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Welcome to the Workers' Compensation Section Home Page.

Your Executive Council has created this site in an effort to encourage and facilitate communication and exchange of ideas among the members of our Section. Enjoy! The purpose of the Workers' Compensation Section is to provide an organization within The Florida Bar open to all members in good standing who have a common interest in workers' compensation law. The Section provides a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to the improvement of individual trial abilities in workers' compensation cases.

Send mail with questions or comments about this web site to:

Richard J Manno, Esq.
Workers Compensation Section Technology Chair
4767 New Broad Street,
Orlando, FL., 32814
(407) 484-0666
rmanno@orlandoworkerscomplaw.com

Please use the social media links below to stay well informed about the section's events and information regarding the practice of workers’ compensation within the state.


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    Message From The Chair

    Karen Cullen

    Karen Cullen

    Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar

    Karen J. Cullen was born in Miami, Florida. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from Stetson University in 1993, where she majored in mathematics. She then graduated from the University of Miami, School of Law, with a Juris Doctorate Degree, cum laude in 1996. Ms. Cullen has been practicing workers' compensation law since her admittance to the Florida Bar in 1997. She is a partner in the firm of Broussard, Cullen & Eldridge, where she focuses her practice on representing employers in the defense of workers' compensation claims. Ms. Cullen became Board Certified as a Specialist in the area of Workers’ Compensation law in August 2003. She has extensive experience in the defense of cases involving first responders and claims brought pursuant to Sections 112.18,112.181, 112.1815, and 112.1816, Florida Statutes. Ms. Cullen resides in Orlando, Florida with her husband and three children.

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    Lourdes Sancerni appointed

    Lourdes Sancerni

    Governor Ron DeSantis recently appointed Lourdes Sancerni to be a judge of compensation claims in Orlando, Florida. Along with other judges, she will preside over workers’ compensation claims brought in Orange, Lake, Osceola and Seminole counties. Judge Sancerni was admitted to the Florida Bar in April 2003, following her graduation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in December 2002. She received her undergraduate degree from Florida International University. Immediately prior to her appointment, Judge Sancerni was an attorney, focusing her practice on workers’ compensation law in North and Central Florida.

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