Frank A. Petro
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Frank A. Petro

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29 Consecutive Years

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18 Consecutive Years

14 Consecutive Years
Workers’ Compensation

Frank A Petro has earned recognition for professional involvement by Lawyer Legion

Attorney Frank Petro

Senior Partner

Mr. Petro is a founding partner and heads the Workers’ Compensation Department of the firm.  He has limited his practice to handling workers’ comp cases over the past 45+ years.  Mr. Petro is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney, which is the highest specialty certification available to workers’ compensation lawyers in New Jersey.  He is one of only 18 lawyers in the state that have held this certification since its inception in 1998.

For twenty-eight consecutive years, Mr. Petro has been named on the Best Lawyers in America® list for workers’ compensation, a distinction held by only 14 lawyers throughout the country.  He is one of only four workers’ compensation attorneys in New Jersey to be named on the list, and the only NJ attorney to be named for 27 consecutive years.

Mr. Petro also has  been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyer® list every year since 2005, an honor that no more than five percent of the State’s lawyers receive. Additionally, he has an “AV” rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell; a rating reserved for those lawyers considered preeminent in their field as voted by their peers. Mr. Petro has held this status with Martindale-Hubbell every year since 2001.

Mr. Petro has been one of only three Presidents of the leading professional organization for workers’ compensation judges and lawyers in New Jersey, 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)
  • AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the world’s leading referral service; the AV rating is reserved for less than 10% 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, Petro Cohen 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.

Here are some excerpts from client testimonials about Frank Petro.  To read the full testimonial, click on any of the “Read more” links below.


Me and Frank are like family now. He ain’t going nowhere. He’s in my phone, FOR LIFE! So, if anybody, for any accident, whatever it is on the job, give Frank Petro a call, and he can help you out.
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Clarence H.

Frank Petro and Dan Rosenthal worked tirelessly to achieve the maximum compensation for my injuries.
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Christy P.

Frank [Petro] and his law firm did a great job for me.
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Jimmy H.

My initial impression was that Mr. Petro was very professional and top notch. He was straightforward, explaining everything thoroughly with a timeline, and it all panned out as he said.
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Sheri S.

We would highly recommend Frank Petro and Petro Cohen Law Firm – 100%.
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Rosina D.

Frank goes above and beyond, as proven by the rate he ended up getting me. He cares and was compassionate…
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Joann C.

The level of communication and response from Petro Cohen is astonishing – it’s hard for me to describe. I just can’t say enough nice things about them. They never let me down!
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Patricia O.

I cannot thank you enough for the services that you rendered on my behalf.
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Joseph P.

Frank Petro was great to work with. He always called me personally to check up on me.
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Doris M.

I wouldn’t hesitate to use Frank Petro and Petro Cohen law firm again. From my perspective, all the plaques on the wall at their offices are well deserved.
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Thomas H.

If I knew anybody injured on the job, the first words out of my month would be, “You gotta’ call Frank Petro!” His reputation is incredible.
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Fred M.

I never doubted for one minute that Frank and Petro Cohen were in my corner. They were going to make sure I got what I deserved and would get the best they could get for me!
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Carolyn B.

If it were not for Mr. Petro’s dedication to my case, the outcome could have been detrimental to me on all levels.
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Donna D.

I had a dear friend who had a case handled by Petro Cohen and he was quite satisfied…Frank Petro came through every bit on my friend’s recommendation!
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William S.

Frankly, I was overwhelmed with Mr. Petro and the way he handled himself in court with his clients. Amazing! He takes care of business and I am so grateful to him and his team.
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Robert T.

Based on my experience, there is NO ONE else I would recommend, other than Frank Petro and Petro Cohen.
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Ralph F.

I remembered that my husband had a great experience with Frank Petro and Petro Cohen law firm when he had a workers’ compensation claim five years earlier, so I reached out to them.
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Liza M.

I am very grateful to Frank Petro as well as everyone at Petro Cohen.
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Daniel K.

