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Bret R. Goldstein, partner at the firm’s Philadelphia office and Chair of the Worker’s Compensation Practice Group, concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation and associated employment law matters. Bret is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s section on workers’ compensation law, as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Bret is also the author of numerous articles regarding Medicare, including important and complex Medicare Set Aside Settlement and Medicare Lien issues. He has been assessing worker’s compensation and liability cases for the purposes of satisfying Medicare liability since the inception of the changes to Medicare and Social Security laws. He has provided many employers and insurance carriers with opinions to help them resolve cases when dealing with Medicare obstacles.

Furthermore, Bret is well-versed in the Medical Billing Aspects of the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act. He is an expert in these issues and has handled numerous Fee Reviews and Fee Review Hearing Officer hearings . He is familiar with Coding and the Medicare Cost Containment Act and the Stark Amendments forbidding self-referral.

Bret has extensive experience in the wrongful discharge issues pertinent to workers’ compensation cases and can advise clients on all aspects of Employment Litigation.

Bret is also a member of the firm’s Family Law Group, where he has an exclusive practice which focuses on divorce, custody, and equitable distribution matters, in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware Counties.

Bret’s family law specializes in high-conflict divorces and specifically Cluster B / Narcissistic Personality Disorder opponents. He is listed as a Friend of One Mom’s Battle organization, devoted to high-conflict custody matters. Bret’s practice helps advise clients how to handle, communicate, and generate strategies to handle sociopathic opponents.

Bret is a loyal Eagles fan. He rides motorcycles and is a disciplined exerciser.

Bret is also a huge proponent of organ donation.

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Fundamentals

RRD Partner Bret R. Goldstein presented at the National Business Institute’s Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Fundamentals Seminar. Bret’s presentation, Preparing for and Presenting at the Hearing, included insightful information about: Where and How…

Workers’ Compensation Claims Handling and COVID-19: How to Prepare Now for an Influx of Claims Later

Author, Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert

Mini Med School for Attorneys

Title: Mini Med School for AttorneysHost: The National Business Institute Date: March 13, 2020Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Location: Philadelphia, PARegistration: Online Here Join Robert J. Foster, Partner in our Litigation and Insurance…

Human Resource Law from A to Z

Presenter, The National Business Institute

Workers’ Compensation from A to Z

Title: Workers’ Compensation from A to ZHost: The National Business InstituteDate: March 1-2, 2018Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PMLocation: Crowne Plaza Philadelphia – King of Prussia (260 Mall Blvd., King Of Prussia,…

Negotiating Workers’ Compensation Settlements

Seminar: Negotiating Workers’ Compensation SettlementsHost: The National Business InstituteDate: Friday, June 10, 2016Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (EST)Location: Live Video WebcastRegistration: Online Here Bret Goldstein, Chair of Reger Rizzo & Darnall…

Workers Compensation Medicare Set Aside Agreements – How to Obtain Approval

Presenter, The Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 22nd Annual Fall Section Meeting.

Complex Workers’ Compensation Issues

Presenter, The National Business Institute.

Human Resources Law from A to Z

Presenter, The National Business Institute.

Workers’ Compensation: The Settlement Process and Hearings

Presenter, The National Business Institute.

Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury Litigation

Presenter, The National Business Institute.

Are Your Staffers Classified Correctly as Employees or Independent Contractors?

Author, Medical Office Today.

Ethical Obligations in Workers’ Compensation.

Presenter, The National Business Institute.

Change in WCJs Leads to Unpredictable Practice

Bret R. Goldstein, Chair of Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Employment Practices Group, authored an article for the April 2012 edition of The Legal Intelligencer’s Workers’ Compensation supplement, entitled Change in WCJs Leads to Unpredictable Practice. The…

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – How to Obtain Approval

Presenter, The Pennsylvania Bar Institute Social Security Law for Workers Compensation Practitioners.
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2005, 2006, and 2007)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers Compensation Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Rules Committee
  • Chair, National Kidney Foundation: Eagles Dress Down Day
  • Board of Directors, Conestoga Generals Football Association
  • Greater Philadelphia Executive Claims Council