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The Subrogation Strategist

Douglas F. Fisher Associate

 
Philadelphia, PA | Direct 215.864.7110Fax 215.789.7631
fisherd@whiteandwilliams.com
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Douglas Fisher is an associate in the Subrogation Department, and focuses his practice primarily in the field of workers’ compensation insurance subrogation. His practice involves litigating various types of liability cases, ranging from complex products liability claims to negligence actions, throughout the United States. Doug also has extensive experience representing the workers’ compensation subrogation interests of various insurance companies and self-insured corporations in state and federal courts regarding their lien recovery rights, both independently and through cooperative efforts with the injured workers. In addition to obtaining lien reimbursements for workers’ compensation carriers, Doug has also secured the closure of future workers’ compensation benefits through global resolutions as part of third party settlements.

Keeping his clients’ business strategies and fundamental values in mind, Doug works collaboratively with clients to understand their business and advance their interests through effective and nuanced legal approaches. He is known for his depth of experience, responsiveness, drive and ability to craft solutions for his clients, whether they are in litigation or prior to filing suit.

In addition to litigation, Douglas also lectures and conducts webinars for insurance companies and large self-insured corporations on issues involving workplace accidents and workers’ compensation subrogation.

While in law school, Douglas participated in the ABA Arbitration Competition, and the Rutgers-Camden Civil Practice Clinic, a program that provides free legal service to indigent members of the Camden County area. Upon graduation, he served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Anthony M. Pugliese, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden Vicinage.

Prior to his legal career, Douglas worked as a corporate representative handling administrative law proceedings involving unemployment claims filed by former employees.

Representative Matters

  • Achieved successful resolution of multi-million dollar claim in Maryland state court regarding negligent maintenance of wooden railing that resulted in traumatic brain injury to worker who fell and struck his head on stone pool deck below
  • Secured positive resolution in a New Jersey state court negligence case for workers’ compensation carrier and injured worker against property management and snow removal company for injuries sustained when worker slipped and fell on ice
  • Successfully represented workers’ compensation carrier jointly with injured worker’s attorney in a complex products liability action against conveyor manufacturer for crush injuries sustained when injured worker’s arm was pulled into unguarded pinch point of a conveyor assembly
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for a workers’ compensation carrier in a lien reimbursement action filed in federal court centered on dispute over whether Wisconsin or Arkansas law would apply
  • Defeated motion of injured worker’s attorney to eliminate workers’ compensation lien in Pennsylvania state court
  • Continued success in securing recoveries through New York Loss Transfer law which involves statutory limitations on third party recoveries
  • Successfully mediated reimbursement of workers’ compensation liens employing global resolutions and Medicare Set-Asides

Recognition & Involvement

Douglas donates his time as a volunteer coach and board member for the Haddonfield Youth Football Program. 

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Pennsylvania

New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

Rutgers School of Law - Camden, JD, 2009

Franklin & Marshall College, BA, 2003 

Memberships

Camden County Bar Association; Committee Member for Larc School fundraiser

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