Southern NJ workers’ compensation/personal injury Law firm commemorates 20 years; Announces newest attorney

The law firm of Petro Cohen, P.C. recently celebrated 20 years of serving workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability clients throughout southern New Jersey. In addition, the firm’s attorneys, Frank A. Petro, Barry D. Cohen, Susan Petro, Suzanne Holz Meola, Terri A. Hiles, and Richard W. Gaeckle, recently welcomed a new attorney, Daniel Rosenthal.

During the past 20 years, the law firm and its attorneys have earned numerous accolades since opening in 1998.  Since 2010, Petro Cohen, P.C. has been ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally for Workers’ Compensation Law. Firms included on the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Frank A. Petro, a founding partner and head of the Workers’ Compensation Department at Petro Cohen Law Firm, was named on the 2018 Best Lawyers in America list and has been named to the prestigious list for his work in the practice area of workers’ compensation every year since the 1995-1996 Edition.

Mr. Petro is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney, the highest specialty certification available to NJ workers’ compensation lawyers, and has held this distinction since the State first issued the certification in 1998.  Barry D. Cohen, who is also a founding partner and part of the Personal Injury Department, is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, and has held the distinction since 2001.

Three of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized on the NJ Super Lawyers® list; Frank Petro has been recognized in the area of workers’ compensation for 14 consecutive years, and both personal injury attorneys, Barry Cohen (11 years) and Richard W. Gaeckle (9 years), have been recognized as well.  Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Mr. Petro and Mr. Gaeckle also have a Preeminent (“AV”) rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skill and ethics. In addition, Mr. Petro has a Superb rating from AVVO, an online legal services marketplace.

The newest attorney for the firm, Daniel Rosenthal, has more than five years of workers’ compensation experience, and has appeared before the Division of Compensation in vicinages throughout New Jersey.  Mr. Rosenthal graduated with honors from Rutgers College (New Brunswick, NJ) in 2007, where he received a Bachelor of Arts, double-majoring in Journalism and Media Studies, and Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor in 2010 from Rutgers University School of Law (Camden, NJ).

Mr. Rosenthal was selected as Henry J. Raimondo Legislative Fellow with the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University from 2008-09. While in law school, Mr. Rosenthal participated in the Hunter Moot Court competition, and was a judicial intern for the Hon. Mary Eva Colalillo, P.J. Chancery, in the New Jersey Superior Court in Camden, NJ.

“Dan is a great addition to our team,” said Mr. Petro. “We are proud to have helped thousands of clients since opening our doors 20 years ago and look forward to serving the community for many more years.”

The law firm of Petro Cohen, P.C. is headquartered in Northfield, NJ and handles workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability claims. Serving all of southern New Jersey, the law firm has additional offices in Cherry Hill, Hamilton, and Cape May Court House, NJ.  For more information, visit or contact Susan Petro at 609.677.1700.

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With exceptional legal credentials and experience, Petro Cohen, P.C. Attorneys at Law handle workers’ compensation, personal injury litigation, and Social Security disability claims.  Dedicated to providing the highest quality of legal service available, the attorneys and staff share a passion for winning and an uncompromised commitment to every client.  Recognized as a leading New Jersey law firm for workers’ compensation and personal injury, Petro Cohen, P.C. handles cases throughout southern and central New Jersey.  For more information or an appointment at the Northfield, Cherry Hill, Hamilton, or Cape May, NJ offices, call 888.675.7607 or visit
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