Leading the Way in
Workers’ Compensation Defense



With over 30 years of practice growth, Hamberger & Weiss LLP brings unparalleled experience and expertise in workers' compensation defense. We represent carriers, third-party administrators, & employers.


Committed to providing robust defense and litigation support, Hamberger & Weiss LLP takes a client-centered approach, offering personalized counsel for litigation avoidance and strategic early exit strategies when warranted by the facts and the law


Renowned for their exceptional legal abilities, H & W, has received the AV Pre-Eminent Rating, and actively contributes to legal publications, educational programs, and advocacy efforts, ensuring top-tier representation for their clients.

A Full-Service Workers' Compensation Defense Practice

How Can We Help?

Gone are the days of handling only hearings and appeals. As the WCL landscape has changed, we have been at the fore, working with our clients, the Board, industry, bar groups, and legislators to shape the discussion and provide a full spectrum of legal services in the workers' compensation arena.

These include:

MSAs / MSP Compliance

Fast & Effective Case Settlements

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New York's largest firm devoted exclusively to workers' compensation defense

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Subrogation / Loss Transfer

Over the past 5 years, we have recovered nearly $20 Million in Loss Transfer reimbursement for our clients.

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About Us

Integrity, Leadership, Expertise, & Service

HAMBERGER & WEISS LLP has provided the highest quality representation of employers and insurance carriers in defense of workers’ compensation claims for 30+ years. With more than 30 lawyers in our Buffalo and Rochester offices, we are one of the largest firms in New York devoted exclusively to workers’ compensation defense. We limit our practice to representation of employers, insurance carriers and third party administrators (TPAs). We do not represent injured workers.


Hamberger & Weiss LLP is an exceptional firm that goes above and beyond for their clients. Their dedicated team provided us with expert legal counsel, guiding us through the complexities of workers' compensation defense. Their expertise and commitment to our case resulted in a favorable outcome. Highly recommended!"

Risk Manager

Working with Hamberger & Weiss LLP was a game-changer for our company. Their attorneys are not only highly skilled and knowledgeable, but they truly understand the intricacies of workers' compensation law. Dan Bowers, in particular, was fantastic to work with. His attention to detail, strategic thinking, and exceptional communication skills ensured we were well-represented throughout the entire process. We couldn't have asked for better legal partners.

Workers’ Comp Claims Manager

WC Adjuster

It is a pleasure working with you and Brittany, your knowledge and professionalism is unparalleled and has been an integral part of the successes that have been achieved.

Proud Members of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network Since 2006

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent


Gold Standard

The H & W shield symbolizes our Firm’s commitment to provide our clients with the vigorous defense and litigation of their workers’ compensation claims, with counseling for litigation avoidance and early exit strategies when the facts and the law warrant. The shield logo embodies the classic and traditional values of our Firm established in 1991 and incorporates the modern technical approach to statewide legal practice in the virtual world. The four pillars represent our core values of integrity, leadership, expertise and service.



Work With Us

Do you have a batch of old claims that need to be closed?

Our firm has done a number of settlement projects for our clients with great success. Send us a list of claims you want settled, and we will get to work.

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