About

Craig Voorhees

Craig Voorhees comes from a long line of blue collar New Jersey workers.

He’s seen family, friends, and neighbors suffering from on-the-job injuries struggle to get the support they deserve.

That’s why he has spent over the last 20 years helping clients avoid the same issues.

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About

Craig Voorhees

Craig Voorhees comes from a long line of blue collar New Jersey workers.

He’s seen family, friends, and neighbors suffering from on-the-job injuries struggle to get the support they deserve.

That’s why he has spent over the last 20 years helping clients avoid the same issues.

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Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, a designation earned by less than 125 attorneys practicing in New Jersey, Craig works every day to help make sure New Jersey workers don’t have to jump through hoops to get the basic services and support they are owed by insurance companies.

Craig learned the importance of hard work from a handful of family role models: one grandfather was a plumber, the other was a sheet metal worker. Craig’s father was a policeman, and his mother was a schoolteacher for children with special needs.

After earning a degree in Political Science at Rutgers College, Craig dedicated a year of his life with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, a faith based organization serving those in need, and worked with the Law Project of Pennsylvania, helping attorneys provide legal services to marginalized and seriously ill individuals in Pennsylvania.

He then attended Albany Law School and obtained his law degree in 1997. His first job as an attorney was as an Assistant Prosecutor at the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Working as an Assistant Prosecutor provided Craig with plenty of courtroom experience, but it didn’t take long for him to learn that he wanted to help people instead of sending them to jail.

So in 2000, he accepted a position with the firm of Lieberman, Ryan, Forrest and Voorhees. His work at the firm centered on Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability claims, connecting Craig to his roots and allowing him the opportunity to help workers in his community.

One of Craig’s biggest cases took place in 2008, when a trucker broke his neck in a motor vehicle accident. At first, the insurance company denied the trucker’s claim due to a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge. But Craig knew that his client had no other source of income; he had a family to feed, medical bills piling up by the day, and hundreds of thousands of dollars still unpaid.

Craig fought for the trucker all the way to the New Jersey Supreme Court and eventually won him the care and the compensation he needed.

For this client and for hundreds of others, Craig served not only as an advocate but also as an advisor, helping them through their crisis and to get back on their feet.

“Nothing but a great experience with Craig! In one of my worst times, he listened carefully, helped me gather my thoughts and get done what had to get done successfully. He is a pleasant understanding man and responds quickly. Can’t thank him enough!”

- Tracey Brink

At the end of the day, Craig’s work brings him back to his working class upbringing. He knows working class workers, many of whom work paycheck to paycheck, are the backbone of this country and are entitled to be treated with fairness, honesty and respect.

Craig believes he’s done his job if he’s helped his client obtain the medical care they need, retain a sense of financial stability, and allow them to go about with getting on with their life.

Outside of the office, Craig, his wife, and his two teenage daughters enjoy spending time together traveling and exploring all that New Jersey has to offer.

At the end of the day, Craig’s work brings him back to his working class upbringing. He knows working class workers, many of whom work paycheck to paycheck, are the backbone of this country and are entitled to be treated with fairness, honesty and respect.

Craig believes he’s done his job if he’s helped his client obtain the medical care they need, retain a sense of financial stability, and allow them to go about with getting on with their life.

Outside of the office, Craig, his wife, and his two teenage daughters enjoy spending time together traveling and exploring all that New Jersey has to offer.

Activities

  • Member of the Somerset and Hunterdon County Bar Associations
  • Member of the New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member of the Justice Coleman Workers’ Compensation Inns of Court
  • Member of the New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and Health
  • Sustaining Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives
  • Board President of the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, Somerville, NJ

Education

  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1997
  • Rutgers College, B.A., 1993

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