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James M. Clancy

Workers compensation Attorney at Marlton, NJ

4.7   25 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 33 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 34 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    80%
    I am in the 30th year of representing injured workers and their families who are injured in New Jersey.

    35 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Animal and dog bites
    2%
    As a natural offshoot of my extensive worker's compensation practice I also handle and manage the personal injury claims of my clients. These include car accidents, construction site claims, unsafe property claims and products liability.

    35 years

  3. Brain injury
    2%
    As a natural offshoot of my extensive worker's compensation practice I also handle and manage the personal injury claims of my clients. These include car accidents, construction site claims, unsafe property claims and products liability.

    35 years

  4. Car accident
    2%
    As a natural offshoot of my extensive worker's compensation practice I also handle and manage the personal injury claims of my clients. These include car accidents, construction site claims, unsafe property claims and products liability.

    35 years

  5. Mesothelioma and asbestos
    2%
    As a natural offshoot of my extensive worker's compensation practice I also handle and manage the personal injury claims of my clients. These include car accidents, construction site claims, unsafe property claims and products liability.

    35 years

  6. Personal injury
    2%
    As a natural offshoot of my extensive worker's compensation practice I also handle and manage the personal injury claims of my clients. These include car accidents, construction site claims, unsafe property claims and products liability.

    35 years

  7. Slip and fall accident
    2%
    As a natural offshoot of my extensive worker's compensation practice I also handle and manage the personal injury claims of my clients. These include car accidents, construction site claims, unsafe property claims and products liability.

    35 years

  8. Social Security & Disability
    2%
    As a natural offshoot of my extensive worker's compensation practice I also handle and manage the personal injury claims of my clients. These include car accidents, construction site claims, unsafe property claims and products liability.

    35 years

  9. Spinal cord injury
    2%
    As a natural offshoot of my extensive worker's compensation practice I also handle and manage the personal injury claims of my clients. These include car accidents, construction site claims, unsafe property claims and products liability.

    35 years

  10. Trucking accident
    2%
    As a natural offshoot of my extensive worker's compensation practice I also handle and manage the personal injury claims of my clients. These include car accidents, construction site claims, unsafe property claims and products liability.

    35 years

  11. Wrongful death
    2%
    As a natural offshoot of my extensive worker's compensation practice I also handle and manage the personal injury claims of my clients. These include car accidents, construction site claims, unsafe property claims and products liability.

    35 years

NJ Supreme Court Certified Workers Compensation Attorney James M. Clancy.  He personally handles and oversees all workers compensation claims and trials for the firm.


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 at the time was the youngest attorney certified in that field of law.


He has been given an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubble for possessing the highest ethical and legal abilities. In 2021 he was selected as a “Super Lawyer” in New Jersey, a rating that is given to only 5% of New Jersey’s attorneys.


He is a workers injury lawyer and member of The New Jersey Association for Justice who serves as co-chairman of the Workers' Compensation Committee. In that capacity he is responsible for providing continuing legal education to attorneys throughout the state.
Jim was invited to join "COSH" the Council on Occupational Health and Safety in the early 2000's. COSH is a consortium of attorneys, doctors and labor unions focused on the rights of injured workers. The group uses litigation, legislation and education in support of the cause. He has since been elected a member of the executive committee.


Mr. Clancy received his undergraduate degree from Lynchburg College and received his Juris Doctor degree from the Delaware School of Law. 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 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 coached youth sports for the Marlton Recreation Council, the South Jersey Lacrosse Club and Cherokee High School Lacrosse.

