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Frank A Petro

609-677-1700
Frank A Petro
Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo
2111 New Road Suite 202
Northfield, NJ 08225
www.petrocohen.com
Phone: 609-677-1700

About Frank A Petro

Mr. Petro is a founding partner and heads the workers’ compensation department of the firm.  He has limited his practice to handling workers’ compensation cases over the past 35+ years.  Mr. Petro is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney and has held this certification since its inception in 1998.  This is the highest specialty certification... read more »

Biography

Mr. Petro is a founding partner and heads the workers’ compensation department of the firm.  He has limited his practice to handling workers’ compensation cases over the past 35+ years.  Mr. Petro is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney and has held this certification since its inception in 1998.  This is the highest specialty certification available to New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers.

He has been named in Best Lawyers in America® since 1995 and is the only attorney in the Atlantic City metro who has this distinction. Mr. Petro also has  been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyer® list for 14 consecutive years, an honor that no more than five percent of the State’s lawyers receive.

He has an “A/V” rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Petro has been one of only three Presidents of the leading professional organization for New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers and judges, The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court, which has a membership of approximately 150 lawyers and judges throughout the State. He was also one of 38 National Trustees for the American Inns of Court Foundation, the nation’s leading professional organization promoting legal excellence, professionalism, ethics, and civility for United States judges and lawyers. In addition, he served from 2008 to 2012 as National Treasurer for the American Inns of Court Foundation.

  • Certified by New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney, since the inception of the New Jersey certification program (1998)
  • Past President of The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr.  New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court, the leading New Jersey workers’ compensation professional organization for judges and lawyers who practice New Jersey workers’ compensation (2002-2006)
  • National Trustee for the American Inns of Court Foundation, the nation’s leading professional organization for judges and lawyers dedicated to legal excellence, professionalism, ethics and civility (2004 to date); National Treasurer for the American Inns of Court Foundation (2008 to 2012)
  • Fifteen years’ service on the Executive Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Section of the New Jersey Bar Association, including representative of the Judicial Selection Committee for all attorneys seeking to become workers’ compensation judges
  • Named in every New Jersey survey by Best Lawyers in America® as one of New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation lawyers (1995 to date); Named on every NJ Super Lawyers® list in the area of workers’ compensation (2005 to date)
  • A/V rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the world’s leading referral service; The A/V rating is reserved for less than 19% of lawyers who are considered preeminent in their fields

With offices in Northfield/Atlantic City, Cherry Hill, Cape May Court House, and the Hamilton Township/Trenton area, PCPM serves communities throughout Southern New Jersey, including Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland,  Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem counties. Contact Mr. Petro at (888) 675-7607. Join Frank on Google+

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Contact Information

Frank A Petro -
Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo
2111 New Road Suite 202
Northfield, NJ 08225
www.petrocohen.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 609-677-1700

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Workers CompensationS8100.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
New Jersey Member in Good Standing 1976

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Rutgers University Law School JD 1976
American University BS 1973

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
NJ Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Magazine 2018
Best Law Firm,
Workers’ Compensation Law NJ
Best Lawyers 2018
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2018
AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell 2018
NJ Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Magazine 2017
Best Law Firm,
Workers’ Compensation Law NJ
Best Lawyers 2017
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2017
AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell 2017
NJ Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Magazine 2016
Best Law Firm,
Workers’ Compensation Law NJ
Best Lawyers 2016
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2016
AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell 2016
NJ Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Magazine 2015
Best Law Firm,
Workers’ Compensation Law NJ
Best Lawyers 2015
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2015
AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell 2015
NJ Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Magazine 2014
Best Law Firm,
Workers’ Compensation Law NJ
Best Lawyers 2014
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2014
AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell 2014
NJ Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Magazine 2013
Best Law Firm,
Workers’ Compensation Law NJ
Best Lawyers 2013
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2013
AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell 2013
NJ Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Magazine 2012
Best Law Firm,
Workers’ Compensation Law NJ
Best Lawyers 2012
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2012
AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell 2012
NJ Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Magazine 2011
Best Law Firm,
Workers’ Compensation Law NJ
Best Lawyers 2011
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2011
AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell 2011
NJ Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Magazine 2010
Best Law Firm,
Workers’ Compensation Law NJ
Best Lawyers 2010
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2010
AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell 2010
NJ Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Magazine 2009
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2009
AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell 2009
NJ Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Magazine 2008
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2008
AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell 2008
NJ Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Magazine 2007
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2007
AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell 2007
NJ Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Magazine 2006
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2006
AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell 2006
NJ Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Magazine 2005
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2005
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2004
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2003
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2002
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2001
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 2000
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 1999
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 1998
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 1997
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 1996
Best Lawyers,
Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers 1995

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Can You Lose Your Retirement Benefits If You File a Workers’ Compensation Cla

RSS iconAt Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we often hear clients list a number of reasons as to why they are hesitant – or downright afraid – to file workers’ comp claims with their employers for work-related injuries. Unfortunately, many of these fears are unfounded as they are based on misconceptions about the law, the process, and supposed repercussions. One misconception that we hear far too often is that the filing of a (legitimate) worker’s comp claim will jeopardize a person’s hard-earned retirement benefits and perks, that they are otherwise due to receive upon retirement.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

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RSS iconHave you become ill as a result of conditions you were exposed to in the course of your work duties? If so, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a type of employment insurance that provides coverage to workers suffering work-related injuries or illnesses. Workers’ comp provides compensation for lost wages and medical bills, and it doesn’t even matter whether the illness was your fault or your company’s.

Is Workers’ Compensation a No-Fault System?

Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Many New Jersey residents do not understand the State’s workers’ compensation system. Of course, unless you have first-hand experience in dealing with an injury at work, you may not have h... [read more]

August 2018 – Make Insurance Companies Play Fair

Posted on Friday, August 10th, 2018

If you’ve been involved in an accident, insurance delays and denials can be extremely frustrating! A new law would hold insurance companies accountable for unnecessarily denying or delaying the ... [read more]

Can You Receive Compensation for Trigger Finger?

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Often times, clients will question whether a health issue that they have experienced could potentially be a Wear and Tear™ injury. Commonly known as repetitive stress injuries, this type of ailm... [read more]

Petro Cohen Attorneys Present Scholarship Award at KCNJ Gala

Posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Attorneys Steve Lubcher (left) and Stephen Matarazzo presented scholarship recipient Scott Kwiatek with a $10,000 check at the 2018 Kids’ Chance of NJ Gala. This marked the fifth year that PCPM ... [read more]

Catastrophic Injuries In the Workplace

Posted on Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Most workplace injuries that employees experience require short-term treatment and care, but do not ultimately prevent an employee from working at all. With proper care and treatment, most physical ai... [read more]

Petro Cohen Law Firm and Kids’ Chance of New Jersey Announce 2018-2019 Scholarship Recipient

Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

$10,000 scholarship awarded to NJIT student for the fifth consecutive year NORTHFIELD, NJ – July 18, 2018 – “In our firm’s 20-year history, we have handled thousands of wo... [read more]