A WNBA player who is injured in the course of play or while training with her team may be entitled to valuable workers’ compensation benefits as provided by law. These benefits may include lump sum payments for permanent injuries, disability benefits and lifetime medical care. Therefore, if you sustain an injury, please call us as soon as possible.

In conjunction with the Players Associations of the NFL, MLS and Minor League Hockey, we work with a panel of experienced workers’ compensation attorneys located throughout the
country. Panel attorneys located in your team city are available to assist you in preparing and filing your claim(s).


A player who is injured must make sure that the team is aware of the injury. If the player does not tell the trainer or the team physician of her injury and it is not placed in her medical records, she may be prevented from obtaining benefits because of lack of notice to the team. You must give this notice to the team in a timely fashion (in most states, within thirty (30) days).


The Panel attorney will assist in ling your claim. A player does not have to pursue the claim while actively with the team, but by ling the claim, the player is prevented from losing her rights because she did not file within the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations varies from state to state, so it is important to contact the WNBPA and a Panel Attorney immediately after you sustain an injury.

If you have any questions about your rights or next steps, please call us and we will provide the necessary information.

Workers’ compensation: Panel of attorneys

Jack P. Reale, Esq
Drew, Eckl & Farnham

880 West Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
404.885.6404 (phone)
404.876.0992 (fax)

Bruce H. Carraway Iii, Esq.
Morgan & Morgan, P.a.

191 Peachtree Street,
NE, Ste. 4200
Atlanta, GA 30343
404.502.2772 (cell)
404.965.8811 (phone)
404.965.8812 (fax)

Richard Gordon, Esq.
Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.

211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60606
312.332.5200 (phone)
312.236.7727 (fax)

Ken Wolfe, Esq.
Wolfe Law, P.c.

200 W. Adams Street, Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60606
312.727.0403 (phone)
312.727.0406 (fax)

Bernard Pellegrino, Esq.
The Pellegrino Law Firm

475 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06508-1835
203-787-2225 (phone)
203-777-2096 (fax)
bp@pellegrinolaw rm.com

Tim Welsh, Esq.
Paladino & Welsh, Llc

Fax: 860-395-3343
33 Main St., Suite P
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
860-395-3344 (phone)

David Neusner
Embry & Neusner

P.O. Box 1409
118 Poquonnock Road
860.449.0341 (phone)
860.449.9070 (fax)

John Collins, Esq.
Burleson, Pate & Gibson, Llp

900 Jackson St, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75202
214.871.4900 (phone)
214.871.7543 (fax)

Neil E. Gath, Esq.
Gath Law Office

P.O. Box 44042
Indianapolis, IN 46244
317.490.7457 (phone)

Modesto Diaz, Esq.
Christopher C. Ginocchio, Esq.
George Hill, Esq.
Leviton, Diaz & Ginocchio, Inc.

1551 North Tustin Ave., Suite 850
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714.835.1404 (phone)
714.542.5635 (phone)

Dennis Thomas
Thomas Employment
Law Group

16152 Beach Blvd., Suite 100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714.843.1110 (phone)
dennis.thomas@work- injury-law.com

Randal W. Leneave, Esq.
Hunegs, Leneave & KVAS, P.A.

1000 Twelve Oaks Center
Drive, Suite 101
Wayzata, MN 55391
612.339.4511 (phone)
800.328.4340 (toll free)
612.339.5150 (fax)

John Lorentz, Esq.
The Lorentz Law Firm, P.a.

13110 Henna Ave. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55110
651.483.4400 (phone)
651.204.0065 (fax)

Andrew R. Topazio, Esq.
Marciano & Topazio

927 Stuyvesant Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
908.994.0161 (phone)
908.994.0162 (fax)
201.787.5781 (cell)

Glenn Farrell, Esq.
Warren Farrell, Esq.
Sachs, Maitlin, Fleming,
And Green

80 Main St., Suite 310
West Orange, NJ 07052
973.731.3400 (phone)
973.731.2896 (fax)

Robert Bergman, Esq.
Eric I. Fogelgaren, Esq.
Jonathan Forman, Esq.
Fogelgaren, Forman
& Bergman, Llp

100 William St. Suite 1902
New York, NY 10038
212.962.1200 (phone)
212.608.5035 (fax)

Robert M. Villarini, Esq.
Law Offices Of
Villarini & Henry

16 Main Street
Hamburg, NY 14075
716.648.0510 (phone)
Cc: Julie Park (julie@villariniandhenry.com)
Holly Hutchings (holly@villariniandhenry.com)

Robert E. Wisniewski, Esq.
P.O. Box 33217
Phoenix, AZ 85067-3217
602.234.3700 (phone)
602.459.0899 (cell)
602.230.7579 (fax)

J. Wayne Turley
J. Wayne Turley, Pc

P.O. Box 51735 Mesa, AZ 85208
480.246.6505 (phone)
801.901.6342 (fax)

Walt Ulman, Esq.
Ely, Bettini, Ulman
& Rosenblatt

3200 N. Central Ave., Suite 1930
Phoenix, AZ, 85012
602.230.2144 (phone)
602.264.9337 (fax)

Michael L. Sprain, Esq.
Sprain Law Firm, P.c.

3700 Montrose Blvd., First Floor
Houston, TX 77006
713.592.6300 (phone)
713.592.6557 (fax)

William D. Hochberg, Esq.
Law Office Of William D. Hochberg

222 Third Avenue North Edmonds, WA 98020
425.744.1220 (phone)
425.744.0464 (fax)
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1357 Edmonds, WA 98020

Benjamin Boscolo, Esq.
Barry Chasen, Esq.
Gerald Herz, Esq.
Chasen & Boscolo Chartered

7852 Walker Drive, Suite 300 Greenbelt, MD 20770
301.220.0050 (phone)
301.474.1230 (fax)