Dennis M. Baptista

Dennis M. Baptista

Practice Limited to the Representation on Injured Workers
  • Workers' Compensation
  • New Jersey
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As a Certified Workers Compensation Law Attorney, with over thirty years of experience, Dennis Baptista has earned a well-deserved reputation among the workers compensation bar for being a respected practitioner of great integrity and skill. Mr. Baptista has litigated numerous complicated workers compensation cases including claims involving accidental injuries, occupational diseases, repetitive motion injuries, total permanent disability, and work-related death. He obtained an Appellate Division decision in Medical Diagnostic Associates vs. Hawruluk which prevents medical providers from suing injured workers for the payment of medical bills while their workers compensation claims are being litigated. For more than a decade he has served as an Instructor for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education where he teaches other lawyers how to handle workers' compensation claims.

A leader in the community, Mr. Baptista served for ten years as Judge of the Phillipsburg Municipal Court. Prior to his judicial appointment, he served for ten years as Commissioner of the Phillipsburg Housing Authority with a mission to provide safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for the area's working poor. The Phillipsburg Housing Authority achieved "High Performer" status, HUD's highest possible rating of a housing authority, for each year that Mr. Baptista served as Commissioner

Practice Area
Workers' Compensation
Video Conferencing
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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10.0 Superb
Top AVVO Rating continuously from 2011 until the present
Workers Compenstion Attorney
NJ Super Lawyer
2005; 2006; 2008; 2009; 2010 & 2011
Professional Associations
New Jersey State Bar
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Articles & Publications
Section 40 Liens - Decoded
New Jersey Law Journal
Total Permanent Disability Benefits
New Jersey Law Journal
Permanent Disability Benefits - Workers' Compensation
New Jersey Law Journal
Workers' Compensation Dependency Issues
New Jersey Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Section 40 Liens - Decoded, 2011 - present, Live Webinar
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Creator and Senior Instructor of this Internet based webinar designed for negligence and workers compensation lawyers. The course is designed to explain and simplify the intricacies contained in Section 40 of the New Jersey Workers Compensation Act. Held annually live over the Internet since 2011
Workers' Comp College 2006 - present, NJ Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Creator and Instructor of all day legal seminar designed to teach lawyers the basics of NJ Workers' Compensation Law and Practice. Held either annually or semi-annually since 2006. Guest speakers have included the former Director and Chief Judge of the NJ Division of Workers' Compensation as well as current sitting Judges.
Certified Workers' Compensation Law Attorney
The Supreme Court of New Jersey
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Contact & Map
Selem Antonucci Law
1351 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Toll-Free: (908) 747-4477
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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