We help clients every step of the way
When you are represented by Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC, you get more than an experienced attorney. You get an entire legal team working on your behalf. Our support staff is critical to the success of the cases we take. Everyone in this office is dedicated to helping you get the best possible resolution of your situation.
We've organized our support staff into specialized roles in order to provide better service for our clients. In addition, our firm has a pre-litigation department and a litigation department to move your case forward more efficiently. And if you ever have a question, there is always somebody here during office hours who can talk to you about your case.
We have a family atmosphere here, and that's no accident. Many members of our firm have other family members that work in our offices. That sense of family extends to how we interact with clients. You will always be treated with respect and our staff will always be responsive to your needs.
Our firm also has bilingual staff members, as well as intake specialists who will travel to meet with clients unable to come to any one of our offices. Learn more about how we can help you. Contact us online or call 856-751-7676.
Courtney Adams, File Opening Specialist
Courtney began working for Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC in 2017. She opens all new workers’ compensation files. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new cities.
Leslie Castagna, Paralegal
Leslie grew up in South Philadelphia and now resides in New Jersey. She graduated from Stockton University in 2004 with a bachelor of science degree. She joined Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC as a Legal Assistant in 2004. Leslie specializes in the areas of Real Estate and Estate Planning as well as Municipal Court. She strives to provide reliable and efficient assistance and a listening ear to our clients.
Rosemarie Chuplis-Wright, Paralegal
Rosemarie started with the firm in 2017. She has a background in Social Security law, respondent workers' compensation and now petitioner's workers' compensation. Her hobbies include family time and Disney movies.
Amanda Danze, Paralegal
Amanda joined the Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC in 2007. She graduated from Gloucester County College with a degree in paralegal studies. Amanda grew up in West Deptford, New Jersey.
Melissa Furman, Paralegal
Melissa joined the firm in 2017 and has more than 20 years of experience. As a workers' compensation paralegal, Melissa helps attorney Matt Solin obtain authorized treatment for clients, answer client questions, and provide administrative support to move the cases towards settlement.
Jennifer Kaup, Intake Specialist
As the intake and referral specialist, Jennifer gets to speak with every person who calls looking for legal guidance. She started with the firm in 2016 and enjoys her job because she gets to take the time to hear each person's story and let them know that they aren't alone in their legal troubles. After going to school to prepare for a job in the dental field, she decided to find a career that allowed her to help people. In her free time, she loves to keep her mind sharp with brain puzzles, especially Einstein Riddles.
Dorothy (Dee) Lipiec, Paralegal
Dorothy has been a paralegal for 45 years. She lives with her husband John and loves reading murder mysteries.
Daniela Muniz, Paralegal
Daniela grew up in Chihuahua, Mexico. She graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua with a Juris Doctor. Daniela moved to New Jersey in 2011 and began working for Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC in 2017. She is a paralegal in the pre-litigation department and handles files from the opening until settlement or before the file is transferred to the litigation department. Daniela assists all departments in the office with English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English translation.
Kendra O'Leary, Litigation Paralegal
Kendra has been in the legal profession for 18 years. She specializes in personal injury matters, with a focus on catastrophic losses. She graduated magna cum laude from Philadelphia College of Textile and Science in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in pre-law and international business. Outside of work, Kendra enjoys spending time with her three children and serves as an assistant coach on her youngest son's travel soccer team.
Christina Ortiz, Document Scanner
Christina was born and raised in Washington Township, New Jersey and joined Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC in May 2017. She enjoys speaking with clients and helping them with all of their needs.
Maggie Rios, Paralegal
Maggie is a Workers’ Compensation paralegal. She focuses her job on assisting the injured worker to ensure that all benefits mandated under the law are provided to them. She has been in customer service for about 10-plus years. Maggie grew up in a law firm and it is where she always wanted to be, helping people. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Jose "Tony" Rodriguez, Mobile Intake Specialist/Paralegal
Jose "Tony" Rodriguez is our Mobile Intake Specialist/Paralegal who has been working for our office for 3 years. Tony has 20+ years of customer service experience in various industries. His experience includes teaching English as a second language and translations. He has a vast knowledge of workers' compensation injury claims, personal injury claims, Social Security, Medicaid and immigration law. Tony is bilingual in English and Spanish. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and shooting pool.
