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James M. Clancy

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James M. Clancy is a partner and head of the Worker's Compensation Department. Mr. Clancy received his undergraduate degree from Lynchburg College in Southern Virginia in 1986 and received his Juris Doctor degree from the Delaware School of Law in 1989. Mr. Clancy joined the firm in 1990, concentrating on worker's compensation law, wrongful termination, social security, and public disability pensions and employee rights.

 Mr. Clancy was one of the first attorneys awarded the designation of "Certified Worker's Compensation Law Attorney" by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1998 and was the youngest attorney certified in that field of law. Mr. Clancy is a member of The New Jersey Association for Justice and serves as co-chairman of the Worker's Compensation Committee. In that capacity he is responsible for providing continuing legal education to attorneys through out the State. He is also active in the Burlington and Camden Bar Association Worker's Compensation Committees.

 Mr. Clancy has tried many contested cases to conclusion in the Division of Workers Compensation, The Office of Administrative Law and The Superior Court of New Jersey. His legal efforts have resulted in favorable interpretations of law by the NJ Appellate Division regarding discrimination against  injured workers.

 Mr. Clancy lives in Marlton, New Jersey with his family. He is a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, served on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities Dioceses of Trenton and coaches youth sports for the Marlton Recreation Council, the South Jersey Lacrosse Club and Cherokee High School Lacrosse.


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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 80%
    27 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    27 years



Contingent (20-33%)

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • John F. Renner

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim Clancy's knowledge and experience with work injury cases places him at the top of list of all work injury attorneys in New Jersey. I would highly recommend any attorney with a matter to refer to call Jim and discuss the case. He is accessible, always willing to help and a true asset to the legal profession.


    John Renner Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Sean E. Quinn

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim is one of the very best workers compensation lawyers in New Jersey.


    Sean Quinn Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Borbi Clancy & Patrizi LLC

999 Route 73, Suite 103
Marlton, NJ, 08053


PAAdministrative Suspension199004/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Certified AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderBorbi, Clancy & Patrizi1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and HealthExecutive Committee Member2010 - Present
New Jersey Association for Justice, Workers Compensation SectionCo-Chairman1995 - Present
New Jersey Association for JusticeWorkers Compensation CLE Moderator1995 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Burlington County Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Camden County Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wallace vs AbramsSettled for total disablity.
Wolf vs. DardenSettled for the present value of 25 years of benefits paid in a lump sum.
K.A. vs. Davis TransportationSettled for total disability and 2% Fund benefits
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar FoundationContrasting NJ an Pa Workers Compensation Benefits2014
Tough Problems in Workers Compensation 2013New Jersey Jurisdiction2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Lynchburg CollegePolitical Science/Economics/EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Crossing the Delaware: Comparing and Contrasting Work Comp Practice across PA, NJ and DEContrasting NJ ,Pa And Del WC Laws2015
NJAJ Boardwalk and MeadowlandsWorker's Compensation2014
"Crossing the Delaware: Comparing and Contrasting Work Comp Practice across PA, NJ and DE."WC Comparison, Del, Pa ,NJ2014
Tough Problems in Workers CompTough Problems in Workers Comp2013
NJAJ Boardwalk and MeadowlandsWorker's Compensation2013
Boardwalk and MeadowlandsWorkers Compensation2012
Meadowlands and Boardwalk SeminarsWorkers Compensation2011
Boardwalk and MeadowlandsAdvanced Workers Compensation2010
Boardwalk and MeadowlandsWorkers Compensation2009
Boardwalk and Meadowlands SeminarsWorkers Compensation2008