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Cassandra Faline Roberts

Cassandra Faline Roberts

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About Me

A native Delawarean, I am a graduate of the University of Delaware and The Dickinson Law School of Penn State University.  I have been in practice since 1982, and served as a judicial clerk for the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, prior to entering private practice.  I have spent my entire career representing injured workers and also protecting the rights of insurance carriers on questionable claims, with almost 30 years of litigation before the Delaware Industrial Accident Board.

I am a three time winner of the Delaware Today Magazine "Top Lawyer" award for best work comp attorney, and have the distinction of being the only Delaware lawyer recognized as a "Top Lawyer" for both the claimant and the defense.  For the last several years I have been cited in The Best Lawyers in America for workers compensation and have also been recognized as a Top Lawyer in the Journal of Corporate Counsel.

My blog, The Delaware Detour & Frolic, has been named among the "Top 25" national blogs for workers'compensation and workplace issues by LexisNexis since 2009.  I have also since 1997 published the only newletter that reports on and highlights Delaware IAB rulings, The Delaware CaseLaw Update.

I am a frequent speaker and faculty member for continuing education in the area of workers'compensation, serving as a moderator and faculty for the Sterling Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar as well as the annual DE State Bar Assn. Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar.  I have a special interest in the 2008 amendments to our medical treatment statute, and specifically the area of Utilization Review and the DE Health Care Practice Guidelines.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    33 years, 4.2 thousand cases



Contingent (33%)

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Contact Info

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Rodney Square
1000 North King Street
Wilmington, DE, 19801

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Bunker Hill Centre II
102 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Suite 105
Middletown, DE, 19709

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

110 West Pine Street
Georgetown, DE, 19947





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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Worker's CompensationBest Lawyers in America2013
Worker's CompensationBest Lawyers in America2012
Top Lawyer, Workers CompDelaware Today2012
Worker's CompensationBest Lawyers in America2011
Top 25 Legal BlogsLexisNexis2011
Top 25 Legal BlogsLexisNexis2010
Top Lawyer, Workers CompDelaware Today2010
Worker's CompensationBest Lawyers in America2010
Top 25 Legal BlogsLexisNexis2009
Worker's CompensationBest Lawyers in America2009
Top Lawyer, Workers CompDelaware Today2008
Worker's CompensationBest Lawyers in America2008
Worker's CompensationBest Lawyers in America2007
Outstanding Contribution For CaseLaw UpdateDelaware State Bar Association2006
Worker's CompensationBest Lawyers in America2006
Worker's CompensationBest Lawyers in America2005
Top Lawyer, Workers CompDelaware Today2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerYoung Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP1989 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Delaware State Bar Association Worker's Compensation SubsectionCo-chair, Continuing Education Committee2005 - Present
Delaware State Bar Association Worker's Compensation SubsectionChair of CaseLaw Update Committee1996 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember1990 - 1999
Delaware State Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1982 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Richard Messick v. ArlonOver $1,000,000 Awarded to Client.

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Publication NameTitleDate
A quarterly newletter reporting on recent decisions of the Delaware Industrial Accident BoardThe Delaware Workers Compensation CaseLaw Update2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of DelawareEnglishBS - Bachelor of Science1979

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Semi Annual CLEIAB Decision Roundup2013
DSBA Annual WC SeminarCaseLaw Update2012
Annual Worker's Compensation SymposiumA Comparative Discussion of Worker's Compensation Medical Treatment Statutes2012
Advanced Workers CompensationUtlization Review, an Appellate Update2012
Advanced Worker's CompensationVexing Issues of Medical Treatment2012
DSBA Annual WC SeminarUtlization Review Update2011
Advanced Worker's CompensationNovel Issues of Course and Scope2011