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Robert P. Worden Jr.

Robert P. Worden Jr.


Super Lawyer ranked Robert P. Worden

Bob Worden is best known for handling high-exposure, catastrophic injury claims in the New York metro area. He performs detailed objective analysis of complex information to achieve the best strategies for claim resolution. His goal is to reach consensus where possible. Where resolution through consensus is difficult, he advises clients as to alternative strategies and possible solutions.

Bob Worden is available as a mediator or arbitrator. His extensive prior experience as a plaintiff’s attorney as well as a defense attorney allows him to see lawsuits from all perspectives, and has given him insight as to how to best move cases towards settlement. Bob understands the concerns and motivations of all sides. He seeks to efficiently assess the information available and use his insight to find win-win solutions. Bob tackles his work with an enthusiastic, high-energy style, which avoids unnecessary confrontation.

He is known for his clear and timely communications and keeping a sense of humor in difficult situations, relieving stress for all involved and getting the job done to the satisfaction of all concerned.

Attorneys for other parties more often than not cooperate with his requests for information. They welcome the prospect of working with defense counsel who is seeking to resolve claims quickly and fairly, saving time and expense for all concerned. He is often retained to analyze claims approaching trial where prior efforts at resolution have failed. Bob brings a fresh set of eyes to review these difficult claims. He develops and executes strategies to motivate other parties to settle, or reach pre-trial agreements to limit outlier results and streamline trials. His reputation and relationships developed with other counsel in the profession lend credibility to his efforts, often convincing to pursue further negotiations and reach resolutions to the benefit of all concerned.

Bob Worden is also nationally known with regard to Lien issues, consulting with major insurers regarding Medicare compliance, as well as consulting on a case by case basis regarding Medicaid, Hospital Liens, Child Support Liens and other potential liabilities.

Bob is a frequent lecturer for insurance carriers and self-insured corporations on topics relating to analysis and defense of high-exposure claims, including such topics as New York’s Labor Law; Early Identification and Resolution of High Exposure Claims (voted Best CLE Presentation by claims personnel of major national insurance carrier); Professional Liability and Medical Causation Issues; Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome-Analysis and Pro-Active Resolution; Analysis of Medical Records in High Exposure Claims; Supplementary Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Claims Discovery and Arbitration; Danger Invites Rescue Claims; Collateral Source issues; Negligent Entrustment of Dangerous Instrumentalities; Analysis of Pre-Morbidity and Co-Morbidity in Damages Claims Evaluation; Liens and Subrogation in High Exposure Claims; Recognition and Response to Adversary Tactics in High Exposure Claims; Transfer of Risk of Loss in High Exposure Claims; Closed Head Injury/TBI and New Technology; Amputations, Burns and Severe Head Injuries.


Areas of Practice

  • Mediation and Arbitration of High Exposure Lawsuits
  • Major/Catastrophic General Liability Claims Defense
  • Excess Insurance Monitoring of High Exposure Claims
  • Complex Damages Claims
  • Products Liability
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Agents and Brokers Errors and Omissions
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims and Arbitrations
  • Medicare and other Lien Resolution

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1980


  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Defense Association of New York, Member
  • Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member




University of Miami School of Law - J.D.



Hamilton College - A.B.