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Our Team Scott L. Silar

Scott L. Silar is a partner at the firm’s Wilmington, Delaware office. He focuses his practice on representing clients in insurance defense litigation. Scott has extensive experience handling personal injury/general liability, premises liability, subrogation, bad faith, asbestos exposure, and insurance coverage cases. Additionally, he has been involved in appellate work at both the Superior Court and Supreme Court levels.

Scott boasts an impressive history in workers’ compensation law, having represented and defended employers in more than 500 cases with a high success rate. He has experience handling multi-employer matters involving issues of successive carrier liability and occupational diseases, including asbestos exposure. Additionally, he has represented many automobile manufacturers and large self-insured companies in cases dealing with Medicare Set-Aside issues for purposes of commutations, and catastrophic work-related injuries, including amputation and death. Part of Scott’s success comes from his strong medical background having worked as a Respiratory Therapist for over 10 years.

Scott also provides training and counseling for employers and insurance carriers with regard to the Delaware workers’ compensation system and the Delaware Health Care Payment System.

Scott likes to spend quality time with his wife and three daughters. He has always been involved in sports, having played college football, and being involved in his children’s sports – which includes cheerleading, gymnastics, pole vaulting, and lacrosse.

  • Kearns v. Travelers Property Casualty Company of America – Successfully argued, in Superior Court, that a non-duplication clause in an employer’s UM/UIM policy is enforceable as to prior Workers’ Compensation benefits provided to the employee.
  • Saunders v. Daimler Chrysler Corporation – Successfully defended a Supreme Court Appeal that addressed the Hoey issue and was very advantageous to employers on the issue of factors involved concerning a reasonable expectation of returning to work by the injured worker.
  • Zaremba v. General Motors Corporation – Assisted in a Superior Court case that addressed the appropriate burden of proof for a Maxey-Wade analysis when the issue is one of partial disability. 
  • Martindale-Hubbell® “BV” Rated
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Defense Counsel of Delaware
  • Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court