Angela M. Lorenz
Angela M. Lorenz is Of Counsel at Griesing Law, LLC and Chair of the Firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice group.
What do you focus on?
I exclusively focus on defending both insured, self-insured and non-insured employers in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation matters. I zealously represent clients in cases of varying complexity at both the trial and appellate levels.
What do you see on the horizon?
Anticipated changes to healthcare and social insurance programs like the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid will result in a cost-shift from personal insurance to workers compensation insurance. If these programs are greatly reduced or repealed, the likely result will be a surge in the uninsured population and an anticipated increase in workers compensation filings. It is important for employers and workers compensation carriers to stay abreast of the changing healthcare landscape and remain committed to cost-containment and loss mitigation strategy.
Prior to joining the Firm, Angie worked for several firms throughout the Philadelphia region in their workers’ compensation defense departments. In those roles, she was responsible for managing workers’ compensation cases from initiation to conclusion which included drafting pleadings, briefs, motions and other legal memoranda; attending administrative and civil hearings, conferences and mediations with judges and counsel; and participating and conducting depositions of fact and expert witnesses. Angie has litigated workers’ compensation cases at all state court and appellate levels and has participated in mediation proceedings before workers’ compensation judges. Angie was recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in workers’ compensation in 2010 and 2013.
Angie earned her J.D. from Widener University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown where she graduated cum laude. While in law school, Angie clerked for the Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection where she drafted memoranda of law and motions on behalf of Pennsylvania consumers, conducted legal research and reviewed documents for legal significance, relevance and confidentiality.
Outside of the Firm, Angie volunteers as a pro bono attorney for Protection From Abuse (PFA) hearings in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas through Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Angie is also Co-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Bucks Country Bar Association where she routinely organizes and presents CLE programs. Additionally, Angie is a Board Member of Our Lady of Good Counsel’s Catholic Youth Organization and head coach of the Bantam Division’s track and field, basketball and cross country teams.