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Location

Borbi Clancy & Patrizi LLC
999 Route 73, Suite 103
Marlton, NJ, 08053

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Posted by Craig | July 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Firefighter
Very professional and informative. Everything was handled in a timely manner. The estimated time that I was told my case would be completed was settled earlier. I received a settlement much more than I anticipated. I would highly recommend Mr.Clancy services.
Posted by Rosalyn | November 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Qualified Attorney
It was truly an honor to have Attorney James M. Clancy to represent me with my Workman's Comp Injury that I sustained at my work place. Once I was introduced to his law firm and contacted Mr. Clancy he immediated setup a consultation meeting with me to go over the injury that occured on my job. He immediately started the ball rolling by instructing me on each step that I had to take to get my injury taken care of as soon as possible. He directed me to a doctor that would examine the injury and make sure I would get the proper treatment, to which surgery was needed to help correct the problem I was having. Everytime I needed to talk to him, he made himself available to me. If he wasn't available when I called he would make sure to return my call if I had any concerns. We shared information constantly. Everytime I had a doctor appointment, surgery that was needed, various treatments or therapy it was documented for my lawsuit. He handled my case very professionally and made sured he kept me informed about how everything was going with my case. He fought hard to get me compensation for my pain and suffering not once but twice after my case was reopened do to continued suffering from my injury. I truly would recommend Mr. Clancy for others to acquire his legal services when their injured on the job.
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Posted by Carmine | November 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Law Firm
Jim Clancy is nothing less than Amazing!! Extreme Competence, Kind, Caring and Compassionate!! I Highly Recommend Jim!! Jim Will get the Job Done!! Thank You Jim, Carmine
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is the first place you should call
I have complete trust and confidence with Jim Clancy and BCP as they were truly diligent in attention and dedication to my case. I was very grateful for the recovery settlement. I definitely will recommend them to my family and friends. If you ever need a consult with any attorney this is the first place you should go. There reputation is excellent and could only benefit their cases. George Branch
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Posted by Carrie | October 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Free phone consult
Mr. Clancy spent time listening and was frank with me about not being able to help us unless we could locate the source of my son's recent critical illness. I appreciated his honesty.
Posted by Connie | June 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
After an accident at work (that required surgery), I followed all the Company’s Workman comp insurance policies and months went by with no communication from them. I tried to get the surgery without an Attorney, but the Insurance Company gave me no choice. I hired Mr Clancy, he got my Surgery approved, twice the Insurance Company shorted my benefits and he had it corrected right away. Mr. Clancy got me a fair settlement. He’s very professional and knowledgeable, explains the legal process in layman’s terms. I would definitely recommend his services.
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Posted by Carlos | January 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
my review of Mister Clancy
Mister Clancy was a outstanding attorney, who went over and beyond to get the highest percentage for my claim. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.
Response from James Clancy January 11, 2019
Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to take care of you and your family. It has been my pleasure. Jim
Posted by Kathy | December 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Jim was great! My case was complicated and he really fought for me. I went through 3 very painful surgeries. I would highly recommend him for any workmans comp case. He was very professional.
Posted by Kathleen | November 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
review
James Clancy was referred to me by a friend. He was very professional. I understand now how difficult my case was. Since this was the first time I had the need for an attorney I was unaware how long cases like mine usually take. Because of my anxiety dealing with my injury, I called him frequently without any response. However, he did handle my case quite well and I highly recommend him. My only recommendation would be to have a paralegal, or even a secretary that could answer basic questions. i.e: 'he's working on it', 'your case is still active',or any number of things that would calm someone like myself.
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Response from James Clancy November 8, 2018
Thank you for the honest and helpful response. I hired a new associate attorney just last month to help address your concerns for current and future clients. I wish you well and I am here if you need any assistance in the future. Jim
Posted by Richard | October 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
James Clancy
James came highly recommended to me thru one of his opposing lawyers. That said alot to me right away she said he was one of the best at his field (workman's comp). James was very upfront and right down to business and told me what was going to happen and gave me a timeline . He was answered all my questions and made me fell like i was in good hands and i was. I would recommend James to anybody who is looking for a workman's comp lawyer.He did a great job ,Thanks James
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Response from James Clancy October 25, 2018
Thank you very much for the review. It is appreciated. My staff and I try very hard to take good care of our clients.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A++++
Discovered Mr. Clancy through word of mouth and could not have been mores satisfied with his services.
Posted by Bob L. Medford, NJ | November 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He accomplished what he promised