Sharon Roman, Pre-Litigation Paralegal
Sharon has worked as a Paralegal/Office Manager/Bookkeeper for sixteen years. She has an associate's degree in paralegal studies, a bachelor's degree in law and justice and a master's in public administration.
Sharon is a panelist for the Supreme Court’s Fee Arbitration Committee. She is originally from North Jersey and moved to South Jersey with her three sons 12 years ago. In her free time she enjoys traveling with her husband.
Syhan Roman, Paralegal
Before Syhan Roman became a Paralegal, she worked as a Coordinator for Senator Cory Booker who was Councilman in Newark, NJ. Syhan has been working as a Paralegal for 16 years. She has an Associates degree in Paralegal Studies. She has experience in Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Matters. She handles all of our Spanish speaking Workers' Compensation matters. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her children.
Dot Salas, Paralegal
Dot started with the firm in 2016. Her professional background includes all forms of litigation for workers' comp, auto, slip and falls and medical malpractice cases as well as appellate, municipal court and landlord/tenant cases. Dot has experience with all stages of litigation from intake to arbitration, mediation, settlement or trial.
Chelsey Scotten, Medical Coordinator
Chelsey started with the firm in 2008. She schedules and handles all doctors’ appointments for workers’ compensation clients, including those for permanency evaluations and need-for-treatment evaluations. She also manages the workers’ compensation court hearings calendar for the office and closes out workers’ compensation cases when they are settled. She likes to travel to different cities and countries.
Kris Scotten, Paralegal
Kris grew up in Edgewater Park, New Jersey and joined Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC in 2003. She has been in the legal profession for over 40 years and her professional background includes personal injury, both pre-lit and litigation, as well as family law. Kris assists Sherry Cohen with all phases of the pre-litigation department.
Anne Seguin, Litigation Paralegal
Anne started with the firm in September 2014 and is a litigation paralegal specializing in personal injury cases. Prior to joining our firm, Anne was a supervisor in a call center before completing a Legal Office Technology course. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA and completed an internship with the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. In her spare time, Anne enjoys spending time with her family.
Kelsey Seguin, Paralegal
Kelsey began working for Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen in August 2018. She has an Associate Degree in Computer Sciences and comes with 7 years of experience providing excellent customer service. Kelsey is a paralegal in the pre-litigation department and assists Sherry Cohen with all phases of the pre-litigation process. She enjoys helping people and spending quality time with her family.
Pat Solin, Quality Control Manager
Pat joined the firm in 2016. She performs case audits and completes special projects in support of staff and attorneys. Pat is a professional librarian who has had a varied career ranging from a job as director of a local hospital library to 10 years as a school librarian. In her free time, she enjoys researching and writing articles for her local historical society.
Denise Straub, Office Manager
Denise has more than 30 years of experience working in the accounting and human resources fields. She handles the firm's accounting, payroll, financial planning and human resource functions. Denise has managed multiple offices and overseen 70+ employees for several large companies during her career. Denise enjoys spending time with her two young adult sons. In her spare time, she volunteers, dances and sings karaoke.
Allison Whelan, Paralegal
Allison joined the firm in 2015 and assists attorney Timothy Search in the workers' compensation department. She previously worked for a firm in Woodbury. When not working, Allison enjoys camping and outdoorsy activities with her family, and also likes to travel.
Samantha Whelan, File Clerk
Samantha is an intern in our office working primarily as a file clerk and assisting with our file opening process. She is a full time honor student at Overbrook Regional High School. She is on the fast track to an early graduation and will begin college in the fall of 2018. Samantha enjoys being outdoors, hiking, boating and camping with her mother, Allison, who is a paralegal in our workers' compensation department.