Attorneys Thomas Smith and Rhett Cherkin earn workers’ compensation certification

We are pleased to announce that Thomas Smith and Rhett Cherkin have been certified as specialists in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section. Smith and Cherkin join attorneys Daniel Bricmont and Fred Soilis as certified workers’ comp specialists.

“We are extremely proud of Thomas and Rhett for their tireless work in the field of Workers’ Compensation, and successfully completing the process to be certified as specialists in the practice of Workers Compensation,” said founding partner William R. Caroselli. “Their certification serves to confirm what we at CBMC and our clients already know about their exemplary work in the field of Workers’ Compensation.”

Thomas Smith is a partner at CBMC, and has practiced law in Pennsylvania for over thirty years having completed his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America from 2003-2016, and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers from 2005-2016.

Rhett Cherkin has worked at CBMC since 2001, having been admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania in 1997 after completing his J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law. Since 2006, Cherkin has been recognized numerous times as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers’ Rising Star, and since 2013 he has been included in the Best Lawyers in America for Workers’ Compensation Law.

Attorneys Smith and Cherkin successfully completed the 2016 certification process by submitting a variety of documents showing that at least 50 percent of their legal practice is in the specialty field of workers’ compensation, that they have practiced in the field for more than five years, and that they actively participate in Mandatory Continuing Legal Education in workers’ compensation law and related fields. Additionally, both Smith and Cherkin passed the certification examination that focuses on workers’ compensation law and rules and leading case law.

On behalf of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C. posted in Firm News on Thursday, May 12, 2016.