James L. Creegan Shareholder
James L. Creegan is a Shareholder and member of the Workers’ Compensation Group of Stark & Stark. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney. Mr. Creegan specializes in representing injured workers from a variety of backgrounds throughout the state, including those who have suffered significant spinal injuries, totally disabled individuals, and workers injured as the result of the negligence of a third party.
He has obtained total disability benefits for injured workers, as well as treatment, and benefits for workers with carpal tunnel syndrome caused by work, and obtained awards of complete dependency benefits for the widows of deceased workers. He has also successfully litigated the denial of accidental disability benefits to a corrections officer who was injured while restraining an inmate in the appellate division. Mr. Creegan’s individual approach to each case allows him to obtain unique results for clients suffering from permanent or catastrophic injuries.
Mr. Creegan’s background in the construction industry, working in both commercial and residential construction throughout college and law school, provides him with a unique understanding of the risks and pressures faced by construction workers on jobsites in New Jersey.
He is currently an officer of the Mercer County Bar Association, serving as Secretary in the 2016 term. Mr. Creegan served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mercer County Bar Association from 2009-2015, and previously served as the chair of the Workers’ Compensation Committee and the Young Lawyers Committee.
Mr. Creegan was recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2015 as a New Leader of the New Jersey Bar, emblematic of a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession. In addition, the Mercer County Bar Association named Mr. Creegan the Young Lawyer of the Year in 2009 for service to the Bar and community.
Mr. Creegan is a frequent contributor to the Personal Injury Law Journal. You can read Mr. Creegan's most recent blog post here
J.D., University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, 2001
B.A., Political Science, Mary Washington College, 1998
Bar Admissions New Jersey
New Jersey State Bar Association
The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court
New Jersey Association for Justice
Mercer County Bar Association
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Workers' Compensation Committee
New Jersey Supreme Court Board Certified Workers' Compensation Law Attorney
- Class v Board of Trustees, Police and Firemen’s Retirement System, 2007 WL 17535562 (N.J.Super.A.D.)(Not Reported in A.2d)
Honors & Awards*
- New Leader of the New Jersey Bar, New Jersey Law Journal, 2015.
- Young Lawyer of the Year, Mercer County Bar Association, 2009.
- New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Workers’ Compensation 2006 - 2013 & 2015
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