I had been suffering for a while with severe pain in my neck, when a coworker recommended that I talk with Frank Petro at Petro Cohen. Frank had helped my co-worker several times with various workplace injuries and he highly recommended that I talk with Mr. Petro.
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Michael H.

I’m pretty straightforward, so it was great to work with Frank Petro who is a very upfront person.
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Lela A.

When I was injured at work, a client recommended that I reach out to Petro Cohen and I was glad I did as Mr. Petro helped me out significantly.
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Joseph C.

Frank Petro is wonderful! I have a lot of respect for him and the great job he’s done for me.
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Barry M.

I can’t say enough about the folks at Petro Cohen! Complete professionalism, very friendly, and definitely had my best interest at heart.
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Steven F.

After working with the lawyers and staff at Petro Cohen, my husband and I feel that they are genuinely devoted and exceptional at what they do!
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Teresa C.

I was very impressed and honored when Frank Petro asked if I would provide a testimonial. I figure with the thousands of satisfied clients he has represented, he certainly must have many who would testify to the great work he does!!
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Keith C.

When I was injured at work, a friend recommended Frank Petro as he had done a good job with his worker’s compensation case.!
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Michael T.

When I was injured at work, Frank Petro was a true blessing from God! He was awesome and did a stellar job for me and my family!
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Leonard G.

I had a serious injury at work and Mr. Petro did an outstanding job helping me!…Word of mouth at work was that Frank Petro was the best so I went to him. It ended up being true – he did so good by me…I couldn’t be happier.
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Jack M.

Frank Petro is the “James Brown” of compensation litigation – the hardest working man in show business! As someone who was good at what I did in my line of work, you just know when you are dealing with someone who is hard working, knows what they are doing, and is well prepared. That’s Frank Petro.
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John C.

A few years back, my brother was seriously injured at work and contacted Petro Cohen law firm. He went to see Frank Petro and really liked his energy. Mr. Petro gave my brother a lot of confidence at a time when he wasn’t feeling very confident.
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Virginia K.

Having worked for a property and casualty insurance company for 29 years, I knew a lot of adjusters in the industry and had many friends that were attorneys on both sides of litigation. They all highly recommended Petro Cohen law firm – especially Frank Petro.
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Anthony F.

Since I was 21 years old, I worked as a carpenter. When injuries at work prevented me from working in the trade, I was in pain and frustrated, blowing through what little savings I had in just few years. Frank Petro saved my life!
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John B.

If it wasn’t for Petro Cohen law firm, I would have been lost when I got injured at work!
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Bill D.

I have the utmost respect for Frank Petro.  He is a miracle worker and a great attorney with a big heart!
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Rose K.

From the beginning, Susan Petro and Frank Petro were top-notch.
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Amy S.

As an Emergency Room Nurse for 28 years, I appreciate people that know what they are doing and get the job done quickly.  And that’s what I got when I reached out to Petro Cohen…
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Ursula T.

I truly believe that if it hadn’t been for Frank Petro’s help in settling my workers’ compensation cases, I would have been destitute!
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Jacqueline C.

After having worked with Frank Petro on my workers’ compensation case, I can tell you that I would never use anybody else!
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Jan A.

My story is a long and painful one, which, thanks to Frank Petro and the law firm of Petro Cohen, has a happier ending that I ever could have dreamed!
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Tyrone W.

I am one of those people that had never even been in a lawyer’s office my entire life, but when I got hurt at work, I found myself in need of legal assistance and, boy, am I grateful that I found the Petro Cohen law firm!
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Rita M.

I would gladly recommend Frank Petro, Susan Petro, and Petro Cohen law firm to anyone!
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Myron C.

I have been so pleased with Frank Petro and have such a high confidence level in him, that I repeatedly referred friends and coworkers.
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John E.

I have used Frank several times over the years and have referred at least 30 other friends and co-workers, who have also referred their friends. I would whole-heartedly refer Frank Petro again and again.
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Charles (Butch) E.

Why Work With PC?

  • Highest firm rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized by "Best Lawyers in America®" every year since 1995
  • Named in every "NJ Super Lawyers®" survey for Workers' Compensation since 2005 and 12 times for Personal Injury