I met Jim purely by accident, despite the initial bad luck of getting hurt at work things turned around when I walked into his office. I was leaving a doctor appointment and decided to stop in to see what my rights were after getting hurt on the job. Jim explained what would happen as my treatment wound down, how the permanency aspects of the claim worked and how he could get it resolved once I was done treating. Be forewarned, Jim is loud, talks a lot, and talks fast. About a year after I was hurt , I finished treating for my back surgery and things were still not improving. I continued to have other medical issues related to my spine. Jim talked me through how to handle conversations with my surgeon and convinced the insurance carrier to start my temporary disability again when I needed another surgery. The permanency aspect of my case was resolved today in a very quick fashion. Jim explained the pros and cons of going to trial versus settling and we ultimately decided to settle the case rather than risk an uncertain result. Jim protected my rights, fought to make sure I got everything I was entitled to and then got my case settled quickly for a great amount. I have and will continue to refer all my friends to him. Bob, Medford NJ
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Posted by Cory | October 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Borbi Clancy and Patrizi have been my lawyers for the last 10 years. Jim Clancy has always given good advice and made sure I had excellent representation. I recommend him to anyone I meet that needs a workers compensation or injury lawyer.
Posted by Nick | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Attentive
I recently had my workers comp case settled after 3 long years because the insurance company kept changing personnel and I had the impression that the Insurance company was just hoping I would go away. During that time I would drop Mr Clancy a note inquiring about the status of the case and he ALWAYS responded to my questions in a very short amount of time. I appreciated Mr Clancy's attentiveness to my situation even though I am sure he must have dozens of clients that he is handling at the same time. Be sure that if you choose Mr Clancy, you will be compensated and never "shuffled" to the bottom of the pile.
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2015
I have a great lawyer
I woke up one day and everything was fine. Within two hours my life changed completely when I fell on the ice at work. After being treated at a hospital and in horrible pain, I didn't know what to do next. I didn't know when or if I could return to work and I certainly didn't know what my rights were. A friend gave me Mr. Clancy's number and I promptly made an appointment. He saw me right away and I felt then as I do now completely at ease. He explained the entire process step by step, all of my options, and was honest about the possible outcomes. It was a scary and painful time in my life and I felt at ease with his extensive knowledge and experience. Mr. Clancy always took the time to listen and review any questions or concerns I had during this entire process, which put my mind at ease. Having never been through anything like this before, he always made sure I knew what to expect. As in any legal matter, the wheels of justice don't turn as fast as we would like, however, things were happening behind the scenes that always amazed me. I would get a notification in the mail and think to myself wow, Jim is really on top of this or that. I used to go on message boards to see what others were experiencing and the problems they were having. The individuals on there were shocked that I was still receiving different benefits they were being denied. They continually would say "that is unheard of, you have a great lawyer", I smiled and thought to myself, yes, I do! As a side note, his secretary Kathy (I can't say enough nice things about her), is wonderful, as is the rest of his team. For this aspect of my life I made the best decision the day I picked up the phone and spoke to Jim.
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Posted by Benjamin | May 21, 2014
Informed and involved
My dad recommended Mr. Clancy and we retained him for the purpose of a work-related car accident. Jim was thorough and focused on details regarding my medical treatment. He explained what was to happen prior to the court proceeding, and he talked with me about the terms of the workers compensation claim. We were able to work together to resolve the claim. Jim was organized and settled the matter smoothly. I am happy with the result of the settlement. I definitely recommend Jim and his firm.
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Posted by Alex | September 18, 2013
Mr Clancy made my claim go smoothly.
I live in Philadelphia and was injured in New Jersey. Following surgery I was not able to return to my job. Mr. Clancy explained my rights, made sure the insurance company did what they were supposed to do, and negotiated a settlement that was fair. Prior to settling my case Mr. Clancy discussed with me of the potential range in value of my claim. The Judge also explained to me in detail my right to a trial but was I unwilling to risk the possibility that he might come to a different result that was not as favorable. Mr Clancy made the process less intimidating.
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Posted by Patti | July 2, 2013
Worker's Comp Client
I have been a client since 2010 when I got hurt on the job. Unfortunately I ended up with 3 surgeries to try to fix the problem. The insurance carrier initially accepted my claim but then tried to deny responsibility when it came time to settle. Mr. Clancy kept me informed of important information and updated me on the negotiations. He is in Court everyday so sometimes it took a little time for him to get back to me. I recently went to court and settled my claim. Both Mr. Clancy and the Judge explained my rights and my right to a trial if I did not want to settle. Thank you again for all your help. Very much appreciative for looking out for my best interest.
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Posted by David G | November 8, 2012
Treated with respect and compassion
My attorney suggested I retain Jim to protect me and my family after I suffered devastating work injuries. I was injured on a construction project after being struck by debris from a motor vehicle accident. Jim fought for me every step of the way, making sure that I got the care that I needed and the Worker’s Compensation benefits I relied on to keep my family afloat. After multiple surgeries including a failed disc replacement and a spinal fusion , Jim was able to settle my case fairly and without letting the insurance carrier delay paying me the benefits that I was entitled to. David G. “ The Winston Man”
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Posted by Joe D. Camden County NJ | July 21, 2011
Work injury
I was injured on the job and rendered totally diabled. Mr Clancy fought for me after my first attorney could not get my case settled. It took about a year because of the insurance company but he finally settled my case with out having to go to trial.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 20%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Borbi, Clancy & Patrizi
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • The Delaware Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Lynchburg College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Grannan v. Stat
  • $50,000.00 lump sum
  • Chase v Miller
  • Total Disability
  • Fousadier vs Jersey Pools
  • Life time benefits for widow.
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Associations

