
Dryden represents clients in workers' compensation and pension matters before the Philadelphia Civil Service Commission. He is actively engaged in the firm's management of Heart & Lung Act cases throughout Pennsylvania, including occupational disease claims for cancer, heart disease, and toxic exposures. A recognized expert in this area of law, he has been called upon to testify before state and municipal legislative bodies regarding issues involving workers' compensation, occupational disease, and hearing loss. He also trains union leaders on issues involving injured members and conducts educational seminars for union stewards.
The newest class of Fellows of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers was inducted during a dinner at the conclusion of an American Bar Association national institute program held May 5-6, 2023, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
About Willig, Williams & Davidson – Willig, Williams & Davidson (http://www.wwdlaw.com) is one of the largest and most respected union-side labor law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Jenkintown Pa., as well as Haddonfield, N.J., and Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1979, Willig, Williams & Davidson focuses on representing labor unions, employee benefit funds and individual working people and their families on a variety of legal fronts, including national, regional and local contract negotiations; election and campaign finance; dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation; family law matters; benefits law design and compliance issues; discrimination, overtime and unpaid wages, and other employment matters; prepaid legal services for union members; social security disability; and workers' compensation matters in Philadelphia and beyond. Workers inspire us.
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