Lynn A. Forth, Special Counsel
Admitted to Practice:
- New York, 1987
- Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law
- J.D., 1986
- J.D., 1986
- Hope College
- B.A., 1982
Lynn Forth has been practicing law exclusively in the area of workers’ compensation on behalf of employers, insurance carriers and third party administrators since 1992. Prior to joining Hamberger & Weiss LLP as Special Counsel, Ms. Forth was a founding partner with Buckner & Kourofsky, LLP where she represented employers for 25 years on workers’ compensation matters.
Ms. Forth handles all aspects of workers’ compensation defense for clients, counseling employers on workers’ compensation issues, participating in claims reviews, performing depositions, attending workers’ compensation hearings and conducting trials with lay and medical testimony before the New York Workers’ Compensation Board. She represents employers on questionable claims by employees, pursues issues of fraud, when necessary, and claims of discrimination against employers under the Workers’ Compensation Law.
Ms. Forth is admitted to practice law in New York State, the U.S. District Court for Western and Northern New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. She is a member of the Monroe County Bar and New York State Bar Associations. Lynn has lectured on workers’ compensation law at the request of the NYS Bar Association, the Genesee Valley & Finger Lakes Region EHS Professional Development Conference, the NYS Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conference and the NYS Association of Self-Insured Counties.
In 2018, Ms. Forth was selected by the Daily Record as a “Top Women In Law” recipient for Western New York for, “ . . . making notable contributions to the legal profession, while inspiring positive change in the community.” This award recognized her ability to litigate and resolve complex legal matters in the area of workers’ compensation along with her dedication to mentoring young attorneys in this area of practice over the course of her legal career.
Lynn is active in the Rochester community through the contribution of her time to non-profit charities that serve women and children. She is on the Board of Bethel Express, an urban youth ministry and is also a past Board member of the Junior League of Rochester.