  • New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and Health
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice, Workers Compensation Section
  • Co-Chairman
  • 1995 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Workers Compensation CLE Moderator
  • 1995 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 1990 - Present
  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • 1990 - Present
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thompson-Reuters
  • 2021
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Certified Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 1998

Publications

  • Lexis Nexis
  • NJ Workers' Compensation Law(update)
  • 2018
  • Lexis Nexis Publishing
  • NJ Workers' Compensation Law(update)
  • 2017
  • Lexis Nexis Publishing
  • NJ Workers' Compensation 2016
  • 2016
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
  • Contrasting NJ an Pa Workers Compensation Benefits
  • 2014
  • Tough Problems in Workers Compensation 2013
  • New Jersey Jurisdiction
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • NJAJ Boardwalk Worker's Compensation Seminar
  • Worker's Compensation
  • 2020
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Worker's Compensation Bench Bar
  • Workers Compensation Law "Jeopardy"
  • 2019
  • NJICLE Bench Bar Conference
  • Workers Compensation Law "Jeopardy"
  • 2018
  • New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar
  • Workers Compensation Case Law Update
  • 2018
  • New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar
  • Workers Compensation and Soc. Sec. Disability
  • 2017
  • NJAJ Boardwalk and Meadowlands Seminar
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2016
  • NJAJ Boardwalk and Meadowlands
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2015
  • NJAJ Boardwalk and Meadowlands
  • Worker's Compensation
  • 2014
  • NJAJ Boardwalk and Meadowlands
  • Worker's Compensation
  • 2013
  • Meadowlands and Boardwalk Seminars
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2011
  • Boardwalk and Meadowlands
  • Advanced Workers Compensation
  • 2010
  • Boardwalk and Meadowlands
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2009
  • Boardwalk and Meadowlands Seminars
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
Endorse James
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is one of the very best workers compensation lawyers in New Jersey."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Clancy is an excellent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a client in need. He is also an asset to the Avvo Community, providing invaluable resources to those seeking help."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows how to handle your case. Trust him. He will help you."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Worker’s comp cases are properly handled by those who almost practice exclusively in this area, and based on his AVVO contributions he definitely knows his stuff!! I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wonderful person and great attorney, with many years of experience. Highly respected."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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