Brian A. Roemersma, Esq.

Brian A. Roemersma, Esq.

Partner
Licensed in NJ and PA
Location:
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Phone:
908-454-3200
Fax:
908-454-3322
Email:
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Brian A. Roemersma - "Certified by NJ Supreme Court as a Workers Compensation Attorney"

Attorney Roemersma concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation and disability.

Brian Roemersma began as an associate in the Law Firm from 1999-2004 and has been a named Partner since 2005. He is admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Roemersma has been named a Super Lawyer by his peers in 2006, 2007, and 2009 through 2013. He is also certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney.

Mr. Roemersma focuses his practice to the areas of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability. As a compensation attorney, Mr. Roemersma solely represents injured workers and does not represent insurance companies. For example, Mr. Roemersma was a representative attorney in the case of Shepard v. HDC, 174 N.J. 1 (2002), and he successfully argued for the New Jersey Supreme Court to adopt the “continuing violation theory,” which allows a plaintiff to sue for a hostile work environment two years after the last act of harassment. This case was a major victory for all injured employees who suffer from a hostile work environment at their place of employment.

Prior to becoming a partner, Mr. Roemersma served as a law clerk in 1998 to the Honorable John F. Kingfield of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Criminal Part, Warren County.

Mr. Roemersma received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Roger Williams University School of Law in 1998, graduating in the top ten percent of his class. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Roemersma graduated Magna Cum Laude when he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from King's College in 1995. In 1993, Mr. Roemersma was employed by Lloyds of London as an insurance broker and underwriter.

Mr. Roemersma is an active member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Associations, as well as the Northampton and Warren County Bar Associations, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Inn of Court, and the Northampton County Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Committee, where he served as Chairman. He is also a member of the New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and Health, which is an organization that pushes for new laws to benefit injured workers. Finally, Mr. Roemersma is a frequent lecturer on Workers’ Compensation and Disability Benefits in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Areas of Practice

  • Worker’s Compensation (in both NJ and PA)
  • Social Security Disability
  • Personal Injury

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers' Compensation Law Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1998
  • Pennsylvania, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010

Education

  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • J.D. - 1998
  • King's College, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 1995
    • Major: Finance

Honors and Awards

  • New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2006, 2007, 2009-2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northampton County Bar Association, Former chair of Workers' Compensation Department
  • Warren County Bar Association, Former chair of Workers' Compensation Department
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
  • New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Inn of Court, Barrister
  • Northampton County Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Committee

Pro Bono Activities

  • Immigration